Case study | Restoring Family Heirlooms

Posted by root 25/05/2017 0 Comment(s)

At Premier Lampshades, we’ve been repairing and restoring cherished lampshades for over 30 years. Our clients seek us out from all over the UK. Why? There’s no challenge too great for our team of experienced craftsmen.

Recently, we were contacted by a lovely gentleman from Lancashire named Tom Griffin. He had inherited a selection of table lamps and dilapidated shades from his mother and was keen to replace the fabric and braiding on several of them – one of which had once belonged to his grandmother.

“Usually I fit new lamp holders and cable, but my grandma’s lamp was the biggest I have tackled, both in size and what was required,” said Tom. “It was in excess of 50 years old and had all its original parts including the shade which was definitely showing its age.

“I was pleased to find Ian Holbrook and Premier Lampshades in Bolton who offers a bespoke repair and restoration service. I contacted him and arranged to take them to his workshop. I explained what I would like, he showed me some fabric perfect for the job and ten days later I returned. I couldn’t believe they were the same shades, such was the transformation.”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tom for his kind words, and also for sending us some before and after photographs.

Below are some before and after pictures of Tom’s grandmother’s lampshade. Following the restoration work on the shade, Tom worked his magic on the rest of the lamp and base. “For my part I dismantled the lamp and repainted it,” he explained. “I fitted a new bulb holder before rewiring it. It now has a LED bulb so it’s brighter and shows the shade and Ian’s work to its best effect.”



We’re sure you will agree that the lamp now looks as good as new again. Tom certainly does, saying: “The workmanship of the shade is outstanding and I’m pleased I had it restored. I wouldn’t buy a new shade again; there’s no need, I would simply have an old one restored by Premier Lampshades of Bolton”.

Do you have a lampshade in need of repair?

If you have a treasured lampshade in need of repair, get in touch with the team at Premier Lampshades. There isn’t a lampshade style that we haven’t worked with. Put us to the test!

If you would like to find out more about our lampshade repair and restoration service, simply call our team on 01204 414 366 or send an online enquiry and we will be in touch soon.

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