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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…

Antique Accent Table in Homestead House Milk Paint


This antique accent table was heading to the burn pile but was brought to me by a great customer in hopes I could give it new life.


Absolutely, I will give it my best . First step a good scrubbing to rid it of years of dirt and grime from being stored in an old shed. See how the grunge washes away with warm water, TSP, a dash of soap and hand scrubbing.


Then it was onto repairs, age always brings a few needed fixes ;)


I whipped up some Homestead House Milk Paint in a fun green called upper Canada green.
While it sat for its 15 minutes of rest time, I took the table outside and gave it a good power sand with 220 grit sandpaper all over to loosen the old finish and smooth the old wood.


Then on went the green milk paint. 


Milk paint dries very fast so was not long before I could add another color. I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in quaker blue.  (sorry pics of this stage went amiss) This color went on more random to give a well worn multi layer paint look. I do like to hand sand after each coat.






To seal the layers I chose Homestead House hemp oil, this wood is really dry so it loved the drink of oil. After most was absorbed, I wiped with a soft cloth and let dry overnight. The final step was to add a dark wax to add age back into the piece and it was complete.








I added these to show the treasure boxes painted with the same quaker blue and just how different the sealing choices change it up. (hemp oil, white wax and black wax)


And a sweet vintage window painted in both colors (one on each side) and shown here as fun dry erase board.




*Disclosure
As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This posted links for Homestead House Paint Co. are for your information convenience.

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