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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…

Little Vintage Stool

This sweet little vintage stool sat forlornly on the thrift store shelf

but even thru the layers of paint; a few of them not applied so well with drips and haphazard application. I knew it could really shine again.

The poor legs were wobbly and uneven and seemed to be held in place with a rubbery glue.

I cut the glue off and dug around the edges eventually getting them out. 

The holes were cleaned out well and the legs and seat power sanded on all sides.

The legs were glued with wood glue and once set in correct position I set the solid wood magazine rack I was working on at the same time on top to keep the whole piece drying level.

Now that is was dry I added Fusion ageing wax  to enhance the wood edges revealed with the sanding and add to the aged look.

Isn't it sweet?

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