Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hepplewhite & Me

As I seek out classic pieces of furniture to relove, I occasionally bump into the beautiful style of Hepplewhite.  

What to do?  How to relove?  What’s my vision?  My best tool for thinking through a project is Pinterest.  I create boards based on the style of the item I’ve acquired.  It helps me start to visualize what might be. I got my inspiration from PB. 

This classic styled chest has a fresh updated look.  Love it.

I do have a passion for the beautiful grain of wood, especially mahogany.   I decided to strip the tops of these pieces and stain them with dark walnut.  Fortunately, I had all of the original hardware.  Old White base, some light distressing and MMS wax.  No dark wax…

Love the serpentine front and curved base.

How could I not try to save this top?  I think the wood is so beautiful.

The matching chest.

I had a similarly styled night stand in my stock.  You wanna see a before picture???

Not only was the tan paint color yucky, do you think it had enough stickers on it?  Check out the beautiful red drawer that came with it!

You wanna see the after???  

I couldn't get the drawers as pristine as I'd like, so I lined it with some lovely French script paper from FrenchCharmed.

I've enjoyed transforming these Hepplewhite pieces.  There were a few more dressers that came my way.  We became friends as I gave them my full RPK love, and have found them loving homes.

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  1. Okay that night stand was bad and now it is positively stunning!

    1. Ha! You are so correct about it being bad! Thanks for thinking it turned out stunning!

  2. Oh, these are just lovely! I'm adding you to my weekend links over at http://daffodilsathome.com.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

  3. So gorgeous! I love them all. I really love that style and the white with the dark stain is sooooo classic. Thanks for sharing with Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  4. you can never go wrong with this look. so classic and beautiful