Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I Dropped By The Green Shag Market Again Sunday (I Know...I'm A Weak Man). Two Trips...Two Lamps. Status: Two For Two.
Seems that the Green Shag Market is the place for lamps for this guy! This one isn't quite as nice as the last one but at least it had a shade! PLUS I get to do some work on it! It's kinda stupid but it's fun to bring some beauty back out of something that needs a little work.
I was amazed to see (or actually...not see!) so much stuff gone from the Green Shag since the
last time I was there. Plus there was a huge re-arrangement in the front display room. Lots has
been going on in there. The Girlfriend bought up a ton of costume jewelry and I limited myself
to this one lamp. I'd already gotten so much good stuff Saturday that I wasn't even really
Shopping shopping...you know. But of course I wasn't gonna turn down a great bargain either!
This sleek little number is kinda rough but I think it'll polish up nice. Anybody ever try to polish
a brass base like this with steel wool? I'm thinking that I'm gonna give it a try. If it doesn't work
out I can always shoot it with some gloss black rattle can. It's gonna need some kind of attention.
Plus the wood center section is also in need of a rub down. That should prove to be exceedingly
easy and I'm sure it will turn out great. The shade isn't perfect but I've got plenty of lamps with
less than mint shades that look quite nice and you can only really see the imperfections if you are
looking for them.
I'm just glad that the temps are up and I can do stuff outside again without gloves and layers!
I love to shoot pictures outside if I can. It was warm and sunny this morning (ok...afternoon)
when I got up and got ready for work. This lamp was still out in the car so it was an easy
choice to shoot for the blog. This weekend is going to be a whirlwind of new projects.
Which ones to start...which ones to finish? Decisions decisions.