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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…

Up-cycled TV Tray Holder



I was not sure what to do with this TV tray holder when it came into my possession but seeing it was solid wood I knew it could be reused for parts at the very least. When I saw Larissa from Prodigal Pieces up-cycle 2 and I have an upcoming market, the light bulb went off.


So to add a fun color, I used Krylon spray paint in chalky finish color tidal blue.
Apply multiple light coats on all sides then seal with the Krylon's chalky finish clear coat spray.


I wanted to add a removable chalkboard on mine to test first before permanently attaching.

I had a piece of hardboard backing that will work so sprayed it with Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint Black. This was much easier then the roll on kind and time will tell if it is as durable.


Seeing the back of the chalkboard would be visible, I painted it in Krylon citrus green for a fun punch of color.


After allowing the chalkboard paint a few days to dry and cure, it was time to try it out. I typed out my wording and set the fonts then free handed it onto the board.


This is going to be perfect for my upcoming market as a welcome sign




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