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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…

Antique Teal Step Stool

After and Before... solid pecan step stool 

For this super sturdy solid pecan step stool I chose House & Canvas's antique teal. This gorgeous color has been used on a few other projects recently; this vintage table, this jewelry box, and the drawer liner of this mens valet.

Two coats sanded smooth and the edges distressed to keep it rustic feeling. Fusion Mineral Paint's ageing wax sealed it all up and added a charming aged feel.

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  1. That is a solid beauty ready for any grandchild to stand beside the sink or cupboard and help Grandma!


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