Custom Orders R’ Us

Custom Orders R’ Us

I know… Number one writing no-no, avoid cheesy clichés and word plays as the above title.  I couldn’t help myself.  You see, when Marie and I started Made Lovely we hoped to build enough “street cred” to gain custom orders and paint for customers with specific furniture needs.  And here we are, five custom orders in and a handful waiting in the wings…  It all started with our adorable pre-teen girl’s bedroom set.

julie setWhen, Julie contacted us via Facebook to purchase this set and asked if we could paint a family heirloom headboard to match, we were over-joyed!  Our very first commissioned job… It grew from there to a custom order desk in rich Olive and French Linen paint for an old friend.  (The best part of all these custom orders is trying out new colors, like these beauties!)



Next it was a coffee table that was in desperate need of a makeover due to some little hands that had added their own “distressing” over the years.  This beat-up beauty received a couple of coats of graphite and some dark wax for character.  Check out the before and after!

before tableDSC_8982 DSC_8977

And then to a fiddle-back chair that needed a minor face-lift.  After some gentle distressing and an application of French Linen, it was good to go!


We have one last order in the works and it is quite a delicious one.  This commissioned dining room table has led a rough life.  It was rescued at a neighborhood garage sale, and Marie has been busy sanding, puttying, re-sanding, and applying Primer Red for a soon-to-be pleased customer.  Here is a sneak peak… Check out those claws.


As these hot days wind down (mercifully), Made Lovely will continue to stay it’s cool self and debut original pieces in spectacular new shades.  Coming to a favorite blog near you… Paloma, Pure White, and Old Violet.  Stay tuned!

Wishing you all things lovely,


4 responses »

  1. Can you take my existing dresser and customize it or do you just take items you have already purchased? Love your stuff!!!

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