I realized I had a furniture make over from Lucketts that I never shared! How in the world did that happen? Well, I’m fixing that today.
This wardrobe was by far the worst piece of furniture I purchased to sell at the market. I bought it in a furniture lot that included two dressers, this wardrobe and a victrola. All of them showed signs of neglect and had some degree of water damage. This wardrobe seemed to be exposed to heat as well, that eventually loosened the glued joints. So, the back and sides were almost separated. It had good bones and a pretty shape and I have a handy husband, so I took a chance on it.
Jeff and his dad glued, clamped and screwed that wardrobe to sure it up, which was not an easy task. The wardrobe was a little wonky and you had to pull it together just right, so the doors would still fit in their recesses. I don’t know how they did it, but they got it straightened up and functional again. Cari gave it a good scrubbing and prepped it to paint for me. I painted it in some random mixture of MMS milk paint without the bonding agent, so it would chip. I didn’t write down the custom color, unfortunately! I think Eulalie’s Sky, Shutter Gray and Grain Sack may have been involved. I love the arched detail on the doors, so I highlighted the panels with Ironstone and then added some decorative painting in loose swirls.
(I think this is a piece that looked better in person than it does in the photograph. In person, the irregular finish looks worn and soft, but with the contrast bumped up a bit on the pictures, it looks more streaky. Just an FYI.)
The chippiness was perfect, though!
I left the original hardware as is.
…and it sold in the morning rush on the Saturday of the Lucketts Market.
It’s now time to start shopping for the Chapel Market in Pike Road, AL in October, so I can have some really awesome pieces. I’ve learned that shopping early gives me a much better inventory.
Let the furniture hunt begin!