I fixed two lamps yesterday, they`ve been lying under my bed waiting for about a year and yesterday I got to it. They were covered with a crochet lacy thing, to beige for me. I took it of and sewed together four pieces of fabric and sewed it on. I have to say they look great! I`m so bad at buying lamps because I never seem to find any nice ones so these really made a difference, they light up the room so to say.