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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…

Sister Jewelry Boxes in Pink & Purple


A great customer brought these 2 "matching" jewelry boxes for her sweet little girls.
One wanted pink and the other purple.


Both boxes were cleaned well for good paint adherence then all hardware and swinging doors removed. This makes all areas easily accessible to paint perfectly.




I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's English rose for the pink one. Even though the wood was light it took 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted.  A light sponge sanding smoothed all the painted areas. I then added Fusion's rose gold wax to give it some sparkle.





For the purple one, the customer chose Cottage paint in passion fruit, a deep rich purple.  Again this color required 3 coats to get the perfect color.  Again, a light sponge sand smoothed the paint. To seal it I used Fusion's pearl wax. Look at the difference it makes giving just the prettiest of shimmer to the purple color.

All hardware was put back on, the mirrors cleaned to a sparkle, the lined drawers, sides and cubbies cleaned and the doors put back on and they were complete.









And here are the adorable little girls with their "new" jewelry boxes!



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