- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.p5VL3RkF.dpuf The Old Lucketts Store Blog: Makeover time!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Makeover time!

Our beloved store is getting a makeover this week!

Since work on a 100+ year old building is never complete, we are hard at work again on the exterior of the building before the cold weather sets in.

 The old siding and shingles have been pulled off and new waterproof barriers have been added to the side facing Route 15.

Some of the old trim around the windows was replaced.

Glad I don't have to figure out all of those angles and cut all of those trim pieces.

Nailing in various trim before the siding goes up this week.  {I've never seen anyone scurry down a ladder so fast as our contractor when he realized I snapped a picture of him}


I just thought this picture looked kind of cool.  The blue distressed portion is the ceiling of our porch.  The Cigarettes logo is actually an original window detail from the building back when it was a general store.   There are many unusual details like this throughout the building that were saved whenever possible.

Here is the main side of the building if you're heading north on Route 15.  The black signs on the painted doors read "Kindness Matters."

And just for fun, here are a few pictures of the store when Suzanne purchased it.  Well, it wasn't really a store, more like an abandoned building in some major need of some TLC.
  Looks a little like a haunted house, right?


 Creepy, right?  That gives me an idea for a post for October!  Stay tuned in October if you want to hear some interesting tales about the building...


  1. i have seen the WAY BEFORE pics and i still just can't get over it. i love all the original details!

  2. Wow! She's come a long way! Does kind of look like a haunted house - can't wait for your next post to hear the scary tales! Hugs, Leena

  3. What a transformation! I was introduced to your blog through Miss Mustard Seed and one day I'll visit your store. I'm looking forward to reading your next post.

  4. I got your link from Miss Mustard Seed's blog and I'm now a follower. Hope to visit your beautiful store someday!

  5. o me o my....congrats on the repurpose...This gal has had the makeover...hard to believe this is the Lucketts we see...haunted house for sure...your post on MMS was a delight to read..and to know better what all you have done...is inspiring...The shop where I sell my stuff..is a downtown location and sadly the front facade was stucco'd over years ago...but when you look on the.. side or the back you can see the 100 year old history......Many of us have felt and have felt a Hmmmm spirit, gh......t

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  7. Love your blog! Just found it through Miss Mustard Seed and I'm happy to be your newest follower. I have owned my own store when we lived in Idaho but recently moved to Arizona. I'm enjoying refinishing furniture now and being a Vendor at several Vintage Markets as well as having a space at Furniture Affair in Phoenix. Your store looks amazing...congratulations are all your success! Blessings ~ Judy :)


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