Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 32

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Flip the Switch: How to Decorate Your Living Room with Floor and Table Lamps

Wall art isn't the only way to spruce up a space. Keep reading below to learn how to decorate your living room with floor and table lamps.

Over the past few years, the lamp and lighting store industry has grown at a 1.1% rate to be a 4.3 billion dollar industry. The crazy numbers give a clear representation of the many people using lamps in the houses today.
Furnishing or simply remodeling your house is an uphill task but I’m sure you must be excited. If you are looking forward to picking colors, shapes, and sizes but have no clue on where to start on floor lamps, then you have come to the right page.
Keep reading below for ideas on how to decorate your place with floor and table lamps.

Complement Your Decor

Note that I’m not saying that you must buy lamps of the same color as your interior design. But try and compliment the design. Is it eclectic, modern may be traditional?
For instance, if you have rustic wardrobes and tables, then try getting a crude looking table lamp. Modern looks are that will fit seamlessly at your place.

How Much Light?

This is one question that you should not ignore when choosing floor or table lamps. If you intend to use the lamp for reading or to illuminate the entire room, then go for translucent shades.
But if all you want is just a decorative piece then choose an opaque shade. The light variation will definitely give your place a dramatic look.

Sleek Shades

Contemporary designs look more defined if you use simple and streamlined furnishes.
Floor lamps with drum-shaped shades add character to the room. Place them in a corner or in pairs near entrances, paintings or windows. Preferably in the dining room or the living room.

Size Matters

In design, height ratios are significant. The last thing you want to do is place a table lamp that is too big for its location. Apart from this being a design no-no, your lamp is prone to breakages if it happens to be bigger than the table itself.
In a similar manner, small lamps will look odd in a large room. Some might even end up being “invisible”. For easier judgment, ensure that the shade ranges from a half to three quarters the size of the base. And that it covers the inner hardware of the lamp.

Classic Look

If you choose a traditional design, then pick a shade that has a tapered shape as they tend to blend well with the design.
You can find them in stores selling stained glass panels, windows, and lamps.

Dare to be Bold

You can use table and floor lamps to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors. They can change the entire mood of a room.
Pick a shade that has an interesting or bold pattern. Make sure that the stand itself is decorative as and fits well with the background.

More on Table Lamps

The above ideas will definitely help you when decorating your place. A clever mixture of both table and floor lamps is recommended. Enjoy yourself when remodeling your place.
Remember the table lights and floor lamps will be at your home. Your main aim is to make your home both comfortable and breathtaking. Feel free to check out our blog for more information on table lamps. Come visit for a great selection!
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Fascinating and Fundamental Part 31

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How to Choose the Color and Texture of Your Stained Glass Windows

Installing stained glass windows is a beautiful way to decorate your home. Here's what you need to know about choosing the right colors and textures.
There is an increased popularity in home decoration and do-it-yourself projects (DIY) that spark creativity and make living spaces more comfortable. There is a high demand for stained glass windows that add beauty, art, and offer opacities for your privacy needs.
Many homeowners love a great view and windows can brighten your home interiors. Every room in your house would benefit from having windows. They are a source of natural light and brighten your rooms for a healthier living.
Installing stained glass windows is a beautiful way to decorate your home. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right colors and textures.

1. Choose Glass for One Project at A Time

When you are buying the glass for your project many factors influence your decision such as the opacity, color, texture, and ease of use. Identify the specific location for the window. This will help you focus on getting the right design and shade for the effect you want to create in that particular project.

