...is a fantastic thing!
It means my customers love what they have purchased off me, and they want more :)
A few months back, I did this duchess
which started out like this...
This was one of those pieces that seemed to take so long that I was sick of the sight of it in the end, although I was thrilled with how it turned out, it really was very pretty. I listed it on Trademe and it sold very quickly, to a lady named Gen.
Gen loved it, and said she was keen to have a matching bedside cabinet and stool if I could look for these for her. It took a while but just before Christmas I had some items I thought may have been of interest to her -
Thankfully Gen had some vision and said the pieces were just what she was looking for, so I spent last week turning them into these...
The stool top is still to be upholstered.
The duchess was the first (and only) piece that I have finished just like this so it was fun (and a little nerve-wracking!) to do another two pieces that needed to match it. I haven't seen the three pieces all together but I think I did a pretty good job...
Obviously I used the same products for all the pieces but the heaviness of the glaze and the amount of distressing had to be similar to achieve a 'matching' look. Not that they want to match completely, they are meant to be distressed and 'time-worn' after all!
Other projects I am almost finished working on are also repeat business...the 6th and 7th pieces of Restyled Vintage furniture this family will have in their home!
There is no better compliment than that, really.