Furniture Design Ideas featuring Seagull Gray, Driftwood and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Chapin Gray, Limestone, Empire Gray and Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint.

"Finally finished this beautiful vintage Henredon end table... I stenciled the sides of the drawers and lined them with fabric, sealed for protection. The two drawers are deep; lots of storage! Painted in a pale cool Seagull Gray Milk Paint by General Finishes and sealed with their High Performance Topcoat." - Refablished

We absolutely love how sleek and classy this refinish is! This dresser was completed by Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station using General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint.

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Gorgeous restyled wash commode in GF Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations        
"General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood with High Performance Top Coat in Flat. As always, General Finishes has not let me down." - Kim G. Designs    

"My first time around with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint was a great success! But really, starting with a dresser as darling as this one (which happily required no repairs) set me up for a great start! The dresser top and drawer fronts were stripped and refinished in two different stains to set off the varied veneers and top coated with my favorite wiping varnish, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Trillium Park Designs

Delilah Tree gave this cabinet a charming makeover with GF Driftwood Milk Paint. She glazed it with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and used Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the top!

This classy dresser was given a fresh outlook thanks to Why Not Redesign! Custom color mix made with GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint.

Magazine worthy dresser in GF Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations.    
"This Baker Furniture sideboard was spruced up with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Top Coat. Original brass pulls. Artwork by Jan Allmon Studio." - Green Spruce Designs    

What a classy buffet this is by Amanda of Ferpie and Fray!

She adds, "New buffet at the shop today. I used General Finishes in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, a mix of dry brush and solid coverage and sealed with dark wax."

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We absolutely ADORE this piece by The Apple Shed! Refinished with the oh-so-stunning GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint.

Check out this stunning desk transformation Art Is Beauty completed! They strippped the pieces apart and applied General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and a some copper spray paint. Magnificent!

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"I have fallen in love with this desk!! I created a herringbone pattern on the drawers with strips of lath, stained in Briarsmoke, and top coated with satin High Performance Top Coat. The body and chair are painted with a custom blend of GF Driftwood and Millstone Milk Paint, then glazed with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The handles are completed with a recycled leather belt." - Seasoned Style

"I updated this 1940's swivel mirrored vanity with a custom mixed General Finishes paint (50/50 Driftwood and Antique White and a bit of Halcyon Blue) & Dixie Belle Paint Company silver glaze to give it a Restoration Hardware look." - Remember When Furniture   Give GF Pearl Effects in Argentine a try for a similar look!    
Loving this GF Queenstown Gray dresser "The Confederate" by Southern Curated!   "It is one of my very favorite grays. It is not a French gray. It is not a Country gray. I gave this dresser two good coats of the beautiful gray and then I sanded it completely with fine sand paper. The color changed, to a Confederate Gray And I LOVED it. It became a gorgeous, time worn piece of antique furniture."          
Carver Junk Company restyled this bench with a General Finishes Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint wash. Just beautiful!  
Cute side table refinished in a mixture of GF Cardamon Brown & Slate Chalk Style Paint and Driftwood & Antique White Milk Paint by Seasoned Style.    

This showstopper was painted in GF Queenstown Gray and Modern Masters Matte Metallic Gold by For Love of the Paint!

"This little night stand was refinished using General Finishes products including: Seagull Gray Milk Paint & Gel Stain in American Oak. Light distressing gives this cheerful little piece loads of character. Available for purchase at Market Reneaux 1801 Government St. Ocean Springs, MS" - Indigo Lane Furniture    

"Presenting the table that has me lost for words, the beauty radiating off her is so magical. The curves, the detail, her grain, and scares. I refinished this queen in Queenstone Gray Milk Paint, stripped her top town, and restained her in a custom stain." - Heavenly Chic Refinishing

The custom stain was a blend of GF Java, Brown Mahogany and Candlelite Gel Stains. This piece was also sealed with Arm-R-Seal oil-based topcoat.

What a dashing buffet this is by Flippotential Custom Finishes! Painted in GF Driftwood Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.

"...This vintage Lane cedar chest has been painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat. Seat pad re-upholstered with a designer fabric in shades of gray and white. The same fabric was used to line the interior tray. Distressed white ceramic knobs were added to make a statement against the medium gray tone." - Vintageless Jules

"We've found our Valentine - we call her Madame Blueberry. Her style is transcendent and can easily blend with just about any look depending on what she's adorned in. She's a real gem!

"We painted this chest in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint with High Performance Satin Topcoat and the Winter White Glaze Effects. We also added layers of Bronze and Burnished Pearl Effects on the trim and drawer pulls to give the details a bit more spotlight!" - Reblessed, LLC

This pretty antique set was refinished by Flipping Fabulous with GF Driftwood & Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.    


Loving these cool driftwood styled tables by Reclaimed Karma. This look was achieved with GF Queenstown Gray and Antique White Milk Paint.  

"Available - Berkey & Gay antique buffet. Refinished in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint. This beauty will be a statement piece in any dining room. Dovetail drawers are super smooth and provide lots of storage." - Roots & Wings Furniture

"This lovely blanket chest was refinished in one of my favorite neutrals, Seagull Gray by General Finishes. Love, love this light and airy color as an alternative to white. " - Boxwood & Brass    

This stunner was completed by Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station using GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint. So charming!

