The point of this post is just to show how a subtle and easy change can make a difference in how a piece feels. For example, I love that by simply changing the shade can give a tired lamp a new life.
The shade itself is an Ikea shade; inexpensive, simple, elegant. The thing you need to know about Ikea shades, however, is that they do not fit non-Ikea lamps. There does end up having to be a bit of hacking to get it to fit, and trust me, every lamp is slightly different. Sometimes it is as easy as buying a large metal washer to hold down the shade. Other times, it requires a more creative approach. This project did well with a bit of malleable eraser putty to keep the shade secure.