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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…

Fusion chocolate "matching" nightstands


Who wants some more chocolate? I do! And who says night stands have to be exact to match? I don't! I took these very similar wood nightstands and turned them into his & hers matching nightstands, follow along to see how simple it was.


I found almost identical nightstand but not quite, removed the old hardware, scrubbed well, filled the hardware holes and painted 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint chocolate on them


I find nightstands get lots of wear on top with glasses of water being the worst culprit so I put 2 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint tough coat wipe on poly to add additional durability. New hardware was added to complete the "matching" process. Same color, same hardware... Now they are the perfect his and hers nightstands, agree?





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As a Fusion brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

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  1. A perfect pair for the matching desk, wonderful hue! Are you planning a room redo in the works Lee Ann? Keep me posted! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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    1. this was part of a custom paint job for a Mom surprising her son with, chocolate dresser, desk and matching nightstands, great Mom heh?

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