Happy New Year! I hope your reading of this post finds you off to a good start in 2024! I’m so excited for this year— for a number of reasons. My husband and I are planning for our next chapter (which if everything aligns will involve a #simpleliving build and move), our son is advancing with Farming on our farm, our daughter is in her 3rd year of Nursing, I’m turning 50 this year 🤯, and we continue to have so many blessings. AND I have so many pieces I want to paint in 2024— including this adorable antique washstand that I picked up years ago!


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Colour Comparing

On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) that I share online may naturally seem slightly different in person. Lighting and surroundings dictates colours! I picture all my pieces against a white backdrop with white lighting, as I feel this portray’s the truest colour in digital form— however depending on the wall colour and lighting in your home, the colour may slightly differ. Here are some pictures to help aid with online colour consideration:

Country Chic Paint Neverland Deep Olive Green
Secret Garden, Olive Martini, Neverland
Country Chic Paint Neverland Deep Olive Green
Country Chic Paint Ancient Ember Burnt Terracotta
Peachy Keen, Ancient Ember, Ooh La La
Country Chic Paint Ancient Ember Burnt Terracotta
Before & After

Dark Olive Green Washstand

It’s a little shameful how long ago I picked up this antique washstand! I think it’s gotta be 5+ years ago! Truth be told, I tucked it away and procrastinated pulling it back out, because it had quite a bit of damage that I knew would take some extra time and effort. However when I learned that Country Chic Paint was releasing some new colours this year, I instantly knew that this piece would be perfect for 2 of the 6 colours they announced!

Antique Washstand Makeover
Deep Olive Green Antique Washstand Makeover
Selectively Salvaged and Loved by me


Versatile, moderately-sized, charming and timeless— are just a few words that come to my mind with antique washstands. I’ve had this one tucked away for quite some time. Seems it was waiting ever-so-patiently for the most fitting colours for its’ next chapter. Country Chic Paint’s recent colour launch included what I felt were the most perfect complimentary colours for my reincarnation. Neverland— an irresistible deep olive green, and Ancient Amber— a mesmerizing burnt teracotta are hands-down 2 colour tones that I have been aching for! And here they now are, complimenting each other with charm! Bedside Table? Hallway Accent? Lavatory Cupboard? Entryway Statement? Where do YOU see this in your home this new year?

Modern Farmhouse Furniture

Antique Washstand Makeover

Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my Antique Washstand makeover. On-screen colours are merely a digital representation, and will vary from screen to screen (device to device). Depending on your screen/device, the colour(s) seen here on my website may seem slightly different in person.

My Step-by-Step Transformation

  • Removed dreadful replacement hardware — With full intentions of replacing with a far more pleasing set
  • Removed and replaced damaged interior bottom — With some spare wood material I had on hand
  • Repaired hole in interior back — Bondo to the rescue
  • Lightly sanded down body— To prepare for paint application; 80, 120 grit
  • Heavily sanded down top— To prepare for stain application; 80, 120 grit
  • Thoroughly vacuumed and washed— Necessary preparation for any and all furniture restorations
  • Applied 2 coats of Neverland to the entire body (including back and bottom)— Immerse your space in the captivating allure of Neverland, a deep and enigmatic dark olive green reminiscent of lush, untamed landscapes
  • Applied 2 coats of Ancient Ember to the entire interior— Get ready to dive into the charm of the past with Ancient Ember – a mesmerizing burnt terracotta hue
  • Lightly sanded down giving extra attention to edges— For a farmhouse distressed finish; 120 grit
  • Applied a generous coat of Country Chic Paint Hemp Oil to the body and interior  ~ for a light water-resistant protectant
  • Applied Minwax conditioning, stain, and poly products in the colour Provincial to the top— For a two-toned exposed wood transformation; lint-free rag application
  • Decoupaged drawer-sides and interior with Re-Design with Prima’s BOTANICAL IMPRINT TISSUE PAPER a lovely pattern that I felt paired so nicely with this transformation
  • Selected and installed alternate replacement hardware — From a COMING SOON piece that is missing some of the hardware set, thus will require a complete replacement
  • Another thorough vacuum and wash— And now it’s all ready for its’ next chapter

Photos From My Workshop

Come Take a Closer Look!

I ain’t no videographer I tell ya! I am however determined to try my very best to share a closer look with YOU. Below you’ll find my best; albeit amateur effort at trying to capture this piece in video format (taken out in my workshop where I do it all— prep, transform, picture and vid).
For my Manitoba followers, perhaps you might fancy slipping out to our farm for the closest look— please do get in touch!

Products Used & Recommended

This post contains links to products I personally use, trust, and highly recommend. Here’s a handy compiled list for your ease of reference:

🌟 Country Chic Paint NEVERLAND

🌟 Country Chic Paint ANCIENT EMBER

🌟 Country Chic Paint SIMPLICITY

🌟 Country Chic Paint HEMP OIL

🌟 ReDesign with Prima BOTANICAL IMPRINT

Have a furniture piece that you’d like to paint, but aren’t sure where to start? Struggling with deciding on colour(s), products, techniques, and finishes? I’d love to help you out! Let’s have a phone chat, or meetup for a coffee!

Custom Furniture Painting


I primarily select and purchase pieces on my own, and transform them with colours/techniques of my own choosing— Ready-For-Purchase. I do also carefully consider custom furniture painting for customers within Manitoba. If you’re interested in this service, I’d love to hear from you! Please fill out and submit a form so that we can start an exchange. I truly appreciate all interest and inquiries.

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