I had received a hand-me-down lampshade from my grandmother (via mum). It had a rather grand marble base that could also second as a lethal weapon, which had a chip out of the bottom corner (which begs the question… once upon a time, ‘did Gran test this out as a weapon’). I could handle the chip in the base (whilst intrigued as to how it got there!)… I simply turned the base so the chip faces the back wall – problem solved. What I particularly liked about it was the oval shaped lampshade. What I didn’t like about it was the cream lampshade looked washed-out with the white marble base.
After first asking permission from mum to recover it, I then embarked on finding some vintage wallpaper to transform it. I didn’t have to look very far because I had a lot of wallpaper left over from my vintage wallpaper collages.
I also had a collection of papers my sister had given me that could also be contenders.
So I opted for wallpaper remnants from a transformation I have not yet written about. I stuck the wallpaper to the shade with craft glue (time will tell if this will hold), and the result can be seen below (lamp on and off).
Now next challenge is to try and lure the story out of Gran to explain the mystery of the chipped marble base (Colonel Mustard in the library with the marble lamp base springs to mind!)