Friday, May 25, 2012

First Custom Piece

A few weeks back I was contacted about doing my first custom piece of furniture. This was a new world to me. I normally only do my own pieces and then either keep them or sell them. If pieces are already done and somebody purchases it all is good. You know the customer liked it. When you do a custom piece there is always the worry in the back of your mind...at least mine anyways...what if they don't like what I do!? I put this silly fear aside and decided to go for it. 
This is the piece that Nicole brought to me. She actually lives in our neighborhood so that made it very easy for her to get the piece to me. She heard about me by word of mouth. I won't lie I was excited to hear that! 
Here it is after three coats of black paint with primer and being distressed. To me black is a hard color to work with so I was stressed a tad. I had not worked with latex paint in over a year. Nicole wanted a true black and thus there is no such thing in the world of chalk paint. I sure missed my chalk paint. 
Nicole requested a semi gloss sealant which again is something I don't normally work with. I usually go with a satin so it took some work to not have brush strokes every where.
It took probably around 4 coats of poly to get everything just the way I wanted it.
I decided to clean the inside out and even put a coat of poly on the inside as well. 
I was quite pleased with the end result.
Here it is just before it headed home. It was sitting on an incline so the one door would not stay shut. It is the best I could get.
Off it went to its home. I was super excited to hear what Nicole was going to think since her hubby was the one to pick it up. She was at home with sick kiddos!:(
A very short time later she texted me this pic! It now sits in its new home in her foyer. Nicole was thrilled and so was I! Now I can say bring on the custom pieces!:)
Don't forget about Treasure Hunt Thursday still going on!


24 comments:

  1. Pamela, you did a beautiful job. That is great that you can do some custom work.

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  2. Nicely done! Great job! Kimber from Stilettos in the Mud

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  3. It looks beautiful Pamela!! You did an awesome job and I think you are going to be getting more business like this than you can handle once the word gets out! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. It looks sooo good Pam. I bet she is IN lOVE with it!! I know I would be. Turned out great hun =)

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  5. Awesome job Pamela!! It looks great in it's new home, I love the pic she hung over it too!

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  6. Beautiful!! You and Nicole should be very pleased.I wish you lived in my neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I know how you feel 100%! There is too much worry with custom work but it so rewarding when it's all said and done.
    You did a great job on her buffet and I love that she heard about you from word of mouth! SO COOL.

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  8. I know how you feel about doing custom work! I struggle with it every time. You did a great job! I'm sure it will be the first of many!

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  9. What a gorgeous job!!...and a beautiful piece of furniture...I am sure she is just in love with it...as we all are!
    Have a great weekend!

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  10. You did a GREAT job- Congrats- xo Diana

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  11. You did a wonderful job on this piece. You know your neighbor fell in love at first sight!

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  12. That looks great, Pamela! I love it black and the poly finished it off nicely.

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  13. You did an awesome job!! And I do believe you might be one very, very busy lady now with all the custom pieces you'll be doing!

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  15. Pamela! The black turned out FANTASTIC!!! It looks WONDERFUL. You did a GREAT job! I got my first custom black piece yesterday. Any advice? Did you poly the whole thing or just the top and inside? I'm really worried about doing black... layered over red. Should be interesting. :) LOVE what you did with this one!!!

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  16. Wow! Well done. I would love to have such a piece in my home. Your future is going to be very busy. :)

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  17. AMAZING POST:) Your blog is so wonderful..do you have twitter or FB to follow you with??

    If you want some décor inspiration from Sweden, check out my blog:)

    Have an awesome weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  18. Great job Pamela, you should be proud! :)
    Tami

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  19. Another great piece. I can't believe you were so worried about it; you always do amazing work.

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  20. This turned out so well! I agree, black is the hardest color to paint; that second coat is like painting blind, you just can't see it! I'm so impressed with your skill. Love it!

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