Tea Cart Makeover with Silk Paint

Hi everyone! It’s Denise from Salvaged Inspirations! Today I’m sharing this sweet vintage tea cart painted with the NEW Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint from Dixie Belle!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to give this new paint line a try.

Here’s what I started with… this adorable vintage tea cart my half-sister Marzenna gifted me. She’s getting a head start on her spring cleaning and was kind enough to think of me when clearing a few things out.

Materials List:

I chose to spray and brush this tea cart to test Silk in a sprayer and see and feel how it brushes on.

How To:

Step 1:

First, I  started by giving this tea cart a cleaning with this White Lightning Cleaner. This cleaner comes in powder form so you’re paying for the cleaner – not the water.

I like to mix a tablespoon of the crystals into industrial spray bottles filled with water and then spray the entire piece down.  Then, I rub it down with a large auto sponge and then rinse all the residue off with clean water.

It’s also recommended to give your piece a scuff sanding before applying Silk Paint so I scuff-sanded this piece with a 220 grit sanding pad.

Step 2:

This tea cart was borderline for me. I was thinking it would be just fine without Slick Stick but since I will be selling this piece, I don’t mind putting in the extra step.

Step 3:

Next, I used my paint sprayer to get a flawless finish on this tea cart’s body and spindles and then used a brush to paint the inside drawer details and the wheels. I decided to thin the 1 ounce to 16 ounces which are recommended if spraying and it sprayed perfectly. I would suggest testing it with your sprayer before thinning because every sprayer is different.

Step 4:

For the final details, I brushed Black Sands on the rims of this tea cart’s wheels and painted the inside of the drawer.

To read the rest of this elegant tutorial, head on over to Salvaged Inspirations here!

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