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One Man's Trash: English Dresser + Painted Mirror

There's nothing I love more than taking something old and worn and giving it a second life! Believe it or not, this dresser was essentially someone's trash.  I purchased it from a guy who renovates fixer uppers, and the previous owners/tenants of the home had left this beauty behind! 

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The burled mahogany is really striking, and the dresser has so many great little touches to it [I especially love the tiny drawers at the top!]. 

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Of  course, it's in no way in 'antique' condition.  There are a few spots where the veneers have chipped away, but when you see it in person, those imperfections are hardly noticeable.

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The back left leg needs repairs. I affixed a makeshift leg for it, since at my house, you can't see the damage at all because I have it positioned in the entry beside my staircase, so it really isn't an issue for me.

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I'm still working on styling this spot in my house [and it will look quite Christmas-y for a while I'm sure!] but I decided to pair the dresser with a mirror I'm currently working on. It's a subtle teal color that reminds me of aged copper [think Statue of Liberty green!]. Before, it was rather tacky in black and gold, though I'm probably going to distress it a bit so some of the gold peeks through.

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