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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…

Another White Bread Box, this one Farmhouse Style

Did you see my recent Rae Dunn inspired bread box I posted?

It was so popular when posted another customer ordered another wood bread box I had in stock to paint. She wanted it almost the same as the original but a bit more farmhouse styled.

Only 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral Paint's picket fence went on this one for a lighter coverage then hand painted BREAD in skinny font with a black paint marker just like the previous one.

This one however was lightly distressed on the edges for a more rustic look.

Here are the two versions side by side. There are just slight differences in the actual wood bread box and you can see how 2 and 3 coats of picket fence looks.

The hand painted BREAD is a wee bit different as well ;)

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  1. Like both colors of the boxes. Looks fresh and clean however I prefer the work bread on one board and not with a split. That color woould look great with any color scheme.

  2. Do you mean the break in the word bread where the bread box has a channel? I did connect the lines thru the channel on the first one and it looks odd as gave a optical illusion on crooked so repainted over ;)

    Thanks for commenting ;)


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