The Lucketts Spring Market is just days away and I still have things to show you! I’m going to share more details about the sale, answer your questions and share pictures of everything all set up over the next few days. Until then, here are a few more things that are coming to the sale…
When I purchased this table a few weeks ago, it looked so sad. With missing veneer, water damage, a wobbly base and a thick layer of dirt, it was hard to see potential, but the shape of that pedestal was irresistible!
Here’s how it looked before…
I tightened down the top, so it was sturdy, and cleaned it up, but I left the other dents and dings alone. The top was missing all of its veneer, but no one would ever notice that once I painted it. I applied a coat of MMSMP in a mix of Shutter Gray and Grain Sack. I took what was leftover in a couple of cups and mixed it together. I distressed it and finished it in a coat of Hemp Oil.
Kriste snagged these lilacs from her mother-in-law’s yard. Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m on a mission to plant a bunch of flowering bushes in my yard and lilacs will be included in that plan at some point!
And I’m sure you noticed those pretty balloon-backed chairs that are flanking the table. They actually came into our family through an estate my uncle bought when I was just a little girl. He bought the house and many pieces of antique furniture that were in the home, including four of these chairs. I saved two from my Opa’s attic a few years ago and sold them and these have been with my mom since I was in high school!
She had them reupholstered in the blue, but one of their cats clawed them up, so they needed a fresh start. They’re still blue, but this time they’re sporting a pretty check.
She doesn’t have a space for them in her house, so I’m selling them.
And, you may have noticed the sign on the wall. That’s one of the ten hand painted “antique” signs we created on old boards, table leaves, etc. I got a crook in my neck from all of the hand lettering, but it was worth it! I love how they all turned out.
I’m especially into the “milk and cream” sign.
They were all painted in MMS Milk Paint, except for the white lettering, which was done in white artist’s acrylic. If I use Ironstone for decorative painting, I have to let it sit and thicken for several days and I didn’t have any “aged” Ironstone on hand! I’ll make a video tutorial on how to make these once my schedule settles down a bit.
The truck gets loaded tomorrow evening!