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 […]

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,

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).