3 Unconventional Lamp Shades

Those of us who scavenge for unique, vintage lamp bases know that an acceptable shade doesn't always come as part of the deal. It's useful, then, to have a few tricks up our sleeves for embellishing or creating our own lamp shades. These are three creative examples from folks who've taken the task in hand.

posted originally from: AT:San Francisco

Craft: posted a How To yesterday for making a lamp shade out of a map, via Chez Larsson.

Seattle's Watson Kennedy had these lamps, with sheet music covered shades, illuminating their store displays.

Another Seattle store, Great Stuff, was selling this lamp with a shade made from a "reclaimed" paper wasp nest (and we've featured it before here.)