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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…

Fun Fusion Frames




Frames are such a fun way to add color in a room. Here are some I did using Fusion Mineral Paint 


First 2 up are done in English Rose, a soft pink



The ornate vintage wood frame had 2 coats of English rose then a coat of custom mixed rose gold and to bring out the ornate details, Fusion's ageing wax was wiped over all.


Chicken wire was added in the center making it perfect for photos, sunglasses, jewelry etc.



The wider solid oak frame was distressed then white washed with Fusion's liming wax for a soft pretty look. Wide grosgrain ribbon was hot waxed and power stapled in the frame to great a sweet barrette display frame.


This wide solid oak frame was painted in Fusions little tea pot. This is such a pretty aqua color.


To bring out the ridged details and give it a fun aged look, I added Fusion's ageing wax


The aged aqua finish is so lovely


On this solid wood frame, I applied Homestead House Milk Paint in Quaker blue layering on Inglenook and homestead blue and topping off with Fusion's espresso wax.




Magnetic wire mesh was added to this one




Fusion's brushed steel for the win on this pretty frame



And on this artist frame, the outside frame was painted a soft grey and the inner textured frame was painted Fusion picket fence, a bright white


A fun font was used to create a room sign to add to the center, perfect gift for my sweet God Daughter.




*Disclosure
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 & Homestead House Milk 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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