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Furniture Design Ideas featuring Lamp Black Milk Paint and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint.

Classic understated GF Lamp Black Milk Painted dresser by Lil' Rustique Elegance.    

General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint is not only one of our most popular Milk Paints, it is a classic color that will turn any home accessory into a timeless staple. Use it as pure black or mix with various amounts of General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint to achieve beautiful tones of gray.  Custom color recipes top to bottom: 

Original Snow White

10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

1 part Snow White + 1 parts Lamp...

"This beautiful ornate armoire is restyled and ready for my client. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed in High Performance Topcoat Satin. I kept the gorgeous wood color of the ornate doors, cubbies, and hidden drawers. Lightly distressed around all edges, the two-tone color brings out all the gorgeous features of this piece!" - Kristi Lynn Collection

   

What lovely end tables these are by Airdrie Furniture Revival! Distressed with Lamp Black Milk Paint and stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

Here is another lovely set of nightstands! Painted in Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat by Airdrie Furniture Revival.

"Meet Luna! Here's one I'll be sorry I didn't keep. I love love love GF Lamp Black. It's the deepest, smoothest, richest, yummiest, most elegant black I've ever found. It has a way of making every piece it graces appear full of elegance, and THAT'S why I need one in my house!!" - Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station

Check out this dashing piece by Ferpie & Fray! Painted with Lamp Black Milk Paint with slight distressing.

"Stunning buffet with amazing details! Featuring gorgeous wood grain on the top and drawers, painted Lamp Black, with new hardware. This beauty is so versatile...use in an entryway, or as a bedroom dresser, tv/media console, or anywhere you need a statement piece!" - Reclaim + Relove    
Fantastic kitchen cabinet transformation by Tammy of At Home With The Ellingtons. GF Lamp Black Milk Paint took this kitchen to the next level!    

"Oh Henredon - how much do I love thee! From the 18th Century Portfolio Collection, this pair of three drawer nightstands is exceptionally elegant in Lamp Black Milk Paint, and how swoon-worthy are those pulls, y'all!" - Southern Revival by Christin

Denise of Salvaged Inspirations gave this 1980's buffet a Pottery Barn black finish with GF's Lamp Black Milk Paint.   Check out http://salvagedinspirations.com/diy-pottery-barn-knock-off/ for all the details on how she got this "Pottery Barn Knock-Off" look!    
Beautiful GF Lamp Black Milk Paint buffet by Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station!    

"This desk was an ugly duckling with the original finish peeling. I stripped and sanded the top to a beautiful wood grain. I stained it. Then painted the body in Lamp Black Milk Paint. All was sealed with several coats of HPTC and hardware done in a copper tone. " - Heather Mullins

Heather entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Antique desk Refinished in black, with light distressing and a dark stained top! Original pulls with gorgeous aged patina! This desk was inspired by similar pieces that I've seen in high end furniture stores. I wanted to show that your home can be stylish and on trend for a fraction of the price by upcycl ing great pieces of furniture!" - Kristin Forbes

The following products were used for this project: Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; Gel Topcoat in Satin; High Performance...

"This table was once light oak and outdated! The table and two captain chairs have been refinished in all GF products and transformed into a very chic and rustic Dining set!" - Kristin Forbes

The following products were used to complete this piece:

Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; High Performance Topcoat in Flat; Gel Topcoat in Satin

Kristin entered this set into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

We are absolutely loving this dresser by Rose and Bee Furniture! Refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"This hutch at one time was a beautiful Ethan Allen solid maple piece some friends of mine had stored in their basement. They went on vacation and came home to 14″ of water in their basement due to their sump pump giving out. You can see the water level mark on the lower doors and it goes without saying…..it was destined for the burn pile. Then it hit me one day that I had a perfect place for it in my kitchen. I love to promote the products that I totally believe in (no they didn’t pay me to...

"In between working on our custom orders for this week we decided to finish up this cute entryway table. Stained in Java Gel Stain, painted in Black Lamp Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Satin Sealer by General Finishes. To finish the look we picked these super cute cow head knobs from Hobby Lobby. We sure love how this turned out!" - Mel & Mar Creations

This gorgeous buffet was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  This buffet had a matching piece to it which was also finished in Lamp Black.  Both stunning pieces are being used in a church "coffee shop" used for youth group meetings and various other meetings in the church.  

 

This little dresser is a functional work of art!  The base of the dresser was painted in General Finished "Lamp Black", and lightly distressed.  It also got a "new" reclaimed wood top, which was hand-stained in a Southwestern design using 4 different GF Gel Stains: Java, Antique Walnut, Nutmeg, and Black.  The entire piece was sealed using GF high-performance satin polyacrylic for a durable finish.

 

This French provincial buffet is done in General Finishes Lamp Black. Distressing to show natural wood. Sealed with polyurethane.

"Does it get any cuter than this little bench? My sister found this and had to have it!" - Gigi's Hope Chest

Learn how to spray General Finishes Milk Paint: http://youtu.be/OVPZHYAicF4

This gorgeous buffet was restyled by Furniture Art Studio in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint. We are absolutely loving all of the amazing details.

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"These 1966 Thomasville night stands came to me with a dated off-white finish and country blue detailing. My client wanted to go big & bold with a Hollywood Regency look and this was easily accomplished with my favorite General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint and platinum silver detailing. This stylish pair was finished with several coats of High Performance Top Coat in semi-gloss which will ensure durablity and protection for...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"Empire dresser painted in Lamp Black, distressed, and sealed with HPTC Satin. Original wooden knob with Lamp Black sanded back to show more of the natural wood."

