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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 post #6 ~ Aurora & walnut table




I loved the look of aurora on the Country Chic paint color page but I loved it even more when I chose to use it on the base of a vintage solid wood table I had stripped and sanded. I stained the top walnut and the base needed a color that was "vintage" like but fun and aurora was perfect. The color is a deep teal which goes well with the refinished wood tones. I am dying to try it on a larger piece in the future.

A quick recap of the table relove starts with the table top sanded down to the natural wood to eliminate the engraved scribbles and words and other unsightly marks. It then got a good scrubbing with soap and water and a scrub brush, rinsed and left to dry well.


 I stained the top in Minwax walnut stain
then time to paint aurora on the base, one coat was all it took to cover, the edges got a light distressing as I like to keep vintage pieces looking and feeling their age and it also is helpful for future wear all looking the part, another in keeping with age step was using Danish oil to seal the stain and while I was at it, I gave a quick wipe over the body color which added a nice finish to the aurora.


 Here it is all finished, what a sweet entry way table, perfect catch all for keys, great spot for a bouquet of flowers or a family photo gallery with pretty frames


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As a Country Chic paint rep, they provide me with products to showcase and share my projects and opinions using them.

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  1. The Aurora complements the walnut stain beautifully!! This came out great.

    I'd love it if you shared this at my weekly link party!
    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-006/

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  2. thank you for the compliments and invite, I have linked up ;)

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    1. Thanks for sharing this on our weekly link up! Our next party starts tomorrow at 6 so stop on by and share anything else you are working on! : )

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