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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's brushed steel nightstand


This super sleek tall nightstand called out for Fusion Mineral metallic paint in brushed steel. I saw a dresser done last year and loved it and just had to try it. Recently, Jennylyn, the creator of Fusion Mineral paint did a video on kitchen cabinets using it which was my inspiration for this project.




Just to be sure this orangy cherry color does not bleed thru I put on a grey tinted coat of primer. Fusion has a product called concealer I hope to try in the future that does this same job.

I brushed on two coats of the brushed steel metallic paint allowing to dry well between coats then did the glaze mixed with Fusion ash color.

Then as per Jennylyn's advice I sealed it all up with Fusion Mineral paint's tough coat which indeed deepened the steel look and will give the nightstand added durability. I scrubbed up the original hardware and put back on. It compliments the brushed steel and allows the nightstand to be either masculine or feminine.


the top narrow molding is the painted drawer, cute right? I think it is a great place for a diary ;)


I painted the top drawer a lighter grey


perfect not only in a bedroom but at a front door, end of a hall or in a living room used as an end table, so many uses for this reloved piece.


~disclosure~
Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.


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  1. Beautifully done!

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  2. That is an awesome finish. Pinning this for inspiration on a new project. Thanks for sharing. Donna @ Modern On Monticello

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  3. Mineral and Metallic in one? That's just magic in a can! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix Lee Ann, I'll have to check that stuff out!

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  4. Beautiful job! So many new paints I have no idea how to use. Or glazes. Your nightstand looks so high end.

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