Out here in the Presidio of SF, the housing is really old, so none of our rooms have lights. Now I realize the importance of lamps. I always thought lamps were just "extra lighting"... you know, by a reading nook or the bed side. So, for our baby's nursery, I went to GoodWill to find this lovely lamp and lamp shade. I also went to my favorite local fabric store where they have TONS of trims.. all for 25, 35, and 50 cents per yard... (but mostly 25) it's a steal of a deal. So I turned this into a project and got lots of lace to cover the shade. I took off the inside layer of fabric that was torn up, so light shows through just fine.
Before.. (don't mind my messy project/dining table)