2. Opacity

Consider the purpose of getting the opaque glass. There’re Opals that you can’t see through them and there’s cathedral opaque that is transparent even with their intense and beautiful colors.
The purpose could be to either mask an unsightly view or trying to control light. The bathroom is one place that the opals are used for privacy yet they can still be a source of light

3. Texture

Texture determines if the window is suitable for your project or not. Some are smooth on one side while others are smooth on the front and back. There are others that are not perfectly smooth as well.
When you are choosing the texture of the window, you need to consider the purpose of the window and your ability to clean the window

4. Color of Stained Glass Window

You need to choose a color that will blend well with the environment that you have chosen to put the window. Color is critical in the world of stained glass, therefore, pick the tone of the furniture and other elements that are an integral part of making the glass window balance well.
Your chosen color should create harmony in the room and make the interior design stand out

5. Different Glass

There are different glass compositions in the market. This means that glass will be different when you’re handling it or cutting it. Ensure you do a test sore before you cut it so that you can know how easily it breaks.

Choose the Color and Texture Stained Glass Windows like a Pro

Glass selection is an important aspect of design for your project. Focus on creating a unique characteristic of the stained glass windows that will improve your home decoration needs.
Choose the right texture and color based on the purpose of getting the window. Ensure you choose the stained glass when there’s a light source. When you get it in a poorly lit room, you may not get all its elements and it may not fit the purpose for which you intend to use it for.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 30

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4 Of The Most Popular Types Of Stained Glass In 2019

Stained glass has gained quite the popularity in recent years. We share 7 of the most popular types of stained glass to buy in 2019.

Have you ever stood beneath the beautiful stained glass windows of a cathedral? If so, you understand the kind of impact that stained glass has on a room. 
Adding stained glass to your home is a great way to add a burst of color to a drab room. It also brings in light without sacrificing privacy. And if you choose the right glass, it makes for some dazzling artwork for your home. 
There are so many options when you're looking for the perfect stained glass window. In this article, we'll discuss some of the most popular types of stained glass. 

Glass Nuggets & Mosaic Glass

Glass nuggets are also called globs or jewels. They're irregularly shaped and often come in different textures and sizes.
Glass makers make nuggets by dropping a small drop of glass onto a smooth, flat surface. This results in a rounded, smooth nugget of glass. 
They may also be made by breaking apart larger pieces of glass. The glass pieces can then be fitted together to make different pictures and patterns. These little bits of glass are perfect for a mosaic art piece.

Antique Glass

The term "antique" is the traditional term for glass made by hand rather than by machine. The term also applies to machine-made glass that looks like it was made by hand.
Traditional antique glass makers blow the glass into a cylinder using their mouth and lungs. They then score the cylinder and heat it, flattening it out into a sheet of glass. 
Antique glass is more expensive than other types of glass, but its beauty is unparalleled. These glass sheets often have small bubbles of air trapped in them, making them more unique. And they're perfect for any type of glass project.
But if you don't want to break the bank, you can get new forms of antique glass made from machines. Drawn glass is a good example.
When making drawn glass, the bubble striations are applied by a machine rather than by hand. So it looks like antique glass but comes at a fraction of the cost. 

Opalescent Glass

Opalescent describes any glass that you can't see through. If you're looking for privacy, opalescent glass is the way to go. There are varying degrees of opacity to choose from. 
Sheets of opalescent glass come in single colors or mixed colors. Mixes can have as many as four colors mixed in a single sheet. And mixed opalescent glass is always unique because of the way it's mixed. 
This glass is perfect for a room divider panel. Or for bathroom windows where you want more privacy.

Textured Glass

Many of the glasses we mentioned here have their own, unique texture. And it's a popular technique to mix different textures within the glass on a single window pane.
You can choose specific textures too, depending on your project. Glassmakers lay the glass out onto a table. Then, before it cools, they use an embossed roller to leave a texture behind.
These textured glasses work great as jewels or geometric shapes inside of larger pictures. Also, a textured piece of glass is more interesting than straight, flat glass. So it's great for spicing up borders.

