Return to the Decorative & Tole Painting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Would you like to see my latest project?

Posted by oceanna (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 14, 11 at 5:00

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):

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

These long drippy pieces, I beaded myself. There are three of these. The rest of the beading was purchased ready made:
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Here it is lit at night:
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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:
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Oceanna, that lamp is wonderful. You did a superb job on it. Good luck with your surgery.
Marylee


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Oceanna, what a beautiful work of art! The beading and colors and details are so ....gosh I am at a loss for words! Rally impressive!

Hope your surgery turns out OK...keep us posted!

Belle


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Beautiful!! Don't think I would have the patience to do all that beading. Good luck with your surgery, come back soon.
B


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Absolutely fabulous!! So glad you shared it here with us. I love how you painted the stand and the bead work is awesome!! I too wish you well with your surgery! ~Anj


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Bebe, you called that one right. Those strands took me 15 mins. apiece, and that was if I didn't make any mistakes (I made a lot of booboos since each strand had its own pattern). The math/pattern alone on that was tough enough to figure out. I started out thinking I'd bead fringe for the whole thing, but quickly changed my mind. If you're not insane already, doing that job will put you there. lol

I'm putting the surgery off till I finish the toy box. Both hands have bad osteoarthritis in the thumb joint, and hurt all the time, so I'm eager to get them fixed!


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

You sure turned that into a beautiful lamp. I really like how you blended the pastel colors on the base, and that lamp shade is fantastic. You are one very talented gal!


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Thanks, Luvs. :) It was a fun project.


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Very fancy and exotic-looking. Nice job!


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

Thanks, Vicbowling.


 o
RE: Would you like to see my latest project?

It's lovely. It looks like it would be 'comfortable' in almost any setting - no matter the furniture. Thanks for sharing.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Decorative & Tole Painting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here