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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…

Dark Grey Jewelry Box with a fun surprise color

Jewelry boxes look so fabulous when they are reloved in color including classic neutrals. So many are found in thrift stores in beat up stained wood color or like this one in a smooth generic dark finish.

This "cherry" wood finish jewelry box has loads of storage and a classic design. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash which kept it classic in color but refreshed ready for many more years of service. Fusion is an all in one product which goes on smoothly and covers in just one coat over this dark original surface. I like to use small artist brushes to get in all the tight areas and a nice synthetic brush on the rest. I used my favorite cling on for the larger surfaces.

Lightly distressing the edges adds character. Even though the Fusion Mineral Paint is a stand alone finish you can add to it, I chose to add Fusion's black wax over the whole piece to deepen the color and add dimension.

and to add a pop of fun I painted Fusion Mineral Paint's Azure on the drawer sides,, attention is in the details they say ;)

The above wall art is done in Fusion's Ash as well but has white wax, check out the difference

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 links for Fusion Mineral Paint to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, they are just added for your convenience ;)

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