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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…

Farmhouse Inspired Green Milk Painted Jewelry Box



A recent trip to the thrift store had me bringing these home, I did the pepper grinder in a modern black and the 2 jewelry boxes in the same color but different finish. (see the small trunk finished in dark wax here)


I  chose Homestead House Milk Paint in Laurentien for this jewelry box too, I used it recently on these farmhouse stools too.


Two coats were applied and let dry then sponge sanded to distress (above right). Milk paint usually distresses easily and looks very authentic. To seal the milk paint, I applied Fusion Mineral Paint clear wax then  I applied Fusion Mineral Paint ageing wax to age it further to the perfect farmhouse style look.








same paint color, one clear waxed first


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