What an Incredible Transformation! Our Latest Lampshade Restoration Project

Posted by root 31/10/2016 0 Comment(s)


As one of the UK’s leading bespoke lampshade manufacturers, we’ve been helping people in the UK – and beyond – transform their old, tired lampshades for over 30 years.

Recently, we were contacted by Mrs Ramsbottom from Southport. She was looking for an experienced company to re-cover two lampshades for two exquisite bases that had been in her family for some time.

Of course, at Premier Lampshades, we’ve got plenty of experience restoring and re-covering lampshades. We’ve helped revamp lampshades of all shapes and sizes for some of the UK’s most historic properties. From worn out and rusty Edwardian lampshades to beautifully designed lampshades designed by the renowned Scottish architect, designer and architect Charles Rennie Macintosh – we’ve done it all.


Experience. Quality. Care

To help us get an idea of the size, design and shape of the lampshades and the work required, Mrs Ramsbottom kindly send us several pictures of the shades. As you can see from the images below, they had certainly seen better days.

Upon receipt of the lampshades, master craftsman Ian Holbrook and the team got to work stripping the lampshades and recovering the frames with high quality dupion silk fabric and adding beautiful trim and fringing.

“They where in a pretty desperate need of repair,” explained Ian. “The fabric on each lampshade had started to rip, rot and disintegrate due to the heat from the light bulbs and direct sunlight.

“The big cream bowed empire lampshade was quite challenging regarding putting back on the existing trimmings without causing any damage, it was quite brittle in places, taking lots of time and hair pulling out not to tear it.”

As you can see from the images below, the lampshades looked virtually unrecognisable once the re-covering process was complete.


Another happy customer

Mrs Ramsbottom was delighted with the lampshades. “Thank you very much for doing the lampshades, they look great,” she told us. “I am very pleased with them; you have done a wonderful job.”

“I am probably the only lampshade manufacturer here in the UK who can provide this specialised recovering service,” Ian added.

The lampshades are now back on display in pride of place in Mrs Ramsbottom’s home – just in time to help give her home a warm, welcoming glow now that the Autumn nights are growing colder and darker.


Lampshade repair and re-covering service

Do you have a lampshade in need of a little TLC? Our lampshade repair service has helped bring thousands of lampshades back to life, and we can do the same for your lampshades too. No matter the size, shape or condition of your lampshade, our team will endeavour to give it a new lease of life.

We have repaired every type of lampshade you can think of. In fact, we’re the only UK-based company that can recover every type of lampshade. And with a wide range of fabrics to choose from, you can be confident that we can find a style to suit your lampshade base perfectly. Have a specific fabric in mind? No problem. If you provide us with the fabric, we’ll use it to re-cover your lampshade.


Talk to the experts

For expert lampshade repair and restoration services, look no further than the team at Premier Lampshades. If you would like to find out more about our lampshades or our lampshade repair service, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Simply call 01204 414 366 or 01204 412 062. Alternatively, send an enquiry and we’ll be in touch soon.


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