I've had this glass base lamp from IKEA for quite some time. The tricky thing with this lamp is that the lampshade is a different model than any other IKEA lampshade or any lampshade I've seen in stores. I've been trying to change it up, but have not been successful in finding something that would fit the the lamp.
I was thinking about lining the existing lampshade with gold, but the fabric is too sheer. Then I thought about adding a black shade, but was worried it would be too dark. So I pulled out my yard of Dalmation fabric, which is a nice quilting weight and allows for a lot of light to pass through. I liked the pure white colour and the fun black dots - nothing too crazy, but still a small change.
I cut a paper template and traced it on the fabric and then cut it out. Right now I just adhered it with tape to see how it would look like. If I decide I like it I would attach it with spray adhesive and the top edge would look much better. What do you think? Enough of a change or still too plain? If yes on the fabric, should I add a black trim at the top and bottom? Or should I forget about it and get a new lamp, or use fabric paint, or keep searching for a new shade?
It doesn't allow for as much light to pass through, so I'm really torn.