This beautiful antique dresser was painted with Faith and Crinoline by Faye from Farm Life Best Life. Come learn about the full transformation from surface prep to waxing!


For those that might follow my furniture portfolio, you’ll know there are a few colours that I tend to always go with — my safe zone.  My safe zone also happens to be colours that I can envision in our own home… colours that I personally love, and perhaps others will to.

Just the thought of stepping outside of my safe zone gives me butterflies… but when I simply could NOT choose a colour for this lowboy dresser that I stared at for days, I put up my hands and said to myself:

“To heck with it… I’m going to paint this dresser in a colour that I would NEVER choose, and see what happens.  Have some FAITH Faye!”

Antique Dresser painted with rusty pink furniture paint and antiquing wax from Country Chic Paint (9)
My transformation with much anxiety, and a whole lotta faith: 
  • Removed drawer hardware ~ with plans to transform and maintain
  • Wood-filled and sanded chipping n’ bubbling veneer on top and drawers ~ easy peasy fix folks… don’t let damaged veneer deter you!
  • Lightly sanded down entire piece ~ to best prepare for chalk paint adhesion
  • Vacuumed and cleaned ~ final prep before the real fun begins
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-In-One Decor Paint‘ to the entire piece in the colour ‘Faith’ (limited edition) ~ a lovely terracotta-hued shade
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-In-One Decor Paint‘ to the top, edges, feet, and hardware in the colour ‘Crinoline’ ~ one shade away from a pure bright white
  • Lightly sanded down entire piece and hardware for a buttery smooth and distressed finish ~ for the farmhouse chic look I was after
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Natural Wax‘  ~ which I find eases the application of coloured wax
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Antiquing Wax‘ ~ to accentuate the charm, add some aging depth, and for light protection
  • Reinstalled hardware ~ so pleased to maintain
  • Lined drawers with ‘Aspen Aloe’ Con-Tact self adhesive  ~ a lil’ extra love goes a long way
Antique Dresser painted with rusty pink furniture paint and antiquing wax from Country Chic Paint
An eye-catching addition showcasing 4 drawers in a terracotta-hued finish for your entrance-way, living-room or master-suite. Charmed with bun feet, caster wheels and dovetail drawers. A farmhouse-feel restoration ~ transformed and accentuated with much FAITH for YOU.
Antique Dresser painted with rusty pink furniture paint and antiquing wax from Country Chic Paint

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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Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this brand new color!


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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