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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…

crafty repurposed Christmas gifts

There are many things I love about essential oils, coconut oil and its multitude of uses and anything glass. I am also all about repurposing and recycling. My daughters give me beautiful candles from Bath & Body works but when they are all used up, I cannot bear to throw them away. They came in very handy when I decided to whip up some sugar scrub for the holidays.

The glass candle jars come perfectly clean, just peel off labels, soak ones that are stickier and remove any remaining glue with an orange cleaner like Nature's ultimate (formerly known as TKO).

Pinterest holds unlimited recipes but I just went simple choosing plain white sugar filling any jar about 2/3rd full then add melted coconut oil mixing with a knife as you pour. I added  Saje lavender and lemon essential oils and mixed in but the choices are endless and basically to ones personal taste or should I say smell ;)

There you have it, add the lid, a pretty label or bow and give as a lovely gift. Be sure to make one for yourself too!