Fun weekend project making frames and doing a layered wash with General Finishes Milk Paint. We watered down the paint and used two colors on each frame. These three boys are ours! We made simple frames with pine. - Craftsman Finishes
Top Left frame- 2 parts Emerald Milk Paint + 1 part Patina Green diluted 3:1 (3 parts water to 1 part paint)
Top right - Corinth Blue diluted 3:1
Bottom- Millstone Milk Paint diluted 5:1
"Very excited to finally post this piece and my new specialty finish I’m calling 'Knights Armor.' This Large Bombay Chest updates any bedroom or entry way with an elegant and classically aged style.
"Hand-painted using General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint as a base coat, with a secondary coat of Argentine Pearl, Pearl Effects; painted on and textured to give this unique look. Then layers of Bronze & Tawny Pearl Effects, applied to add to the depth.
"Finally a layer...
"Stunning beautiful Dining Table refinished by Eternal Life Furniture in GF Milk Paint colors Millstone, Basil, Buttermilk Yellow, Glaze Effects in Pitch Black, and finished with Gel Topcoat and High Performance Topcoat." - Sarah Mcdougall of Refabulous Eternalife Furniture
Check out this awesome upcycling project by Beverley of Revamped! So crafty!
She explains, "I made a hanging rail with an old foosball table rail and reclaimed timber. I used GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint over the wood, but as a wash to show the grain and give it a rustic feel."
Check out how Iron Orchid Designs creates a vintage china look from paper plated with GF Limestone Chalk Style Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Visit the link for a tutorial video on how to create this look.
"I would like to share our latest project. We used Klein Blue, Persimmon and Antique White to make this unique custom game table for our client." - From Old to Sold
The Painted Chifforobe transformed this chair with GF Lamp Black & Holiday Red Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects. Definitely a conversation piece!
"These doors sat in the corner is our work area for 3 months, because I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do. One side is a bit dark & moody, the other side sweet & fun." - Flipping Fabulous
"I first sanded entire piece then applied stain to top, painted doors and top drawer with GF Buttermilk Yellow milk paint. The Middle drawers were decoupaged with fabric and the top was hand painted to match the fabric on drawers using GF Evening Plum and assorted acrylic paints, applied three coats of GF Flat Out Flat top coat then applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to drawer, doors and over the hand painted design" - Julia Petrie
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Can't get enough of this Italian love seat accented with GF Van Dyke Glaze Effects by Diane Llewellyn Grover of The Paint Factory LLC
Diane says, "I ventured out and used Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Olympic Gold. To tone it down a little, I used a General Finishes glaze, and sealed it with a dead flat finish. The end result is a beautiful muted gold. Quite exquisite, if I say so myself."
Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies created the perfect Thanksgiving DIY project using techniques that she learned at the 2016 GF Flippin' Furniture Expo!
To create the base for these aged copper chargers, she coated the plates in Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat Satin. She was able to create the texture using Copper Pearl Effects and Pitch Black Glaze Effects.
Learn about this awesome DIY project at http://bit....
Romantic Shabby Chic French Provincial Dresser highly disstressed and glazed with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with satin High Performance Topcoat.
"This amazing Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co, Hastings, Michigan Bookcase was in very poor condition when I found her. Damaged dirty with holes and missing inlay appliques. I have tried to restore her at first..however, peeling veneer and damaged wood make me change my mind. I decided to transfer the image of my favorite painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela from sane time period what my beautiful piece (1911-1917)
When I have enlarged print of the painting which I have bought on...
Check out this jaw-dropping masterpiece by Not2Shabby Furniture! This dresser's finish had been creating using these GF Milk Paints: Coastal Blue, Snow White, Sunglow, Emerald, and Holiday Red. To add that extra POP, Not2Shabby used Argentine Pearl Effects.
See other unique designs that people have created by going to our Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/color-category/other.
Claudia from Vintage Soul Barn here. Well again I'm testing new waters and used General Finishes products to update our vintage camper or "glamper" inside and out! I used a custom mix of 2 parts Persian Blue to 1 part Patina Green Milk Paint. Holiday Red for the stripe, Snow Thite and finished the whole camper with 3 coats of High Performance Poly in semi gloss. I love the durability of your products and the fact that they are UV resistant."
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Cabinet doors being primed with GF's Stain Blocker Primer. They will then get coated with GF Snow White Milk Paint.
Anne says, "Lightly scuffing the 1st coat of primer to prepare for the 2nd...so far loving this brand new stain blocker/primer from General Finishes...no signs of bleed thru on even the first coat!"
