Several months ago, on one of my thrifting adventures, I scored these Vintage Drexel Nightstands!! They were divine!! I loved the size, scale and the clean lines of the nightstands. They were practically begging me to take them home and reLove them!
So reLove them, I did! After sanding and priming, I decided to go with a two-toned color scheme.
I repainted the original hardware to a rich, chocolate brown. It contrasts so nicely against the creamy white!
I lined the drawers with a simple embossed lining, to really coordinate with the creamy white drawer fronts.These Vintage Drexel Nightstands came out so hot!! I loved the two colors together, and they are just neutral enough to go with any color scheme. I could really see these in a living room as end tables.
And finally, a look back at the before and after of this nightstand makeover.
I’d love to hear your feedback!! What did you think about the two toned color scheme on these reLoved Vintage Drexel Nightstands?
Hi, love these tables! I have some similar I hope to redo. After you painted these did you put any type of top coat over them for protection? I see the colour names and brand but which paint was it…pro classic…etc? Thank you in advance! So glad I found your site!
What colours and paint brand did you use on them? They compliment each other very well.
Hi Clair- The colors I used were Sherwin Williams SW 6007 Smart White & SW 6206 Oyster Bay.
I would love to know the color brown you used on the hardware and also the spray sealer you used. Tey are beautiful side tables.
Thank you Becky! After cleaning, I primed them with a spray primer. Then I used Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2X Satin spray paint in Espresso. I did not apply any sealer over the spray paint.
I’ve been admiring the color on these tables for a while. Would you be willing to share the color names? Thanks
Hi Sheila, Yes- the colors I used were Sherwin Williams SW 6007 Smart White & SW 6206 Oyster Bay.
Heather Why (@Heathermnida)
Awesome, well nice job! I’ll have to share my final product when I’m done! (Just primed one today, will get to painting it tomorrow, I’m super excited.)
I skipped the sanding and used an interior/exterior primer made by I think Rust-o-leum/Zissler (not sure)…but it boasts sticking to veneered/glossy surfaces no problem (!!!!!!!) So, I’m a little worried but hopeful it will work! I just finished refinishing our cabinets and am kind of OVER sanding atm, haha!
Last thing, what color is that you used? Looks nice
I’d love to see your finished project Heather!! I’ll have to look up the color I used and get back to you!!
Hi I just stumbled across this website and also really love how this came out- you really have a knack for refinishing! I’d Also like to know what colors/ brands of paint you used for these.
Hi Kyle- I used Sherwin Williams in SW 6007 Smart White & SW 6206 Oyster Bay.
Heather Why (@Heathermnida)
These came out awesome! Good score on the Drexel – I got my hands on a rather large Drexel Dresser a few years ago, very solid piece!
Did you sand and prime these before painting them? Also, what material was the original hardware?
Thank you, Heather!! Yes, I sanded and primed first. And to be honest, I have no idea what the original hardware was… I’m not good at that! LoL!
Gorgeous! What color/brand of oaint did you use and what sealer? Do you use a roller or brush and did you prime with zissner? Thanks a bunch!
Hi Meg- Yes, I used Zinsser Cover Stain, followed by Sherwin Williams SW 6007 Smart White & SW 6206 Oyster Bay. No Sealer!!
Absolutely beautiful! I was wondering how you were able to paint the hardware without it chipping later? did you seal it with something?
No sealer! I cleaned it really well, I usually scrub hardware with vinegar and a small bristle brush. Then I used a spray primer. After that was completely dried I sprayed a few light finish coats.
Please let me know if these are for sale
Thank you! I’m sorry, but these have already been sold
I absolutely LOVE these! Just what I’m looking for for my bedroom! Great find~