I've been a lazy blogger.
But a lazy blogger.
Or maybe you could call it preoccupied.
I've been working a couple of days a week at Vera's Daughter.
And trying to get stuff into the store to sell.
And waiting for a sunny day to take pictures.
A sunny day that never comes.
I finally have my broken phone situation situated.
I lost all the pictures.
Those pictures included the before pictures of this little cart.
This is one CLC.
That stands for Cute Little Cart.
It was stained a walnut I guess. Some kind of brown.
This is a very experienced cart.
It's carried many a Thanksgiving side dish.
Just this Thanksgiving it held 2 cakes, one cheesecake, and a pie, at my house.
I first painted it French Linen Chalk Paint®.
Then I painted it with Old White Chalk Paint® with the intent of sanding back to the French Linen.
But it didn't.
It sanded back to the wood.
So I painted it again with the French Linen and sanded back to the Old White.
That worked better.
I also stenciled the trays - before I painted the last coat of French Linen.
But I didn't use paint.
I used Paint Couture's Embossing Medium. Embossing Medium is a smooth acrylic plaster designed to create a raised plaster look with stencils on furniture.
The look of an embossed stencil is quite lovely - like a 3-D stencil.
I just sanded back the paint off of the stenciled area.
Then waxed with Annie Sloan clear and dark wax.
wish I had a decent picture so you could see how really beautiful the
colors are. And no you aren't going blind. They are just a tad blurry.
I'm hoping this cart will be sitting next to someone's Christmas dinner table holding mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and maybe a salad or two.
My question for you is this -
If this tray cart was yours, what would you use it for this Christmas?
Miss Mustard Seed