A Drum Roll for the Drum Shade

I’m sure you’re familiar with the ever popular drum shade. It came into style in the early 20th century… fell off the ‘must have list’ sometime in the ’80s and through the 90’s… but has since returned and reclaimed its popularity. Only now the traditional drum shade – think oil drum shape, literally – is available in many variations.

But to take you back to the ‘oil drum’, take a look at this!

What a great example of ‘repurpose’! It’s a huge, huge drum chandelier made from an old steel drum. Very industrial chic! Some of you may even recognize this; it hangs in the Chelsea Market in New York. I was so awed by it that I just had to take a picture. Isn’t it fabulous?

Did you know…

Drum shades are a great lighting choice because light is diffused in 3 ways:

  1. outward through the shade fabric
  2. downward casting a glow on what lies below
  3. upward where it can bounce off the ceiling

And, drum shades often tend to be larger than other shades, which allows for larger wattage bulbs, which in turn provides greater light output.

Here’s another glimpse of the Market. I love the feeling of this place, and can’t wait to share more of it with you!

How do you feel about drum shades? I personally think they’re so much fun, and a fantastic decor choice!

If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!

Photos: Sheila Zeller

Drum Shade Information: Jim Hoyle Lamp & Shade Outlet

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4 Replies to “A Drum Roll for the Drum Shade”

  1. Hello Sheila!!! 🙂

    How are you doing? I hope you’re having a great day.

    I really like this post! How interesting!!!! I haven’t been to NYC yet and I really want to. Now, even more! 🙂

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    1. Hi Luciane,
      I’m doing really well – thank you for checking in :-), and I’m glad you liked this post! It was a lot of fun to put together as it brought back some great memories from NYC… my first (and only) trip was just this past August, and I LOVED it! I definitely want to go back again… soon! I hope you’ve kicked the flu bug and are feeling better 🙂 XO Sheila

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