I loved it.
While having my coffee this morning, I remembered that I had an old lamp shade in the closet.
It was in really good condition but I haven't used it for almost 10 years, and it's a little too fancy with the fringe.
In no time I had the shade looking like this. But...the next step, getting the cloth off of the wires was a lot tougher. I soaked the shade skeleton, I tried a scissors (when I couldn't find my seam ripper) and after about 2 hours of grunt work, it looked like this.
It still has a little glue residue that was really tough to get off even with soaking and Goo Gone. I then broke the middle bulb holder part out of the shade skeleton. This was pretty easy too.
Now to try it out. I placed a couple vintage, metal Chinese checkerboards, a toy iron, top and a jar of marbles under my new lamp shade cloche.
What do you think? Was this shade too squatty? Should I paint it? I may keep tweaking here a bit.
I did add antique the wires a little in the next photo to give the cloche a little age.