Gold Bedside Lamps - 5

How to make your own gold leaf bedside lamp

No matter what is your age, gold is loved by all. So why not incorporate gold in bedroom. Golden light effect in light fixtures gives a rich and elegant effect. When incorporating them as task light, their purpose should be known. If you want light for reading or other related work golden light will stress your eyes, so in this case you can go for golden lamp shade and mount rode. When lamp has no specific purpose but decoration, golden light shouldn’t be a concern.

Gold light

Gold light fixtures are difficult to find which is exact as per your home décor and are expensive as well. Making them you however seems good idea. To your make this you can use the old lamp shade that you don’t like any more or buy a cheap lamp of desired shape at local garage sale at cheap price. Separate it carefully from the lamp. Clean it and you are ready to recycle or renew it without much investment.

Material needed for the gold beside lamp preparation –

  • A set of clean paint brush with soft bristles.
  • Water based sizing 8 – oz.
  • Imitation gold leaf

Method of making –

Start painting with water based sizing on the surface or object. Initially it will look milky white in color but as it dries this will become clear and tacky. Wait for sizing to dry completely. Finished with this you are ready for gold leaf application. Not much artistic is needed on this, all you need to do is, sampling go on adding foil sheets on to the sizing till no surface is left uncovered. With the help of a paint brush maneuver the delicate leafs into its place and also smooth out the surfaces that have glided. Now with the help of the same paint brush excess foil should be removed to finish off the work. Method is super easy and not even time consuming.

Useful Tip – be gentle, your seams will be less visible if you use brush or finger to smooth the gold leaf.

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