Just a quick reminder/clarification before I get into the post. The Friday event of the Lucketts Spring Market is a ticketed event, so you have to have a ticket to attend and tickets will not be sold at the gate AND the tickets are sold out. So, if you don’t have a ticket for Friday, Saturday morning at 8:00 am is the earliest you can show up. For details, visit the Old Lucketts Store website.
Surprise, surprise. I have another furniture makeover for you today! And, believe it or not, there is still a lot more. Jeff walked in the other day, took a look around the studio and said, “I’m going to call U-Haul to get a bigger truck.”
This piece is one that took me a while to figure out. I don’t mean this in a nutty kind of way, but I try to work with the piece of furniture when I’m working on it. I let each piece “have a say” in how they end up. Some are stubborn, bratty and irritable. They fight me at every step and steer me in a different direction from my original concept. Of course, they’re always right, because they know themselves better than I do.
Other pieces are compliant and easy to work with. They do exactly what I ask and turn out exactly as I envisioned.
Some pieces, like this one, are quiet, reserved, and it takes me a while to get to know them.
Then, I got stuck. I tried on some mercury glass knobs, as you can see under the pitchers below, but it just wasn’t working for me.
I took off the knobs, sat on the floor and stared at her for a while. It finally came to me. A simple, hand painted tree across the drawers and some glass knobs that will just disappear in the design, but add a little sparkle, and some very light sanding around the edges and keyholes.
It’s sometimes the ones that stump me in the beginning that surprise me in the end. And this one definitely came into her own through the process.
This one is in the sale pile for Lucketts, along with the ironstone slop bucket and I’m bringing a few French lavender topiaries to sell as well.
I worked on some more upholstery today, including the bergere chairs from my living room. I just need to sew and glue on a few miles of double-welting…