Nice shape but kinda dated looking... and stained, BADLY! and the trim at the top and bottom were peeling off. And it had begun to smell funny.... and we couldn't figure out why! Added the fact that when the light was turned on, well the shade cast a rather sickly golden glow.... not at all the warm cozy feeling it emitted in a photograph.
So I striped it to bare bones and recovered it... butcher's & baker's twine. Because we know I am all about using what I have on hand.
I simply love the texture now.
We added an Edison bulb.
It now blends seamlessly with our decor.
Its just the right amount of understatement and whimsy, are wrapped up together!
(on a side note... it is best to NOT chose to sand with a palm sander in the middle of one's living room. it might, just might result in a fine layer of dust covering EVERY thing... to include the bookcases. just saying, haha!)