…selling the beginning

I started painting furniture 13 years ago when DH and I were first married. I started painting pieces seriously when my youngest was in a bouncy chair, Fiona was climbing on furniture, Greta was playing in the creek and we were living with Frammie and Pa while we were building a house. Here’s what life looked like at a glimpse.

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We have come a long way.

My first project was the 8 chairs that I purchased off Craigslist. I made DH go buy and pick them up and he thought I had lost my mind.

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I worked for 2 weeks on them, mixing milk paint, sanding, stripping, staining, scratching, basically beating them into a look I could be happy with.

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When we moved into our home 9 months later, I had a 5 month old, a one-year-old, a 3-year-old, a prescription for Lexipro and 8 gorgeous chairs.

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I can’t help being really proud of these chairs. I didn’t think I would ever, ever sell them. But, when I purchase my white metal cafe chairs and showed you all the images, the emails started flooding in about selling these chairs. Where would I store 8 chairs? I had to sell.

I am feeling very nostalgic about them and the only thing that helps is that a sweet, long term client is buying them. She has two little children and appreciates all things old and loved. Maya, I may have to come sit in them every once in a while 🙂 xo

 

…cabinet in french linen

I have done many vintage cabinets and I am always so excited to see the finished project. Here is the before.

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I worked on the interior first and painted it in Country Grey.

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I leave hardware if it adds to the look of the piece. Here is the after.

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I took it out to Luckett’s last week and filled it with some Christmas goodies.

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You can find this French Linen cabinet at Luckett’s. Listed at $450.

Did you know you can buy a piece you see and pick up later? Did you know that Luckett’s also has movers that can deliver to you? Yup!

 

 

…favorite things friday: marble top tables

I finished up a few marble-top tables recently. I think marble, vintage tables are so simple, but offer such class to a space. Usually you will find a wood base, which can be ornate or simple and then a cut of a Carrara or other white veined piece of marble on top. The marble is heavy and is cut to fit the base.

Here is one of the tables that I brought out of my Luckett’s space yesterday. Did you know that you can call in to the shop and buy a piece and they will hold it for you until you can pick up?!

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I love how a base like this looks in Paris Grey. I believe I priced it about $250. There is also a matching smaller one out there too.

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FYI – I have just purchased several Santos dolls that I will be putting in my space at Luckett’s as soon as they come in.

Let’s check out how marble-tops look in home-y spaces.

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I think marble is such a clean, classy look even when not found in the kitchen!