Furniture Design Ideas featuring Milk Paints in Persian Blue, Halcyon Blue, Klein Blue, Coastal Blue and Chalk Style Paints in Key West Blue, Summertime Blue, Stillwater Blue, Charleton Blue, Fjord Blue and Midnight Blue.

Great bath vanity transformation by Artsy Chicks Rule! It was painted with a custom mix of 1 part GF Snow White and 1 part Persian Blue Milk Paint, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.    

"We knew this sweet little chair had potential, it just took the right ideas and color choices to make it pop! Done for a lovely, wonderful customer, the bottom is a custom mint mix with Saltwash, and the top coat is done in GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint. The Saltwash gave this little gal a textured, "live at the beach" feel. We love how this turned out!" - Boutique Unique

We are absolutely adoring this dresser set by The Painted Porch! Painted in the sweet Fjord Blue Chalk Style Paint.

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"Every so often you do a piece and fall in love with it, you hate to see it go. This is one of those pieces....Brought back to life, fully stripped back and re varnished in oak to let the wood grain shine through, and painted in my favorite blue. The wonderful carvings highlighted in gold to match the golden hardware, and some moldings added from the fabulous Aileen Hogan." - Emporium K

Emporium K used Coastal Blue Milk Paint for the body of this lovely piece.

"Blue is the new black and I just can't get enough of this vintage chest! Rowena picked General Finishes Coastal Blue milk paint which is a beautiful, rich navy blue hue to update this piece. The original hardware was updated to an iron color. Thank you Rowena for your custom purchase and enjoy!" -  VintagelessJules

"This buffet was finished in a deep indigo blue that I mixed using Klein Blue and a bit of Lamp Black GF Milk Paint. The end result was a sophisticated blue that enhances the beautiful shape of this vintage piece. It was distressed then sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat in satin." 

"Restyled & Delivered! My client wanted to create a softness to this dresser that has been in her family for 100 years. Had great structure, just needed a new, fresh look for her guest bedroom! Hand painted in General Finishes products. Custom blend of Java Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Body is a custom blend of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Driftwood Milk Paint. Glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects to give it a shimmery sparkle along with new crystal...

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Dionne of The Turquoise Iris

Dionne enchants us with her astounding artistry once more! Among the various layers of beautiful colors, she used GF's Klein Blue Milk Paint.

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

Stacey was inspired by a fabric swatch she saw at a market in France many years ago.  Regretfully, she did not purchase the swatch, but the bold colors and circles remained in the recesses of her mind.  Stacey brought that swatch to life in this bohemian inspired circular patterned settee.  She created some basic circular paper stencils for painstaking placement and then spent untold hours painting the intricate designs freehand...

2016 Design Center Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"GF Halcyon Milk Paint was used on the base, sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat Flat, glazed with a watered down mix of Brown Mahogony Gel Stain, and sealed again with GFHPTC.  Brown Mahogony and HPTC on the top and middle drawers.  Hardware sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. This piece was purchased and turned into a bathroom vanity."


2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"A pretty mundane 9 drawer dresser. Painted in Coastal Blue milk paint and a little white mixed in here and there. A raised stencil applied with drywall compound and highlighted with copper paint. A perfect compliment to the blue. Java Gel used on the top and sealed with Minwax Polycrylic. Original hardware changed out for cup pulls."

"Antique fabric chair with carved wood legs is available at TatteredGypsy in Blissfield. Fabric was painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Persian Blue, stenciled in a dark grey with metallic accents, and legs have GF Argentine Pearl Effects glaze finish." - Shabby Heart Studio

Dionne of Turquoise Iris blows us away once more with this gorgeous dresser! Painted in layers of Key West Blue and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint, and Persimmon Milk Paint.

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"The top was refinished and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. The case was painted in Coastal Blue Milk Paint. Lightly distressed and new wood/brass knobs were added." - Roots & Wings Furniture

Loving this vintage striped dresser in GF Coastal Blue by Perfect Imperfections!    
This hutch by For the Love of It Finds reminds us of our favorite pair of blue jeans!   For the Love of It Finds says, "This solid wood cabinet has been renewed with General Finishes in Coastal Blue, slightly distressed in all the right spots. It was given a liming wax treatment and then sealed with a soft wax for lasting durability."    

