After several different attempts, Faye from Farm Life Best Life finally found the perfect color combination for this table with Cheesecake, Cranberry Sauce, and both Natural and Antiquing Wax!

Although I do love my perennial garden, and I enjoy annuals in the years I find the time and $ to put some in…my favourite flowers are wildflowers.

You see, wildflowers don’t have to be planted precisely and in the right type of soil, they’re not delicate — very robust rather, they’re not prim and sequentially placed, and they don’t cost a penny.

Wild flowers are full of elegant character and sweet imperfections, and where my family and I live and farm, all it takes to see an abundance of them is a peaceful walk up our lane. We are truly graced with and surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty.

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My feelings for flowers are equally the same for furniture. When I came across this departed and forgotten end table, my heart was singing while I worked on reviving it into a charming piece with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections — and so comfortably accomplished with Country Chic Paint’s elegant and robust line of products!

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My comfortable and elegant process went like this:

  • Lightly sanded down piece, and wiped down clean
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Harmony’ ~ thinking that was the colour I wanted for this piece to then learn that it was not… won’t know unless you try!
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Cobblestone’ ~ thinking that this might be the colour I wanted to then also learn that it was not… if at first you don’t succeed try again
  • Put the piece away until I was certain of the colour I wanted for it… “sleeping on it” can bring out one’s best creativity
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in my favourite colour ‘Cheesecake’ to the body
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in my 2nd favourite colour ‘Cranberry Sauce’ to the top
  • Heavily sanded down piece with sanding block ~ for the heavily distressed look I now knew I was after
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Antiquing Wax’, followed by 1 coat of ‘Natural Wax’ ~ this step and product my friends is like icing on the cake

Like wildflowers,
Grow somewhere you can be you;
Somewhere you can be true;
Somewhere you’re free;
Somewhere you’re truly happy.

— Jerico Silvers

I’m so very pleased with the end result — and have no regrets about the first coats of ‘Harmony’ and ‘Cobblestone’… as I ❤ how those colours came through in the highly distressed areas!

This country chic character end table with sweet imperfections is for YOU, and I have much certainty you will find much happiness with it!

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I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! ❤




Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, full-time Web Designer, part-time Shabby Farm House Chic Furniture Restorer. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving and constant learning. I spend my late nights (and every spare moment I can find) restoring furniture that’s been left and forgotten, is in need of much love, and most definitely can have a new life. Filling our home, and creating pieces for YOU with country chic character and sweet imperfections is a delightful and charming way for me to make time to relax and unwind, and heightens my creativity! ❤

Make sure to follow Faye on her blog, Farm Life Best Life. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!