Roots and Wings Furniture restyled this antique dresser in a Lamp Black Milk Paint wash over wood, then sealed it with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Check out their tutorial on wood washing at http://www.rootsandwingsfurniture.com/blog/colorwashwood.
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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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Heather Walker blew us away with this extraordinary feat! She painted her vehicle in Patina Green Milk Paint before coating it in an automotive clear coat!
General Finishes Milk Paint is engineered to bond and tighten down to wood surfaces, and also be compatible with metal if the primer, such as Rustoleum Metal Primer, is added. However we cannot guarantee ideal results, especially when used on the frame of of a vehicle.
Oh, the possibilities with Milk Paint! Jenny of Rustic Roots shares an amazing steer painting with General Finishes.
She explains, "Amie Postman with Art To Feed used Persimmon, Persian Blue, Queenstown Gray and Antique White Milk Paint to get all these color! Her paintings are in Rustic Roots!"
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"Got creative with General Finishes Snow White on this cute little dresser!" - Leilouta Designs
And indeed they did! What better way to make a piece pop than by painting beautiful and intricate designs with white paint.
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Deb and Diane of the 2 Junkin Gals blew us away with this color chest of drawers! They used multiple Milkpaints to create this "suitcase" style. They used Millstone Milk Paint for the Base while they used others like Evening Plum, Buttermilk Yellow, Corinth Blue, Tuscan Red, Dark Chocolate, Persian Blue, Lamp Black, and Queenstown Gray for the faces! They finished this piece with High Performance Topcoat Flat as well.
Diane explains, "We love the way this 'suitcase' chest came ...
"Wow, not only is General Finishes paint fabulous on furniture but it paints like a dream on canvases. I thought I would share with you some of the paintings I have done with the left over paint! Your Milk Paint has the most beautiful properties for painting on canvas and suits my painting style perfectly! I wish I had known about it when I was at art school. Love being a stockist of the best paint ever! ~ Love from one of your Scottish stockists, Miss Pauley's"
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High Style Restyle created this easy DIY table accent design using flower pots and pom poms. She applied Winter White Glaze Effects to the pots with a damp sponge, then sanded them to give them an extra smooth and aged appearance. Then she added a little ribbon and pom poms with straws.
Amy Blotzer of Back to Life Restoration & Home Decor created a very innovative and beautiful design for a table top. She applied inking techniques to a copper metal sheet to the table. She then stained the legs and edge of the table with Java Gel Stain and sealed the piece with High Performance Top Coat Satin.
"It's always nice to see our pieces once they get to their new homes. This customer chose a more lively color scheme for this dining table and chairs. The pallet consists of Patina Green, Lime Green, Evening Plum, Brick Red and Persimmon Milk Paint and Apricot Chalk Style Paint with distressing, a light layer of black glaze, and satin High-Performance Topcoat." - Reblessed, LLC
Airdrie Furniture Revival says, "This weekend we had a big job of adding a feature wall to our living room. 18 hours solid of work, painting, building our own DIY shelves...I couldn't be be happier with the outcome!!
...I have always wanted the beachy themed bright living room and we have a fairly dark house with not a lot of natural light so this was our solution!"
Colors used: General Finishes Driftwood, Snow White, Corinth Blue and Van Gogh Fossil Paint Van Gogh, Chivalry, Tekapo
TatteredGypsy created this fantastic nautical table with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint highlighted with Tawny Pearl Effects and sealed with satin High Performance Topcoat.
Susan Davis of Meme's Ewenique Boutique restyle this chest of drawers with General Finishes Black Pepper and Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paints as well as Sunglow and Snow White Milk Paints. It was aslo accented with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. So creative!
Lovely display cabinet from Delia's Home Decor! Delia says, "Small, rustic spice cabinet I recently finished using all General Finishes products. Colors are Tuscan Red and Driftwood with a glaze of Van Dyke Brown. Love their products."
Aren't these adorable!? These were constructed by Recreated Creations Furniture of Syracuse, UT. Recreated Creations Furniture says, "I thought I'd share these Christmas trees I made out of pieces of frames and moulding. Then I painted them with Antique White and glazed them with Van Dyke Brown."
This beauty was refinished by Diane of The Paint Factory LLC. It was accented with GF Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Clear Glaze Effects. Looks amazing!
What a unique coffee table by Susan Davis! She used GF Lamp Black & Sunglow Milk Paint as well as Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for this decorative finish.
Carve pumpkins that will last a lifetime!
Woodcraft's Woodworking Adventures blog has created this helpful tutorial: How to Make Wooden Pumpkins in Ten Easy Steps with Rex Kenyon (http://bit.ly/1XE7NQV
General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat was used to seal this project. GF's Dye Stains could also be mixed to create this look!
