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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…

Large Antique Teal Jewelry Box

House & Canvas's antique teal is the perfect color for this vintage jewelry box

I have not come across a jewelry box styled like this to date but was excited to relove it as it has loads of storage, actual wood and a lovely white lining that goes with any color.
I chose antique teal!

The lining in the top section was loose so after I carefully removed it and cleaned the jewelry box well to start. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in plaster to hand paint below the side edges for a seamless look once it is glued back in.

Time to paint the teal.

2 coats of teal went on and once dry it was sanded smooth and the edges distressed. To seal the chalk paint, I chose Fusion Mineral Paint clear wax then added their ageing wax to the edges and nooks and crannies to bring out the details.

The top lining was carefully put back in with glue on the underside and clamped into place followed by the mirror in the hinged top door.

The etched glass pieces were given my favorite signature faux mercury glass finish using Krylon Looking Glass spray and vinegar for an antiqued look that goes so well with the rustic farmhouse feel of the jewelry box.

All sides finished makes it a pretty stand alone piece of art for the dressing room.
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  1. This one is absolutely adorable. Great treatment to the glass. Would look great on anyone's dresser!

    1. thank you for the kind words, it really does look so much better . :)


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