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12 years ago

Here is a project I did a few months ago, which was part hand painting, part hand beading, and part hand sewing. I'm thinking it might not qualify as "decorative painting" in the way we usually see here, but I thought you might enjoy seeing it anyway.

The antique lamp base was rusted, and the pole was pretty scuffed up, so I painted them (after wire brushing and priming the base):

The lampshade started out as just a wire frame, and I took it from there.

These long drippy pieces, I beaded myself. There are three of these. The rest of the beading was purchased ready made:

Here it is lit at night:

Here is the whole lamp out on the deck for good lighting on it, but the golden fabric and the fringe really are a bit darker than they photographed:

It was a fun, though time consuming project. I have another lamp I want to do but haven't gotten to it yet. I have surgery coming up on each of my hands, so we'll see how that goes.

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