I told Kriste today that we’re in “final push mode.” This is the time when preparing for Lucketts that it gets hard for me. I’m getting tired. I feel like I’ve done enough, but there’s still more on my to-do list to see my plan through. So, I just need to work through the list and scratch things off one at a time until it’s done.
The push today was to get the painted furniture finished and were we able to get all but one piece finished, which was quite an accomplishment and a boost. I have five pieces I still need to style and photograph, but tonight I’m sharing a highboy dresser I finished late last week.
Here’s how it started…
It was a pretty piece with sturdy bones and a finish that was just a little tired. I loved the simple shape of it and the turned legs. Since it was so pretty on its own, I decided to keep it simple and painted it in two coats of Lucketts Green followed by a coat of Antiquing Wax to bring out the detail and soften the green.
I had originally changed out the hardware after applying the wax, but the new knobs just didn’t suit the piece. The original hardware worked, so I put it back on and I’m really glad I did.
The details of this dresser, like the turned legs and the trim along the back are brought out more with Antiquing Wax.
This dresser is a great example of how smooth milk paint can look. It doesn’t always have to be chippy and distressed.
As with the other furniture pieces I’ve photographed for Lucketts, most of the accessories are going to be for sale at the market as well.
I also bought this cow print over the weekend and I just love it! Kriste and I named her Annabelle. She has such a sweet disposition. I’m hoping to gold leaf a frame for her and custom cut a mat to fit. She deserves better than a wire knotted around a nail.
There are more furniture makeovers to come, so I hope you like that sort of thing!
I hope to slow down enough to make tutorials on how we make the “antique” signs, chair slips and a few other things. I’ll also write some posts answering some of your recent questions and sharing the business/behind-the-scenes stuff that’s been going on as we prepare for an outdoor antique market…