It's been a long time since I've been in touch with my shabby chic side. In fact, I don't think I've heavily distressed a piece since this dresser . But once-in-a-while, only for the most spectacular of clients, do you roll up your sleeve and distress the heck out of something to get that chippy-vintage-storied look.
As Chelsea hinted at with some teasers in this post, we've had the joy nay the honor of styling a hip condo for our latest client in DC. One of the unique challenges we've faced with her space is a quirky triangular entryway with very little space and very little going on to greet you when you first walk in. After weighing a few options, we decided that a narrow piece in a bright but sophisticated color would do the trick.
And it just so happened that I had a 12" deep faux apothecary chest in my possession ;)
Recognize it in our first apartment? This skinny little piece has served us well over the years. But the inevitable shift of my personal style combined with our lack of entryway in our new apartment meant it was time to move on to bigger better things. I was pondering how to refinish it for resale just when our client brought up her need for some super-skinny entryway storage! Twas meant to be.
After running some custom refinishing ideas past our client, we decided on a muted teal that played well with the rest of her newly designed home and a "weathered" look for some added character.
In my experience, it is really rare to find a storage piece as narrow as 12" - I mean just look at how thin this lady is!
All she really needs to be for our client is a happy little place to catch her keys and store her weather-wear (scarves, mittens, and such).
Giving a nod to the piece's vintage vibes, I styled it with the replica botanical prints salvaged from our old master bathroom (which have been sitting in a box since we moved) and a blown-glass vase with foraged thistles.
I am so happy to see her go to a beautiful new home and even happier to offer our client a custom piece that I've had the chance to product-test myself!
You'll have to circle back to us to see how she'll fit into our client's digs!