When I was out shopping a couple of weeks ago, this piece caught my eye the minute I walked past it. I leaned over to my mom, who is a great shopping companion, but doesn’t always like the things I’m drawn to, and said, “I’m buying it.”
She whole-heartedly agreed that I should.
It’s just such an interesting piece! Clearly something that was handmade. Perhaps built around those drawers? Or a piece assembled out of other old pieces? Whatever the history, it works and I love it.
The paint was already perfect, but it needed a good wiping-down and a coat of Tough Coat to seal the chipping paint. That was one of the projects Emily tackled for me when she was helping at the studio last week. She was such a tremendous help!
The drawers are definitely my favorite part. The chippy paint, the bin-cup pulls, and the way they anchor the piece are all perfection. It’s the kind of piece that could have a million different uses.
The bookshelf was backed with very thin plywood that was broken and flapping in some places, so my dad cut a piece of thin masonite to size and we nailed it into the back. It just holds everything in and prevents any further damage. It also looks tidier from the side. You can see the pieces that are sticking out a bit before we fixed it in the picture below.
It’s another piece that will be coming to Lucketts!
As I said in an earlier post. This is turning out to be the year of the big pieces!