- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.p5VL3RkF.dpuf The Old Lucketts Store Blog: March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

What's new in the shop & online this week...

So much going on this week.  We received a new shipment in this past week (just in time to unpack and style for the April Design House, April, 5, 6 & 7).  This gives us about 7 days to get everything in place...not a lot of time when you are redoing an entirely new house each month!

Our dealers didn't disappoint this week, and brought in a ton of new goodies too this week, including chemistry supplies, an apothecary sideboard, and other fun accent pieces. 

Here's a little peek in to what's new this week at the shop & online...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

What's Cookin' (and a recipe for Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde)

Hello all,

This week was filled with crazy hours in the kitchen. Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself, which I did all week, cause I was a hot mess! During this week's cooking chores for the Cowbell, I'm sure you all have experienced this feeling, I spilled, dropped, forgot, almost burned the jelly, made the biggest giant messes.... you name it, I did it! The important thing that I realized was

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Who's who - meet Pat

Today we are taking a look through Pat's space on the second floor (dealer code TWH).

Pat always has an eclectic mix, from antique prints and art, to mid-century modern furniture, and European antiques.

Pat owns Twig House and has been an antiques dealer for 22 years.  Here is a little bit more about her and her fabulous finds...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Giveaway Monday

In honor of our French Farmhouse sale online, we are offering a giveaway from our Shop Lucketts French Farmhouse collection this week on the blog.

Now through this Wednesday {3/27} you can use the  code "Paristen" at checkout for 10% off any item from our French Farmhouse collection online, which includes more than 60 French-inspired finds!

Psst...be sure to visit Melanie's blog post.  It was her very first painting project & she's so proud of it!  Now on to the giveaway...

Here's how you enter:

The first coat of paint with a refinishing newbie

Our resident Texan is trying her {freshly manicured} hands at painting her very first piece of furniture!   Here is a little more about her adventure...

Hi y'all....my name is Melanie and I have worked at The Old Lucketts Store for goin' on two years now.  I have had the pleasure of watching these talented ladies bring in what I thought was "junk" and turn them into whimsical, beautiful one-of-a-kind treasures.

I sat back with wonder thinking "Ya think I could do that"? After many months, I finally got the nerve to ask my co-worker and friend Heather if she might be interested in "tutoring" me on how to paint furniture.  

Friday, March 22, 2013

What's new this week and online...

We have quite a few new pieces that rolled Fresh Off the Wagon this week at The Old Lucketts Store and online.

We have a killer bench, some green painted furniture, and some great favorites came back in stock this week for our online store.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Two love affairs: peanut butter & recycling

I am obsessed with peanut butter.  Buckeyes are simple, delicious and you can not eat just one, end of story!

Ohio put them on the map by dipping them to resemble the nut from a buckeye tree.

Handmade candies for Easter baskets!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Where it went...

It's been a while since we've done one of our Where it Went posts.

We love getting your emails with pictures of how you've decorated with our finds in your homes.

Here are a few recent stories...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tips for spray painting metal

We're often asked at the shop how to paint different surfaces.

This week Heather decided to share some tips for painting metal, and tried out a new product in the meantime.

Here is a silver plated tray and teapot in a pre-makeover BEFORE photo.  They were tarnished and had some rust; polish couldn't cure what ailed these two.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

What's new in the shop and online this week...

We have lots of new items in the shop & online this week

In the shop, we've fallen in love with some antique pine pieces with their original finishes.  Some dealers have started to take spring seriously, and their paint colors have started to reflect the sunshine and warm(er) weather.

Online, we've added two favorite signs, industrial metal pieces and new lighting.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

It ain't easy bein' green and a Chocolate Soda Cake recipe

It ain't easy bein' green.......Happy {early} St. Patrick's Day!

I was trying to think of a fun & easy dessert for St Patrick's day and yes, this will work.

Here is my recipe for Chocolate Soda Cake.  I adapted this recipe from the cookbook "Baked NYC."

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A step above

A few weeks ago, we had a delivery of ladders. 

We all started scratching our heads wondering how Suzanne & Amy would incorporate them in to their spaces.

Here are a few ways we used ladders in last month's Design House and a few other inspiring images from other talented designers.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tips for making and mixing your own chalkboard paint

Yes, you can make your own chalkboard paint.  But why should you?  Why shouldn't you?  HOW do you do it if you want to?

We asked one of our veteran furniture painters, Heather, a few questions about how she was able to turn a tired side table in to a funky & cheerful nightstand.  

Here is a recipe and her thoughts and suggestions if you want to mix your own paint for your next project.

Giveaway Monday Winner...

Congratulations to Heidi who won last week's Monday giveaway.

Her comment was chosen by the random number generator and we will be sending her a Petite Fleurs Vase set.

Heidi is going to use the vase set this spring on her kitchen window and as a centerpiece for Mother's Day dinner.  How pretty!

Friday, March 8, 2013

What new in the shop and online this week...

Thankfully, it should be a nice warm{er} weekend and we are looking forward to getting out and searching for new finds. 

We have a bunch of new items that arrived in the shop this week.   We've also had some items for the online store that we've been waiting literally months for arrive this week.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring, the color yellow and coffee

Thoughts on spring and some brew tips from our favorite food truck owner - Chef Cher & The Cowbell Kitchen!

Ok really……snow? All I can think of is spring! I don’t want to wish days away but I am obsessed with the thoughts of spring. Monday morning I was snooping around the gardens looking for tiny buds,

Monday, March 4, 2013

The big counter move & a giveaway

We have an update on one of our most noticeable shop change today --- the lobby has been rearranged!

If you stick through this post about the lobby update, we also are doing our Giveaway Monday feature.  We've picked a few happy spring items from our online store and we're ready to give one away. 

Entering is easy-peasy...

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Gentleman's Chest Makeover

We have a new before and after for you this week....our gentleman's chest makeover. 

No we are not talking about manscaping, we're talking paint today! 

Today we are using La Craie paint in Franciscan Grey.   

Saturday, March 2, 2013

What's new this week....

We just wanted to quickly let you know what new items we have around here.

We've been blessed with warmer weather (not warm enough though!) for the weekend so we are all getting in to the mood for spring.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Design House Weekend!

All new colors, furniture & art at The Design House, this weekend only (Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm; same property as The Old Lucketts Store).  The Lucketts Store is stocked too; new things come in weekly!   Our resident food truck has a truckload of locally sourced goodies, so stop by this weekend!