It’s been too long since we shared a before and after.
We tend to get so busy with everything else that I sometimes forget the “before”, or a custom order gets picked up and I don’t have time to photograph the “after”.
‘Tis life, right? We are all so busy.
But this time, I made a little extra effort.
Elizabeth, our new, super sweet client, contacted me via email inquiring if we would be able to fill a custom order request for her. After a few emails back and forth and some inspirational pictures sent our way, I knew what Elizabeth’s vision was for her dresser and we set a date and time for her to drop it off.
Here is the “before”:
Elizabeth kept apologizing that the dresser was a hot mess. I assured her we love a challenge. 🙂 She also told me the dresser has sentimental value; she inherited it from a family member.
After a little more conversation at the shop she decided on an all white dresser with black chevron stripes on the front and all new hardware. Elizabeth chose two different styles of knobs. I thought it was such a great idea!
I gave the entire dresser a good cleaning, removed all of the stickers from the mirror, applied wood fillers in some areas and sanded, and then I got to work on painting the chevron dresser.
Here is a short list of the products I used to bring her vision to life:
A chalk paint brush like this one
Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint in Antique Villa and Black
And new hardware knobs purchased in our shop
I applied a few coats of Antique Villa to the entire piece and started working on the stripes.
I waxed the entire piece and attached the new hardware.
And the piece was finished!
It’s always a compliment when a new client entrusts us with a piece of furniture that has sentimental value.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for having faith in us and for giving me the chance to work on my chevron stripe skills. 🙂
We will again be accepting custom order requests in August (after The Summer Market event). Stop by the shop to discuss your idea(s) or send me an email and we can start the process, which usually involves many questions…but it’s harmless, I promise!