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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. […]

Raw Silk Lampshade Restored, Recovered

Raw silk is a very rustic loose woven fabric.  Raw silk was used on vintage shades.  Not too many around today.  The fabric gets nubby as it ages.  The fabric looks very different when the light is on!  Shockingly different. The original vintage raw silk drum shade was damaged while my client was relocating.   […]


Cracked and stained vintage contemporary rectangle lampshade restored with Anna Marie Linen styrene.  The lampshade wire was in great shape but the cover is beyond repair.  The only option is to replace the cover.               The lamp for this shade is unique and unusual. My client was kind enough […]


GREAT LAKES RESTORATION is a lighting restoration service.  They restore vintage chandeliers, sconce lights and floor lamps just to mention a few.  We worked together on this vintage floor lamp.   The vintage ivory and gold floor lamp base has been completely tore down, cleaned and rewired.  The detail in this lamp base is beautiful. […]

Rembrandt Vintage Lampshades, Restored

Vintage Rembrandt Lamps have such stature.  Lamps of prestige and prominence.  The drum lampshades are distinctive and trimmed to accent the lamp bases.  The lampshades for these lamps deteriorate.   The covers wear and tear.  The liners shred over time.   Rembrandt lampshade wires are strong and made to rest on glass globes.  The vertical […]

Lampshade Recovered, Vintage Victorian Crown Shade

Vintage Victorian Crown Lampshade Restored.  The victorian crown lampshades are so graceful and elegant shades.  The arcs and scalloped frames are like no other.  The vintage trim is beautiful.   Fabric deteriorates over time.  The liners, in particular, are subjected to intense heat.  The eco friendly bulbs, available today, will help the life expectancy of […]


Last project for 2014:   A set of Victorian Scalloped vintage lampshades.   Complete custom restoration project.  Wires treated for rust.  Custom hand sewn cover and liner.  New trim.  Rosette accents! My customer inherited the beautiful lamps.  They have been passed through 2 generations.  The ceramic rose lamp bases are in mint condition, but the […]

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 […]

Vintage Scallop Bell Lampshade, Repaired, Recovered, Restored

This scallop bell lampshade was stored away for years.  The lampshade originally had a swirl brocade cover.   The bell lampshade sits on a torch floor lamp.  A torch floor lamp has a large center globe with three cluster light fittings around the globe. The shade was manufactured.  Staples were used to secure the fabric. […]

Edward Alden Bell Lampshades, Restored, Recovered, Repaired

“Hand Taylored in the Studio of Edward Alden Designs, Detroit”  These two bell floor lampshades were seriously deteriorating.   The covers and liners were brittle and torn.  The top and bottom valances were still in tact.  The lampshade wire frames were in great condition.   The vintage Edward Alden shades were hand sewn.  I estimate […]