Yes it was quite an ugly duckling. In fact it wasn't the only one. It was triplets. Triplets you may say. I know, talking out of my head again. You see, I went to the auction and was actually loading up when the triplets came up. No one wanted them... that is until I saw them.. Yep you guessed it, I got them all for one money. Well needless to say it was love. You know what I mean... the just have to get it and see how I can rescue it kind of love.
Well it has taken some major TLC to make something pretty amazing with this ugly duckling. I sanded her down. It was like giving her a really good bath. And I decided since it was a relatively hard wood, that I wood give her a pickle finish. Yes it is a her. Because that ugly duckling will be beautiful. So on with the rest of the story. I liked the pickle but decided i wanted to tone it down a bit. I like it what I would call dirty. Yes a dirty pickle. Haha. Really talking out of my head now. Well dirtying it up a bit help to tone down the white pickle.Next I had to give her new electrical. So now she would feel all new. Then I did repurpose a lamp shade and it did sit there for about two weeks. It just didn't do it for me. So I decided to get another lamp shade and embellish it a bit. I added some burlap rosettes and leaves. I was so happy with the end result. She is now sitting at Nest Interiors in Ponchatoula waiting for her new home. I am sure someone will take it and put her to very good use.