Painted Glass Lamp Shades

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If you like the idea of the warmth and care that shines through in a hand crafted and decorated item, then you will love these hand painted glass lampshades. We know what you're thinking. These must look foolish as if painted by children. But this collection of hand painted glass lampshades is far from it. They are bold and beautiful, and we have plenty to choose from.

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Updated 31/01/2023
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Empire Style Nautical Themed Painted Glass Shade 

Empire Style Nautical Themed Painted Glass Shade 

Meyda Tiffany

This modern masterpiece has a painted glass lamp shade in a unique nautical theme, with a lighthouse displayed prominently against a backdrop of blue sky and teal ocean. A colorful horizon finishes the design.

$252 $486

Designer Advice:

Some glass lampshades have a painted graphic scene that covers the entire dome. Common themes include nature scenes, churches, and nautical-based. Picking a glass shade painted with a lighthouse and ocean theme makes a great choice for bedrooms, coastal-themed living rooms, or as a soft lighting source for sea-inspired bathrooms. You can use these multi-color shades for any style nuance.

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Painted Novelty Glass Lamp Shade

Painted Novelty Glass Lamp Shade

Meyda Tiffany

This colorful glass shade starts with a white crown that leads to ruby-red vertical lines bordered by two emerald-green bands. The 14” height by 12” depth and width fit most standard lamps with a spider attachment.

Designer Advice:

Painted glass lamp shades come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Tiffany lamps are the most popular vintage lampshade, creating a guideline that many modern shades try to match. The use of multiple bright colors of paint is a signature feature. Pay attention to the attachment type on the lamp shade to ensure it’s compatible with your lamp or ceiling fixture.

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Vintage Tiffany Inspired Painted Glass Shade

Vintage Tiffany Inspired Painted Glass Shade

Bloomsbury Market

This hand-made Tiffany lamp combines vintage craftsmanship of painted colored glass in bold patterns of greens, blues, whites, and yellow-spotted patches with the modern welded, inlaid construction and easy assembly.

Designer Advice:

Many painted lampshades have a handcrafted construction of various pieces of glass shards pieced together in a beautiful mosaic pattern. Each of these small shards can have a solid or printed paint job that combines to create a cohesive look that can feel vintage yet modern and elegant. In addition, the colored shade can create a fun aesthetic throughout any space.

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Vase Shaped Novelty Glass Painted Lamp Shade

Vase Shaped Novelty Glass Painted Lamp Shade

Union Rustic

This vase-inspired painted glass light shade stands 6” tall with a 4.5” width and depth. An elegant geometric glass shard pattern in a feminine pink and orange color palette enhances the bronze screw-on base.  

$112 $154.99

Designer Advice:

Trumpet-shaped lamp shades can be a vintage or modern vibe that can successfully integrate into any room to add a touch of casual visual interest. The soft color palette can achieve a light, romantic aesthetic offset by the darkness of the bronze base and the dark raised lines bordering the pale patterned glass. The slim shape and long neck accent any lamp style.

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Brightly Colored Painted Bell Shaped Glass Shade

Brightly Colored Painted Bell Shaped Glass Shade

Meyda Tiffany

This bell-shaped glass lamp shade contains a bold green, yellow, pink, and red floral motif that accents the handcrafted dome and uneven edges. Dark black lines create a fun pattern over the copper foil techniques.

$441 $900

Designer Advice:

A fun benefit to glass lamp shades is that they come in different shapes, and you can also get them with creatively cut edges that provide a unique nuance. The shape and size of the lampshade will affect what lighting fixtures are compatible with the lighting cover. In addition, creators can add an extra layer of design to painted glass by choosing a contrasting grout color. 

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Painted Glass Lamp Shades

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A beautiful feature piece for your living room or bedroom, a hand-painted glass lamp shade is a bright addition to your home. Although each of the lamp shades is hand painted, they vary in style. It's important to shop around and see the different designs which are on offer, as it will help you to determine which is the best style for your personal tastes and your home.

You may already have an idea of what pattern you want on your hand painted lamp shade, but if you don't, let's consider some of the patterns which are available.

  • Floral patterns: This is one of the most popular styles that you'll find on hand painted lamp shades. The floral pattern is very often pink roses or other delicate and floral pattern. This makes your home appear brighter and looks good when positioned in a corner or on a corner display cabinet.
  • Butterflies: A lovely pattern very similar to the floral pattern mentioned above, butterflies are a colorful alternative for your glass lamp. Pastel blues, yellows and pinks are popular colors, and the butterflies may be paired with flowers too.
  • Forest pattern: This is a slightly darker lamp shade, and ideal for the homes which would suit darker hues. It is often decorated with a sunset scene, including trees and mountains which would be found in a forest.
  • Plain pattern: If you want to avoid color due to conflicting existing décor or other reasons, the plain hand painted design is one to consider. The lamp shade is hollow with copper tones to add extra warmth to your home. The hand painted details are done with plain black or brown paint, omitting too much color and creating a simpler design.

