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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…

Turquoise Iris inspired dresser


I have been following The Turquoise Iris for a very long time and have admired her unique painting techniques and staging. Finally I had a piece I thought was a good size and style to give her technique a go.


 I started with this boring dated solid maple dresser.


Off came the hardware and I filled the top handle holes to install new knobs once finished. The piece got the usual full on spa scrub to remove all gunk and past "juju" for a fresh clean start. Now to start the fun part, the paint process. And this process is far out of my usual but here goes. I started with Cece Caldwell's paint in Chesapeake blue and vintage white and mixed the two half and half for  the middle color


then with a spray bottle full of water I misted the paint to allow it to run together and blend brushing as it went


and the process took quite some time as I added more of each color and sprayed and blended and let drip


once all was dry I sanded well, applied 2 coats of Cece Caldwell flat matte finish and added age with Homestead House espresso wax. Now to add new hardware, the satin cup pulls from D Lawless Hardware were perfect to update the 3 drawers but for the newly drilled knob holes on the top drawer I put out a poll for left or right shown here. 


Right won hands down, again from D Lawless Hardware











*Disclosure
I have received products in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links for  CeCe Caldwell Paints, D Lawless HardwareHomestead House




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