Monday, August 25, 2014

Chippy Dresser painted in MMS Kitchen Scale


Last week at the Flea Market I found this beat up dresser and brought it home.  I am finding it harder to find dressers to buy lately, so I snatched this one up quickly. 
Before:
Missing knobs and scratched up


I wanted to use milk paint and so I grabbed Miss Mustard Seed's Kitchen Scale milk paint and mixed it up.  I painted 2 coats and then let the chippy magic happen!  I scraped away all the flakes of paint and sealed the dresser with hemp oil.




I love the variations in color from the pigments in the paint-I purposely paint with chunks of the milk paint to get the variations.  The bottom of my paint container is chunky with pigments when I run out of paint and I paint them on to get the variations in color.  I like this look, but it is not for everyone I suppose. 

Sign I made-in a sign mood lately! 

Love the crackle and chippiness!






Color variations! 







35 comments:

  1. Thank you Martina-it's one of my favorites of MMS. I have a few pieces in my house painted in this color!

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  2. Very pretty and chock full of charm!

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  3. That was one ugly dresser until you worked your magic. Love the color and chippy charm!

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  4. This is a great color!!! I'm all about color...love the chippiness and variations. So cute!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-love the variations too and need lots of color in my life!

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  5. It's beautiful and the pieces I see around the net done in milk paint are also pretty....but.......I think I am too uptight to use it....I paint with such a heavy hand and my natural tendency is to paint with full coverage! Maybe I should have a few cocktails to loosen up and then give the milk paint a try! :)
    Robin

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    1. Thanks Robin-I always think painting with a cocktail is better-ha ha! I like the the milk paint to be thick and not to be able sot see the wood through it except for the chips! I say go for it!

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    1. Thanks Suzanne-its difficult not to love chippines in my book!

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I really do love milk paint and its chippiness!

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  8. Beautifully done!!! Hopped over from The Handmade Hangout! Great color choice and love the chippiness!!! :)

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  9. What a beautiful job. The color is perfect for the piece.

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  10. this is gorgeous! I want to try milk paint so much. Ive been using chalk paint but want to test the milk paint too. it always looks so pretty on furniture!! This turned out great!! stop by my blog and visit me :) http://www.liverandomlysimple.com not this blogger account. I havent used it since 09 i think lol...but i have a wordpress.org account so i cant log into anything on the list to post a comment. I saw another plugin that allowed you to use anonymous, just a suggestion so that you are not missing out on comments from people who dont blog, or dont blog with the things on the drop down list :)
    have a great friday
    Jess

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    1. Thank you Jess-thanks for the advice about the pug in-still kind of new to the blogging thing. I will check into it and to your blog. I say-go for it with the milk paint.

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  11. That is a lovely makeover and a beautiful colour. The chippiness is great and I will have to pick up some hemp oil the next time I visit my retailer. Your photos are lovely too. So nice and bright.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-I love milk paint and using oil is so easy and fast!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your post with us! Love the close up pictures of all the chippiness! It looks so much like a really old piece...great job. I saw your post over at Natasha's "Say G'day" party.

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    1. Thank you-I love how milk paint chips and Kitchen Scale is one of my favorite colors of MMS.

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  13. I did not know that using milk paint created this fabulous chippy paint finish! I love it! I am terrible at distressing by hand so this may be my new tool! Love the color!

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie-Milk paint is unpredictable , but so fabulous. Have fun using it!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dresser! The finish is just amazing! Pinning for future Pinspiration!

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    1. Thank you Jeanette-MMS milk paint is pretty great and I love Kitchen Scale !

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  16. Second try. oops! I just saw your dresser makeover at Furniture Feature Friday - the lovely patina caught my eye. It's so pretty and I love the color!
    Sally @cottagefix

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  17. Thank you Sally-I love using milk paint!

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