The spring outdoor market season is upon us and Luckett’s is this weekend! Wow, that year flew by! I was a seller at the Luckett’s Spring and Fall markets for three years and learned a lot. Last year, I wrote a post on my experience and gave a few tips on being a vendor in an outdoor market. I am sharing the post again today. It may be helpful to those of you who are about to embark on your own spring and summer outdoor market season. If you have any tips to add, please leave them in the comments section below. I’m sure we can all learn from each other!
Yesterday, it poured with rain and the garage flooded. Yes, the garage with all of my furniture in it. I quickly realized the gutters were the problem. There really is nothing as exciting as cleaning out the gutters in the pouring rain. My kids held onto the ladder while I perilously climbed it in my flip flops and grabbed as much goop out as I could. What joy! I was soaked but after we swept out the floor, the furniture was all ok and the problem solved.
Are you ready for a ton of pictures? I have worked so hard all week and wanted to share a few pics of my work. Please excuse the basic garage mess!
First up, the Cottage Cabinet. This was the one that my friend, Raquel found in her condo’s garbage. After a lot of TLC and a few coats of milk paint, it’s ready to go! The original glass knobs are just to die for! I pick the glass shelves up tomorrow and am just hoping they fit properly. Next up is the little drum table that my sister-in-law found outside in her neighbor’s trash. Yup. Trash. All mahogany with divine details and a sweet drawer. I also happen to love the little lion’s head drawer pulls! This was finished in General Finishes Driftwood.As you can see in the background above, I also finished the gorgeous, lovely, beautiful French dresser. Yes, I am gushing over this one! The hardware alone is spectacular and the piece itself is just so beautifully crafted. This was finished in a mix of chalk paint with clear and dark waxes and the top was refinished and stained in General Finishes gel stain.
Sorry to be such a lazy blogger and not have Share a Site Friday today. I am going to have to put it on hold for a few weeks as today I am in the midst of preparing for Lucketts and next week I will be there actually setting up. I am just SO exhausted. My legs and feet ache, my back hurts and I am just covered in dirt and paint (waaa waaah waaa)!
Well, I’m aching and tired but so happy and so grateful for my wonderful friends and family that went above and beyond to help make my first show a success. My friend, Ann helped move countless heavy pieces of furniture, stood out in the pouring rain assembling a tent and was sore and soaked by the end of the day. I can’t thank her enough. My father’s friends, Chip and Patti are true hero’s. They came out to see me and realized that I was in desperate shape. They drove all the way home (not that close by) and showed up again with their tent in hand. Wow.CONTINUE READING
Can’t believe the Lucketts Spring Market is this weekend! CONTINUE READING
The past year was a huge learning curve – I mean, huge! What I thought I really wanted – my own space – didn’t turn out to be what I needed after all. That’s life for you. I gave it a try so I will never think “What if?” but after much contemplation, I have decided not to sell out of Lucketts any longer.
Celeste sells all the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint upstairs in the back of the store…
This week I brought out an amazing vintage chest of drawers that opens up into a desk. I painted it in milkpaint so the wood grain slightly shows through. What an interesting piece…
I hope you had fun perusing the store! Isn’t it totally overwhelming? The Old Lucketts Store is on the main corner and has amazing items for sale as well. It takes at least a full day in Lucketts to enjoy all the shops and soak it all in. I hope you get a chance to do so one day!