My lampshade on my bedside table was old and gross and falling apart. It was bringing me down every morning to wake up and look at it. So I thought, I'll just rip the fabric off and recover it. I ripped and the whole thing fell apart! Apparently it was stiff fabric with no metal frame. My husband came to the rescue and made a frame from wood slats. I had this piece of embroidered linen left over from this lined tote bag. I basically just hot glued it to the wood frame.
I especially love it turned on! Now I smile every morning (once I can pry my eyes open) when I see my new lamp shade!