Faye from Farm Life Best Life used Crackle Medium and Cheesecake topped with Antiquing Wax and Natural Wax to give this handsome guy a rustic makeover!

What makes your heart beat fast, your palms sweat, your knees weak, and your breathing rapid? Well for me, it’s my Farmer (a.k.a. my hubby)! There’s jus’ somethin’ about a strong, hard-workin’ man covered in mud, oil, and cow s#!t that does it for me! And on the rare occasion that he gets all cleaned up… DANG he smells good!

BUT… my Farmer isn’t the only thing that gets my heart a pumpin’… just the thought of coming across an old abandoned farmhouse is enough to make my heart jump right out of my chest! Although I have had a few such encounters, nowhere near enough! So what does a girl like me that dreams of shabby chic abandoned farmhouse finds?! She makes them herself! And that’s EXACTLY what I did with this lil’ antique writing desk I came across.

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Now, I know and you should know that there are many antique pieces that shouldn’t be painted… however this lil’ ‘guy’ wasn’t one of those. This lil’ ‘guy’ was a perfect candidate for a Country Chic Paint makeover!

Now you also now know that I like my man dirty, scuffed up, hard-worked, strong and shabby right?! Well… I like my furniture the same way! Furniture with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections — just as if it was pulled right out of an old abandoned farmhouse! Babump ❤ Babump ❤ Babump ❤ !

So what did I do to transform this lil’ guy into my kind o’ man?! It was simple my friends:

  • Gave ‘him’ a very thorough and much needed clean
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Crackle Medium’ ~ to achieve the crackled paint effect I wanted for ‘him’
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in my favourite colour ‘Cheesecake’ ~ cuz I just can’t get enough cheesecake
  • Lightly distressed areas that would’ve been subject to natural wear in ‘his’ past farmhouse, with a sanding block
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Antiquing Wax’ to the entire piece, and buffed ‘him’ good
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Natural Wax’ to the entire piece, and buffed ‘him’ again really good

And now we’re talkin’! This rugged lil’ ‘guy’ now looks like I just scooped ‘him’ up from an old abandoned farmhouse — dirty, shabby, hard-worked and chic… just as I prefer my man to be!

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Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Abandoned Farmhouse Writing Desk #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #crackle #rustic #farmhouse #writingdesk #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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! ❤

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