The shape of the lamp shade can change the entire appearance of the lamp and also the room in which you position it. Let's look at some of the shapes which you might find.

  • Circular shade: This elegant style is made of glass and is perfectly rounded for a soft and warm lamp shade. This is often seen with a floral pattern, although many other patterns are available.
  • Rounded dome style: The rounded dome style is like the circular style when cut in half. It is a semi-circular dome shape which is well suited to classic homes and houses with traditional décor. Often paired with a sturdy brass post, it is one of the most elegant designs you'll find.
  • Bell shape: With a timelessly classic look, the bell-shaped hand painted lamp shade will suit a warmly decorated bedroom. Often seen with a white shade and any of the patterns listed above, is it slightly different than the most popular shapes, but adds a unique look to your home.

You should look at the existing themes and décor in your home when choosing a hand painted lamp shade. The glass material will add elegance and sophistication wherever you position it, so the main things you'll need to consider are the patterns and shades listed above.

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Hand Painted Lamp Shades Table Lamps

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Globe milk glass lamp shade with hand painted floral pattern hinting at vintage origin. Large pink rose blossoms surrounded by subtle white flowers, plus a bunch of green leaves create the unique retro pattern.

10 hand painted opal glass ball lamp shade queen elizabeth

10 Hand Painted Opal Glass Ball Lamp Shade, Queen Elizabeth Roses | Antique Lamp Supply

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A beautiful example of the handmade project. Hand painted glass lamp shade for all who enjoy climatic details. The picture on the lamp shows a church scene on one side and trees on the reverse side seen in pictures shade measures of about 17 inches across.

Hand painted art glass lamp shade red rose flowers

Hand painted art glass lamp shade red rose flowers

This wonderful glass lamp shade is a handmade masterpiece, comprising beautifully designed red rose flowers. It will not only brighten up the interior but also bring charm and warmth to the space.

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Hand Painted Crystal Leaves 23.5" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade

Hand Painted Crystal Leaves 23.5" H Table Lamp with Empire Shade

Hand painted rose floral glass dome 14 inch glass lamp

Hand Painted Rose Floral Glass Dome - 14 Inch Glass Lamp Shades

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Hand painted glass lamp shades with cool and very sophisticated print on it, beautiful pink roses and green elements - it looks pretty adorable. I wonder how to create a wall out of it and put it in the garden.

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Gorgeous globe lamp shade crafted out of opal glass, with classic Victorian floral motive of rose blossoms painted by hand on the round shade. Beautiful Victorian roses scene painted in peach and yellow.

Reversed White Glass Shade Hand Painted Rose Pattern Table Desk Lamp 23"H

With its great detailing and design, this white glass table lamp shade will add a gentle, elegant appeal to the room. Combined with a solid, antique brass base, it will catch the attention of anyone entering the space. Measures 23" tall, 14"diameter.

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Handel Style Reverse Hand Painted Shade Antique Finish Base | eBay

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Handpainted glass lampshade. Beautiful roses and leaves were painted on light surface of shade. They are painted in subdued colors - light pink and purple. This lampshade can make every lamp more smart and luxury.

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Studio Table Lamp by Ulla Darni. This table lamp began with original paintings by Ulla. The art was then carefully reproduced utilizing photography, high-resolution printing & lamination techniques to create a rich & beautiful representation of her origin

Briarwood three bowl w10 d10 h33 this tall lamp makes

Briarwood Three Bowl (W10" D10" H33")This tall lamp makes a lovely companion piece to our Briarwood Prism Lamp. The glass shade and bowl are hand-blown and then hand painted with roses in full bloom. The base is solid brass, hand-buffed and finished with

Hand Blown Mercury Glass Lily 9.5" H Table Lamp with Shade

Hand Blown Mercury Glass Lily 9.5" H Table Lamp with Shade

Koi reverse hand painted glass table lamp artisancraftedlighting

Koi Reverse Hand Painted Glass Table Lamp - ArtisanCraftedLighting

Ambiance 16 reverse painted lamp shade by artist jenny floravita

Ambiance, 16" Reverse Painted Lamp Shade by artist Jenny Floravita

Lamp shade globe gone with the wind hand painted glass

Lamp Shade / Globe Gone With The Wind Hand Painted Glass GWTW Vintage Large Old (01/05/2013)

Dale Tiffany TT10796 Hand Painted Purple Flower Table Lamp, Antique Golden Sand

Glass Bell Ceiling Fan Fitter Shade

Glass Bell Ceiling Fan Fitter Shade

Alluring traditional ceiling fan fitter shade crafted of tempered glass and featuring a wonderful hand-painted colourful parrots and plants design. It has a shape of a bell and must be fixed with screws to 2.25" opening fitters.

Lighting connecticut gone with the wind lamp american late 19th

lighting, Connecticut, Gone with the Wind lamp, American, late 19th century, brass base signed B & H, hurricane shade and bulbous shade with hadn painted floral decoratiin Circa 1880-1900