I started painting all parts of the cart white except for the top.
After the white paint was dry, I used antique stain, mixed it with a bit of black paint and applied it with an old cloth to give an antique look to the cart.
I distressed the top of the cart with a hammer and applied some black paint to the dents to make them stand out.
I went to a company that produces wooden overseas packaging boxes. They kindly gave me one of their original stencils used to label their wooden boxes, which I applied on the top. Afterwards, I sanded down some areas of the black paint to give it an even more distressed look.
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