2016 GF Design Center Entry - Professional Upcycled Furniture Category
"I love painting bold so when my friend asked for a custom buffet I was pretty excited that she chose General Finishes Apricot Chalk Style Paint. I applied three costs of paint, wanting very solid coverage. The top of the buffet was sanded and I applied two coats of General Finishes Java Gel Stain. I also added a bit of Java Gel Stain in the detailing. I used General Finishes water based top coat on...
"My heart belongs to our new media center! (This is our 4th in less than 2 years...was searching for the Perfect One!) Restyled the body in General Finishes Limestone Chalk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and Java Gel Stain. The top is a custom mixture of GF Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains. Sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat." - Kristi Lynn Collection
"This pair of oak side tables were given a farmhouse, cozy look. They were painted with General Finishes Bone White Chalk Style Paint, distressed in all the right places then top coated to give protection against everyday use. The tops were stained to give a weathered wood look to them." - Passion Flower Furnishings
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"After sanding down to bare wood I used 3 separate stains to achieve this weathered wood look. A grey stain was applied 1st followed by a...
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.
Be sure to see more riveting pieces finished by Dionne at her blogspot at http://theturquoiseiris.blogspot.com/
"We could not part with this old French hutch top. Our daughter took the bottom. Bring to short, we built 2 new drawers on a deck and attached the old top. We added 5 new bun feet and painted it Empire Gray from the GF Chalk Style paint line. We then added weathered grey stain over the top to bring the tones together. It now adorns our entry way and holds or small treasures." - Hello I Live Here
This dresser was restyled with GF Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint and a mix of Van Dyke Brown and Winter White Glaze Effects by Belle Maison
You can visit Belle Maison's booths at Funky Monkey Vintage Store in Madison, AL and University Pickers in Huntsville. While you're there don't forget to purchase your favorite GF products!
Loving this bold dresser in Rembrandt Red Chalk Style Paint by Bellflower Grove.
"Talk about a statement piece! Custom wine cabinet restyled from a dated china cabinet & delivered to my bff of 30 years!" - Kristi Lynn Collection
This piece was layered in Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint and Tuscan Red Milk Paint for the exterior. The interior was layered with Linen Milk Paint.
Belle Maison created this shimmering beauty with GF Bone White Chalk Style Paint and Champagne Pearl Effects.
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.
"This adorable little magazine table was painted in apricot chalk paint and stained in Java gel by General Finishes We added new hardware from Hobby Lobby and just love how it turned out! This is such a cute little statement piece and and perfect for fall decorating!!" - Mel & Mar Creations
"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...
"Antique theater chairs I purchased from a church in Denver. I purchased a few sets and slowly refinishing and painting them. I embraced the imperfections! Here's a set of 3 I did today. General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint & Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat. The seats & backs were sanded. 50/50 pre-stain & Polyvine Walnut Stain & Seal. Dead flat wax finish was used to seal the seats & backs." - Stephanie of Rehab to Fab
"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.
We at GF are so happy to share this fun and exiting this dresser by Sondra Foust is!
"Antiques don't always have to be stuffy, frilly, dated or chippy. They can be cool and trendy! This isn't your grandmas furniture anymore. It's young, trendy, and exciting," Sondra explains. "We painted this mid-century beauty with Snow White Milk Paint, Limestone Chalk Style Paint, and Burnished Pearl Effects with High Performance Topcoat Satin. We also updated this rather dated lamp with a...
"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...
This daring dresser was livened up with Apricot Chalk Style Paint by 2nddoorontheright! This a great piece to add a pop of color to the room!
Learn the differences between Chalk Style Paint and Milk Paint at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyxfnjMVZp4
Carver Junk Company stunned us with this subtle green buffet! They combined Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint and Emerald Milk Paint to create this custom color.
We absolutely love this Empire Chest refinished by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection
Suzanne says, "I used General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Rembrandt Red and their Flat Out Flat Topcoat to seal the piece. It was lightly distressed to give it charm and interest. Not too much distressing on this one – just the edges. I am in love with this one! That red is such a gorgeous, deep hue!"
Upscale Wow used GF Rembrandt Red Chalk Style Paint to transform this hutch they call "Crazy Horse". We think it's crazy good!
Check out this enchanting buffet by Rustic Roots! This stunner was restyled in Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint, Java Gel Stain, then accented with Argentine Pearl Effects!
Learn creative techniques using General Finishes Pearl Effects at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRyD4KtypkU.
"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!
We adore this side table make over with General Finishes French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint by Angela of Number Fifty-Three!
Oo la la, what a doll this piece is! Neagle's Nest share this bold table using Chalk Style Paint!
"The Frenchie table was just missing a little something so she got it! Loving this modern twist on a classic. I used Bone White with some gold frosting and a little agate inspired detailing on the top." - Neagle's Nest
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Loving these textured abstract art pieces painted with GF Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint and Saltwash by Dani of Finding Silver Pennies and her kids!
Dani says, "I think you all know I love to paint. It relaxes me, both painting furniture and watercolor, but since the kids have been out of school, my paintbrushes have sat in the basement. What could be more fun than creating textured abstract art with my kids (or yours)?"
