Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Peppler Night Tables

Happy Tuesday! Halloween is a distant memory, November is well on its way and here the stores have all changed over to their Christmas decors. Crazy. I even saw a few snowflakes yesterday. Gasp!!

Today I'm posting about a pair of night tables I found at the curb. Solid wood. Gorgeous. The only thing wrong with them was that a couple of the legs had come off. In our throwaway society, that's excuse enough to discard something... At least they had the good sense of including the legs...! All that required was a good wood glue. A simple repair that cost pennies.

They might be somewhat old, because the name "Peppler" was branded inside the drawer. A little bit of research revealed that this is a now defunct Canadian high end furniture making company that was established in Hanover, Ontario. I'm not sure, but I believe they may have been bought out by what is now the Sklar-Peppler company. I couldn't find any information to that effect. So, I don't now for sure how old the tables are, but they're really solid and great workmanship.

Dodo head here forgot to take a before pic. Here's one of the drawers anyhoo:

And a view from the bottom, lol! (It's the piece with green tape at the top left of the picture.

 I remembered to take a photo of the handles mid-painting:

Quite gorgeous!

I painted the tables in Annie Sloan French Linen. I painted the handles with ASCP Old White, and also used Old White to dry brush the wood trim on the drawer fronts to accent them and tie in with the handles. After a coat of ASCP Clear Wax all over, I then applied some ASCP dark wax to the wood trim to give them an aged look. No distressing, just solid paint.

 French Linen is such a great, versatile neutral. Love it.

I brought them to Rustic and Refined Interiors and they sold almost right away! It gives me joy to think that somebody likes my work. They like it, they really like it!!

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  1. They are beautiful! It is a throwaway society and I'm glad you rescued these well made pieces. Hugs, Linda

  2. Wow - fantastic for you Nicole!!! They turned out beautifully so I'm not surprised - it's just that it can be such a fickle market.

  3. Woweee! You did a great job!



  4. There is something about French linen and coco that lends itself to a crisp looks without distressing. I love this table. Great decision in the finish.

    Peggy @

    1. Thank you Peggy! And thanks for stopping by.

      Have a lovely week-end.

  5. Wow, gorgeous! I remember that company. I worked for Kaufman furniture in their showroom when I was a teenager and that was certainly a discussed furniture group. High quality and yes I do think you are right that they were taken over by Sklar.