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Dear Readers, Have I told you lately that I love you? Your constant encouragement, love and dedication to me and Blue Egg Brown Nest mean the world to me. I wish I could look into all of your eyes and tell you that I appreciate all your comments and emails. One day we shall all meet.

As you know, I am going to be moving into Luckett’s at the end of September and am super excited about it! In order for this new adventure to work smoothly there are many things that I need to sort out. One very important piece is the moving of furniture and items.

In an ideal work, my moving vehicle of choice would be this.

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In reality, it will be more like this.

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Not so bad. If there can be an entire TV show where two pickers use a van then I can get away with that. Of course, DH thinks that may not be enough space either for weekly trips.

DH seems to think maybe a trailer is the way to go. Okay.

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But, it will probably look more like this:

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Well, this minus the horses, unfortunately. Probably like this in all honesty.

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Boooooorrrrring. I suggested painting it, but DH insists that I must have it professionally painted by, like, professional car painters or something.

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Hmmmm. Yes, must sort out. Soon.

 

…favorite things friday: grain sack love.

Grain sack everything.

Want a quick way to get a really impactful, rustic tone in your space? Add grain sack. This could be a pillow, hand towels, lamp shades a table runner or just the iconic fabric. The grain sack could be antique or reproduction. The look is still there no matter what. You can find grain sack at Pottery Barn or vintage on Etsy. If you are at a barn sale and see grain sack get it! You will always have a place for it even if it’s just draped over a dining chair.

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I’m pretty sure I could go on all day posting these gorgeous pictures. Instead, I’m going shopping!

…work-woman’s table

The term leaving well-enough alone just does not apply in my world. I think I can always do better. I purchased a really special workmen’s table from MMS right after The Luckett’s Spring Market this year. I heart tables like this because I think they can be used in most rooms or pulled out when you need a good lemonade stand. They are old so you really don’t need to worry about a table like this getting dirty or scratched…or very, very sticky.

Here is what it looked like when I had it moved to my home.

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Gorg, right?

I love the perfectly rustic wood showing through the thin layer of paint, the chunky knobs, rough surface and straight legs. Perfectly farm-like. I was just not convinced of the blue color. It was lovely, but the blues in my home are more turquoise. Every room connects to the foyer so I wanted to make sure that this entry table did not distract from the look I was trying to create.

It’s funny, but the more chaotic my home is with the kids on summer break, the more projects I want to dig into. My brain may just need a place to escape to that does not involve swim lessons and scooter races. My foyer table painting project was an impulse on a Saturday afternoon.

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This is sometimes how my projects come about. Sometimes I just need to kick off my shoes, grab some paper towels and my brush. As you can see I didn’t even make time to move the piece outside. Sometimes there is just no time.

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I started by painting one swipe of my Country Grey. I loved the look of the wood coming through so this was not working. I took one of my Minion paper towel sheet and wiped in a downward motion.

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Oh, yes. Much better. I like what is happening at this point.

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Do you see the difference? It is more muted. However, I still see blue. Must repeat process.

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Here you can see that I repeated the process until it read more white/cream. I then too my block sander and sanded the surface as well as the edges. I’m happy with how it all turned out. I achieved a really rough look, but lighter which works well in my home.

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I do not mind some of the blue showing through because it does not look like an all blue table. It looks worn and loved as it should.

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I should also mention that this is where my ringneck birds and French chicken wire cage will go. Not sure how Owen-the-cat will react.