This oak pub table by Alison at The Modern Cottage Company is the definition of gorgeous! She used Winter White Glaze to give this piece a weathered finish. Alison shares, "I am telling you pretty things coming to both the event and the shoppe! Go to moderncottagecompany.com and reserve your free ticket noon-4pm and to get details!"
This wooden sign was hand painted by The Painted Poppy Studio using GF's Millstone Milk Paint and some additional craft acrylic paints. The sign was finished off with antiquing wax due to the customer's request.
Feast your eyes on this one of a kind beauty! "The Virgin, Jesus and Saint John Baptist by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1875. I wanted to pay homage to The Madonna. A shrine, so to speak. And I wanted the fresco feel to it (especially on the panels) and gold leaf. Because, in Italy, everything is gold leafed. Lots of GF glazes on this. Clear, Burnt Umber, Van Dyke Glaze with Glaze Extender (which rocks)." - Diane of The Paint Factory LLC_
This fun and funky contemporary dresser was entered in The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest_ for September whose theme was "Geometric Design". Awesome job Somewhat Quirky Design_! I used all General Finishes products to complete this dresser. The gray and black parts were stained with 2 coats of General Finishes Gray and Black Gel Stains. If you've never had a chance to work with gel stains you're missing out. I find them so much easier to work with than liquid stains. They are so easy to...
Garette Wilson of GW Flooring says, "I love the Antique White Milk Paint. I've thinned it down and used it to whitewash hardwood floors!" Antique White Milk Paint was used to transform to this fabulous floor and commercial water based polyurethane was then added as a sealant. "The green color was color matched to the green on their new Viking stove. The customer was ecstatic with the finished product! Keep bringing the good stuff General Finishes!" -Garette
Finished this commission yesterday and could have sold it twice before the customer collected it ! Painted in LINEN by General Finishes . Two drawers are layer painted and crackled and the rest are decoupaged in coordinating papers . Customer is very very happy. - Sew Darn Pretty Vintage Home_
We think this custom piece is gorgeous - no bull! Lorie at Junktique hand painted this beauty using Whitewash Wood Stain for a perfectly rustic finish. Lorie shares, "I think this silhouette may be "actual size" grin emoticon This thing is huge and weighs a ton! We are not, however, selling it by the pound!! You can come get this monster for $50 at my shop in Hampstead today! This piece is made of salvaged wood, with a silhouette steer head done in General Finishes Whitewash Wood Stain WHICH I...
Sharon at Heavenly Pieces custom finished this quirky and wonderful bedroom set! She says, "Thought you might enjoy seeing this. Isn't it fun?! Finished in all General Finishes products. I used Coral Crush, Antique White and a mix of Patina Green and Snow White. Glazed them all with Van Dyke glaze and topped it off with a semigloss poly. You can find it on our Facebook page, Heavenly Pieces-Vintage Furniture Redeemed or on Instagram @vintagefurnitureredeemed. Thanks!"
Sometimes you just have to GO BOLD! This cute little vintage cart and stool were ReBlessed in General Finishes colors, Brick Red, Persimmon, Lime Green, and Sunglow Yellow. All were given a protective coat of High Performance in Satin. These items will be making their new home in a customers bright & beautiful kitchen! - Reblessed, LLC_
I need to share this. This turned out so cool! My client had an antique door and wanted to install it in her new home. Completely her idea/creative thought process - I just followed her directive. Her husband used antique barn hardware to install it (the coat closet is behind the door). Ageing done with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown/Burnt Umber/Clear Glaze Effects (my favs)! - Diane of The Paint Factory_
This started out as a plain chiffarobe, with no detail other than the one wooden applique on the bottom drawer. First step after cleaning of course, was GF Persian Blue. Then lots of time to create all of the embellishments on the piece. Followed by GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze, lastly GF Flat out Flat Top Coat. Nine days to make something old look hundreds of years old! - Adornment_
Check out this beauty from Home Girl Decor_! Marilyn found a new home today. Vintage chest with original brass hardware refinished with General Finishes Snow White and Lamp Black Milk Paint, decoupaged, then sealed with High Performance Top Coat.
I love using paper images on my furniture pieces, they can really make your piece a unique one of a kind! One of the most asked questions about using images is how to seal them for durability..
I always use General Finishes High Performance Topcoats. I usually start with a coat of HP Gloss to keep the colors and image vivid followed by multiple thin coats of HP satin for a beautiful finished sheen. On this piece I used Seagull Gray and a mix of Emerald, Snow White, and Corinth Blue on the...
Colorful and Customizable Bilderhoos Playsets