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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…

CUREiously Pink strikes again Jewelry box #2

I love painting jewelry boxes as they are the perfect canvas to apply fun bold colors which give the boring old original finishes new life. This sweet wood jewelry box with the heart cut out on the hinged top said pink!

But light or dark pink? Dark pink won

Fusion Mineral Paint released a limited paint in October called CUREiously pink. It is such a fun bold color. See another jewelry box I painted for a local cancer fund raiser as well as a recipe box with all proceeds going to Canada Cancer Society.

Two coats were applied to a clean surface and once dry, the jewelry box was sponge sanded smooth and distressed on the edges.

The etched glass in the top was given my favorite / signature faux mercury treatment using looking glass spray from Krylon.

To add a wee bit of shimmer, I applied Miss Mustard Seed's NEW zinc wax. It worked perfectly with the faux mercury glass and in certain lighting, gave the luscious pink a purplish shade and silver shimmer in others.

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