Audra Odom. Lamp. June 21st , 2017.
Each antler is a little different than any other, so each antler lamp is a unique treasure and works wonderfully for rustic lighting. Try antler lamps with rawhide lamp shades in your home to create true rustic charm and to give it that warm, inviting look and feel that everybody loves.
Shade frames can usually be recovered or new ones purchased. An antique frame is stripped, covered with rust-retardant and recovered. Over the years, a large variety of styles were designed. Interesting, all the frames have names. Since flowers played such an important role in the Victorian decorating scheme, many have names such as Tulip and Daffodil.
The frame is then wrapped with cotton twill tape to enable the maker to sew the fabric onto the metal. Wrapping with the correct tension is an art that either results in a quality product or a shoddy piece.
The shade is finished with braid, lace, ribbon and specialty trims. The finishing trim is applied either by sewing or with hi-tech bonding agents (not hot glue). Fabulous hand-dyed fringe or sparkling beads and matching tassels for pull chains complete the finishing touches.
Using Antler Lamps For Rustic Style Interior Design: Antler lamps are an excellent way to create western decor. So much more than a way to light your home, antler lamps add character to your home. If you own a rustic cabin or southwest style home, the rustic appeal of antlers with their beautiful shapes and variations in natural color will give your area the unique old west feel you are hoping to create.
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