Category Archives: Drexel Hell

Drexel Chairs: Boring to Boho!

The 8 chairs that come with our huge Drexel dining table are upholstered in more gold polyester. Blech. I am certainly not the first person to cover the seats, but I am so pleased with the result that I’m sharing my version of this popular Drexel hack. Continue reading Drexel Chairs: Boring to Boho!

A Bit Less Shiny Brass and Harvest Gold Please

By the time we leave Warsaw, I will have spent 19 years of my life in Embassy housing, 17 of them surrounded by Drexel furniture. In other words, each post may be just temporary, but sadly, this is my life!

I am no longer a college student, people. I’m at a stage of my life in which, in normal circumstances, I might be able to choose furniture that I actually like. So, it’s worth it to me to put a little time and effort into my housing and make it at least sort of my own. Continue reading A Bit Less Shiny Brass and Harvest Gold Please

Government Housing Hack: Kitchen Decals

“Drexel hacks” are a thing now. You can see some good ones here.  I actually tried one yesterday, without success: it turns out that Drexel sofas have measurements that somehow do not match the measuring guides on the SureFit website. So, the loveseat-sized slipcover that I bought for our not-poopy, but oddly mustard-colored loveseat is going back to the seller.

This is not a Drexel hack, which may be why it worked out so well. I’m going to call it a government housing hack. Continue reading Government Housing Hack: Kitchen Decals