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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…

June The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ - "coastal inspirations"

*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains links to the sponsor, Saltwash




The theme for The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ 's June contest is "Coastal Inspirations" sponsored by Saltwash. When I first heard about Saltwash I wanted to give it a go as one of my favorite things is a tropical beach and this product embodies that. Once I started thinking of projects to try it on I got a bit more concerned. I prefer the smaller scale pieces that can add a beachy vibe subtly. I chose to do a serving tray and large mirror, both pieces will add just the right amount of costal inspiration to any décor.
 the chosen pieces sans cleaning
 everything organized ready to roll
 I found the saltwash mixed in the paint easily but it was a guessing game as to consistency. It will depend on type of paint, fluidity of said paint and also your room temperature too. I kept adding till I got what I thought was good but it was still a bit to soft but it seems I made enough for a large dresser. I suggest making smaller batches next time.
Being a bit softer I did not have to smooth my peaks down but rather I continued to peak them up as the paint dried, once both pieces had a solid coating I left them to dry well overnight.
 the next morning I randomly brushed on a dark navy
 the serving tray would be my initial project to tweak the mirror when ready
 The navy did not take long to dry so was soon followed by a full coat of turquoise
 And then a dry brushing of green/blue
Then the fun part.. sanding!! I started with a sponge sanding block followed by 120 grit orbital sander to reveal the perfect coastal colors! I gave it a quick coat of poly sealer to deepen them all.

 Happy with the results I repeated the process on the large mirror
 up to the full coat, no light blue/green
 then sanded it down too

 and put on clear coat of poly
the poly made it too shiny so the mirror too got wash of blue/green milk paint then waxed clear and buffed to a soft shine

Once new sleek handles were put on the tray and rubber feet, both pieces were buffed and shined and ready to be staged, here they are!











You will be seeing more of Saltwash in my blog future! Thank you for the opportunity to try this amazing product!

If you are interested in participating in a future contest contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com and to see other entries in this month "Coastal Inspirations contest", stop by Carrie's blog or Colleen's blog 

Comments

  1. It turned out so pretty. I love the rich colors. It reminds me of the Caribbean.

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    1. thank you, that is awesome to hear as Caribbean is one of my happy places ;)

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  2. It turned out so pretty. I love the rich colors. It reminds me of the Caribbean.

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  3. I love the colors you chose! What a beautiful transformation! I love using Sand Wash. It's so much fun, and I can't wait to use it again. Beautiful transformation!

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  4. The colors you chose are beautiful! I love the mirror & the tray-great updates!

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  5. The color is so tropical and coastal. Love the texture. Great transformation! Pinned to share on 2 boards. =D

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  6. Wow...what a great idea to use Saltwash on a mirror! Love your color choice too!
    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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  7. Very pretty color you made! I love the idea of the tray and mirror together.

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    1. thanks I thought they worked well together too

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  8. Love love love both pieces!! The colors you chose are just perfect and the distressing brought all colors to life!

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  9. Perfect island color, love the addition of the dark blue slightly peeping through it adds nice dimension. The Saltwash texture is awesome.

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