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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…

Chocolate Doll Bed

I love working on sentimental custom pieces, the stories they have are great.

Take this sweet doll bed a customer brought to have reloved. It was her mothers then hers growing up. As you can see, like many children she decided to monogram it as hers once passed down.
Now a grown woman she wanted it spruced up but kept somewhat "original".

The first step was to scrub it up well then power sand to remove the name and doodles and smooth the rough edges.

The customer loves brown so Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate was the color of choice.

Two coats and the doll bed was updated ready for many more years.
Fusions built in top coat and rich pigments make coverage in only a few steps, easy peasy!