Thursday, July 28, 2011
So What's Wrong With This Picture? What Doesn't Seem To Belong....Hmmmmm. Status: Snatched Up - Cleanup / Refinish Started!
Soooo much junque! I almost missed this. It pays to be vigilant! Yeah, it looks rough and is covered in years of dust and cobwebs...but the bones are in good shape and it has lots of potential. Best of all...a $15 adoption fee rescued it!
With this kind of curb appeal, really...how could I resist? I relish the challenge of digging
through all the craziness! Finding an unexpected treasure like a danish modern lamp base
here makes it all the more exciting. That's the stuff!
While the large yellow Frankoma set was right up my alley, this is not the kind of place you'll
Think you are going to find some amazing mid century stuff...but it's the kind of place you
Hope you will! It makes for so much better a story, right? "Oh, I went down to the antique mall
and bought this lamp." just doesn't have the same impact!
So above are all shots of the lamp in it's as purchased state. Yup. Dirty and dusty. The finish is
flaking off here and there but the wood is in Remarkably great shape! This was in an exposed
environment for god knows how long. Not outside but definitely exposed to changes in heat
and humidity. It's a survivor! I gotta bring it back. It deserves it.
I had a little time this morning between working on the Girlfriends car (brakejob) and taking a
45 second shower and darting out the door to try to get to work on time so I thought I'd give
one of the spires (stalks?) a rub down with the Antique Finish Restorer to see what it was going
to look like. It looks great and I thought I'd share so I then cleaned it with some Murphy oil soap
and a quick coat of Feed-N-Wax. I shot the pics above to show the potential. It's going to look
great when I get done. I just wish there were more hours in the day. Feels like I haven't had
time to do hardly anything but what absolutely MUST get done since we got back from