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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-ified Doll House

One of my great customers brought me her childhood doll house to give a makeover to for her two little girls for Christmas. This solid cedar doll house was hand crafted with the smallest attention to detail and so well made. 

She wanted a fun exterior update for the not so small doll house, it is 4 feet long and over 2 feet wide.

There was a bit of damage on the roof so I took  one of the braces off and reglued it and the others and brad nailed them securely in place. I secured them further with flat head screws countersunk. Then the missing areas and screw heads were wood filled. Once dried sanded well and painted Fusion Mineral Paint  little lamb, a nice soft grey..

For the house exterior she chose Fusion Mineral Paint  in English rose, this is first coat going on but took 2 coats

and for the trim she chose Fusion Mineral Paint  picket fence, a crisp white. It needed 2 coats and required an artist brush to get such small details painted.

All ready to be placed under , ok beside ;) the Christmas tree to make two little girls pretty happy Christmas morning!

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  to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, strictly added for your convenience ;)

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