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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…

How to make IOD moulds with clear acrylic latex caulk

I am jumping on the IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns  bandwagon first trying the IOD transfer wall art post HERE (above right) and then moving on to the moulds. I live rural so mold medium is limited but after much research I found that acrylic latex caulking is an option. This is easily found in our local home repair stores.

This tube filled 4+ moulds

Step 1 - squeeze into the moulds
Step 2 - level with an offset knife for a smooth surface

Step 3 - let dry 2 full days minimally,in our cold Canadian climate right now even longer.  They will become clear (below shows after 2 days and not ready), I waited 4 days
NOTE: they will shrink down a bit, that is normal

Step 4 - unmould.. first wipe the surface edges with a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol to make nice clean edges and pull out.

 and this is the result. The pieces are very flexible and continue to become clearer as they fully dry once out of the moulds. I am letting them dry on paper towel to allow air to the underside as well.

Now to put them to use.. stay tuned for future IOD - Iron Orchid Désigns mould creation posts!

Check out the bread box I did as first project

I also have purchased paper clay and resin to try next, watch for them being posted here too

I created a Creative Moments Share Group on Facebook if you would like to stay current on progress before a blog post is created.

  This post contains links for IOD - Iron Orchid Designs 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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