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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…

paint the desk

another huge chore I have is I want to paint this big desk, first i was going to refinish it but holy that is a huge undertaking. I then thought wait, how about the chalk paint everyone is using and do in a creamy white color with distressed edges etc making it a much easier and more forgiving project. All suggestions appreciated.

 Another idea is do the top dark and bottom creamy which would hide any marks too, something like this
Although this is cute I think a whole big desk in this color might get tiring of it so maybe try it on the stools

 
Or stain dark like below

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