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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…

Vintage Window milk painted

Isn't this a neat sized vintage window? It even has the glass intact

Like most, they are stored in some old building collecting dirt and grime but a good scrub with TSP, soap and water get them clean again.

All dry and ready for paint, I chose milk paint as raw wood is perfect sub straight to use on and it is fitting for the era.

In honor of upcoming spring I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in upper Canada green.

I also used it on this antique table too

I applied 2 coats on the "front" side, sanded it smooth and added Homestead House espresso furniture wax to age it further

On the back side I did the same thing with Homestead House Milk Paint in Quaker blue

This gives the piece flexibility. I love these windows for dry erase boards, as shown above, photo frames or just pretty home decor additions. Watch how easy  using as dry erase is below.

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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