Paulette Callahan Lamp Shades September 14th, 2018 - 03:02:15
For southwest décor and lighting, use bleached rawhide which has a consistent light cream color with occasional brown, gold and rust colored highlights and a warm glow when illuminated. The light rawhide of southwestern lamp shades is a warm accompaniment to other southwest elements. If you have Indian pottery or Indian drums on the wall or other leather or raw hide near lamp shade they pick up the color tones and carry the theme throughout the room. Light rawhide lamp shades look best with light or natural colored rustic wood furniture and accessories such as kiva ladders. Our southwest rawhide shades are an excellent example of skill and lamp shade craftsmanship.
Rawhide lamp shades can be used as replacement lamp shades on your existing lamps or as the perfect accessory to your new rustic lamps. Each rawhide lamp shade is handmade and the shade of choice for southwestern table lamps, vintage or antique lamps or western floor lamps. Old world craftsmanship and the natural material characteristics of rawhide allow rustic lamps to create perfect ambiance. If you want rustic lamps that hang from the ceiling such as antler chandeliers, rawhide chandelier lamp shades allow light to filter through the rawhide. Mini lamp shades or clip on lamp shades have a built-in bulb clip at the top of the shade which allows the lampshade to rest directly on the bulb to give your rustic lamps a custom look. Rustic lamp shades made of rawhide work with cowboy, Native American Indian lamps, log homes, cabins and cottages as well as any ranch, lodge or country décor and are the staple of western and southwest decor. You can find a full assortment of sizes and colors at Mission Del Rey where stock or custom rawhide shades are available in 16 sizes and 5 colors. You will love the glow of rawhide lamp shades.
Lamp shade crafter's handbooks are also widely available on the market. These contain instructions for creating complete lamp shades from scratch. They also have techniques on improving or repairing lamp shades you may already have at home. A common technique in refinishing old lamp shades is decoupage or pasting patterns over existing plain shades.
When decorating or lighting a home with colorful country or arts and crafts style, consider dyed rawhide lamp shades. Dyed rawhide is also fantastic in cabins and cottages or anyplace where a touch of color is needed or for designer lamp shades and decoration lampshades while also building a rustic theme. Skillfully made dyed rawhide lamp shades use premium quality rawhides and undergo a dual process, lightened then tinted with dye to create the colored shades hide. Colored rawhide lamp shades reveal unique grain patterns that are further enhanced when illuminated. The resulting red rawhide, green rawhide and brown rawhide dyed lamp shades each have a unique colorful glow.
First, there is Ambient light. This is the over all room light that you use to prevent you from pumping into things at night. It's a broad use light such as a overhead chandeliers or canned inset light. Most builders today will install a ceiling light in each room. With this type of lighting most of the shading consists of a glass cover over the bulb and attached plate.