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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…

Painted pretty bread box


This boring light stained wood bread box needed some color and pizzaz,


hello shoreline blue from American Paint Company


after 2 coats of chalk paint it was time for American Paint Co clear wax




now to choose new hardware, I put out a poll and the top blingy square mercury glass knobs won


                 



Disclosure: There are links to help you find the details to the products I used but there was no sponsorship involved from American Paint Co but a big thank you to Homestead House for the Miss Mustard Seed's white wax



Comments

  1. Love the color, and those squared mercury knobs lend such a cool retro vibe to the piece, thanks for sharing your project at #FridaysFurnitureFix Lee Anne, hope to see you on the 22nd for our giveaway!

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  2. Great update. That color is great. Scheduled to our Pinterest boards. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go.

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  3. A lovely transformation! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned and shared! :)

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