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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…

painting stools

Ok .. now opinions on what color to paint our simple stools we will use for many things including stools, drink holders, step ladder etc.
here is a shot of one, we have 3
I was thinking of doing the bottom a similar whitish color and the top dark

but also wondered about a hint of color making them turquoise., or glossy black here are some sample ideas



this home left them the same color


or something like this, please leave your vote below!

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  1. OK so far I have
    Mom K says color
    Kaylin & Mom W says glossy black
    Sharon & Lori says cream/dark top
    Coreena says any..LOL

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