A timeless antique bureau transformed on-trend, that will make for relaxing and comfortable modern farmhouse feels in your home or cottage.

It’s been far too long that I’ve been here, and I’m so glad to be back! Upon my return, you’ll also find my new website and blog layout that I hope you feel is a refreshing and tidy improvement. Before I dive into sharing my latest furniture flip— did you know that I’m not just a gal with paintbrush in hand?! I’m a Web Creator by day, and Furniture Artisan by night; and somewhere in between I’m a Farmwife & Mum! If you fancy, take a look at my SERVICES page to learn about my offerings. Perhaps we could work together on a project you have in mind!

Now without further ado, allow me to share my latest furniture flip with YOU! Hey— that rhymes! 😉

Before & After

Antique Bureau

A few years back, my darling cousin and life-long friend generously offered up this lovely antique bureau to me— which happens to have been my Great Grandmothers! It had some candle burn damage to the top, and I also suspected that the hardware wasn’t all original— thus keeping it as-is or restoring to its original form wasn’t an option. I flipped it a few years back for our daughters room in colours she personally chose— our Jenn however is now living at her own place, and doesn’t have the space nor does it fit her current style— so I’ve flipped it again for YOU!

Antique Bureau Before
Fusion Everett Before After
selectively salvaged & loved by me


An antique bureau that goes back to my own roots! Previously flipped for our daughters room, but I’ve since flipped it again for YOU! Transformed in an aged and weathered olive green with subtle bronze undertones; a unique, earthy, tranquil, and grounding colour! Glazed with a soft-bold grey for added depth and dimension. I went all out on decoupaging the drawers and top of this piece— in a new tissue pattern that I’m seriously swooning over! And the Louis XV Suite hardware I selected is a collection I’ve been aching to use in a flip for so long! A timeless piece transformed on-trend, that will make for relaxing and comfortable modern farmhouse feels in your home or cottage.

Modern Farmhouse Furniture

Antique Bureau

Below you’ll find all of the photos I took after completing my furniture flip transformation. 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

  • Spent countless hours trying to remove piano paper decoupage from earlier transformation— For which I had unknowingly applied prior to discovering a far better product for decoupaging furniture
  • Removed original bevelled mirror— Ever so carefully, for ease of product application
  • Removed hardware— My senses tell me that the top knobs may have been original, but I feel the drawer pulls were replacements
  • Mended and repaired minor functionality damage to drawers and mirror harp
  • Lightly sanded down earlier paint finish, vacuumed, and cleaned with TSP to remove wax from earlier transformation
  • Applied 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Everett w/ paint brush application— An aged and weathered olive green with subtle bronze undertones; this complicated colour is earthy, tranquil and grounding
  • Applied 1 coat of Fusion Clear Glaze tinted with Ash Mineral Paint— for some added depth and dimension; 4/1 glaze/paint ratio; sponge application w/ lint-free rag wipe
  • Applied 2 coats of my go-to Varathane Diamond Wood Finish (water-based, satin polyurethane)— To achieve a crystal clear, water-resistant, and highly durable finish; 4/1 poly/paint (Everett) ratio; sponge application
  • Applied 1 coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in the colour Oakham to the interior drawers w/ paint brush application— To cover the remaining piano paper that I wasn’t able to remove in preparation for new decoupage paper
  • Decoupaged drawer sides, drawer interiors, and dresser top with Re-Design with Prima’s Gothic Rhapsody decoupage tissue paper— A new pattern in my shop that I’m ecstatic about; sponge application w/ water-based poly
  • Reinstalled mirror— Ever so carefully, with transparent sealant for ultra protection; by far the heaviest mirror I’ve worked with to-date
  • Selected, purchased and installed new Louis XV Suite hardware (handles, knobs, and escutcheons)— From Lee Valley; a collection that I’ve been aching to use in a flip for so long

Photos from My Workshop

I do try to take photos while flipping my pieces! I do, I swear I do! I however tend to get very caught up in the moment, and don’t always think to! Here’s a few I managed to capture with this flip!

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!

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