This lovely lady was stripped down and given a full makeover by Faye from Farm Life Best Life with Peacoat and Antiquing Wax!


Imagine not what you see, but what it could be!

That my friends is exactly what I did when my oh-so-sweet sis-in-law found this time-worn lil’ lady for me!

🎶 First time I seen her walk by, man I ’bout fell off my chair!🎶

This charming piece was like a pretty girl that didn’t know she was pretty. An antique chiffonier dresser with swivel mirror — that just needed someone to imagine what she could once again be!

If you can trust me for a lil’ bit… by the time you finish reading this post I assure you that you too will believe in the power of creative imagination!

Please be gentle on her (this was her when I brought her home):

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Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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Please don’t tease her (this was her when I got her naked, removed her tattered and mis-matched hardware, and gave her a lil’ body scrub):

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Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Please give her a whistle (this is her now after I gave her the love she deserved):

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This my supportive followers, fans, and customers is the kind of love I’m talking about:

  • Removed drawer hardware ~ unfortunately one handle was mis-matched, and most of the rivets were bent beyond salvaging — I have however tucked them away for potential use in a future transformation
  • Disassembled mirror and stored away safely for the duration of my project
  • Stripped and sanded areas that I planned to stain/varnish with Heirloom® Max Heavy Duty Stripper ~ nasty stuff, however works like a charm and is my go-to furniture stripper
  • Lightly sanded areas that I planned to paint
  • Vacuumed and washed entire piece thoroughly
  • Applied 2 coats stain, and 2 coats varnish to desired areas with Varathane’s ‘Premium Wood Stain’ in the colour ‘Tuscan’, and ‘Fast Drying Professional Premium Clear Finish 1200 Matte Oil Based’
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Peacoat’ to desired areas ~ ‘Peacoat’ is a deep, dark navy blue that can almost look black in pics (especially when finishing with ‘Antiquing Wax’), however I assure you holds blue when you see it in person
  • Lightly distressed painted areas with sanding block ~ for the rustic #farmhouse look I desired
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Antiquing Wax’ to the areas I painted ~ for a charming time-worn look
  • Reassembled mirror, and installed new hardware ~ which I was oh-so-lucky to find in similar style to her original hardware

And jus’ look at her now! Not only does she 🎶got hips like honey, so thick and so sweet🎶 — she’s got a 🎶body like a back road, drivin’ with my eyes closed; I know every curve like the back of my hand🎶 and she’s now for YOU! You and her can 🎶go way back like Cadillac seats🎶

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Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Body Like a Back Road! #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #navy #dresser #harp #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, Web Designer, and Shabby Farmhouse Chic Furniture/Decor Hobbyist. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving, and constant learning — my farm life best life. I spend my late nights (and every spare moment I can find) restoring and transforming furniture & decor from sad and bleak to shabby and chic! Filling OUR home, and creating pieces for YOU with country chic character and sweet imperfections!

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



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