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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…

Blue and Gold MCM Record Cabinet

I picked this hand crafted Mid Century Modern styled record storage cabinet from an estate sale. It is a solid all wood build with gold hardware that begged for some color.

The top had wear in the original stained finish so step one was to power sand it all smooth and clean the entire cabinet inside and out well.

I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in Liberty blue for it. I have not used this color yet and was excited to try it. I think it is the perfect rich deep blue while still being neutral. Two coats were applied and left to dry overnight. See liberty blue on a mens valet I painted right after.

Another new Fusion product is the metallic paint in pale gold. I think it will look stunning with this deep blue.
I was lucky enough to with this French Trellis Stencil from Redesign with Prima from an Instagram giveaway from House and Canvas, thank you!

loading my roller

rolling the paint on the stencil

and the reveal


and this is the result

After the stencil dried well, I sponge sanded all to smooth the surface and give the stencil a worn look.

The original hardware was cleaned and polished and put back on.

To re-hydrate and restore the wood grain luster inside, I rubbed in Fusion's hemp oil. It is easy to apply and rub in and makes the wood glow.

And this beauty is complete!

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  1. Brings back memories of record cabinets! I have lots of 33's that would fill that space. A great update to an old piece ;-) Well done.


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