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
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
We finally got our supplemental shipment this week – yay! Included and most anxiously awaited was our new Casper mattress. It’s amazing.
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 […]
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:
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 […]
Moving 6,000 miles away from home has all sorts of unforseen challenges. Functionally, the biggest by far was electricity
I’ve been hunting for more hacks and ideas to archive here on Adaptation House, and here’s another great one taken (with permission of course) from Trailing Houses. Waterproof seats!
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,
Slipcover Success! Thanks to Heidi I. for sharing this Drexel “Kara Mid Sofa” slipcover awesomeness on Trailing House
This Drexel hack comes from Megan B: a lovely new friend, fellow DS employee spouse, and founder of BalléNess. Megan is NOT a fan of traditional bookshelves, so she stacks them on their side for a more contemporary display.
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 […]