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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…

Liberty Blue Mens Valet


Another solid wood mens valet has been made over giving it new life and personality.


The color I chose for this mens valet organizer I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's liberty blue. I just used it on this adorable MCM record cabinet. It is a rich deep blue that will pop with the silver hardware.

To paint it I took it all apart, cleaned the wood surfaces well, polished the hardware and applied 2 coats of liberty blue. Once dry it was all sanded smooth with distressing on the edges.

This vintage MCM style is universally appealing and the perfect way to get your fellow organized. Check out other valets I have reloved in grey, black and navy and just recently chocolate.


Everything can be corralled in one place at the end of the day, rings, watches, glasses, cell phone, wallet, change or whatever  might be needing a spot to rest till needed again.





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