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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…

Jewelry Box Makeover in Fusion Raw Silk, aging wax and bronze metallic

The most popular product on my Creative Moments Etsy Store before Christmas was jewelry boxes. I scored a few more when I was in the city to restock my supply. This one looked like it could use a good relove. 

it is pretty boring but has a nice shape and good storage

I ordered new feet from another Etsy store to give it some height and charm. They were a antiqued bronze look so to update the shiny gold original knobs I used Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint. This gave a nice cohesive look.

Each foot is affixed with 3 uber tiny screws

Then it was on to the top of the box. I love this Fusion stencil and have used it previously on another jewel box and this sweet nightstand. It along with Fusion's pearl embossing paste create the perfect detailing for this beauty.

I use an off set pallet knife to apply a smooth coat of embossing paste then lift and tadaa. Leave this now to dry overnight and sand it smooth if any areas need it.

Now to add some color, I chose Fusion Mineral Paint raw silk for the paint color. I love raw silk. it is such a pretty warm white color.

Two coats with the Staalmeester sash brush then a little sponge sand distressing once dry and time to add some aging and dimension. I tried Fusion's new antiquing wax color and LOVE it, it is the perfect shade between Fusion's espresso and black. I like to work it in the crevices and edges. Ad to add just a bit of pop, Fusion's metallic paint in bronze was added to the raised stencil and edges too for a bit of sparkle.

This makeover took the plain jane to classic Queen status, agreed?


Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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