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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 hutch, an antique dresser, a coffee table and end table, this step stool , this step stool and a sweet accent table all finished in this great color. 


Two coats of this fabulous all in one stain were applied and let dry over night between coats with a light sanding after each. I then brought it inside my home to paint the frame.


Using my Fusion angle brush I applied Fusion Mineral Paint in raw silk. 


Two coats went on followed by a sanding block distress to keep the look antique farmhouse. To continue this look, Fusion's ageing wax was rubbed over the entire cart including the stained surfaces too.




My daughter loved her Christmas present and is now considering not only a plant stand but possible coffee station. We are looking into having a piece of glass cut to set in the top to protect it even more if used for the coffee station.





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