Friday, November 6, 2015

Kitchen Scale Milk Paint Dresser


A few weeks ago I found this great empire style dresser at the Flea Market and brought it home.  

Before:
This dresser had great bones, but was dinged and banged up and needed a bit of care.  Kitchen Scale by Miss Mustard Seed   is one of my favorite colors and so this dresser got a milk paint treatment. 
After 2 coats of milk paint the chippy magic started to happen and I helped it along with my spackle knife.  The last step was to seal it with AS dark wax/tung oil! 





Love the legs with the wooden castors 




I decided to keep the hardware that came with the dresser



26 comments:

  1. I love Empire style furniture. I have 2 waiting in my "to do" queue. The milk paint color you chose is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Barbara-I love empire style furniture too!

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  2. Love the unpredictability of milk paint and loving this color!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love how milk paint chips too!

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  3. What a yummy color and the chippiness is just perfect!

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  4. What a beautiful color...and piece of furniture!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I do love Kitchen Scale!

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  5. Such a pretty color and great chippiness!! Love your transformations!!

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    1. Thank you Sally-I love the chippy goodness too!

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  6. That color! It is beautiful on that table. I have a similar table...do I dare?

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    1. Thank you Debra-I think you should dare and go for it! It is a great color!

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  7. Great find, in a great color---so nice to have to do NOTHING to it. LOL. Sandi

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    1. Thank you Sandi-I love the color and I did paint it with MMS milk paint, but it is nice to find pieces that you don't have to do any thing too.

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  8. Gorgeous! You know I love that color too. I haven't used it in a while, but I have a very dark dresser waiting to be painted and your post reminds me how well Kitchen Scale covers on a dark piece. I might just have to pull that color out again!

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    1. Thank you Linda-it really is one of my favs! Cant wait to see yours

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  9. I love the color and style of this dresser....so beautiful and you did such a great job!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I LOVE the color too and empire style is one of my Favs too!

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  10. What a beautiful dresser. You sure can't beat the vintage furniture for quaility and design. I love the color, it gives this piece new life.

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    1. Thank you Debra-I agree that vintage furniture is the best!

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  11. The Empire Revival style is great in terms of bones but rather heavy visually. I just finished a library table in that style. I really like how the Kitchen Scale lightened her up. It makes her a fun, statement piece. I saw your link at the Vintage Inspiration Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-I love how kitchen scale looks on pieces!

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  12. Another stunning makeover! That color is sooo yummy. I have an empire style drop leaf desk waiting for a makeover and I could picture it in this color and finish. Thanks for sharing at Friday's Furniture Fix.

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    1. Thank you Lucy-the color is very yummy and I have a few pieces in my home painted in this color!

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  13. Love, love, love! Sharing today on the Link Party and thanks so much for linking up!!!

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