Wednesday, 7 December 2011

2 lamps upcycled with Japanese fabric

On our trip to Japan in October this year I managed to source some beautiful Japanese fabric. Here are the two lamps that I have upcycled using this fabric.

The first lamp is called Hatome Oriental lamp. I had this vintage wooden lamp base for some time and have been looking for the right fabric to go with it. When I finally saw this wonderful thick cotton fabric in Tokyo I knew it would be perfect for the lampshade. I added some decorative cotton trimming to the edges for an additional visual impact.

I love the combination of red and turquoise, don't you? It is so uplifting.

The second lamp is called Hatome Happy Lamp. It has off-white vintage wooden base which originates from the 1970s. I upcycled the lampshade with this colorful cotton fabric which I could not resist when I saw it in Tokyo. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

It seemed appropriate to finish this lamp with red pompoms so that nobody has any doubts about how serious it is ;)

For the details of the lamps click on the Hatome shop link in the top right corner of this blog.



  1. Hi Yolanta - I love the top lamp with that fabric, and the shape of the base!
    Natalie x

  2. Thank you Natalie. This lamp gave me some trouble but it came out all right in the end.
    Love to you
    Yolanta x

  3. I love your latest lamps! Especially the japanese with Shri Mataji in the background, I also love japanese fabric and Meta gave me some from London that I think twice before using. But I think i will ask for more now as she is coming to visit us.

    Lots of love,

  4. Good idea. I have been thinking of finding out how to buy the fabric directly from Japanese producers, I will let you know when I finally get some information.