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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…

antique accent table in Homestead House midnight blue milk paint



Did you see the navy sofa table I recently blogged about? Well the same good friend had her Grandma's antique table she wanted updated as well. She did the hard work but stripping the old finish off and all ready to be painted.


As with most antique pieces, there was some repairs to be done first. It was a good thing I had many little clamps to hold the glued veneer that was lifting on the side. The top had some water marks that might show thru so they were sprayed with shellac to seal and prevent this from happening.


 Once dry it was ready for Homestead House milk paint in midnight blue. The dry wood soaked the milk paint up like a sponge. Three coats went on for a nice coverage.


To seal and deepen the navy color further, I added 2 coats of  Homestead House black wax 



And just for a bit more added durability I added another coat of clear wax on the top only, buffed once dry and it was complete.


I am pretty sure Grandma would have approved of this classic update.










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