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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…

Chair Side Table do over in Fusion Soapstone




Up until now I have only ever redid one project that seemed to be a hard color to sell and sure enough once I repainted it cream from cranberry it sold in short order. This cute chair side table I had done in light grey quite awhile back but it never got much attention and eventually I just tucked it away in one of my girls rooms to store. I recently pulled it out and updated it to a darker grey.


makeover #1 in light grey


Above is my trial doing top and side inserts Fusion Mineral Paint's soapstone, a dark gray but quickly decided to go with soapstone all over it all.


Once two coats were all dry I added Homestead House black furniture wax to add a bit more dimension and to the tops Homestead House clear wax for added protection and here it is dark grey...




This color is so hard to photograph but above ones are truest to reality


these are definitely not true to color but give more of the pieces structure and style





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I have received product as a brand blog rep in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint

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