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"This adorable little mid-century end table is surprisingly heavy & solid. The base is done with a I Love Saltwash mix with General Finishes Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint, with GF Fjord Blue over it. The top is done with GF Java Gel Stain & GF Wipe On Urethane. It is sealed with GF Flat Out Flat. See the step by step on my Facebook page. The sign... I love it so much that I almost kept it (that should surprise few... because I AM a hoarder). This canvas was done using General Finishes...
Loving this nautical themed dresser from 2nddoorontheright ! The color is a custom combination of GF Klein Blue Milk Paint and Bone White Chalk Style Paint. The details were accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and white wax.
Loving this cool blue transformation by Lindsey Vogel Design LLC!
Lindsey says, "For this makeover I used General Finishes Chalk Style paint in Chalk White and Summertime Blue with a light coat of Van Dyke Brown Glaze on the drawer fronts and sides. I began with 1 coat of white, then added 2 coats of blue and distressed back a bit before coming back & painting the edging details in white."
"One Resource = One Great Remake with General Finishes! Chalk Style Paint in Limestone and Chalk White, Driftwood Milk Paint, and High Performance Top Coat were used on this beauty!" - Romancing the Home at the Queen of Hearts
Barbara of Rescued Treasures refreshed this table with General Finishes French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat.
Can't enough of this nautical antique side table GF Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint by Soul Patina!
Susan of Saw Nail and Paint inspires us with this gorgeous vintage chest.
"For the base coat I used General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Key West Blue. It’s a really pretty blue green; perfect for the coastal inspired theme. I mixed in the paint additive Saltwash and used a brush to stipple on the mixture. It’s messy, but no worries because your brush cleans up with soap and water. I knocked down the peaks and let it dry. I added a 50/50 mixture of the Key West Blue and a pure...
"This set of end tables doesn't match in the traditional way...but since when are we traditional?! Two gorgeous and unique-in-their-own-way side tables perfect for a smaller living area or bedroom. They were painted by Casey Page in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Key West Blue and glazed in brown." - Boutique Unique
NOTE: THE COLOR APPEARS DARKER DUE TO LIGHTING
Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations shares a beautiful example of how amazing GF's Chalk Style Paint can restyle furniture!
"SOLD--Just in. Sweet little dresser painted in GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint. I brought a handful of new pieces to the shop this week so come check em out!"
Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations can be found at 305 Main St. Moville, Iowa, so be sure to stop by and check out their fantastic...
Kelly of Soul Patina used Chalk Style Paint for this petite desk do-over!
She explains, "I tried your new paint in Black Pepper. Love it! Also I finished it in HPTC Satin.”
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Here's a set of night stands that we painted in all sorts of blues. We were using up some leftover cans of paint, and just mixed colors (Coastal & Klein Blue plus Fjord Blue CSP & Key West Blue CSP plus Patina Green. So many pretty blues to choose from - and they all mix beautifully! HPTC Flat and some copper gilders paste gave this a complete transformation.
This handsome dresser got a new look with General Finishes Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint.
This lovely vanity was refinished by Rustic Charm Creations, our June 2016 Retailer of the Month!
"This antique dressing vanity was transformed with a custom mixed color from General Finishes Key West Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint and a hint of Moroccan Yellow Chalk Style Paint. I applied the paint with a chip brush. I distressed by sanding along the detailed edges and lines of the piece, highlighting the beautiful detail. It was sealed with General Finishes' Flat Out...
"This solid oak table and chairs was found on the side of the road by my Man Friend, who smartly loaded it up! The set has hints of General Finishes Basil Milk Paint & Bayberry Chalk Style Paint peeking through a finish of General Finishes Antique White, thanks to Saltwash texture! Sealed with High Performance Flat Topcoat, this adorable addition can be found at Lush•Paint Designs located in Flipping Fabulous" - Karie Bogart
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"Super in love with this beauty! She has a General Finishes Bayberry Green (Chalk Style Paint) base and I Love Salt Wash to give depth & texture, with a top coat of custom greige Lush•Paint. The top is very rustic with different types of wood, so I used General Finishes Java Gel Stain & High Performance Flat Topcoat on everything." - Lush•Paint Designs
Visit Lush Paint Designs at 104 N. Santa Fe Ave. Salina, KS to purchase your favorite GF products!
Dresser painted and layered with Bone White and Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint and accented with Bronze and Champagne Pearl Effects.
Can't get enough of this makeover from Art is Beauty!
Karin of Art is Beauty says " I chose General Finishes Charleton Blue (Chalk Style Paint) for the base of the table and the chairs. I had picked up this pretty fabric for another project and I just loved it and the color went with it perfectly. I painted the base of the table and the chairs and recovered the seats. I can't believe what a difference painting those old beat up ugly chairs made. They had been sitting in my garage for...
Kim Northcott-Lewis refreshed this dresser in French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint. She layered the top with Java Gel Stain, then finished the piece with High Performance Top Coat Satin.
We adore this dresser painted in GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat by For The Love of Furniture and Home Design!
Mellanie of For The Love of Furniture says, " I love all General Finishes products. All the amazing colors really speak to my customers and I am confident the newly refinished piece will last many many years."
Dresser transformed with General Finishes Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint.
FARMtastic Furniture of Magnolia, TX created this lovely farmhouse style hutch with GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and dark wax.
Learn more about GF's Chalk Style Paint in this video ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyxfnjMVZp4