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.

"I rescued this piece from the curb. After hours of cleaning, stripping, and sanding, I spruced it up with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint (a favorite of mine!), Flat Out Flat Top Coat and bronze Anthropologie knobs. And so it lives on!" - Green Spruce Designs   Check out this video from GF to learn more about how to choose the right topcoat for your project:
"Love this cool little table with storage! I'm thinking bedside table or coffee bar!" - Flipping Fabulous   This cute little cabinet was painted with GF Patina Green and Klein Blue Milk Paint, accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.        

"This piece was finished completely with General Finishes products and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results! The dresser was painted using a custom blend of Milk Paints in Patina Green, Emerald, Coastal Blue and Corinth Blue, which created a wonderful peacock blue. The entire body was then glazed using Glaze Effects in Pitch Black. The coordinating mirror received the same paint and glaze treatment. The top of the dresser was stripped and stained using Java Gel Stain. Everything was...

This dresser in GF Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and Pitch Black Glaze Effects by Belle Maison is simply beautiful!    
Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer refinished this pretty piece with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and a custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains.   Learn more about how to prepare an existing finish for paint or stain in this video from GF:    
Can't get enough of this lovely hutch painted in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint by Dandelions and Poppies!    

"Used three different General Finishes Milk Paint colors for this layered/distressed top. I used Halcyon Blue, Driftwood & Lamp Black, painting it on and also dry brushing multiple layers. The Tiger Oak had such amazing texture so I wet distressed it down all over which brought the grain back out. For the body I mixed General Finishes Glaze Effects, Pitch Black & Winter White to get just the right grey to get in all those amazing grooves throughout this piece. And the grey was a...

"Classy, elegant and sophisticated are just a few words to describe this table... The table was painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Coastal Blue which is a deep, rich navy blue. The feet were dipped in gold for an added special touch. The hardware was beautiful and I was happy I could keep them; all they needed was a good cleaning to make them shine. Finally the table has one nice size drawer that I lined with beautiful complimenting fabric. Perfection." - Kim G. Designs

"What an amazing shabby antique 1920s mid size buffet! Such a rare size and perfect for anyone who loves those big buffets but doesn't have the room! In perfect condition, solid and heavy, spotless and clean. Two good size drawers. Hand painted in my favorite Persian Blue/ Antique White Milk Paint mix, tastefully distressed and clear satin waxed." - Shabby Accent Living

"I used Persian Blue Milk Paint and it was my first time using GF.  It is amazing with such great coverage!  Totally worth the expense and I am hooked for sure!" - Kendra Welchert   Check out other completed projects using Persian Blue Milk Paint by going to the Design Center at
"Starting this year off with my new favorite color, GF Klein Blue Milk Paint. Mixed a glaze up using GF Pitch Black Glaze and Black Pearl by WO. Topped off, of course, with High Performance Topcoat in satin! Love your products as always." - Dannielle from Distress me, Distress me not LLC   Learn more about GF Glaze in this video:    
"Cutest little server I ever did see! Painted in a new custom color! This is General Finishes Coastal Blue, Millstone, and Emerald with Flat Out Flat topcoat. Turned out just like I wanted!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    

"Darling shabby antique dressing vanity! My client requested General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint mix with glass knobs so pretty!" - Shabby Accent Living

Can't get enough of this stunning piece by The Turquoise Iris!   "I used three of my favorite colors ( Klein Blue, Patina Green and Persimmon -- All from General Finishes ) on this antique cabinet and added the Mexican Otomi paper...because it's been a whole 2 months since I've used it and well, that's just too long!!"   Check out more from The Turquoise Iris at   #generalfinishes #...

"This adorable little jewellery armoire has been finished in General Finishes Persian Blue and heavily distressed for a very antique and rustic feel."

These stylish side tables were refreshed with General Finishes Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint.    

Check out this neat navy blue chedar chest with stained legs by Timeless Charm! The body was painted in Coastal Blue Milk Paint.


Cool down your home's interior during the final stretch of summer by using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint! Persian Blue is a passive, brisk blue with light gray and green undertones; it’s neutral shade makes it perfect for your next accent piece!

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persian Blue + 4 parts Coastal Blue

4 parts Persian Blue + 1 part Coastal Blue

Original Persian Blue

1 part Persian Blue + 1 part Snow White

1 part...

Choose the beach house look for your home accessories with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint! Coastal Blue is a rich, deep color that reflects the depths of the ocean and represents old style, first period homes. This perfect shade of blue will add a nautical atmosphere to your home decor and pairs beautifully with General Finishes Java Gel Stain! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Coastal Blue + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Coastal Blue + 4 parts Snow...

"I found Serena languishing in a local thrift store. She was built in my local area nearly 100 years ago. Her existing finish was alligator scaly and she was missing veneer in a lot of places. This is the second dresser I chose to tackle and I envisioned I could transform her back to glory with some paint and glaze. 

I cleaned her, stripped her, patched her and sanded her, and she began to come back to life. 

I chose to stain the top with a custom mix of antique walnut and...

This distressed little cutie was freshened up with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint by Belle Maison.  
Beautiful classic dresser in GF Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint.    
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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"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
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

Be sure to stop by their place and see more of their amazing finished pieces as well as your favorite GF Products at 3652 Highway 67 N Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.

"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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