The gateway Drexel Hack: Throw pillows!

One of the first things that I noticed about  all our Drexel couches was that the cushions (or throw pillows, depending on where you’re from) are the standard 20 x 20 square. To my delight it was  easy to unzip the covers and

Mix & Match

I have officially hacked, closeted, arranged or stored every piece of Drexel that is practical for our current apartment. Now I’m having fun looking for fresh ways to mix in pieces that can travel with us

Covered Coffee Table: Drexel Hack #6

Our Drexel Heritage coffee table scratches and stains so easily. If it wasn’t an eyesore to begin with, it became one just a few months into post. The GSO “solution” of putting one of the dining table scratch pads on top as a protector was.  just. wrong. So I have been staring at this thing (above) and percolating this project […]

Silly Little Drexel Hack

Every time I walked into my studio, and from each sideways glance while seated at my computer, my eyes were assaulted by the wooden scallop from the Drexel Heritage Computer Hutch we are stuck with.  I couldn’t stand to look at this eyesore for one more second:

UAB Box Brilliance

I’m so happy to be documenting and sharing the ideas of others in this FS life! This one is from Sandra Para, who has more great ideas for upcycling UAB boxes on her Pinterest page. Below is her story about adapting to a new post – and creating a headboard from UAB boxes. “When we found out our next […]

Ektorp Sans Ikea

Whenever someone goes looking to cover  the ubiquitous (and hideous) Drexel flat-top patterned couches, the Ektorp is mentioned. Ikea slipcovers are versatile, affordable, and quickly update the feel of a couch. But Ikea ships very few  products,

Drexel Hack #1

So I’ve been experimenting with different temporary ways to modify various pieces of the Drexel we have in our new place. The fastest and easiest so far has been this simple idea: swap out the brass knobs! I ordered these awesome replacements from Anthropologie, and a phillips screwdriver is the only tool you need (thank God M […]

Charlie Chair??

There’s a chair in my bedroom that looks like this (well, not exactly, it has a golden brocade damask pattern. If it was white leather we wouldn’t be having this conversation).