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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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So what do you think of the before and after?
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