Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chair Makeover and My Ginger Jar Lamps

I don't know which I am more excited about...finishing Sandy's chair makeover or my new ginger-jar lamps......okay, I do know, sorry Sandy but those lamps just give me a thrill.

I went to The Tender Centre on Saturday for the first time and before I'd even entered through the doors I could see the silhouette of these lamps waaaay down the back against the rear window. I couldn't get back there quick enough to check them out, and I wasn't disappointed.
Now, that high pitched sqeaul you all heard around 7pm last night, but couldn't identify? Me, that was me discovering, online, that I had won these lamps for $100!

Take a look and tell me you don't just love them as much as I do!!!







So this has thrown out my whole idea of what I had planned for my lounge decor, but I like where I'm being led so I'll just follow along. Lamp shades are the next thing to think about and I'm sure I'll lose at least a couple of hours sleep over that one.
Onto Sandy's chair.... this is the before,




It's great be able to take photos and have an instant image to refer back to if in doubt. I use to have to draw diagrams to remind myself how to reassemble.



The material Sandy chose was the most gorgeous, "made in Italy", throw or bed cover. I emailed her seconds before, to let her know I was about to make the first cut. It was a frightening experience let me say.
Thank the Lord (and I mean that, I was praying like mad), it turned out beautifully.















Okay, one last look at those lamps :o)





25 comments:

Paint Me White said...

Hi Ange, the giner jars are divine maybe your new shades will go on them.
Hay that chair is not too bad either - joking its gorgeous cannot wait to see it. Sandy x

Thea said...

That chair is so elegant. It looks like a really tricky shape to do so Congrats on an amazing job!

Kerri said...

Love the lamps and the chair Ange - you are so talented! I'm in awe of your upholstery skills - too clever for words! K xx

Sharon said...

The green lamps work great. Have you decided on the lampshades yet?;)

Christine said...

You are a very talented lady Ange! Sandys chair looks amazing! LOVE those ginger-jar lamps also! What a find, well done!! Christine xx

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Those lamps are stunning. I love the way they pick up on all the green in your room. It makes it look lovely and tropical, especially with those fronds. And once again you are the upholstery queen!
kris
xxx

Tina said...

Ange, you are amazing when it comes to upholstery! The chair looks so beautiful! I LOVE your lamps, what a score!! Hope you are well. Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina x

Jenny said...

Great score with the lamps Ange! I love the look you have coming into Summer.... Well done also on Sandy's chair. I am sure she will the thrilled. ;-)

Kerry said...

Ange, you are absolutely, completely right about those lamps...and I don't do green!! And what a job on that chair...cleverness personified :)

Angela Furlong said...

Hi Ange,

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my blog today... it was very touching and made me realise how lovely it is to know that we are never as alone as we sometimes feel in this world... that others have trodden a similar path. My heart goes out to you also.

On a brighter note, those lamps are simply to die for! The colour, the shape, the size.... no wonder you were screaming with delight! What a find!

Ang x

Cornflake said...

Oh I'm so impressed on both counts - the chair you've madeover and those lamps!! I can see how they've changed your room but I think style evolves and you'll be able to work with them brilliantly! :-)
xx

Anna said...

Oh Ange..you rock!! what a fantastic job youve done on Sandys chair..my goodness!

But...I have to say...Oh..those ginger jar lamp bases...get out of town!!! How god damn stunning are they?? seriously...I was petrified as I was going to read on that you were going to mention something about spray painting them..or something..phew!!

They are just stunning! and I am squealing with you! A beautiful shade of green too....whats wonderful about this special purchase of yours..is that you are always going to love them..every time you look at them :) Now...what colour shade? shape? Hmmmmm

Debs said...

What a fab job you have done on that very ordinary (before) chair. The finished result is gorgeous. Well done.

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Wow i can't believe you did that chair - it looks way to intimidating to me! I'm sure your client was super excited to see the result. And those lamps... ooohhh aaaahhhh - can't wait to see the lamp shades you pick. Have a good week - great job!!!!

Trish said...

Oh Ange those ginger jar lamps are divine, Im not a green person usually , but right now Im green with envy. They are the perfect compliment for your room.
Once again another perfect upholstery job, Sandy must be over the moon with the end result!!!

laura said...

Ange, those jars do look so amazing in your room and so sophisticated! I can see the different colour scheme from before, but if you are anything like me, change is good! I cant seem to stick to one style or colour `scheme`for too long! I get bored so easily!
Sandy is so lucky to be taking home that beautiful chair! You do such a wonderful job always!
Hope you are having a great week Ange,
Laura currie xx

Paper Tree Design said...

The chair looks great ... but oh those ginger jar lamps are just divine!! I can see why you love them so much. I say embrace the change and go with the green. Looking good. Michelle

baysiderose said...

You are so amazing with your beautiful upholstery. The chair is fantastic. Love the lamps as well-good score.
Pam

theoldboathouse said...

Ohh Ange yet again we are on the same page...I am on a real green thing at the moment and that colour is just heaven...Love the leaves in the vase too so cool, tropical chic!! Can't wait to see what you do for shades. Sandy's chair is stunning...so elaegant and classic...you girls are so clever, cheers Katherine

Kristopher K said...

Wow !!! Fabulous looking lamps and I love the idea of using a throw as upholstery fabric ... Sandy's new chair looks amazing :)

Looking forward to seeing the lamps with their new shades ... Have a lovely Sunday ... Cheers Kris :)

The Pink Poodle said...

andrea calling...is it working??

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Okay, incredible job on the chair. Looks like a million bucks but I am absolutely dying over those lamps. I have searched high and low for these exact lamps (in my head) and lo and behold they just showed up on your blog and thousands of miles away...

Lord Cowell said...

No know I shouldn't, but I covet your green ginger jar lamps terribly! They are gorgeous. Great find. Can't wait to see their shades. David.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Ange, those lamps are perfect!! They just pop in the room!

And the chair? Lord have mercy! I would have been TERRIFIED too! But it is totally Stunning!!

TOTALLY!

Lou Cinda :)

Meg and Mum's said...

This chair is absolutely stunning! And I love your home - it's just spectacular! Every corner of it seems to be inviting. You are very talented :)