The idea is for players to be able to modify an uninstalled piece of furniture. It would use an existing item to reduce introducing new items. The capacity of the item would remain the same, just the description would be altered, using the artistry skill to determine value.
How many corpie execs want a metal wardrobe in their bedroom? I could see a highly polished stainless steel wardrobe with chrome trim, though. Or whatever their account could pay for. The player "making" the furniture would have to buy an appropriate item from a store, then be able to modify the description, similar to how I understand tailoring to work. Appropriate tool belts and such would be required.
Hopefully it would require minimal changes for the coding staff, but I think it would give a nice custom element to home ownership.