What our customers are saying...

Customer Reviews

Great job

Thank you so much the amazing light shade and base arrived in immaculate condition, Miki loves it. You all do such a great job. Until my next order!
Leigh C
April 2022

The shade is glorious!

Attaching a photo of the lampshade with my lamp. Thank you so much. The shade is glorious! So happy to buy from a rural business run by women. My great grandparents were farmers in Narrabri and my dad was born in Bingara (1937) when his dad was there as Post Master.
Megan G
March 2022

Pleased to find a ready-made shade

Many thanks for ensuring such a quick dispatch of the lampshade in time for my daughter’s birthday, which is tomorrow. I came across your lampshades last year in ‘Buy from the Bush’ during lockdown. It was our project to transform Eleanor’s little girl room of pink and green to more sophisticated shades for a teenager. I had planned to custom order a shade last year, but I was too slow! I decided not to wait, and was pleased that you had a ready-made shade that would suit. Wishing you both a fabulous 2022. Here’s hoping it’s less bumpy than the previous two years!
Amanda L
February 2022

Quality make and finish

We gifted our daughter a gorgeous LU lamp for her birthday and to lighten up her 100+ year old Queenslander cottage. Quality make and finish thank you. The newbies on BFTB look fabulous. The teal green I love!
Joanna E
February 2022

I'm delighted

I just want to say how lovely my three new lampshades are and how delighted I am with them. Delivery was very quick ( despite your warning of possible delays) and packaging was excellent. Many thanks.
Heather K
January 2022

In love

In love with my new lampshade!
Ashley W
December 2021

So stunning, they make me smile!

Hello! Just wanted to say I bought two of your lampshades from The Storeroom in Toowoomba after having them on my wish list for so long… and they’re just SO stunning and make me smile every time I see them! ☺️ x
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December 2021


OH. MY. GOSH!!! This is the most beautiful lampshade and exactly what I had envisaged! You have honestly made my day and it's not even here yet 🙂 I cannot wait to receive this!!! I would also like to add how delightful and helpful all those involved have been from Instagram to email ☺️ Thank you again so much!!! PS. I have 110% signed up for your newsletter and tell all my friends about your amazing business 🙌
Emily R
August 2021

Looking forward to getting more!

My lampshade arrived today (after doing a couple of laps of the east coast!!), and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much. Looking forward to getting some others made by you when you’re next open for custom orders! Thank you again!
Dana K
October 2021

A ray of sunshine

My beautiful lampshade arrived today with your lovely hand written card! I was so excited to open the box!! The ‘re-inventing’ of my room from a flown-the-nest daughter’s bedroom to a library/ napping/ cosy sitting room has been a labour of love that is filled with treasures belonging to my late mother and grandmother as well new pieces and fabrics. Thank you so much for adding another ray of sunshine to my ‘happy place’!
Sarah D
JAugust 2021

Thanks to the team

My beautiful lampshade arrived today, just in time for a birthday treat to myself. Really happy with this, set on the old handmade fencepost lamp. Thanks to all the team there. There's likely to be another order shortly for my other turned cedar lamp.
Paul W
July 2021


Thanks so much Vanessa, you do an amazing job with your lampshades. I am obsessed!
Keely T
July 2021

Process was a breeze

Fridays don’t get much better than this! Thank you so much for the beautiful shades. The quality and workmanship surpasses many other shade companies I have bought from. The whole process was a breeze with ease of choosing a fabric and shape online, and great communication through to dispatch. I will certainly be recommending you to friends and my customers.
Sarah H
(North Curl Curl), May 2020

It's perfect

I just wanted to thank you for my lamp which arrived this week. After having visited your website a number of times and following your Instagram and just loving your shades and fabrics, I finally took the plunge and purchased a shade and lamp base on the virtual Mother’s Day market day stall.
Can’t tell you how happy I am with it....its just perfect for my living area and now am definitely considering ordering another one for a standing lamp in our lounge room. Thank you once again. I hope your business is doing well in these tricky times.
Gina S
May 2020

Lifts my room

Just love my new lampshade. It really lifts my living room. Many thanks Vanessa.
Lex L
(Canberra), June 2020

A big thank you

Hi to all you wonderful people at Lightenup. Finally I took a photo of the beautiful lampshade you made for me. I just wanted to send a photo and say a BIG THANK YOU. I love it
Loren T
April 2020

Another shade ordered

Can’t thank you enough for my beautiful lampshade. I absolutely love it! I’ve just ordered another one.
Jo S
(Bells Bridge SA) March 2020

Blown away

Mum just sent me this photo of her new lamp and absolutely loves it! She was blown away by everything, including the chord on the lamp, the packaging and lovely hand written card.
Sophie H
March 2020

Just love them!

Thank you so much for the lamp shades. Just love them! I am thrilled to be supporting #buyfromthebush and have discovered businesses I would have otherwise not. Thank you from the south east of SA (Coonawarra wine district).
Amanda H
(Penola SA) January 2020

Finished off my space

I absolutely LOVE my new lamp. Thanks so much LightenUp Handmade for finishing off my space; and all the more special seeing where it came from and the journey it's taken to get from the beautiful outback to inner city Melbourne!
Sharon L
(Melbourne) October 2019

Fabulous customer service

Thank you LightenUp Handmade, just love what you do out in rural Australia, inspiring us all to fill our homes with colour and stunning fabrics! It was great to do business with you and your customer service and follow up to queries was fabulous and to receive the finished lampshades by post all beautifully packaged was so exciting!
Georgina B
(Benalla VIC), August 2019