"I saw this buffet and fell in love with those legs! A repeat client spotted it in my garage while dropping off a custom order and she just had to have it also. Loving this walnut stained top with this deep navy called Coastal Blue Milk Paint." - Naptime Creations

"Perfectly imperfect 100+ year old serpentine, 4-drawer dresser. Quartersawn oak with tiger oak veneer top. Top re-stained, exterior painted navy and drawers painted cream. The protective coat of carnauba wax adds a wonderful luster." - TotoTwiga

TotoTwiga used Coastal Blue Milk Paint for the body, Java Gel Stain for the top, then sealed this pretty with High Performance Topcoat Satin.

We can't get enough of this custom mixed color of GF Persian Blue and Driftwood Milk Paint by 2nddoorontheright!   Check out more custom mixed colors in our Design Center at   #generalfinishes #gfmilkpaint #customcolormixes

"This is a European TV cabinet that was left out for the trash. We made some repairs and added a shelf. Then, restained the inside. The outside is painted in a custom mix of Halycon Blue and Seagull Grey Milk Paint. I restored the beautiful inlaid wood front with some stain and sealed it. The body is waxed and the top sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin, then waxed over that." - Rebecca of Best Designs of Rebecca

The Wood Spa used GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint for a classic and regal look.    
"This light maple desk is boring no more! The top was sanded down to bare wood, exposing beautiful birds eye maple. With a custom mix of several General Finishes gel stains, layers of this beautiful and rich color were applied, before sealing in their High Performance Topcoat in satin. The body was prepped and painted with General Finishes Milk Paint, in Coastal Blue, before sealing with their High Performance Topcoat in flat."- Once Upon A Window   Find your favorite GF products in the U...

"Beautiful and unique antique Roos Cedar Chippendale Chest. Drool-worthy for certain!" - Junie Byrds

This delightful piece was painted with a custom color of Halcyon Blue and Coastal Blue Milk Paint and the top was layered with Java Gel Stain.

This solid walnut buffet was painted in Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint by Coastal Vintage & Design Co. They also distressed and finished this piece with a "dark chocolate" finishing glaze. The top was redone with hand-rubbed Java Gel Stain.

"The color on the body of the dresser is Midnight Blue Chalk Style. It is a very deep, deep blue, almost black; A very rich and sophisticated color which I think works nicely on modern furniture or traditional. I applied two coats of this color. The paint is self leveling so you can’t see brush marks. To seal I applied three coats of Gray Gel Stain A little of this goes a LONG way. I still am on my first can. I like how easy it is to apply. When applying it looks white but when dry it...

"How classic is this piece. This beauty has been transformed with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint, French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint and Burnished Pearl Effects on the hardware." - Reblessed, LLC

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"Once again your products amaze me. I have been loving your Chalk Style Paints but really wanted to do a deep navy piece. After seeing one with the color I loved, of course the products used were yours, but they were Milk Paints. Now I had not used your Milk Paints yet and really shied away from them for reasons I really don't know. After being told what two colors to mix I went to my local retailer and got input from her. After finding out I could mix Chalk Style and Milk Paints, I bought some...
Fun and bright bohemian inspired cabinet by 2nddoorontheright painted in a pretty aqua with GF Klein Blue & Coral Crush Milk Paint and Apricot Chalk Style Paint highlights.    

"Navy is such a fresh, yet subtle pop of color when mixed with black, white, and natural tones. This rich indigo color is being seen all over in textiles right now. This piece is especially cool...because it's actually a piano bench with a hidden compartment to hide clutter (or treasures). Painted with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint." - Vintage 109

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This beauty was refinished by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection with General Finishes Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint and flat High Performance Topcoat.    Check out her video of this project at   #generalfinishes #gfchalkstylepaint #gfhptc #midnightblue
Perfect Imperfections glammed up this Mid Century Chest of Drawers with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.   Perfect Imperfections says, "So one of the new things I planned on doing this fall was to finally try General Finishes Milk Paint. I had read, seen and heard so much about this paint. It was high time to see if all the hype was true. I loved the colour Coastal Blue and I knew that this was the piece that I would try it on. I picked up this gorgeous Gibbard mahogany dresser...

