About a month ago, a lady who had visited my craft booth contacted me about doing a custom piece for her. It was my first custom piece for someone I didn't know, so I kind of had a panic attack (you know, a healthy, happy panic attack). She wanted something with character and a cream/white color.
I started with this $40 table from a thrift store:
Normally I don't pay that much for a coffee table at a thrift store, but I couldn't resist all of it's details.
I found the most amazing cream color from Behr called "Delicate Lace." It's so gorgeous and has that vintage feel to it... plus, the name just sounds awesome. Then, I distressed it to bring out all of those details. I also added a thin piece of glass to the top (inside of the raised border) because the client wanted to display old family papers underneath. Here it is all finished:
Ohhhhhh those little feet!!
Most importantly, the client loved it! For me, this piece was a confirmation of sorts. It wasn't for a friend or family member that are obligated to say it looks great, if you know what I mean. I am so blessed and thankful to do what I do :)
Oh, and I also staged it as scrapbook coffee table for Crafting a Green World. I love the idea of showcasing memories on a coffee table-- that way they're viewed every day rather than having to pull out that old photo album. You can check out the post here or by clicking the picture below.
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