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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…

Stenciled Coffee Table in Warm White


See how I used paint along with a pretty stencil and dark waxes to relove this solid wood coffee table.


I purchased this unique table from a local bidding site, the description intrigued me. It said the solid oak coffee table spins like a lazy susan and just needed a refinishing. However once I picked it up and got it back to the workshop I found there was a bit more then was disclosed ;( The base plate that attaches the top to the base had been rewelded with a block to shim the top. 


My handyman husband and I took it completely apart, made adjustments and such and found that it actually raises from coffee table to dining table height (20-30") on a brass shaft. Wow that is neat. It does not however spin like a lazy susan. There is a wee bit of turn which is ok I guess. After all the mechanical tweaks it was time to move on to the fun part.. painting.


In my recent Instagram Dixie Belle Paint win I chose the color Drop Cloth along with Mermaid Tail I used on this sweet desk. This soft warm white would be the perfect neutral for this coffee table. I applied 2 coats with the Dixie Belle Paint brush included in my win. This paint goes on so smoothly.


To add definition and detailing I used Daddy Vans wax in my favorite café noir in the crevices and along the edges then added some Daddy Vans black wax too. On the table top which will get more traffic, I put a coat of Daddy Vans clear lavender scented wax under the dark waxes.


I also had another detailing idea in mind; stencilling. Stencilling has been a nemesis of mine I think because I am OCD and this is like painting outside the lines. But I challenged myself to give it a go. A while back I received a gorgeous mandala stencil from The Stencil Warehouse. I put it away after a failed attempt but thought it would look lovely on this table. I chose Plaster Paint in toasted marshmallow for the contrast stencil color. I did a quick video of my stencilling below


and as I lifted the stencil



I could not be happier with the results of all these great products coming together to create this one of a kind piece.




so pretty








*Disclosure
I have received products in exchange for this post and as a winning prize. Huge thanks to my great sponsors for this project  The Stencil Warehouse , Daddy VansDixie Belle Paint 

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