Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dapper Drexel Bedroom Set

I thought long and hard about this would I best describe this pair so that you would clearly understand how stunning this dresser and nightstand are in person.

I brainstormed some words:
awesome {ugh, I use this too much}

Dapper, yep, that's the word!

This is the Dapper Drexel Set. 

As I was tossing around colorway ideas, I kept coming back to a two tone color pallet for this set. I haven't done a two tone chest of drawers in awhile {I think it's been almost a year} and I was drooling as I thought how outrageous these two would look!

This time around I used a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to come up with a nice medium grey. Because the drawers were so scratched up, I sanded them down and gave them a fresh coat of stain and satin poly.

Here are some more drool worthy photos.


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  1. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the custom grey color you chose, and the decision to leave the beautiful wood. I have a piece with burl wood drawers and I think I'm going to leave the drawers and paint the body, similar to yours but with an undecided color. I saw your link at the Art Is Beauty link party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

    1. Thank you so much Ann. I always try to leave some wood natural, I like the combination. Sometimes I like to stain the wood before I decide on a paint color for the rest of the piece, I've found that some wood takes the stain differently then I imagined(just a tip). Good luck on your project!

  2. I know it is so much more work to sand down the drawers and stain them, but it is so worth it! What a transformation! Dapper is a perfect description. Great job!

  3. You did a wonderful job bringing these pieces back to modern times!! I love it and think you did exactly what these pieces needed. Great work!!