Sunday, August 7, 2011
Got TWO Projects Done Today! Finished Cleaning Up This Danish / Rocket Lamp AND We Got New (Smarter) Phones! Status: Yea!!!!!
Yup...'member this lamp? Dragged it home from a barn like store near Cave City Ky. I could see that there was some hope of saving it when I gave it the once over in that hot dimly lit cluttered gods gift to pickers. Turns out...I was right!
The before pic from the shop. What a mess! The lamp not the shop. Well...the shop too I
guess! I like a messy place. It makes discovering the "gem" all that more amazing. And while it
isn't always the case, it seems like the gem would likely be cheaper pulled out of the slow jaws
Here's some before pics from when I got it home. The finish is ganked up but the structure is in
great shape. All it needed was a little rub down to look beautiful again. This afternoon it finally
got that rub down! I rubbed and rubbed...and it paid off.
Not too shabby, don't you think? I didn't give it the 100 point restoration treatment but just got it
to the usable point. Maybe a little better. I don't have a whole lot of patience. I wanna get the
job done and see the finished product. The good news is that my "process" leaves some of the
age on the piece. It doesn't look new for sure and without a closer inspection it might not be
obvious that it was refinished. Whateve...I'm really just lazy and impatient!
I bought a lamp at the St. Charles Antique mall last weekend just for this lamp shade. I thought
it might look great on this lamp. Hmmmmm....maybe not. It might look better raised up a few
inches but I'm still going to keep my radar on for a better fit. Oh yeah, and we went to the cell
phone shop and both got new phones. I had a Samsung smartish phone that did a
commendable job for the last two years of keeping me informed but it was getting long in the
tooth and was showing it's age. The Girlfriend has been seething about her Blackberry (which
she hates) for same amount of time. Now we've got the same Android phones and have
already been helping each other figure out how to set this up and how to get that to work. I'll be
able to scour C-list even better now! Look out!