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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…

small round dining table ~ SOLD~


This little table I picked up hoping it would help us when we were table-less but it was not quite what we needed so I will paint up and sell. I am planning to do it a dark black so it will fit more kitchen color schemes. There were many good suggestions of chili pepper red, lime green black and white.



today I put on two coats of steel grey chalk paint



but against that judgment I distressed lightly the table edge. I waxed the legs and put two coats of polycrylic for durability on the top.






but now I think I will age it to before selling


 and that is what I did today March 9th and really like it, above the last leg not done and below done


it adds dimension and old feel. I waxed the entire table and legs to seal it all. It is now ready for sale.

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  1. I really like this! It's such a pretty table, such delicate, slender legs. You did a great job, I love the color and the aging technique you used too. Bravo!

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