I found this really charming vintage cherub lamp at a tag sale over a year ago and just fell in love with it. It was taken apart to rewire and while it was laying in pieces I gave the brass covered pot-metal a makeover with several colors of chalk paint. A dark wax was applied with a soft brush and then buffed out to a low-luster sheen.
Reworking the shade was a bit of a challenge for me because I didn't want another lace-covered shade in the guest room (even though I love them). One of those is enough.
I decided to add tattered strips of soft white linen fabric over the wire shade form, knotting them at the lower rim. All the original shade fabric was removed and I didn't waste time painting it. Once the fabric is attached you can't even see the metal...but, you could paint it if you want.
I added a linen tie/bow around the top, but plan to remove it as I actually like this one plain...
Hope you are all having a great week. The weather is crummy here like it is across most of America. I can't wait for spring... That said, I'm TRYING to enjoy each and every Season this year and not rush life.
It's clicking by super fast as it is!
Blessing and love to you.