Yesterday I got the privilege to experience the beautifulness of The Palace of Gold for the second time. My friends and I traveled back to The Palace of Gold in West Virginia for their annual Festival of Colors. I spent most of my time capturing all that this wonderful place had to offer. Although, I did not go inside the palace, I was still very much fascinated by its surroundings. Originally this palace was made for Srila Prabhuapada who was the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Unfortunataley, by the time the palace was built, Srila Prabhuapada had passed. For more info on the history of Prahuapada and his gorgeous palace visit http://palaceofgold.com/history.html
My favorite part by far is the rose garden. There are over 150 varieties of roses. I most certainly would love to have my own garden of roses one day. The beauty of this place is unreal and breathtaking.
Color bomb off yonder..
Statues of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda
Overlook of Appalachian hills
Looking forward to next year :)
I've been wanting to revamp this lamp for a long time. I purchased this at the thrift store wanting to use it as extra lighting for snapping jewelry pics. I wasn't too crazy about the lighting so it just ended up being a desk lamp. Today, I finally got to it and made it over.
First Step: tape off all places where you don't want to be sprayed.
Wait until dry.
Third Step: Sprayed Blue.
Here, I tried to use saran wrap to give the lamp a marbled effect used for painting fingernails. It was working perfectly until after taking this pic. The blue spray paint started coming out really dry almost instantly with a cement like texture. Lol. So I then had to change my original design and just kind of go with it. I'm really happy how it ended up but will definitely try the saran wrap again on a future project.
<<>>I decided to keep the shade gold on the inside.
I ended up just covering lamp in blue spray paint and then adding light sprays of gold all over.
Fourth Step: When dried, I sprayed 2 coats of clear sealer.
Fifth Step: Cutting off ugly plastic tube.
Sixth Step: Remove painter's tape.
Last Step: Add light bulb :)
I dig it.
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