"Here is another piece redone with your awesome products! This is a European-style TV cabinet that was left out for the trash. Can you believe it? ...The outside is painted in a custom mix of Halycon Blue and Seagull Gray Milk Paint.... The body is waxed and the top sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin, then waxed over that. Now it's a bar!" - Rebecca of Best Designs by Rebecca

This buffet is riding the Coastal Blue Milk Paint waves thanks to Timeless Charm. Java Gel Stain was used for the top of the piece.

Rusted Brown livened this dresser with Coastal Blue. This Milk Paint is perfect to create that rich navy blue.

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"This ornate vintage cabinet was hand-painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint, Shabby Paints Alamo White, and Gold Leaf. Top was sanded down and stained in Hazelnut, and the whole piece was sealed... Absolutely Beautiful piece and you don't see them often with this much detail." - Gigi Shonk Hall of Painted Restorations

GF offers products similar to the colors used for this piece which would be Somerset Gold and Antique White Milk Paint and Candlelite and Nutmeg oil-based...

"Another piece completed by Old's Cool Home Decor: we used GF Milk Paint in Coastal Blue for the body and stained the legs in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Love how it turned out!" - Nicole Gentry-Hennicke

We adore this stylish dresser in GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint by Carver Junk Company.   Visit Carver Junk Company online at or in person at 4748 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, MN to purchase your favorite GF products.    

Hardt Restorations astounded us with this beautiful Drexel Server and Hutch restoration!

They explain, "It is painted in my latest favorite color Coastal Blue with Snow White Milk Paint details and gold accents. I added vintage-inspired fabric backing on a removable piece of foam on the hutch. The server top has been refinished in Espresso Wood Stain and everything has been sealed and protected. This was a two week process that turned out even better than I hoped!"

Karie of Lush•Paint Designs took inspiration from this GF Get the Look found on our Design Center. This beauty is layered in General Finishes Coral Crush, Halycon Blue, Burnt Umber Glaze Effects, & sealed with High Performance Topcoat.    
"Coastal Blue is one of my go-to paint colors, and this Martha Washington sewing cabinet looks "all dolled-up" in it with a Java Gel top and Flat Out Flat. Love your paints and finishes. Thank you, General Finishes for such great products." - The House at the End of the Road    
We are absolutely in love with this hutch from The Turquoise Iris! It was painted with GF Klein Blue, Patina Green, Persimmon and Somerset Gold. Such a great color combo!    

"This beautiful 1920's Berkey and Gay Buffet will be in the store tomorrow! Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat in Satin. The details were contoured and hightlighted using GF Pitch Black Glaze and then dry brushed using a mixture of GF Milk Paint in Linen and GF Pearl Effects in Argentine Pearl. This piece is solid wood and in excellent condition. Two cabinets on either side, one with a shelf. The middle drawer is large and deep...

Green Spruce Designs spruced up this mid century dresser with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.   Also follow Green Spruce Designs on Instagram at    

Brandy Miller of Blue Daisy Furniture delighted us with this charming cabinet in blue!

She elaborates, "I used Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the top and Persian Blue Milk Paint for the body. The whole piece was finished with HP Topcoat Satin. I absolutely LOVE your products! They are so easy to use and make refinishing furniture fun!"

Let's start the day with some color! 2nd Door On the Right went bold with this dresser by using multiple colors to create this coastal design!

The owner explains, "My bohemian-inspired dresser. I used three General Finishes colors on this solid wood French provincial piece: Klein Blue, Coral Crush and Patina Green Milk Paint. The body is layered in all three with areas of all colors coming through. The drawers are much bolder and the three center knobs really make this piece pop!"

"I AM IN LOVE ❤️ with General Finishes products! As much as I don't want to let this go, it is For Sale! Top: GF Dark Chocolate, Base: Layered GF Persian Blue, GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze, dry-brushed GF Antique White & sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat." - Kristi Lynn Collection    

Carver Junk Company's dresser struts into the spotlight with this pristine color by using Coastal Blue Milk Paint!

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The Shabby Project is at it again! This time they played with some Coastal Blue Milk Paint and this dresser came out gorgeously.

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"This sweet navy blue dresser is perfect for your little league player!" explains Re Classyfied for this charming piece! They used Coastal Blue Milk Paint to get that rich, darker color.

Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations or use your own zip code to find a retailer near you at ...