Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Ugly Duckling

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

I recently purchased two of these gorgeous yellow Ginger jar lamps at a local thrift store for $4.00 each. Seriously, I really hated to paint them as they were in excellent condition! But I had an "itch" and I had to scratch it!

One shade was still wearing a condom (as HGTV's Doug Wilson would say) but a quick removal of the entire ORANGE (well I am in TN where everyone bleeds UT Orange) shade material gave way to artistic liberties.

A little tweekin' with a flourish of baubles and beads, a coat of white paint, a glaze mixture of metallic silver and gold applied over an Elmer's glue crackle medium, topped off with a shade recovered with brown Zebra print turned

this Ugly Duckling

into a Beautiful Swan..

The most difficult thing about this REfurbish project was finding the brown Zebra print material--thank goodness for Hobby Lobby!!

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

Au revoir,


Sea Witch said...

OMG, this is such a change. Who would have guessed that those ugly looking ginger jar lamps could be transformed into such elegant looking pieces. I wish you took pictures of the process from start to finish, this would have been a great storyboard to watch. So good to see you post again. Life has a way of "getting in the way" while we antique, repurpose or run delightfully amuck. You are missed when we don't hear from you. Sea Witch

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Looks gorgeous!! :)

Anonymous said...

They are really nice. Animal prints on lamps, who would have thunk. But, seriously, they are beautiful. And, what about the photo on the table?

Jamie said...

That turned out great. I'm your newest follower. It would be great if you could stop by my blog Monday and add your project to The More The Merrier Link Party.

Sarah said...

Jacque, great find and you did a beautiful job transforming this lamp. ~ Sarah

Ana said...

Oh Jacque, a beautiful swan indeed. It's hard to believe it's the same lamp...Great job. Love it.

Hugs and Kisses,