Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Victorian Lantern - Completed

You may recall that last year I was asked to renovate a Victorian Lantern. The lantern was in a terrible state, broken glass, no glass, broken arm, paint bubbling all over the place, generally neglected. I happened to pop in to the Craigellachie Hotel on another business matter, when the new General Manager was enquiring about getting the lamp renovated. It was my lucky day!

It took hours stripping it and picking out all the old lead paint with pointy tweezers! There was so much detail on the lamp under all the layers of paint, it was truly beautiful. The General Manager requested that the more detailed bits; legs and scalloped edging be finished with gold paint. This was an excellent decision as it brings the lamp to life against the black.

As you can see above, the gold looks great, the new glass sparkling - it certainly has made a huge difference to the entrance now it is working. The General Manager commented that so many people admire it and how wonderful it is now looking.
I was privileged to work on such a project. The lantern was one of the original features of the Hotel, back in the early 1900's, possibly late 1800's - we're not sure of the dates. I thoroughly enjoyed renovating the lantern, it was challenging project!
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx


Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

your right the gold does look great, fantastic job

Anne Doble said...

Fabulous. I love it when history is restored! Well done Kathryn.You were obviously meant to be there on that day.

Rosewill's Charms said...

Kathryn this looks amazing!!!!! xx