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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…

Accent Chairs ~ before and after

Take a boring old chair, whether it be in a dated orange stain or rickety old one, and give it new life with paint. A chair can be so multipurpose; at the front entry to sit and put shoes on with, by your bed to catch clothes, at a desk, outside your front door, as extra seating or mix and match set for a dining room. My personal favorite are vintage press back chairs because they are pretty but any shape and style can be reloved and made useful. Here are some I have reloved .. before and after and a link to how to if I had a blog post on them

Cottage paint in Teal

Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black

American Paint Company in Peacock

Fusion Mineral paint in Lichen

FAT paint in Bombshell

Fusion Mineral paint in Inglenook

big change with Cece Caldwell Hickory Stain

Old Fashioned Milk paint in Buttermilk

Country Chic paint in Vanilla Frosting

 this old beauty just needed a sand smooth and some hemp oil

other fun colors blue & green

and these in American Paint Co in Coral Reef, Home Turf, & Momma's Lipstick custom ordered for a photographer for her photo props