Faye from Farm Life Best Life revived her childhood farmhouse dresser with a little help from Vanilla Frosting All-in-One Decor Paint and Hemp Oil!

I’m a lil’ sista… to 2 older brothers… all 3 of us were born within a 28-month period. Yes, apparently that’s very possible, and our parents might have been a lil’ crazy at the time… or naive, or brave… or newly in love.

Being the only lil’ sista to big brothers comes with many solid truths:

  1. Baby pictures of you (just you) are few and far between — nothing a lil’ therapy can’t resolve
  2. You’re either shy or super loud — those that know me, know loud and clearly that I’m very much the latter
  3. I had intensive training in your younger years, and are stronger than an ox — there’s nothing or no one I can’t take down if needed
  4. You’ll always be the one that gets stuck on the cot when staying in a hotel room — this defines unfairness
  5. You can pretty much get away with anything — by the time I did anything wrong or bad, it was old hat
  6. You will always be Mum n’ Dad’s little girl — nana-nana boo-boo
  7. If you have a boy n’ a girl one day, you will always side with the girl — sorry my son Matt, I come by this very honestly

But most of all, you are grateful. You have someone to look out for you like no other, and side with in (almost) all matters. You wouldn’t trade your big brothers for the world… but you might negotiate.

Painted Antique farmhouse dresser in off-white furniture paint from Country Chic Paint with all natural hemp oil sealant6

My Dad picked-up this charming lil’ dresser for my brothers bedroom when they were just wee tots. I may or may not have been given their hand-me-down dresser at the time. 😏

BUT if I was given their hand-me-down at the time, that no longer matters. Because in the end after MANY years of this dresser being in our family, it’s now mine! Nana-nana boo-boo! 😛

Painted Antique farmhouse dresser in off-white furniture paint from Country Chic Paint with all natural hemp oil sealant6

My things have always been so much prettier than my brothers things! This lil’ dresser is of no exception. There is no denying that my transformation is FAR prettier than what this piece looked like when it was my brothers! My nana-nana boo-boo transformation went like this:

  • Removed the original hardware from drawers ~ that I had every intention in maintaining as-is
  • Built a new frame for the busted bottom drawer ~ that my brothers were most definitely responsible for breaking
  • Lightly sanded down the body ~ including the crayon marks that were also most definitely the doing of my brothers
  • Heavily sanded down the top and front legs ~ for the two-toned transformation I had in mind
  • Gave entire piece a good vacuum and cleaning ~ something my brothers were incapable of doing in our younger years
  • Applied 3 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Vanilla Frosting’ to the body) ~ so very easily applied, 100% VOC-free with superior coverage
  • Sanded down the body (copiously in desired areas) ~ for the distressed and sweetly imperfected farmhouse chic look I desired
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Hemp Oil’ to the body, top and front legs for light protection ~ water-resistant,100% all-natural, and sustainably sourced from Canadian farmers
  • Reinstalled original hardware ~ just as-is in it’s rusty tattered n’ well-aged condition (perfect)

Painted Antique farmhouse dresser in off-white furniture paint from Country Chic Paint with all natural hemp oil sealant6

When my brothers handed this sweet lil’ chest of drawers down to me, I was firmly told — “You can do whatever you want with it Faye… but don’t you dare try and sell it.” After all these years, my brothers clearly don’t know me at all! Seriously… did they actually think for a second that I would try and sell it?! Sheesh! C’mon boys! Transformed with much love for ME! A charming piece that will forever hold many and create many more good memories! Thank you for the hand-me-down boys!

I am swooning over this piece, and am so very pleased with how the ‘Hemp Oil’ brought the wood back to life and the ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ gave me the farmhouse distressed look I was after!

Painted Antique farmhouse dresser in off-white furniture paint from Country Chic Paint with all natural hemp oil sealant6

Painted Antique farmhouse dresser in off-white furniture paint from Country Chic Paint with all natural hemp oil sealant6Painted Antique farmhouse dresser in off-white furniture paint from Country Chic Paint with all natural hemp oil sealant6

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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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