In case you missed them over the weekend, I listed a few more antique hemp sheets in the online shop!  

So, remember this antique shoe cart I found and sold last fall?  

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It was such a neat piece and so functional to use for retail display.  It’s lightweight, the shelves are removable (and can be configured in a variety of ways), and it can easily nestle over a dresser, so it doesn’t take a up a lot of room in transit.

Despite all of these things, I sold it.

And…I sort of regretted it.  Not because it was such a special piece, even though it was, but because of how functional it was.  That regret tapered off when I realized it would be pretty easy to make something just like it.  Jeff and I were planning to design and build a couple of them and then I received a timely e-mail…

It was from Jaime of That’s My Letter.  She asked if I could help her with approximate measurements, so she could make plans and build a reproduction of the shoe cart I sold!

Here is what she came up with…

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You can find the free plans for the reproduction shoe cart HERE.

It was very convenient for me, because I was able to give Jeff actual plans instead of a pencil sketch, as usual.  Jeff & Charles, a former student in the youth group, built two of them for me.  Kriste, Katie, my mom and I took turns painting them in two coats of MMS Milk Paint in Linen.

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I was planning to do a chippy, layered technique, but I decided that would be totally insane with all of those spindly boards and shelves.  Yeah.  Linen looks just fine.

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Jaime did a great job with the plans.  It’s almost exactly like the original.

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The original had mortise and tenon joinery, which would’ve been more time consuming to make, so the reproduction version is constructed with pocket holes and screws.

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I used little two inch steel casters I purchased at Lowe’s to make it mobile…

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I styled the shelves mostly with things that will be for sale at Lucketts along with some props (like the ironstone pedestal, chalkboard and some of the linens.)

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I picked up this adorable stool when my mom and I went out shopping on Friday.  The blue paint just barely clinging to the sides is right up my alley and the steps fold into the stool.

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I’ve also been collecting market baskets.  They offer nice texture against all of the white and, well, I’ve just been into baskets lately.  I hope my Lucketts shoppers are as well!

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We have a few more things to paint, lots of things to price and then it’s on to the sewing projects!

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15 Comments

  1. Jaime Costiglio

    Oh my word it’s perfect! I actually love the solid painted look as it shows off all your wares rather than distracting from them. Thank you for working with me, such a treat!

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    • Kathy

      Thank you for replicating it! Your blog is awesome. I love what you do! Kathy

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  2. CoCo

    Love it all! This is such a great solution to storing pieces for displays and inventory. I can’t wait to make one too 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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  3. Emily

    I love this, Marian!, two quick questions… Is this hard to buil for a beginner builder? Also, what is the paint color used on the wall behind this piece? I love your style!!! ❤️❤️

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  4. Laurie

    Good job! That basket looks like the one Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz. Just needs some fabric sewn in to give it a cover! [“and your little dog too!”]

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  5. PJ

    You and Jaime make a great team! I love the results and look forward to making a cup of tea and spending a lot more time with Jaime’s website which is new to me. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Karen

    Oh my goodness! I love the Freeman’s Dairy crate! My maiden name was Freeman.

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  7. sheila sabin

    Oh, I want! Could you give us an approximate cost for building the rack? I imagine one in my family room, full of plants and ironstone.

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  8. Cathy King

    Does Jamie have these plans for sell? I would love to build a couple to hold my orchids!!

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    • marian

      The plans are free! Just follow the link in the post over to her blog for the plans.

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  9. Naomi S.

    Nice! If I had room anywhere in my house I’d love to have one! Alas, my house is at present stuffed. Aarrgh!

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  10. Cheryl

    Love it! Wished I worked there ;0)

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  11. Ashlea

    This turned out so beautifully! I love the plans… now to decide if I really “need” one 😉

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  12. Rachel R

    Call me crazy, but I built this using Jamie’s plans and also did the layered/chippy milk paint thing you mentioned, Marian… in spite of all the spindles! Couldn’t help myself… I’m a fan of both That’s My Letter and Miss Mustard Seed. 🙂 Yes, it sure did take a while, but the finish turned out so pretty, and I was so glad that I went for it in spite of the time commitment! I stained the bare wood in a really dark brown first, then used Ironstone layered over Luckett’s Green. It came out great– beautifully chippy and looking far older than it is… Just what I was hoping for. 🙂 Thank you Jamie for such fantastic and clearly written building plans, and thank you Marian for the fun-to-use and beautifully authentic paint! Can’t wait to build and paint more stuff!

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  13. Lauren

    That turned out awesome!! Love it and it looks great what a functional/versatile piece.

    Can’t wait to see more 🙂

    Lauren | Lovely Decor
    xx

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