I received this lamp many, many, moons ago.
It came from my grandma's house. My grandpa smoked then and got it by saving up coupons from cigarettes and sending off for it through the mail. That was in the late 20's early 30's.
It sat in there living room then was moved into the den by grandma's chair. That's where I always remember seeing it.
When I first received it, it had an old white shade.
When I redid it I used a lot of red in my house, that's why I chose this color.
It's been in storage for a long time but I thought I'd pull it out and redo it.
Here's the before.
It's quite an odd lamp with the glass cover and surrounding sockets. It puts off a lot of light.
As you can see the shade frame just sits on the glass cover.
At this point, it's still the gold color.
Here is the bulb that fits in the glass cover.
Look at the size of this thing!
I've placed it beside an ordinary bulb so you can see the difference.
It came with the lamp.
Here the lamp has been sprayed with a bright silver.
It already looks better.
A close up.
The way I did the shade was to take strips of fabric that I had in my chosen colors,
and tied them together.
I tied the beginning end to the frame and just started wrapping and overlapping the fabric.
When I reached the end I tied it off to the frame again.
I wanted the knots to show because I thought it added to the homemade look.
Here are a couple of close-ups.
I think it turned out really well.
Hope you like it.
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace...
1 Corinthians 14:33