Have you ever ever needed to color a chimney lamp? And even had the thought?
I didn’t – till now! These are also called a hurricane lamps (there’s a distinction and I’ll get into that!).
Right here is the way it happened:
Patrick and I arrange a wonderful yard scene on our terrace, full with twinkling lights strewn throughout the bushes, and photo voltaic lights anchored by the large nopal cacti we’ve got. Then a monsoon/haboob rolled in and ripped out one of many bushes in our beautiful panorama.
We went to the house enchancment retailer afterwards to purchase gadgets to repair the yard. Whereas there, I got here throughout two issues I had by no means observed earlier than: chimney lamps and umbrella lights. And similar to that, I got here up with an EPIC thought!
Painted chimney lamps! There are such a lot of prospects, you’ll be able to paint portraits, flowers, patterns and the sunshine will shine via superbly.
The method I selected for this challenge was making the lamp appear like stained glass, after which I added puffy paint on the surface fo texture.
What are the aim of chimney and hurricane lamps?
Residing in Arizona, this was a brand new one for me. We don’t have hurricanes and infrequently use our chimneys. So this was enjoyable to analysis!
Each hurricane lamps and chimney lamps are kinds of oil lamps that had been well-liked previously. They’re nonetheless used right this moment for his or her aesthetic attraction and practicality throughout energy outages or out of doors actions. Nonetheless, there are some variations between the 2.
A hurricane lamp is a kind of oil lamp that’s designed to face up to excessive winds and different harsh situations. It has a cylindrical glass globe that surrounds the flame, which protects it from the wind and permits it to burn extra steadily. The globe could also be clear or frosted, and is usually product of glass or plastic. Hurricane lamps may additionally have a metallic body and a deal with for carrying, and are sometimes used for out of doors actions comparable to tenting or picnics.
A chimney lamp, however, has a glass chimney that surrounds the flame, however doesn’t have the identical wind-resistant options as a hurricane lamp. The chimney is designed to extend the airflow across the flame, which permits it to burn extra brightly and cleanly. Chimney lamps may additionally have a metallic base and a deal with, however are typically used indoors for ornamental or lighting functions.
In abstract, whereas each hurricane lamps and chimney lamps use a glass part to encompass the flame, the important thing distinction is that hurricane lamps are designed to face up to harsh out of doors situations, whereas chimney lamps are used for indoor lighting and ornament.
Adorning a chimney or hurricane lamp
I assumed these chimney lamps can be excellent for a craft session. For those who paint the within of them, use a battery-operated mild for illumination.
For those who paint the surface of the lamp, use it over a candle jar, and even tea lights or fairy lights.
They’d additionally work properly for centerpieces, vacation items and extra.
Provides for a painted chimney lamp:
– LED battery-operated Umbrella mild (I couldn’t discover these on the Lowe’s site, however they’re within the umbrella space and run about $8 every.
– Decoupage medium
– Plastic cups, stirrer
– Wire rack
– Puffy Paint
Stained glass impact
First, squirt some decoupage medium in a small plastic cup. Subsequent, add a TINY drop of paint (you can too use material dye and even meals coloring) and stir nicely.
Pour it generously across the opening. Combine one other batch and pour from the underside. For a two-tone look, combine up a complimentary shade and pour it over the open areas. Roll it round so the paint covers as a lot of the open areas as attainable.
You need solely a THIN coat of paint so it can dry shortly. in that case, I went out again and shook the lamp onerous again and again to shake off the surplus. Set the lamp on a wire rack so it might probably dry. You need for the paint to look skinny and like stained glass.
Beautify the surface of the lamp
Right here is the inexperienced one. It actually wasn’t fairly dry but, however I figured since I wouldn’t be touching the within, I went forward and added puffy paint designs in black. You could possibly additionally use gold in the event you needed!
Upon getting all of it adorned, set it again outdoors to dry.
Right here is the orange and pink lamp. See how it’s beginning to dry clear?
Utilizing home paint will give a bit extra of an opaque look, however in the event you use dye or meals coloring, it can look extra like stained glass. You could possibly even use stained glass paint too!
I used clear plastic plates from the greenback retailer to set on prime of the umbrella lights, then I set the chimney lamp on prime. Wow, don’t they appear gorgeous? The lights are so brilliant!
Doesn’t this provide you with so many concepts?
I really feel impressed these photos!
And that’s how ot paint a chimney lamp – nicely, a method a minimum of!
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