🎵 Just off of the beaten path
A little dot on a state road map
That’s where I was born and where I’ll die
Things move at a slower pace
Nobody’s in the rat race
And these days that’s a special way of life

Down home, where they know you by name and treat you like family
Down home, a man’s good word and hand shake are all you need
Folks know if they’re falling on hard times
They can fall back on
Those of us raised up down home 🎵

Yes, indeed a special way of life.  <3

And how special is this charming farmhouse bench that I came across?!  Although quite lovely even before I transformed, much lovelier after… if I might say so myself! 😉


To bring out much loveliness, I ever-so-lovingly got to work:

  • Gave piece a good cleaning ~ water and vinegar is my tried and true
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the colour ‘Sage Advice’ ~ delightfully pure and fresh sage green
  • Lightly sanded with both 120 and 220 grit sandpaper  ~ to achieve the down home slightly distressed farmhouse look I wanted to achieve
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Natural Wax‘ with a wax-brush ~ for a protective and buttery-smooth finish
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Antiquing Wax’ with a wax-brush  ~ for an added time-worn touch
  • Buffed the wax with a lint-free cloth ~ until it no longer felt tacky and was completely smooth
  • Applied 1 more partial coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Natural Wax‘ with a lint-free cloth ~ to manipulate / lessen the ‘Antiquing Wax’

Wax on a piece that will be sat on you ask? 😯  No worries my friends!  After 3-4 weeks, the wax will be fully cured and the piece can safely be sat on!  I know this first-hand, as I transformed a storage bench for myself some time ago (in which I also used wax) and we sit on it ALL the time! 🙂

Add some down home farmhouse charm with this versatile wooden bench to your home or cottage. Whether it be a comfortable spot to remove your shoes, a handy piece for extra seating at dinner, a lovely addition to your bedroom, or a delightful accent for that special nook. A warm rustic style that is sure to enhance any space! <3

❤ This Down Home Farmhouse Bench ~ SOLD to Kasydi ❤
DIMENSIONS: 32” H x 48” W x 16” D


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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