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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…

Rustic Country Wedding Sign

A great family friend is getting married and they both are lovers of anything western. I decided to make them a family sign with rustic country as the theme.

I started with this fence board from a horse corral. It has chippy white paint making it the perfect neutral background.

I measured the length 29" and cut it in half, this made the length of the sign 14" by 11" high.

To give the cut ends an aged look I used this wire brush on them which cerused the wood to look old again

Flipped over I secured them together with 7" long pieces of lath brad nailed and glued vertically. A d ring hanging hook was also affixed to the back.

Now for the sign front; Usually I hand paint all my signs but I wanted to try Country Chic Paint's image transfer medium

I printed out my words in reverse

then applied the transfer medium with a foam brush onto them, placed them on the board, rubbed firmly with an old credit card and left to dry overnight.

Upon removal, the image transfer was an epic fail so resorted to my hand painting with a black oil paint marker.

When dry the entire front was sanded to give a worn old feel.

I sealed the entire sign with Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in white.

To add more color to the boards I dry brushed Homestead House Milk Paint in Confederate grey over the front.

And to age even further and give more dimension, I added Fusion Mineral Paint's black and ageing waxes to the edges

I hope they <3 the sign.

To see the rustic table peeking thru above, click HERE

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