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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 little lamb & black waxed dining chairs makeover


Awhile back I created a Restoration Hardware inspired dining table. The couple that purchased it had 4 mismatched painted chairs they wanted to go around it. They also wanted to lighten up their dining room so I chose the lighter shade of grey I used on the table, Fusion Mineral Paint's little lamb.



Three of the chairs were partially painted black but the pools of paint and cracking original finish required all the chairs to be sanded down and the 4th chair painted black so all had a cohesive under coats.

check out my new favorite spindle sponge to apply paint smoother and faster

 sanded and first coat of little lamb goes on



then Homestead's black wax and distressing on the right side with solid on left, the customer liked the rustic look so it was a go ahead to carry on





all 4 chairs had 2 coats of little lamb grey and black wax detailing after hand sanding to distress



then for added durability I put a clear coat of Homestead furniture wax on the seats and backs of each chair








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. What a beautiful transformation. Thanks for sharing at http://www.fabifabu.com/2017/02/19/inspiration-galore-project-party-22/

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  2. I love the look black wax creates, wonderful project Lee Ann thank so much for sharing it at Friday's Furniture Fix!

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  3. Those chairs turned out awesome! We would love to have you at our To Grandma's house we go link party - it starts every wednesday! www.grandmashousediy.com

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    1. thanks for the invite, I am stopping over right now ;)

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