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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…

jumbo chalk board

A good customer of mine gifted me this large wood window frame sans glass (29X40). I knew it would make the prefect rustic chalkboard.

After a good scrub to get rid of years of dirt and grime accumulated during storage,  I went with Old Fashioned Milk Paint in oyster white painting all sides in two coats.

I dry brushed on a dark grey, a light grey and taupe then power sanded all sides well to smooth any raised wood, paint and rough spots.

To seal the milk paint I rubbed on Daddy Vans lavender scented clear wax, dry brushed some more OFMP in oyster white then sealed everything with Daddy Vans clear wax again topped with cafe noir, a gorgeous dark wax.

To create the chalkboard center, I cut a piece of hardboard to fit, painted it in 3 coats of Rustoleum black chalkboard paint, sanding between coats.

I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received from the sponsored links. Huge thanks to my great sponsors for this project Old Fashioned Milk Paint & Daddy Vans

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