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This little beauty needed a lot of work but had great bones. The veneer on top was cracked and needed to be removed. The two cabinet doors  were cracked as well so new ones were custom made and trim added to the front. She was given a good sanding and cleaning and then stained with GF Salem from top to bottom. She was then painted with GF Lamp Black on the body. I added a coat of gel stain in Antique Walnut to the top to add...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"Secretary desk painted in General Finishes Black Pepper, Rembrandt Red & Chalk White Chalk Style Paint. Sealed with Flat out Flat & Arm-R-Seal in High gloss. I used antique pocket watch faces as backplates."

 

Stylish makeover with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint by Perfect Imperfections!    
"Shaker-style secretary kept it's antique charm with distressed Lamp Black milk paint from General Finishes. Open the secretary door to find a pop of on of my favorite colors: soft, sweet Basil. Original hardware and vintage stripes paper inside the drawer make this secretary one-of-a-kind!" - Daylily Custom Design    

Timeless Charm delighted us with this delightful dresser set. These pieces were restyled with Lamp Black Milk Paint with distressing.

"Last one this week! Brought this giant to the shop today. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with my favorite Maison Blanche Paint Company Dark Brown Wax." - Ferpie and Fray

"How fun is this nightstand set?! Done in a black and white color block for a fresh modern farmhouse vibe. Finished on the back so you can use them as end tables as well. " Reclaim + Relove   GF Lamp Black and Snow White Milk Paint are a perfect contrast!    
We love this classic looking bench from Sweet William Vintage   Sweet William Vintage say, "Farmhouse bench in General Finishes Lamp Black. Custom painted for my mother-in-law. It's a job perk to be able to refinish pieces for the people I love."    
Paige of Southern Curated got creative with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and gave these old outdated lamps a new modern look.   See all the details of this project at http://ajunkchicklife.blogspot.com/2016/10/fall-touches-in-our-kitchen-a...    
Sophisticated bookcase refinished in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint on the body and Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top, all sealed with Arm-R-Seal Topcoat by Rehab to Fab.    

Not2Shabby Furniture stylized this dresser with a "black on black" theme! She used Lamp Black Milk Paint for the body, then fashioned a design using a dark stencil!

It doesn't get any classier than this vintage desk painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.     

"Such an amazing piece... Paint in General Finishes Lamp Black with Red Sienna Glaze Effects. General Finishes custom mix of stains. Distressed in all the right places and sealed!" - Catie Rae Creations

Learn how to hand-distress General Finishes Milk Paint at http://youtu.be/DQilIHtFxpY.

"I LOVE this look! I recently finished and dropped off this chest and some succulent wall planters at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis. Painted with Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint and stained with a custom color mix of GF's Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain." - Bee's Knees

See more of Bee's Knees pieces by stopping at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis at 4748 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55407!

This dresser got a sophisticated new look with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and satin High Performance Topcoat by Joy McKnight Solomon of Purfectly Painted Furniture (https://www.facebook.com/groups/934941436575679/)    
Impressive transformation with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint by Centsibly Chic Home, llc!    

What a better way to represent your team than to restyle your furniture in their team colors! Reclaimed Karma spoiled one of their customers by painting this dresser in the colors of the Georgia Bulldog football team!

They mention, "My latest customer loves his Georgia Dawgs! Can u tell? Just finished this little guy in Lamp Black with a pop of Brick Red Milk Paint."

Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood...

Vintage Moose Decor freshened this delicate side table with Lamp Black Milk Paint. How petite and stylish it looks now!

Learn how to hand-apply General Finishes Milk Paint at http://youtu.be/c6QK6Nd4_Ig

Learn how to spray General Finishes Milk Paint: http://youtu.be/OVPZHYAicF4

  Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or Wood Essence...
" "Espresso" table using a custom mix of General Finishes Dark Chocolate and Lamp Black. Newly upholstered chairs finish the look." - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats    

Mel & Mar Creations restyled this vintage cabinet with Lamp Black Milk Paint and Gel Topcoat with light distressing.

Learn How to Hand Distress General Finishes Milk Paint at http://youtu.be/DQilIHtFxpY

Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations.  NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry...

Centsibly Chic Home, LLC used Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat out Flat for this lovely vanity!

"When my new client sent me pics of the piece and the beautiful white and gold trellis pattern wallpaper it will be in front of I knew black was the only way to go. It's always classic and beautiful and will really pop against the wallpaper.

When I want to create a deep black modern finish General Finishes Lamp...

This beauty was refinished with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint by Neat & Navy Blue. How much do you love this!?   Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence, Klingspor, Amazon, or Lee Valley in Canada. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GF’s retail and professional line EXCEPT Chalk Style Paint. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at http://bit.ly/1pEtZMu.    

"Loving this custom order desk in General Finishes Lamp Black!! Functional and super cute!!" 

Saw Nail & Paint painted this vintage dresser with Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Top Coat Flat. To learn more about the process of this project, go to http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=4892882704&blog=13101173.

The Weathered Door disassembled these two night stands and rejuvenated them with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint! For a nice sheen, they mixed High Performance Topcoat Satin and Flat Out Flat. To get a more in depth description of their work, go to their blog @ http://www.theweathereddoor.com/2016/05/satin-black-mid-century-nightstand-makeovers.html