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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is located in Akron, Ohio.  The “home” is the former American Country Estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.   Stan Hywet historic estate is restoring the Music Room.  I have the honor of restoring all the sconce and chandelier shades in the Music Room. […]

F. Cooper Pleated Lampshade Liner Repair

The small pleated F. Cooper forest green lampshade cover still going strong, but the liner and trim was disintegrating.  We replaced the liner but the trim was beyond repair.     As you can see, the pleated cover was backed with a grey underlay.  Some fabrics are transparent and need to backed so the light […]


The liner of this Knob Creek accordion pleated lampshade has a plastic liner.  These vintage lampshades endure years of light bulb heat.  The styrene liner gets brittle and cracks.  This shade came to me in a box.  These are the pieces!   I removed any left over plastic liner from the inside of the shade […]


The liner of this A-frame pleated lampshade was brittle and starting to split.  The heat from standard light bulbs will quickly damage the liners of these contemporary  tunnel lampshades.  The heat concentrates in the top of the shade and causes damage.  I strongly advise people to use eco-friendly bulbs in these shades. I was able […]

Vintage Pleated Victorian Lampshade, Restore, Recovered, Repaired

I have seen quite a few victorian crown lampshades over the years.  This particular victorian crown shade was different from most of the vintage shades I see.  The center of the shade wires were not arched and the center shade was pleated.  The structured pleated center gave the lampshade a more modern look.   The […]

Antique Lamp with Adjustable Lampshade, Liner Repair

While I was repairing the liner of this antique pleated lampshade, I could not figure out what kind of fitting held this lampshade on the lamp, or even what the lamp base looked like.  I knew it was vintage.  As promised, my customer sent me pictures of the lamp in its entirety.  What an absolutely […]

Antique Lampshade Liner Repair, Replaced, Ohio

This antique pleated lampshade liner was damaged and needed replaced.  The pleated lampshade cover was fragile and delicate, but a museum quality piece.     Because the pleated cover was so sheer, there was a liner underneath the pleated cover.  Then there was the inner liner.  Both liners were damaged, but the pleated cover was […]

Quality Pleated Classic Lampshade Repairs! New Jersey

Quality pleated Classic Lampshades.  Stiffel!  I restore lampshades and Stiffle Lampshade Covers are beautiful fabric.  I have restored Stiffel MUSLIN, or SHANTUNG Mushroom Pleated and LINEN Knife Pleated Lampshade LINERS ONLY!   I can appreciated quality fabric covers.  Liners deteriorates due to the intensive light exposure.  I have seen an onslaught of mock fabric pleated […]

Pleated Lampshade Restored with Shantung Flat Finish, Ohio

The Pleated Lampshade was restored with an Ivory Shantung Slub Flat Finish.  The flat finish enhances the contour of the lampshade frame. I used the original trim on the new cover.                     The following pictures show the difference between the pleated restored shade and the flat […]

Pleated Lampshades Shredding Like Paper

The slightly belled lampshade frames are very pretty with a scalloped top and bottom wire.  This pair of pleated covered lampshades is shredding,  just like paper.  It is hard to believe it is fabric.     These are two of three identical shades I have restored this year.   All three have had a shredding […]