Types of Stained Glass for Your Home

Adding different types of stained glass to your home is the perfect way to create a light, unique space. And you aren't limited to stained glass windows.
Use stained glass inside of a room divider panel to add color to the room. Or create a hanging for in front of the window. Then you can move it around the room as you like. 
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Fascinating and Fundamental Part 29

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A Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Copper Stained Glass

Copper-stained glass is a beautiful addition to any modern home. We share an in depth guide on everything you need to know about them.
Colorful glass artwork has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. People started piecing together pieces of glass to form stained glass as far back as the fourth century. 
Over the years, glass makers have used different metals to form the seams of stained glass artwork. Copper is one of the materials most often associated with this technique. 
Copper foil is a beautiful addition to a stained glass piece. And if you want to create your own stained glass, it's easier to do than using lead.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about copper stained glass.

Copper vs Lead: What's the Difference?

Copper foil and lead came are the most common ways to finish stained glass edges. Each metal gives a different look to the glass. And there are different ways of applying them. 
Both methods involve soldering. And no matter what technique you're using, make sure that the glass pieces fit together tightly. The better the fit, the stronger the piece of art is when it's finished. 
Lead comes in a thick channel called a came. The glass artist fits the came onto the edges of the glass. Then they solder the joints together, cementing them into place. 
The copper application starts by wrapping the edge of each piece of glass with a strip of thin, copper foil. The foil is wrapped around the edge of the glass and the pieces are soldered together.
Lead came is a bit sturdier than copper foil, which makes it a good choice for large glass panels or big windows. But copper foil is easier to work with, which makes it a great option for beginners.
Plus, there's a different look and feel to copper versus lead. It's all a matter of preference.

How to Make Copper Stained Glass

The first step in the process of making copper stained glass is to cut and assemble your glass pieces. Make sure that the edges fit together and that there aren't any big gaps. Big gaps mean you'll have to use more solder and it won't be as strong. 
Wash each glass piece in the solution and let them dry completely before moving forward. The copper foil has a strip protecting the adhesive on the back. Cut your foil to size, then peel back the strip.
Carefully press the foil onto the skinny edge of the glass. Make sure that the foil hangs over both sides. 
Use a small wooden tool called a fid to press the foil into the edge. Then wrap the excess foil around the sides of the glass. Use the fid to press the foil down on all edges. 
After you wrap all the pieces of glass, you're ready to solder. Assemble them again so you know which pieces go where. Then solder the joints for a nice, solid seal. 
Clean the newly soldered glass to remove excess soldering material from the joints. Then apply wax or patina to the soldered joints. This gives the piece a beautiful, finished look. 

A Beautiful Addition to Your Home

There are a ton of benefits to adding copper stained glass to your home. It's a great way to bring light and color into a room. And if you choose opaque glass, you can do so without sacrificing privacy. 
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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Fascinating and Fundamental part 27

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The Intricate and Spectacular Process of Making Stained Glass

Let us pay homage to the process of making stained glass that dates back to the middle ages. 5,000 years ago, the beautiful and refined process of decorating
Stained glass is an art form that has been around since ancient times. Dating all the way back to Egyptians and Romans. However, stained glass as we know it today dates back to the 4th and 5th century when churches began using them in their construction.
But stained glass isn't just for ancient buildings, it is still used and loved by many today. Especially builders who want to give their architecture a classic look.
But how exactly is this beautiful form of art created? Keep reading to find out the intricate process of making stained glass!

The Process of Making Stained Glass

Making stained glass windows can be a complicated process. Here are the primary steps.

Step 1: Make a Cartoon

The first thing an artist does is make a sketch of what they want the stained glass to look like. Sometimes this can be in sections, and sometimes this can be the entire stained glass window. It can vary depending on the size and scope of the project. 
These full sized drawings are cartoons, and no, these aren't Looney Tunes. Usually, more detailed information is on these cartoons. Things such as glass shapes and colors used.

Step 2: Cut the Glass

Next, the artist will choose different colors of glass based on their unique window design. Then the artist paints the outline and cuts the rough pieces with a dividing iron.
The extremely hot tip is applied to the glass which causes it to break. The glass is then cut more intricately with a grozing iron to create the desired shape.

