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Say Hello to "Lucketts Green"

By Miss Mustard Seed on Jul 04, 2012

Happy 4th of July to everyone!  We just finished our hamburgers and corn and I’ll partake of some black cherry ice cream once the boys go to bed.  This morning, though, I had some time in the workshop to complete a couple of dressers to introduce two more of my milk paint colors and to get the pieces ready to take to Lucketts tomorrow.  So, without further delay, say hello to Lucketts Green…

 

Here’s the dresser before…

 

 

So, why is it called Lucketts Green?  Well, if you’ve ever been to Lucketts, you would know immediately why I call it that.  For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, this is why…

It’s very similar to the color of the shingles on the exterior of The Lucketts Store.   And for those of you who don’t know, it’s one of my favorite places on earth and I am privileged to be a vendor there.

 

 

Lucketts Green is a very fresh, spring green that has a vintage feel.  It sort of reminds me of jadite and 1950′s counter top appliances.

 

 

I really wanted the paint on this piece to chip and flake a lot, but it didn’t this time, so I sanded it gently with a palm sander and then a sanding sponge.  Some of the paint started to flake a bit, but it mostly adhered to this piece.  I stripped and refinished the top of the piece, replaced the knobs and finished it off with the furniture wax that will be carried with my line.

 

 

I love the edge of the top of this piece.  It’s so chunky.

 

 

 

 

I put this dresser on my usual “dresser photo shoot wall” and left it there before I load it up in the van to take to Lucketts tomorrow.  I walked by later in the day and realized I really like it there!

 

 

(Just keeping it real with the shoes and sippy cups.)  I’m not going to keep it though, but I may have to find a piece to use this green on in my house, though.  It looks great with the blue.

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