craftsnotherstuff

This blog is the accumulation of lots of craft projects I am working on

Victorian Lady Lamp Redo

on April 17, 2013

So go enough energy today to do a little i my bedroom I have been slowly decorating.  I have had a Victorian lady lamp that was made probably in the 40s to 70s.  I purchased it on Ebay some 10 or more years ago.  I kind of liked the green color at that time and left it as is even though it needed a new paint job.  Well some of my inspiration pieces in my room are several pictures which all have a blue matting.  Several shades.  But the paintings themselves have many other colors so could swap out the matting.  But I really like them the way they are and blue is ONE of my favorite colors….can’t say I have just one.  And even though several years ago I purchased a handmade quilt that had the green color of my lamp as its main color…I decided I want the lamp to have shades of blues and yellows in it.  So I took some before pictures but I had already started to paint the lady…so will show you those….

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So here you see the sad lady.  Her skin is not the right skin tone and it does have many scratches on it also.  The dress as a few chips but they are minor and I will not worry about them.  my plan is to paint the dress blue, the puffy what ever it is called…a pale yellow.  I want to add some flowers to her dress or the puffy thing but I am not a painter and so may forgo that and add some sculpty flowers some where…not sure…and I would accept any advise given.  As for the puffy thing I am going to glue some like color tulle.  I have seen this done on many of the earlier century pieces and think it adds charm.  I also plan to add some satin ribbon to the sleeves and maybe some lace at the very bottom of her dress.  I think I will give her a necklace also and she needs a ribbon or flowers in her hair I think.  I picked up a really cool idea from another blogger on a lampshade covering for the one I now have…adding fabric and lace and flowers and ribbons to it.  Check this out at well I lost the link….sorry about that….but anyway and gathered piece of fabric around the shade with lots of lace, flowers and sating ribbon….maybe a pin or two….Ok so now you have it….this is what I am in the process of doing at this moment but I will come back when finished and show the finished lamp. Thanks and happy crafting…..go do some now and make yourself happy!!!


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