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The Manchester Dresser


Oooooh it feels good to be back with my brush in hand! Oh, I have missed you! We've taken a long siesta to do some traveling, moving and house projects over here. But, it feels good to be back in the saddle to tackle some long awaited furniture makeovers.

I love thumbing through my Restoration Hardware catalogues. Just about every page is eye candy for me. I just wished their prices matched my wallet! It has a permanent spot on my coffee table and I enjoy thumbing through it to look for inspiration for future projects. I'm currently obsessed with this bookcase. I'm digging the dark grey hue that's paired with the gold/brass tones of this particular space.

Source: Restoration Hardware
I
 came across this vintage dresser at an estate sale. It was in excellent condition except for some scratches and a bit of wear. I love those kinds of makeovers!





Check out these handles... they were dark. The handles original patina was masked under I don't even know how many years of age and dirt.





Lucky for me I know about Brasso and the toothbrush. Works like a champ every time. I didn't have to scrub very long before its original shiny self decided to come out and play.






Look at the difference! That Brasso stuff is really amazing!




I refinished Mr. Manchester in a custom color mixing 1 part Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Graphite and Coco and finished him off with Clear Wax. And here he is all put back together...








I'd love to see someone purchase this RH inspired piece and customize it as a bathroom vanity. That would look FABULOUS!


Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

4 comments

  1. Did you do equal parts of the coco and graphite chalk paint? Love this color!!

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  2. Anyone know where to find this paint in the US? Preferably online?

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    1. Hi Gina! You can find Annie Sloan stockist here: https://www.anniesloan.com/stockists/#/ Many of the stockist will ship paint online. Hope that helps!

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