Faye from Farm Life Best Life used String of Pearls from our Lustrum Collection, along with some Natural and Antiquing Wax to give this dresser new life!

Who here likes to save money, add charm to their home, and gain storage-space?!

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh I do!  You could say I sound just a lil’ like Horshack when it comes to finding a dresser that will give me ALL 3 — savings, charm, and storage!

This dresser included!  Drab?  YES!  Potential?  HUGE!

Off white painted and refurbished dresser with eco-friendly furniture paint and antiquing wax from Country Chic Paint

So why waste any time?!  Here’s how I restored and transformed DRAB to FAB:

  • Removed hardware ~ with full intentions of replacing with a far more charming set
  • Removed accent from middle drawer ~ only because I didn’t like it, and who wants what they don’t like?!
  • Wood-filled multiple hardware holes ~ it appeared that at least 3 different sets of hardware dressed this dresser over the years
  • Stripped and sanded the top and legs ~ with plans to stain n’ varnish for a two-toned transformation
  • Lightly sanded down drawers and body ~ to best prepare for chalk paint adhesion
  • Vacuumed and cleaned ~ final prep before the real fun begins
  • Applied 3 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-In-One Decor Paint‘ in 1 of their 20 NEW colours — ‘String of Pearls’ to the body ~ a charming pearly white that is most def now added to my top favs
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Natural Wax‘ to the body ~ which I find eases the application of coloured wax
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Antiquing Wax‘ to the body ~ to accentuate the charm, add some aging depth, and for light protection
  • Conditioned, stained and varnished top and legs with Minwax and Varathane products ~ for a charming two-toned effect and heavy protection
  • Installed delightfully ornate aluminum knobs from GOHardware ~ a Canadian Etsy Shop I adore and shop with regularly

Off white painted and refurbished dresser with eco-friendly furniture paint and antiquing wax from Country Chic Paint

Off white painted and refurbished dresser with eco-friendly furniture paint and antiquing wax from Country Chic Paint
Once dreadfully drab, now a pleasingly fab dresser that will add savings, charm and storage to any desired nook in your home or cottage! Sweetly distressed, charmingly antiqued, and delightfully accentuated with ornate aluminum knobs.  Transformed in a colour well-suited for many palettes, and heavily protected for years to come.
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!

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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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