May 20, 2013 by twinoaksstudio
The Lucketts Spring Market was awesome! I’ll post a link with market stories in a day or two. This post will feature furniture that still needs a good home. I think the wet weather and lack of foot traffic Saturday afternoon combined with my inexperience with pricing in this environment put a damper on my furniture sales. If you live in the greater Washington DC – Baltimore area, I have a handful of pieces that I’ll be posting on Craigslist today or tomorrow. If you might want a piece please let me know and I’ll hold off posting it on Craigslist. (see the “Contact me” section of my blog on how to email me)
Drum roll please!!!
Buffet: This buffet turned out exquisitely. I received many, many compliments on it. It is a 1940s mahogany buffet painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint (I made a custom color out of a mix of Louis Blue and Paris Grey) The white accents are Old White. It is topcoated with clear wax and a medium colored wax. I distressed it lightly.The furniture hardware was painted Graphite and accented with Old White. Its dimensions are: 52″ wide x 20″ deep at its deepest point and 35″ tall. Price: $400. Much lower than what I had it listed for on Saturday.
French Bar/Server: This piece is so well made! The vendor next to me could not believe that it did not sell. It has a great space-saving feature – the top flips open to double the serving area. It has areas on the inside of the doors to hold shot glasses and serving glasses. I painted the entire piece (top, inside, sides and rear) the same color as the buffet, with Old White accents. I painted the rear of the piece (which I generally don’t do) just in case someone wants to use it for bar-tending. It is lightly distressed. Its dimensions are: (18″ deep x 28″ wide x 35″ tall – I believe its 55″ wide when the top is flipped open) Price: $300.
Settee: This piece drew a lot of visitors into my tent. Again, many many compliments on this piece. I believe its from the late 1800s (my guess is 1880s) and the springs in the seat are still in great shape. I painted it 2 colors – Annie Sloan Louis Blue as a base color, and Old Ochre on the top. I heavily distressed the piece as I thought it was appropriate due to its age, and also it accentuated the amazing hand chiseling detail on the top. The fabric is a linen blend from G Street Fabrics. (Love that store!) Its dimensions are: 38″ long x 24: deep x at its tallest point. Price: $230
Sewing side table: This piece at one time was a sewing table, but it was converted to a side table before I purchased it at an estate sale. I love the detailing on it! My best guess is that its from the 1930s. I painted it Annie Sloan French Linen with Old White accents. I gave it a light “wash” (or glaze) in Graphite. It is a very versatile piece and can be used as a small desk or end table. Dimensions: 20″ deep x 28″ wide x 28″ tall. Price: $130 SOLD! Mahogany drum table: This piece is a 1940s mahogany drum table. I generally don’t see them with the shelf. It has 4 drawers. I painted it Annie Sloan French Linen, and lightly painted the brass feet and hardware French Linen too. I painted the acanthus detailing Old White at first, then lightly painted French Linen over it. Again, a lot of interest in this table but no final takers. It is lightly distressed. Dimensions: 26″ across. Price: $130 SOLD!!
(sorry but I don’t know why our Ipad took these pictures so small – they are usually huge!)
Shabby side table: I priced this piece at $60 at Lucketts on Sunday ($75 on Saturday) and it didn’t sell. It has cute curves, a nice big single drawer (looks like two drawers but it really is one). It is solid hardwood and the drawer has dovetail detailing I painted it the same color as the buffet, and lightly painted the hardware too. I gave it a moderate distressing so it has a more shabby look. Its super cute, and inexpensive. I have no idea why I still have this piece! Its dimensions are 19″ wide x 23″ long. Price: keeping it at $60. SOLD!!
Kneeling / Prayer stool: This piece is not common. I was going to post it on etsy as I think it would be a perfect wedding piece, but I’ll advertise it on my blog just in case someone in the area might want ALL of my pieces (yes, wishful thinking on my part!) It has the most interesting legs. It could be Jacobean era. It is soft to kneel on, and more than wide enough. The fabric was a fun option, I thought, and fits it well. Its dimensions are 19″ wide x 20″ deep and 13″ tall at the tallest end. It is very cute! Price: $75
Please contact me if you have any questions on any of the pieces, or if you need more or better pictures, or if you would like to see any of them in person. I may be able to help with transportation, depending on where you are located, for an extra fee. I also am able to accept credit cards for payment now.
Thanks for your time!