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!
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!].
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.
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.
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.