The rest of the Nicest Client stuff
As I communicated with Vanessa about what she had in mind for her furniture she expressed very clear ideas about her wants for everything but this little garage sale bookcase. She just didn't want it exactly the same as everything else. When I suggested the idea of grassy/Kelly green I was picturing glossy and clean with no distressing. Ha. This is a great example of how furniture sometimes has something else in mind. It's solid wood and very cute, but not in great shape. The glossy, clean paint really highlighted the imperfections. So, I went vintage with it, but with a little bit of an updated feel. And I'm loving how it turned out.
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Took off the pieced-together, rusty-nailed back- and replaced it with something a little cuter by making myself a pattern, tracing it onto the backing, and painting it in by hand. (Kind of like this at Jones Design Company) I also worked on a side table for her family room which was done to match a piece that she recently purchased, as well as a nightstand done to match the bedroom set I just finished. And last but of course not least, a coffe table also finished to match the new piece.