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Farmhouse Scale Makeover

Michelle James is back with the Easiest Farmhouse Scale Makeover. You are going to love this!


HI!  I am very excited about this post.  It was so easy and made such an impact on this farmhouse scale!

Farmhouse Scale Makeover

An Easy DIY Project


I have had this scale in my garage for a long time.  It was a leftover from my store when I sold paper by the pound.  Now the farmhouse look is very popular and there it was just sitting on the shelf.  I dusted it off and decided it would be super cute in a fun color.

Supplies Needed:

  • Scale
  • Screwdriver
  • Yellow Spray Paint

I was himming and hawing over the color, and my husband actually suggested the yellow.  I ended up loving it.

This is how it looked before I started.  It was gray and blah.   Once I started I could hardly wait between coats.  I wanted it in the house so bad.  But first things first.

I removed the scale “face” by removing the screws.  Then I was able to use spray paint without having to fuss over masking.  I really hate masking and I am not very good at it.  Plus I don’t like it when the paint gets underneath the mask.  Then I have to try to touch up and that is not fun with a spray paint.

Here it is after the first coat of yellow.  Cute right?

Little by little, I am incorporating the farmhouse look into my home décor.  I love the look of it and like most people I love Fixer Upper show on HGTV.  So this is a new vignette that I created using my freshly painted farmhouse scale.

What do you think?

If you like the farmhouse look you may like the Farmhouse Lamp I made.  It fits perfectly into this display, and I just love it.

You can find more projects like this on my blog so I hope you will stop by and visit from time to time.

See you in two weeks!





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16 thoughts on “Farmhouse Scale Makeover”

  1. Wow, who knew that changing the color could make it look so much better! Love the yellow. Thanks for sharing your farmhouse scale makeover at this week’s #HomeMattersParty

  2. I love the yellow!! I have an old one of these scales that used to be my mom’s. I never thought to paint it a fun color! (But now I am mentally choosing colors!) #HomeMattersParty

  3. I love the color you chose for the scale! I’m totally head over heels in love with the buffet it sits on! What a gorgeous piece! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  4. ohh I love the yellow, what a cute decor idea. See, I’m not so crafty with decor, I would have never thought to do this. But, I love it! #HomeMattersParty

  5. It was a great transformation from gray to yellow. I feel like I needed this for my farmhouse as well. Looking forward to make one. Thanks for the inspiration Lorelai.

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