For those of you who have been followers, you know that this blog started as a way for us to share our journey to last years Luckett’s Spring Market with family and friends.

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One year and two dealer spaces later, it’s hard to believe that we are coming upon our second Spring Market in two weeks.  It’s definitely much easier this time around.  Here’s a preview of some of the pieces currently being worked on.

This great little settee was given to us by my wonderfully generous friend Danielle.  She also gave us the dining table that was brought to the Chartreuse Spring Market show.  Our plans are to re-upholster it prior to Luckett’s.  I am in the process of removing remnants of the prior upholstery and  staples…thousands of staples.

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This sideboard was found at our Habitat for Humanity Restore.  It has the nice detail of a brass rail on top.  Plans are to paint it and remove or replace the large wheels it rolls around on.

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At an estate sale last year we bought several old, chippy shutters in various sizes.  Some had a great bluish-green finish and others were black like the one below.  We’ve sold several of them so far.   I decided to experiment with one using various paint colors.  We believe the cut out is supposed to be a tree, but, it also looks like a sailboat.  So, for this project, I’m going with sailboat.

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I used three different blues and greens in the hope that when it was sanded all the colors would come through.  It worked.  In addition to the blues and green, the black and some of the wood came through.  It stands 55″ high and 17″ wide.


I’m still working on this mid-century Federal Style, Bull’s Eye convex mirror.  This vintage mirror has a lightweight resin frame and is stamped “made in the USA”.

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Found this vintage firkin at an estate sale last week.  It’s been painted with CeCe Caldwell Vintage white-

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We have a lot more Spring Market projects in the works.

Besides getting ready for Luckett’s, I have been busy overseeing a sunroom / three season room add-on to the house.

Along the back of our house, we have a 12′ wide x 20′ foot long deck. The deck was great but usable only a few weeks out of the year as Washington, DC summers, in addition to being dreadfully hot, have thousands of ferocious, blood sucking, mosquitoes.

Here is a picture of the deck, from inside the house, going out the sliding glass door-

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The first thing that had to go was the hot tub-


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Stay tuned for more Luckett’s pieces as well as the new room preview.

Have a great weekend.