Since I couldn't find another lamp to match the non-broken one, I bought two new lamps, kept the lampshades (which were not damaged) and everything was fine. Except I still had one lamp with no shade left. And no place at home to put it.
But with a new office at the insurance agency where I work full time, I knew I could use it there. The problem was, I still had no lampshade.
So I spent several months looking for said lampshade, finally found the perfect one on Walmart's website, and I ordered it (on clearance) for about $6. Wohoo, right?
Except when the box came, here's what it looked like:
Yeah. So you can imagine what the shade itself looked like. Pitiful. Unfixable. Sold out. Returned.
The search continued...with no results.
I finally decided to just get a plain lampshade and add some pretty embellishments.
The ribbon started to ruffle. I guess between the hot glue and the fact that the lamp was curved and not flat, it just didn't lay straight. So I ruffled/pleated it on purpose instead!