Schloss Highboy Dresser

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

When we moved Calvin into the guest room, he decided to keep the dresser that was in there, so his old dresser became an extra.  A couple of weeks ago, we finally muscled this piece down the stairs and took it over to the studio.

It’s a beautiful piece, but the finish was pretty dinged up and tired.  It looks a bit better in the picture than it does in person…


Kriste and I tag-teamed this piece and I love how it turned out!


We lightly sanded the finish to give it “tooth” and then painted it in two coats of MMS Milk Paint Schloss.


I lightly distressed the edges with a medium grit sand paper just to soften the newness of the paint and bring out some of the details of the piece.

Kriste finished it off with MMS Hemp Oil to protect the finish and bring out the beauty of the color.

I decided to replace the old knobs with marble knobs I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  I love how the gray veining compliments the warm gray paint.

And there it is…


This piece is a nice one, because the top drawers have divided cubbies and behind the doors are three drawers.  It makes it a very practical, versatile piece.



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This piece is for sale, if you’re interested! We’ll list all of the details in the online shop this week, along with a few other furniture pieces that are currently available.


I have a busy week in the studio, trying to meet a few deadlines, but I hope to get some more work done on the upholstered pieces that have been waiting for my attention…

Schloss Highboy Dresser

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