the No. 26 pair {a real rescue story}

December 7, 2011

pleased to intro­duce you to the No. 26 pair…
the No. 26 pair

No. 26’s came from hum­ble begin­nings. We did not find them as end tables. What we actu­ally found was a very very sad, old dress­ing table. And I mean it…SAD. The veneer was a mess, the mir­ror was dam­aged and miss­ing pieces.….plus, who uses a dress­ing table any­more? So it was between toss­ing it to the curb or doing some major rein­vent­ing. So, here is what we did {in photos}.…

fiveoeight No26 process

They have a bit of a girly side with the pale pink, but I think adding the stain on top of the paint & leav­ing the draw­ers just stained helped to give them a good bal­ance.
the No. 26 pair

I have had this hard­ware for a while and love the vin­tage feel of the silver…a per­fect match for these two…
fiveoeight_No26_3

We thought about keep­ing these for our mas­ter bed­room, but decided to put them in our oh so empty Etsy shop instead for some­one new to enjoy! By the end of this week you can go check them out in our store and see if they can find a good home :)

Cheers,
s

fiveoeight no. 26 pair of end tables

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  • Wow!  These are gor­geous!  Great job!  I actu­ally have a van­ity sim­i­lar to this in the fact that it’s in pretty rough shape.  I’ve been rack­ing my brain on what to do with it and I think this project is per­fect inspi­ra­tion for it!  I love love love it!

    • Thanks! They turned out much bet­ter than expected.…but we fig­ured it was in such poor shape, we had noth­ing to loose! Good luck on your van­ity, let me know how it turns out…

    • Anony­mous

      Thanks! They turned out much bet­ter than expected.…but we fig­ured it was in such poor shape, we had noth­ing to loose! Good luck on your van­ity, let me know how it turns out…

  • jo

    LOVE THESE, how beau­ti­ful! Can’t wait to see them on Etsy.

  • absolutely gor­geous!

  • Sierra

    I love the way you rein­vented this dress­ing table! Can I ask what your process is for suc­cess­fully remov­ing old veneer and reveneering?

    • Thanks! I put wax paper down and then used an old iron to melt the glue hold­ing the veneer…from their it is pretty easy to peel it care­fully up! Then you just have to sand, clean and stain!

    • Anony­mous

      Thanks! I put wax paper down and then used an old iron to melt the glue
      hold­ing the veneer…from their it is pretty easy to peel it care­fully
      up! Then you just have to sand, clean and stain!

  • Maira

    I just found your blog and already in love with it!!!! Can you tell me which stain did you use for the drawers?

    • fiveoeight

       Thanks! The stain is Min­wax, Spe­cial Walnut

  • What did you seal this with? So so beau­ti­ful!! Love the hardware.Yall clearly put a lot of work into these and it shows!

    • fiveoeight

      I am pretty sure for these it was min­wax poly — prob­a­bly spe­cial wal­nut :) Thanks!


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