And so it begins…the shopping marathon for the Lucketts Spring Market was officially kicked off with a late-night scouring of craigslist that yielded four pieces already with a few more that we’re scheduled to pick up. It feels good to have furniture coming into the studio again and to see a queue start to form.
Two of the pieces that were just rolled in on a dolly are these primitive beauties…
A baking table and a hutch top.
The owner sold them as a pair, but they actually weren’t made to go together and I plan to sell them separately. I reserve the right to change my mind mid-project, but that’s the plan.
Both pieces need a good cleaning, since they’ve been sitting out on a porch, but otherwise I like the white paint with the alligator crazing. I will repaint the sage green hutch interior, though, seal both pieces with Tough Coat, and hydrate the wood top with Hemp Oil.
I’ll also install glass in the doors to give them more of a finished look. I can already picture it filled with ironstone. Can’t you?
I am in love with the baking table. The large “possum-bellied” drawers would’ve been used for flour and sugar and, despite being dirty, everything is in very nice shape.
The hutch doors will also need a “catch”, because they won’t stay closed. That’s an easy fix, though, and I’ll share a post on how to do it.
That little handle just kills me. Such a neat little detail.
More furniture finds to come!