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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…

Solid Wood Spice Rack is spiced up


after and before


Solid wood kitchen spice racks have been trending for sometime with alternative uses. They are super handy to store essential oils, nail polish, perfumes and other beauty products in the bathroom. 
A small collectible shelf is also another use.

Repainted a fun color also adds a punch to a kitchen as a traditional spice rack.


For this one I chose Krylon spray paint in chalky finish color waterfall.
Spray multiple thin coats on all sides in a well ventilated area and allow to dry.

I lightly sanded the edges with a sanding sponge for a more vintage feel then sealed all sides with the Krylon spray paint clear chalky finish spray sealer.

To further age and add dimension, I hand waxed the entire piece in Daddy Vans black wax. 
This deepened the color as well for a gorgeous teal shade.





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