American Fitting Lampshade Recovery Service – Restoration Case Study

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At Premier Lampshade, we take great pride in our ability to restore and recover virtually any type of lampshade – including those with American fittings!

One of our most recent customers, Janet Barker, found us after she discovered some beautiful lampshades on her vacation in America last year. Upon her return to the UK, she was stumped at who to turn to for help when she realised they both needed recovering. Of course, Premier Lampshades was more than happy to step in to rescue the day!


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“Whilst we were on holiday in the States last year, we found a pair of unusual matching lamps,” said Janet. “We packed them well and got them home safely. Having them rewired for the UK was no problem. However, it then became more complicated. The shades they came with (which needed to be changed as a matter of urgency) were US fittings.

“I had looked around online and phoned a couple of lampshade makers with no success. I mentioned this to a friend of mine who had recently used Premier Lampshades, and from then onwards the story ends well.”

As Janet soon discovered, at Premier Lampshades we are the only UK-based bespoke lampshade manufacturers that can both produce and recover any type of soft fabric lampshade with an American fitting. So, if you found a unique lamp on your travels in the States and the lampshade fabric has seen better days, or you want to commission a new lampshade for your newly decorated home, we can help.


Quick and efficient service

Luckily, Janet’s friend pointed her in our direction, and we were delighted to be able to guide Janet through the entire process.

Our master craftsman, Ian Holbrook, takes great pride in his work and has a good look at every shade before providing quotes and estimates, as Janet explained. “I sent photographs and measurements to Ian and he was able to give me an estimate for new handmade shades. Initially, he thought we would have to have new frames made, but when I finally sent them up to him he was able to recover the old shades, which saved us quite a bit.”

Janet was absolutely thrilled with Ian’s work. “The new shades were sent back quickly, and we are very pleased with them,” she told us. “It has been a pleasure working with Ian and his colleagues. We now have two attractive lamps with bespoke shades.”

Do you have a lampshade with an American fitting?

Whether you have a lampshade with an American fitting in need of a little TLC, or you would like to request a bespoke fabric lampshade with an American fitting, Ian and the team at Premier Lampshade can help. With over 30 years of industry experience, your lampshade is in safe and capable hands with us.

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Get in touch

To find out more about our American fitting bespoke design and recovery services, get in touch with our team. Give us a call on 01204 414 366 or complete our quick and easy contact form and we’ll be in touch soon to discuss your requirements in more detail.


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