This antique oil lamp was a yard sale find, and I have to admit, it had me at hello.  Allegedly, it’s from the 1930’s but that is according to the previous owner and I don’t know enough about it to corroborate.  Nonetheless, it was a fun project and I can’t wait to show you the before and after!  Come check it out…

This antique oil lamp was a yard sale find, and I have to admit, it had me at hello. Allegedly, it's from the 1930's but that is according to the previous owner and I don't know enough about it to corroborate. Nonetheless, it was a fun project and I can't wait to show you the before and after! Come check it out...

 

The before wasn’t in bad shape.  It just needed some love.  We have a big comfy chair by the fire in the Keeping Room, and this is the perfect accent to pair with the chair.

 

oil lamp 1

 

Some of you may like the before better.  It certainly had some character with the mod podge flowers, but even though I’m a little hippie girl, I wanted it to have a more updated look.

I cleaned out the oil well and trashed the old, dried out wick.

 

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Next, we took a field trip outside for a few coats of paint.  I had to buy new wicks of course, and some oil.  And because Murphy loves his Law… as I was putting the lamp back on… CRASH.  Yep…. so I bought a new chimney too!

 

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Sooooo…… here is the after in the daylight.  We have the old ladder behind the big chair to hold an extra blanket.  It took me forever to find a good place for it, but I think the two new accessories work very well together, don’t you?

 

oil lamp 4

 

This antique oil lamp was a yard sale find, and I have to admit, it had me at hello. Allegedly, it's from the 1930's but that is according to the previous owner and I don't know enough about it to corroborate. Nonetheless, it was a fun project and I can't wait to show you the before and after! Come check it out...

 

Here are a few pictures at night.  I ended up using some lamp oil that Hubby had on hand, but I didn’t realize about the smell, and that it is just a little bit toxic.  Yikes!  I found a much cleaner burning oil so we are looking forward to replacing it to burn much cleaner.

 

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So whether it’s a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night, this chair is always a family favorite to curl up by the fire, and now it brings us back to a time where life was simple.

 

This antique oil lamp was a yard sale find, and I have to admit, it had me at hello. Allegedly, it's from the 1930's but that is according to the previous owner and I don't know enough about it to corroborate. Nonetheless, it was a fun project and I can't wait to show you the before and after! Come check it out...

 

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This antique oil lamp was a yard sale find, and I have to admit, it had me at hello. Allegedly, it's from the 1930's but that is according to the previous owner and I don't know enough about it to corroborate. Nonetheless, it was a fun project and I can't wait to show you the before and after! Come check it out...

 

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So what do you think of the before and after?

Love, hugs, and blogging by candle light.

Holly

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