It took hours stripping it and picking out all the old lead paint with pointy tweezers! There was so much detail on the lamp under all the layers of paint, it was truly beautiful. The General Manager requested that the more detailed bits; legs and scalloped edging be finished with gold paint. This was an excellent decision as it brings the lamp to life against the black.
As you can see above, the gold looks great, the new glass sparkling - it certainly has made a huge difference to the entrance now it is working. The General Manager commented that so many people admire it and how wonderful it is now looking.
I was privileged to work on such a project. The lantern was one of the original features of the Hotel, back in the early 1900's, possibly late 1800's - we're not sure of the dates. I thoroughly enjoyed renovating the lantern, it was challenging project!
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx