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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…

Farmhouse Jewelry Hooks



When I purchased this solid oak wall hook bar I totally envisioned it as a jewelry or scarf storage and display piece. I had a customer wanting an accordion type wall hook variety but when I sent her this one she was "hooked" :)

She has had me do many pieces in white to add to her farmhouse style look. Like this sofa table, this old family desk, a sentimental family secretary desk, and this sweet little accent table.


After it was cleaned well, 3 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint raw silk. Once all coats were dry it was lightly sponge sanded and distressed for a farmhouse feel.

For a seamless look, I also spray painted 2 wall screw heads white with metal paint then painted the raw silk.


It will look lovely in her home and be the perfect spot to coral all her necklaces in style!


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