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A Distressed Cottage Dresser

I had this “hand-me-down” tall dresser sitting in my office. It was begging for a coat of paint and new hardware. It was the perfect opportunity for me to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the new color Pure White.
I painted the dresser and drawers and then sanded it to distress it. I sealed it with a coat of wax. I went to ReStore in search of hardware. I envisioned using oil-rubbed bronze cup-style handles, and wouldn’t you know….

that’s exactly what I found there.

This piece went from being an eyesore to one of my favorites!

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  1. Gorgeous! I LOVE that hardware. I never have that kind of luck when I go to my restore, I usually find old brass that I have to spray brushed bronze. What do you use to sand with? Just curious :o)

  2. Thanks, Katie!!!! I was shocked when I found the hardware in the right color!!!! šŸ™‚ I use a sanding sponge!

  3. Jenny DiGuglielmo says:

    Love this piece – fabulous job.

  4. Love how this turned out!!! šŸ™‚

  5. The Vintage Farmhouse says:

    Turned out beautifully! ā™„

  6. Leigh Anne says:

    Nice! The hardware is perfect!

  7. Deborah March says:

    SO GORGEOUS! Total transformation, just love the hardware too!

  8. very merry vintage style says:

    What a huge transformation! The distressing and those handles are perfect. Stop by and link it up if you have time-

  9. fromgentogen says:

    This turned out so beautifully —- I am just starting out blogging about re-purposed furniture. I hope you'll stop by and give me some feedback. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely piece!
    Blessings, Becky

  10. Gwen @ The Bold Abode says:

    Smashing! I've got one 'a those in my closet and it keeps BEGGING me for a little primping! What a difference!

  11. Honey at 2805 says:

    This is a wonderful transformation! She is so pretty and charming with her added personality!

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