Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Drexel End Table

Hi Friends.  This week the kiddos and I have colds, so we are staying home and getting better.  I put a movie on for the kids, and drug up an end table from downstairs. Don't they say that painting is the best medicine?

  I found this little guy at my favorite store.  I was actually buying another piece when they brought this one out.  I could tell from far away that it was really great quality.  I opened up the drawer and saw Drexel in the inside.  SOLD!  Drexel really builds their furniture to last.  It was a little outdated, but nothing that a little paint couldn't fix!


I have  been holding onto this color for quite sometime.  Again this is not it's true color.  I'm afraid it's going to be this way all winter!  The true color is green.  I thought this would look super cute for a little girl's room.

The existing hardware was cute enough, but I thought pink glass knobs would look perfect.

I used two coats of DIY chalk paint., and then distressed with 150 grit sandpaper. I wanted it super girly,so I put a little stencil on the top.  And of course, I used a little black glaze.  I almost used brown glaze, but I still had some leftover black from the other day. Lastly, I gave it one coat of wax.

Seriously, look in the background of my pictures.  This is how my house looks at 2:00 pm with all the blinds open!  Thank goodness it's just a rental.  In our next house, natural light is on the top of my list.

I have another small dresser that I might paint this same color and sell them a set.  If I didn't already spend a fortune on Ella's furniture, I would totally use them.  I love pink and green together!



  1. I popped over from MMM. I really like how this piece turned out - very unexpected (at least for me)color combo-pink and blue. Nice pink pulls and how they pull the pink tones out of the distressed wood. A great job!

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