“I’m heading out to my happy place!” <3 

Words to my family when I’m headed for my loft, where I run my creative furniture restoration business.  A space my hubs so lovingly lets me use; alongside his very busy farm shop. πŸ˜Œ

A happy place indeed it is β€” where much happy dancing occurs!  My creative outlet and ultimate form of therapy!  I simply adore finding vintage and antique furniture that I can transform and restore into unique, charming pieces for both me and YOU!  Doing my part to love our planet β€” one piece of furniture at a time! πŸŒ

This preloved and oh-so-charming ‘lady’ was my most recent happy dance project:


My happy dancing process:

  • Removed wooden hardware knobs with plans to replace with a far more charming set
  • Sadly removed original caster wheels  ~ 2 of the 4 were unfortunately broken
  • Heavily sanded down quarter-cut oak top in preparation for a two-toned transformation… the finish was so deteriorated that stripping wasn’t required 
  • Lightly sanded down drawers and body ~ to best prepare for chalk paint adhesion
  • Removed drawer bottoms and replaced with new  ~ far too much damage to maintain
  • Vacuumed and cleaned ~ final prep before the real fun begins
  • Applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint ‘All-In-One Decor Paint‘ in the colour β€˜Peacoat’ ~ a VERY dark and exquisite navy blue
  • Lightly sanded drawers and body ~ for the farmhouse distressed look I personally adore
  • Applied Country Chic Paint ‘Antiquing Wax‘ to the drawers and body ~ to accentuate the charm, add some aging depth, and for light protection
  • Conditioned, stained and varnished top with Minwax products ~ nothing but the best for this quarter sawn oak top
  • Purchased and installed new concave drawer stops from RedPosie Furniture ~ an Etsy Shop that I was elated to find… I’ve been looking for concaves for EVA
  • Purchased and installed new hardware from Lee Valley ~ aged brass ring pulls that were clearly meant for this piece

A moderately sized piece, well-suited for any space!  What a charming statement piece ‘she’ will undoubtedly make in your home or cottage!  An antique 3-drawer chest charmed with new brass ring pulls that were clearly made just for β€˜her’!  A two-toned restoration with a stained/varnished quarter sawn oak top; bowed with lovely curved edging.  Heart pitter pattering farmhouse charm!

* All of my furniture pieces are preloved, with expected signs of age and use β€” sweet imperfections which I believe adds to their unique character and charm.

❀ This Pretty in Peacoat Antique Dresser ~ SOLD to Kim ❀
DIMENSIONS: 36β€³ H x 36” W x 19” D

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning β€” graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! β€

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  1. Beautiful work Faye!

    I have a question regarding Country Chic paints, I want to apply glaze over the paint, what top coat do you use before the glaze?

    Thank you Audrey

    1. Thank You Audrey! When I work with glaze, I don’t actually always apply a top coat before applying it… depends on the look I’m trying to achieve… but when I do, I personally use a water based polyurethane. Thank you for stopping by! <3

  2. I have an old painted door that I love the patina on and just want to protect the paint without addinf any sheen to it. What do you suggest? The same water based polyurethane glaze as above? Also I was looking at your navy dresser and want to see other pieces you are working on. I am interested in a small dresser like the navy one. Do you have any?

    1. Thank you for stopping by Elaine! A water or oil based poly should help protect the paint on your door… one won’t know unless one tries! πŸ˜‰ I have many small dressers in my queue that I’ll be working on this Winter! If you like, you can visit the following page to see what I currently have available for purchase, and what’s coming up next. Please do let me know if you have any other questions. <3


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