Handmade sunflower lamps

by brae  

In keeping with my mission to create my own lamps from scratch, I made a couple of table lamps for the guest room.  These are made with NovaLyte LEDs, metal jewelry findings, wood beads and a paper shade trimmed with delicate fairy lace.

I used a metal rod to keep the beads in line while the glue dried.

Before attaching the base bead, I cut a notch for the LED wire.

I painted the lamp assemblies red.

I then hand painted sunflowers on the fronts.  The dotted edge was inspired by Daisy's beautiful work using dots as a design element.  :D  Once dry, I sealed the painting with gloss finish by Delta Ceramcoat.


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I attached the shade in the same manner as I had with the master bedroom lamps.  I think these work well with the overall style I have started in the guest room, and the LEDs can't be beat for the amount of light they emit.

The flowers are Bonnie Lavish dahlias.  I made the dresser with mirror, bed (and bedding) and side table as well as the llama rug and the peacock pillow.


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13 comments

Comment from: Peggy [Visitor]

What a great guestroom! I love all the details, those lamps came out lovely. Everything looks so realistic, just perfect.

09/06/10 @ 23:49
Comment from: Grace [Visitor]

The lamps and dahlias turned out great! I could swear those last couple photos are of a real room, not mini. Love the little hedgehog guy, too, did you make him?

09/06/10 @ 23:57
Comment from: Heleni [Visitor]

Wow, great job.

gr.Heleni

09/07/10 @ 01:49
Comment from: Anikó [Visitor]

Very nice lamps:)

09/07/10 @ 02:00
Comment from: Keli Minick [Visitor]

The lace trim on the lamp frames is what sends the lamps over the edge from great to fantastic. The room is coming together nicely.

I love the LEDs too, they’re all I use.

09/07/10 @ 04:49
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks, everyone! :D The little hedgehog came from Dolls House Suppliers.

09/07/10 @ 08:00
Comment from: Christine [Visitor]

They look wonderful as does the entire room! I have the same bed (from the same book) for my boy’s room. :) (Mine looks a bit more as if a 10 year old has been jumping on it and it has collapsed at some point. :~D) You get such perfect results!

09/07/10 @ 14:48
Comment from: kathi [Visitor]

Thanks so much for your comment and suggestions! I just spent some time scrolling through your entire blog. I am amazed! Everything you do is perfection! I love your original lamps!
Hopefully, I will figure out how to wire my house so I can try your lamp making tutorial soon.
Your blog is beautiful, your photos so real, and your work is outstanding!
I’ll be back often to learn how to do things and appreciate your wonderful handiwork!

09/08/10 @ 17:13
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]

how wonderful!! beautiful lighting, I like your tutorials, thanks!
I also love the carpet! Embroidered you have yourself?
kisses, Caterina

09/11/10 @ 13:44
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you all - your comments make my day brighter! :D Caterina, I made the llama rug from a pattern in Exquisite Miniatures in Cross Stitch and Other Counted Thread Techniques by Brenda Keyes. I’ve made a couple of her projects and plan to do more.

09/11/10 @ 14:19
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]

oh! Brae thanks, I searched the web and the design is on a book!
you know if there is even a website where you can download free templates Brenda Keyes?
thanks in advance!
kisses, Caterina

09/14/10 @ 09:01
Comment from: brae [Member]

Caterina - I borrowed the book from the library so I am not sure if you can find her patterns online.

09/14/10 @ 09:11
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]

ok, what a shame! I hope to stitch at least a small cushion …
thanks the same!
a kiss! Caterina

09/15/10 @ 03:53


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