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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 pebble & soapstone round accent table

 There is a earth element color line in Fusion Mineral paint's Michael Penny collection; pebble and soap stone. I chose these 2 colors to relove a French provincial round accent table.

This wood table had a fairly smooth surface so just to be sure my paint would adhere well I lightly sanded over the surfaces. A good scrub made sure all sanding particles and any past "dirt" was removed again giving a great surface to apply paint over.

I started with the inside. The original mesh was sprayed flat black.

 Soapstone covered all the walls and floor to not only add contrast but to give a fresh new coat for future storage.

  I then put two coats of Fusion Mineral paint  pebble over the outside.

Once fully dry overnight I added a soapstone wash over the pebble. To do this I mixed it about 50/50 with water, brushed over the pebble and wiped back with a damp rag. This was perfect to catch in the detailed nooks and crannies and give added definition and dimension to the curvy piece.

A light sanding with a sanding pad distressed the edges a bit as well. And to give the top and inside floor additional protection I applied two coats of Fusion's tough coat.

To finish the piece, I sprayed the hardware the same flat black as the mesh.

perfect as a nightstand

or accent table

Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received. The links are for your convenience to learn more about these great products.

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  1. I love how the wash accentuates the detail on this piece, a wonderful revamp! Thanks so much for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

  2. Looks lovely! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party.

  3. This turned out beautifully! I love the colours you chose for the style of the table <3 Thanks for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project party! Hugs, Lisa


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