When shopping for a retail space or event, I used to just buy whatever I liked and felt I could make a profit on. A few years ago, I learned that it was easier to focus my shopping/making/painting efforts around a loose theme. This year, in homage to our new MMS Milk Paint Color, the theme for Lucketts will be “Farmhouse White.”
Kriste and I have been developing the idea a little further, since it’s fairly generic (in the world of antique markets) and also not all that distinct from other booths I’ve done.
As we’ve talked through the theme, some more focused ideas floated to the top. Obviously we’re going to have lots of white and plenty of pieces that have a more humble, farmhouse feel. We want to balance that out with bucolic landscape scenes that we’re going to introduce to the space in a few different ways.
We’ll balance the white with lots of warm woods and texture along with some hints of colors.
You can start to see the direction in the pieces we bought and priced last week…
I found an awesome dry sink (that can be plumbed) for a great price, because the bottom is a little sketchy and needs to be reinforced. It’s a pretty easy fix and this piece is going to be a stunner!
And we’ve already started gathering and painting furniture. Get ready for lots of Farmhouse White milk paint on pieces…