Faye from Farm Life Best Life is back to prove once again that even the most unappealing pieces can be transformed into something beautiful if you use a little imagination and creativity! You won’t believe what this piece looked like before it’s makeover in Cobblestone, Lazy Linen, and Tough Coat.

With the help of Country Chic Paint’s beautiful products, I am upcycling and transforming our very ugly laundry room to BEAUTIFUL! I started off this project, with the ugliest cupboard in the room. Brace yourself:

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Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

She’s really UGLY isn’t she?! For starters, I removed all her old hardware (which wasn’t salvageable given it was destroyed by layers upon layers of paint). Then I needed to get her naked. While stripping her, I learned that she had SEVEN (yes 7) layers of paint on her. Here she is naked:

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Once I had her naked, that’s when the fun began! 😉 My transformation from ugly to beautiful went like this:

Step 1: Removed hardware, and stripped all 7 layers of paint
Step 2: Lightly sanded down entire piece
Step 3: Applied two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “All-in-One Decor Paint” in the colours ‘Lazy Linen’ (exterior), and ‘Cobblestone’ (interior)
Step 4: Lightly distressed exterior with sanding block
Step 5: Applied two coats of Country Chic Paint’s “Tough Coat” to exterior
Step 6: Lined interior shelves with a self-adhesive / decorative liner
Step 7: Installed new hardware

Now I know and appreciate that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I’m fairly confident you’ll agree that this once ugly piece is now indeed BEAUTIFUL! ❤

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #grey #chalkpaint #upcycle #cabinet #storage #homedecor #contactpaper #laundryroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I’m elated to have found Country Chic Paint’s products — they are allowing me to upcycle and transform like I never imagined — all with the finest Country Chic character, and the sweetest imperfections!

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning.




Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, Web Designer, DIY Farm House Decor Devotee. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving and constant learning. I find much pleasure in transforming older items instead of buying new, and love filling our home with country chic character, and sweet imperfections!

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