Pair of Drexel Nighstands

Hello –

After having these nightstands sitting in the back of my workshop for quite sometime, I finally figured out what I wanted to do with them – paint them a high gloss black!  So, I started looking up colors online and decided upon a Sherwin Williams color – Tricorn Black.  I decided to go with a high gloss sheen because I thought it would bring out the natural wood grains more (which are so beautiful and really make these pieces unique).

I went to get the paint at the hardware store and took a look at it after it had been all shaken – it was definitely not black, but a really dark gray.  I was a little disappointed at first, but after some thought, I realized that this might actually be even better than the black – and it definitely was!

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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I also had to clean up the vanished hardware (see below).  I used steel wool and bar keeper’s friend to do the job.  I am really happy with the result!

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I have lots of great pieces coming up – so stay tuned!

Xoxo-Sonni

Lots of Befores & Afters

Hi, all!

I haven’t written in a bit — it has been a crazy & fun summer!  I have been busy working on lots of furniture, so I thought I would do a post showing you what I have been up to…I know I always love the “before & after” pictures, so we here we go:

PIECE #1 – BEFORE

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AFTER

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PIECE #2 – BEFORE

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AFTER

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PIECE #3 – BEFORE

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AFTER

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Well, it looks like I have been on a little bit of a white furniture kick 🙂   Right now, I am working on a navy campaign dresser and a black set of nightstands, so that should shake it up a bit.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo-Sonni