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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…

Octagonal Coffee Table in Fusion Algonquin

 This gorgeous octagonal wood coffee table manufactured by Broyhill was reloved in Fusion Mineral Paint's Algonquin. This deep taupe is such a lovely neutral that will go with most any home color scheme.

Using my new Staalmeester oval brush I applied two coats for a perfect coverage.

My next plan was to wash the algonquin with Fusion's chocolate like I did on my recent rustic dresser .

However this did not go as planned. The top is a very large area being 3 feet by 3 feet and started to dry to quickly. I repainted the area above,

only to have it be streakier then I wanted. I really liked the majority of it but my perfectionist side did not like the more streaky area so on went another coat of algonquin.

The alternative to get the rich brown in the creases, nooks and crannies is wax. I applied a combination of Fusion ageing wax and Daddy Van's cafe noir to the carved legs and table base, perfect!

To give the top added interest like the former inset wood grain, I added a mandala stencil from The Stencil Warehouse using Fusion chocolate.
It is the same one used on this round coffee table.

The top was dark waxed with the above combination then sealed with 2 coats of Polyvine wax finish varnish in a clear dead flat finish for added durability on both table tops. . (Note: this is the only varnish I know that can go over wax) Here is Polyvine available on Amazon!

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, Daddy Vans & The Stencil Warehouse 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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