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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…

Country Chic Blog Squad #4 Tropical Cocktail dresser

Welcome to another Country Chic blog squad post, tropical cocktail is the feature color on a sweet sized dresser. This solid wood dresser was formerly spray painted with rustoleum spray paint in green and navy but with the adorable legs and front curves it was begging for a softer color, hello tropical cocktail!

and here is the dresser before, photo courtesy of the seller
 one of the problems with spray paint is overspray however better masking off would have helped
 luckily 80 grit sandpaper helps too
spray paint notoriously leaves drip marks too which had to all be sanded down and if you miss some they are magnified by fresh paint, ask me how I know? ;)
 on goes the first coat of tropical over the royal blue spray paint
 the edges wanted to be distressed but I was not feeling this look so repainted

 on to the green drawers

quality control on site for the 2nd coat wrap up, leaving overnight to dry
the next day tough coat went on before a mixture of white glaze dry brushed over when it was dry, this step needs good dry time so not to lift the glaze.

as for the hardware, this dresser had 12 new knobs but black. this will not work for my beachy fresh feel so they got a good scrub, dry, spray primer and multiple coats of glossy white.. spray paint, the only thing I use spray paint for ;)

After a couple more coats of tough coat to keep this piece durable for little people it was time to put back together and stage up, LOVE this color!!


this would look awesome with the sweet little wagon shelf I did in the same colors

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  1. Your choice of color for your dresser sure has my admiration. Can't seem to get myself away from beachy colors. Have them in our living room, walls are very light gray, white, aquas and some coral to soften. Was quite a difference from original room.
    How nice you receive products to use for demonstrations of your projects. Bloggers have to work so hard you deserve some perks.
    Your dresser turned out so pretty and happy looking, soft also.
    Have wonderful rest of week.

  2. thank you for your kind words srpprcrftr ;)


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