We’re on the final stretch to Lucketts. The truck gets loaded today and we’ll set up our space tomorrow. I’ve been working on things and shopping for so long that I’m really looking forward to it finally being here.
I told you I have French chairs coming out of my ears, practically. I usually have four or five. This year, I have nine…I think. That might not sound like much, but I feel like it’s a lot.
Here’s one I just finished a few days ago….
If you think that chair looks familiar, you’re right! I bought this pair of chairs a couple of years ago and painted them in Shutter Gray with a wash of Ironstone. I brought them to the Lucketts Holiday Open House when I was a vendor there and they didn’t sell. So, I brought them home and used them for a while.
I tried to sell them again at Lucketts last year.
…but they didn’t sell again! I took them home again and used them for a while. During that time, one of the seats got a hole in the caning, so it was sent to the basement to wait until I was ready to deal with it. I brought its twin to the Chapel Market last October and it finally sold!
Hi, Cara! She came to help me at the Chapel Market. See the chair behind her? Ironically, I could’ve sold both of them there, but I only brought one.
As I was working on pieces for Lucketts, I decided it was finally time to pull the second chair out of its basement timeout. I upholstered the seat in the same way I fixed my dining chairs. You can see the tutorial HERE.
I always felt like the lines of these chairs looked like the seat and arms should’ve been upholstered and it really does look better and makes the chair more comfortable.
So, we’ll see if it sells. The third time at Lucketts has to be a charm!
I also am bringing four of these green velvet chairs along. I bought them a little over a week ago, so I didn’t have time to strip and upholster all of them. The fabric is pretty and in good shape, so I left them alone. If they don’t sell, I’ll redo them.
I have some more to do before a group of teenage guys come to load my truck, so I need to sign off for now. Keep an eye out for a guide on shopping my space at Lucketts, so you have the inside scoop! I’ll also be running one last giveaway for those who can’t make it to the market this year.
The winner of the “Young at Heart” Lucketts Giveaway is Bette Davis who is 86 years old!!