Step 3: Paint the Pieces

After the pieces have been cut to size, the artist will then paint each piece with something called vitreous paint. This vitreous paint has little pieces of glass that during firing melt and merge with the glass. This gives it really nice black and brown tones.

Step 4: Glazing and Leading

Glazing is the process of putting together and laying out the different pieces of glass as they will appear in the window. The artist then places the finished pieces on the cartoon and then joined together with lead to create the different panels. Those lead pieces are then soldered together on both sides to help lock in the stained glass panels.

Step 5: Cement and Finish

The final step in this process is to cement the entire window using a semi-liquid cement. You apply this with a brush and then covered with sawdust or chalk to help soak up excess liquid. The last thing is to scrub the whole window with a dry brush until only the cement underneath the lead is left.

Marriage of Color and Light

The final product after making stained glass windows is something truly beautiful. Especially when the light shines through the glass just right. There are so many ways to decorate with stained glass windows!
So what are you waiting for? It's time to include stained glass in your next project! For amazing stained glass pieces that you can add to your home or business, head over to my website now!
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Fascinating and Fundamental Part 28

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The Most Beautiful Stained Glass Windows Around the Globe

Around the world is home to some of the most beautiful stained glass windows and famously decorated cathedrals that bring the artwork to the space itself.
The earliest examples of stained glass work date back to 686 A.D. This is why there are hundreds of stunning stained glass windows around the world.
They are a breathtaking feature that adds depth and beauty to any place. And they wouldn't look out of place in your regular home.
But if you're putting a stained glass window in your home, you'll need some inspiration. So check out these beautiful stained glass windows from around the world! 

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris

It might be easy to overlook Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, in favor of some of its bigger attractions. But it's famous stained glass windows are easily the best in the city.
The chapel is home to 6,500 square feet of stained glass. It features 15 panels, which tell a plethora of religious stories.
The windows were originally built in the 13th century. But a huge restoration project in 2015 means they're looking better than ever!

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

The Palau de la Música Catalana is a stunning fete of architecture. And its stained glass windows are its centerpiece. 
It features a huge stained glass skylight, which allows warm light to fill the building. It's a great demonstration that stained glass doesn't have to make a building gloomy. 
You can see it in person on a tour of the building.

The Beautiful Stained Glass in the Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil

Brazil's cathedrals break from the traditional religious imagery of stained glass. And the results are stunning.
Oscar Niemeyer and Marianne Peretti's 1990 design is a brilliant example of this. It features 22,000 square-feet of blue, green, brown and white glass. It depicts calming waves and makes up the sloped-roof of the cathedral.
To check out more examples of innovative modern designs, also have a look at the Santuário Dom Bosco in Brazil.

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Iran

The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz has many names thanks to its breathtaking stained glass windows. Some call it the Pink Mosque or the Mosque of Colors.
Thousands of colors pour across the floors and walls, cast by the bright panes of glass. Walking through the building feels like walking through a kaleidoscope. It's definitely one to see in person if you can! 

Chapel of Thanksgiving, Texas

The stunning Chapel of Thanksgiving in Dallas combines stained glass with amazing architecture. 
The Glory Window spirals 60 feet skywards. The spiral is home to bright panels of stained glass. These transition from cool colors to warmer ones the higher up you get.
It's a great example of how stained glass can tell a story in a subtle yet beautiful way.

Aachen Cathedral, Germany

If you're looking for something traditional you can't beat Aachen Cathedral's stained glass.
The building of this gothic site began in 796 and continued through the Middle Ages. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Second World War was responsible for destroying some of the original glazings. Walther Benner and Anton Wendling designed new windows in keeping with the originals. These are nearly 84 feet tall.

The Bottom Line 

As you can see, there's no one way to use stained glass. But beautiful stained glass will brighten up any building however you use it! 
For more innovative ideas for your windows, check out the top 5 trends for 2019.
That is all for now and I hope you enjoyed this 'trip' site-seeing beautiful stained glass!
May sunshine fill your day!