A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade

January 12, 2014

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade

 

 

Photographer Paul from Espo Studio saw an oval-shaped lampshade he loved on Mad Men and set out to make his own version from scratch. Now, when I say 'from scratch', I really do mean it. Wanting to get the size and shape just so, he created his own lampshade rings from music wire by heating and soldering them into shape. The understated, modern look was finished off with a neutral linen fabric covering.

 

 

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To create the custom lampshade rings, Paul had to bend the wire into shape by heating it with a blow torch and soldering in supporting joints.

 

 

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade - Read about DIY lampshade kits and projects at http://ilikethatlamp.com

 

 

Applying pre-cut adhesive styrene from I like that lamp to the fabric.

 

 

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade - Read about DIY lampshade kits and projects at http://ilikethatlamp.com

 

 

Pets are welcome to help as required :)

 

 

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade - Read about DIY lampshade kits and projects at http://ilikethatlamp.com

 

 

Preparing to glue the fabric over the rings to finish off the shade.

 

 

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade - Read about DIY lampshade kits and projects at http://ilikethatlamp.com

 

 

The end result is something worthy of the effort. Paul's custom lampshade is truly one of a kind. He suspended the lampshade from the ceiling using a pendant lighting cord set.

 

 

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade - Read about DIY lampshade kits and projects at http://ilikethatlamp.com

 

 

A Mad Men Inspired Oval Lampshade - Read about DIY lampshade kits and projects at http://ilikethatlamp.com

 

 

Photo credits: Paul Esposito

 

Read the full tutorial.