Check out this charming Ethan Allen buffet cabinet by Bee's Knees! The body was painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint while the top was layered custom color using GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains.

"I refinished this English Buffet in General Finishes "Seagull Gray" with an Antique Walnut Top. The original piece was very dark and very heavy, but this is a solid, quality piece that just needed some freshening up! The details on this piece are gorgeous! I didn't even touch the hardware because my client loved the original patina. I am jealous I can't keep it!" - Team Sutton Designs    

This dresser was brought back to life thanks to Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations! Restored with GF Empire Gray Chslk Style Paint.

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"This sweet & tiny table was painted with two coats of General Finishes Driftwood Gray & then a whitewash finish (Pottery Barn, anyone?!). Ever so lightly distressed giving it loads of character. " Indigo Lane Furniture   Stop by Indigo Lane Furniture at 1801 Government Street Ocean Springs, MS to buy your favorite GF products.    
"Finished a great kitchen today. Owners really wanted to not be wasteful and repurpose existing painted cabinets. They have been made over several times now. Painted withGeneral Finishes Seagull Gray. Some sanding, elbow grease and a little extra care made them worthy again. Added new hardware. Thanks to our partnership with Cabinetry with TLC, the owners now have great new counter tops as well. If you would like to discuss a makeover for your kitchen or bathroom stop by the shop or email us...

"Isn't this something? I took a little inspiration from one of my favorite dining sets at Ethan Allen and gave this table and chairs a trendy new look. The gorgeous quarter sawn oak top has a whitened natural finish and paired with a worn black pedestal hand painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. The chairs are the perfect compliment. These beautiful Windsor Chairs have been hand painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray MIlk Paint. The combination is breathtaking!" - ReFind Design by...

"We just finished this gorgeous piece that will soon now be available to rent at For the Love of Pete Event Rental & Floral... The table is painted in dark gray with light gray wash over it. We sealed it with GF High Performance Satin Top Coat then used for first time the Argentine Pearl Effects by General Finishes and we are so in love! You will soon be seeing tons more...

"These amazingly beautiful Victorian nightstands were painted in Antique White and Queenstown Gray with a touch of Lamp Black all by General Finishes Milk Paints!" - Mel & Mar Creations      
"We updated this chest using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint with Argentine Pearl Effects . All was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat Satin Sheen." - The Shabby Chicas located at Homestead Handcrafts    

Check out this articulate desk by Boxwood & Brass! Painted with Seagull Gray and Snow White Milk Paints!

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Super stylish side tables in GF Limestone Chalk Style Paint by Ferpie and Fray.    
Stunning dresser in GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations.   F
"This stunning dark beauty has been restyled and given new life. The body has been hand painted using General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, glazed in (GF) Pitch Black, and finished with just the perfect about of light distressing. The top has a custom stain and has been finished in a flat poly for durability." - The Urban Farmhouse    
"I painted this bookshelf with Queenstown Grey and sealed with wax. This one is such a recent favorite. The paper in the back is really more of a navy but it blends really well with the Queenstown. Makes for a twist of modern with a vintage charm." - Ferpie and Fray    
"I loved the size, shape and design of this vintage china cabinet. However, the interior was dark wood that seemed more like a cave rather than a pretty display area. The exterior was an avocado green. Now updated in Driftwood Milk Paint on the exterior while Seagull Gray Milk Paint adds color and lightness to the interior." - Gravity Hill Furnishings   Learn more about how to apply General Finishes Milk Paint in this video:...

This gorgeous vanity was refinished by Modern Vintage! It was painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

"Paula's MCM Union Jack dresser is complete! Paula's son wanted a monochromatic gray tone design. We started with a custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paints which resulted in this stunning medium gray color. Accents of Snow White and Queenstown Gray completed the color palette. A very subtle amount of black wax was added to the design to give it a little bit of dimension and a worn, vintage look." - VintagelessJules


"This gorgeous highboy dresser is available and ready for its new home. The body has been hand painted using General Finishes Seagull Grey Milk Paint and finished in a flat poly for durability. A perfect dresser with plenty of room to store your belongings!" - The Urban Farmhouse

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...

What a gorgeous desk this is by Amanda of Ferpie and Fray!

Amanda explains, "I used the color Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint, its really pretty! I was expecting a dark grey but was pleasantly surprised to find blue/green undertones. It really is the perfect shade. I sealed with Flat out Flat for a little extra durability."

The Charming Home restyled this dresser with GF Driftwood Milk Paint and a custom made glaze of GF Snow White Milk Paint.   Learn more about creating your own custom glaze with GF products here:    
"I updated this beautiful Dixie brand vintage solid wood dresser and nightstand in "Driftwood" Milk Paint - a warm grey. I kept these "clean" , meaning I didn't distress them. Stained and sealed wooden tops offer a nice contrast, while a fresh coat of paint on the original hardware completes the updated look." - Refined Relics