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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…

County Chic's simplicity desk


Take one well loved hand me down home made desk and add Country Chic Paint's crisp clean white called simplicity and you have this! A fabulously reloved piece of furniture given years more use!

Taken from dark and drab to light and fab through these simple steps


here it is before..


my tools for the relove - forgot to put Country Chic Paint clear wax in photo


it was well loved but we left eh character dings and such but I had to replace the missing plugs



two coats of simplicity followed by a sponge sand when dry and 2 coats of Country Chic Paint clear wax and here it is







Excellent makeover giving this hand made piece a whole lot of life for years to come!



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Please note that although this post is product sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.


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  1. This little student's desk has a new lease on life with a bright new finish that's perfect for a kids room! Thanks for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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