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Antique Serving Cart

Follow along to see how this antique cart was given a fun farmhouse finish.

I purchased this sweet antique wheeled cart and as soon as I brought it home my youngest daughter asked for it for Christmas as a plant stand in her new apartment. When asked what colors she saw it in, she instantly said white and dark stain.

As with all my pieces, especially the old antiques that have seen years of wear and use I scrub them thoroughly. You can in the still photo and the video just how much grime and dirt comes off.


Next I removed the bottom shelf for easier stripping and staining. Both flat surfaces were stripped with paint stripper then power sanded smooth. The corners on the top surface with the raised edges required hand sanding to get into the tight corners.


Once the sanding was complete and the whole piece wiped down again to remove any sanding dust it was time to stain. I chose my go to Homestead House's stain and finishing oil all in one  in the color cappuccino. See a farmhouse h…

Sweet little accent table in MMS marzipan milk paint


I could not pass this sweet little table when I saw it, the inlaid top with the wavy edges and ornate legs begged to be reloved.


the top looked in ok shape from afar but up close (R) you can see the crazing sealer and chipping areas



I stripped the top with heavy duty furniture stripper wiping it on a cardboard pallet, which was previously used for my stencil paint pallet ;)




Once this dries I hauled it outside and sanded with my orbital sander and 80 grit paper till smooth.



then of course a quick wipe, this shows what the wood would look like once staining starts, pretty right?




I started the stain process with Homestead House's stain and finishing oil all in one in driftwood. Since I went with a creamy paint color now rather then shades of grey I went with cappuccino for the next 3 coats. Each coat once dry was lightly sanded to smooth to a buttery smooth finish.


For the base and top edges I chose Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in marzipan, a soft creamy color. I did not paint every crevice but did do two coats before a good sponge sanding to remove any chippy milk paint and smooth the painted surface.

I also did this sweet farmhouse shelf and a set of glass canisters in the marzipan as well.



To seal it I went with a clear wax then added more dimension with Fusion Mineral Paint ageing and espresso waxes. Layering these waxes  gives an authentic aged look. Once dry a nice buff and the table is done.








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