I have a love-hate relationship with doing custom furniture pieces. I love knowing the piece is going home to someone and already has a purpose. I love working with clients to help develop a design that fits with their decor, ideas, and also my own painting and furniture style. I love getting to suggest colors and styles that open new doors of inspiration.
But sometimes I hate the process of working on a custom piece. Will they like this color? Is this distressed too much? Too little? Are they going to hate the end product and make me do it over?
But you know what? That’s never happened. I love the look, after much anticipation, when my client is happy with their piece. It makes it all worth it.
And it’s taught me that I should trust my instincts. That people hire me because of my style. Thankfully my husband reminds me of this when I come in from the garage frustrated and scared that my investment in the piece will be for nothing.
This dresser was no different. My client had come to look at other furniture I had for sale, and ended up leaving this lovely dresser for me (before I started priming it of course).
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