This amazing farmhouse cupboard was refurbished by Faye from Farm Life Best Life. She used the colors Bee’s Knees and Vanilla Frosting, then sealed her work with a combination of Grey and Natural Wax!

Someday, I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops 🎶

The month of February is never gentle on me. It is the month where I find myself struggling with winter blues, wishing for Spring to arrive, and for my small troubles to melt away like lemon drops. This piece in its BEFORE state is how you’ll find me feeling in February. 😔

Yellow and white rustic farmhouse cupboard painted with eco-friendly furniture paint and natural wax from Country Chic Paint
The top drawer was missing its frame, and the drawers that were once behind its doors no longer existed. Nothing a lil’ bit of TLC and creative upcycling couldn’t resolve! Deciding on colours for my transformation was an easy one. Colours that would make my dreams that I dare dream of, really come true. My dreams for Spring to arrive!

Steps:

  • Built a new frame for the drawer top. Special thanks to my farmer hubs for this step
  • Added shelving to what was once 3 additional drawers behind its doors. Another step courtesy of my sweet farmer hubs
  • Lightly sanded down entire piece to prepare for paint adhesion
  • Gave entire piece a good vacuum and cleaning
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s All-In-One Decor Paint in the colour ‘Vanilla Frosting’ to the interior AND exterior. It’s the most charming farmhouse white
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s All-In-One Decor Paint in the colour ‘Bee’s Knees’ to all areas of the piece with the exception of the top, accents, door fronts and interior ~ for a bright and cheery two-toned transformation
  • Sanded entire piece down (copiously in chosen areas where I wanted the wood and ‘Vanilla Frosting’ to come through) ~ to achieve a sweetly imperfect, farmhouse chic look
  • Applied Country Chic Paint’s Grey Wax to the entire piece ~ for added depth, aging and buttery smooth light protection
  • Applied Country Chic Paint’s Natural Wax to the entire piece ~ to tone down the Grey Wax as desired, and for additional protection
  • Installed new ornately carved and antique brass ‘Chippendale’ hardware ~ Ooh, ooh, ooh… Ooh, ooh 💛
  • Yellow and white rustic farmhouse cupboard painted with eco-friendly furniture paint and natural wax from Country Chic Paint

    Yellow and white rustic farmhouse cupboard painted with eco-friendly furniture paint and natural wax from Country Chic Paint

    The month of March has now blown in, to say that Spring will soon begin! This upcycled and charmingly transformed piece has certainly lifted my spirits, and lessened my winter blues. A sweet lil’ farmhouse cupboard that is sure to melt away ones’ troubles like lemon drops. What a lovely Entryway Statement | Dining Sideboard | Pie Safe | Hallway Storage | Jelly Cupboard | Linen Cabinet | Kitchen Pantry | Nursery Furnish | Bathroom Cupboard | Bedroom Chest ‘she’ could be for YOU! A gracefully aged, delightfully transformed and multi-functional piece. She eagerly awaits ‘her’ next bright and cheerful chapter in ones’ home or cottage!

    Yellow and white rustic farmhouse cupboard painted with eco-friendly furniture paint and natural wax from Country Chic Paint

    To see some more farmhouse-style makeovers, click here.

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    Faye {Farm Life Best Life}

    Hi I’m Faye ~ Farm Wife, Mom, Furniture & Decor Restorer. I have been blessed with a life of simple living, generous loving, and constant learning — my Farm Life Best Life!

    My family and I live, love and work on our farm in the heart of Manitoba CANADA — amidst wide-open spaces, cattle grazing and heart-dropping prairie sunsets.

    I spend every spare moment I can beg, borrow or steal — restoring and transforming furniture & decor from sad and bleak to farmhouse 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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