Furniture Design Ideas featuring Buttermilk Yellow, Somerset Gold and Sunglow Milk Paints and Moroccan Yellow and Apricot Chalk Style Paints.

Fun and bright dining set in GF Sunglow and Antique White Milk Paint by Vinterest Antiques: Hixson!   Visit Vinterest Antiques at 2105 Northpoint Blvd Hixson, Tennessee to purchase GF products.    
Bright and cherry GF Sunglow Milk Paint desk accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Junque With A Purpose.    

Tired of the same colors? Wake up your next project with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint! Adding a splash of yellow can give any home accessory a burst of energy. Mix in some Snow White and and your piece will instantly become cozy and soft. 
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Melanie Barden Nichols turned a toddler bed into a sweet bench with GF Sunglow Milk Paint. Such a fun, bright and cheery color!    
Bright and cheery dining set in GF Sunglow Milk Paint by Burr's Unfinished Furniture.    

Check out this gorgeous retro dresser by Made New Design! The body was painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint.

We absolutely adore this piece in GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations of Moville, IA.  

Bring the feeling of natural daylight into your home by using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! Buttermilk Yellow is a warm, silky, color that won’t overpower your home accessories; it's the perfect shade for anyone looking to add just a hint of nature to their interior! 

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"I had had my eye on this dresser for a few months. I could never get ahold of the seller so I gave up. Then a few months later it showed up for sale by another seller. I was so excited and snapped it up. It is a HUGE dresser! It would make a beautiful entry piece, or entertainment center. Painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and finished with a polyacrylic. The top has been stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and finished with GF gel...


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"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...

Shabby and Sew Much Mor used General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint for a fun pop of Fall color.              
"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    

Repurposed Love by Rhonda Donnelly are feeling festive for this fall season. They restyled this dresser in Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and Antique Glazing.

GF Apricot Chalk Style Paint is such a great color for Autumn! This dresser by Country Style Accents is just beautiful!   Check out all GF's Chalk Style Paint colors here:    

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!

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Karin of Art Is Beauty share this fast and lovely dresser restyle!

She explains her project, "I decided since most [of the dresser's damage] was really surface scratches, I could get away with just a light sanding and then use my General Finishes Java Gel Stain on it to bring out the richness of the wood... I wanted to add a little pop of color so I chose Somerset Gold Milk Paint... When it was dry I used their High Performance Topcoat Satin to seal all of it."

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Lindsey of Lindsey Haven Painted Furniture delighted us with this dresser makeover!

She mentioned, "This dresser was painted with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. It was a pleasure to use, easy to clean up and great results!"

Can't get enough of this bright and bold dresser in GF Sunglow Milk Paint by Leilouta!    

Red Door Furniture Co. spoiled us with this share! They used Milk Paint and Glaze Effects for this dresser.

They explain, "This cutie is providing all the sunshine we need this weekend! Painted in a mix of Somerset Gold Milk Paint and VanDyke Brown Glaze Effects."

Check out how creative Sheindel Zelmen-Lukach of Painted Petals was with this adorabe dresser! After painting it in Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint, she hand-painted the birds on branches and finished the piece with a coat of High Performance Top Coat Satin.

This antique night stand was painted in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and the legs were stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats.

This adorable duo in GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint from Shabby and Sew Much Mor is just perfect for spring!

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Sweet Tea Refinishing says, "This Gorgeous Vintage dresser was refinished in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Apricot. The Vintage Souls White Liming wax was used to go over the entire piece and Polyvine Ltd to further Protect!"

Boutique Unique freshened up this adorable side table with General Finishes Apricot Chalk Style Paint.
Evey's Creations created this ottoman with General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Moroccan Yellow. Absolutely love this bright and cheerful color!
Sheri, a client of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC, finished this sweet antique table using GF's Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Beautiful work, Sheri!
Loving this adorable server refinished in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint by Wendy, a client of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC . Awesome job Wendy!

Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC says, "I was so very excited to see this piece completed ever since I started working on it!! It turned out better then I could have imagined and I know whoever gets it will love this unique one of a kind piece in their home! This beautiful accent table is painted in Somerset Gold Milk Paint by General Finishes and lightly distressed and sealed with High Performance top coat. Also the drawer fronts are layered with vintage floral napkins and...

Jenni at Roots & Wings Furniture_ transformed this charming coffee table with Somerset Gold Milk Paint! We suggest pairing it with our Nutmeg Gel Stain to recreate this lovely combo. Jenni says, "A custom order coffee table all finished up! Somerset Gold is such a pretty fall color, perfect for this time of year!"
Gorgeous vintage Henry Link Bali Hai set by Chris at Garage 9_! Chris shares, "The color? General Finishes Buttermilk! I love the color Jackie chose for the dresser set. I hadn't used that color before. When Jackie's parents came with their truck to pick everything up, I remarked what a happy color it was. Her mom, Susan, said it was funny that I used the word happy, because that was the same word Jackie had used to describe the color while she was looking at paint chips."
Yellow makes us happy too! This adorable drop leaf table got a Somerset Gold makeover by Julie's Home Decor_. Check out the General Finishes YouTube channel for great tips, tricks, and how-to's at
"Gorgeous little side table in General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Nutmeg Gel Stain." ~We're loving this sweet restyle by Giddy Upcycle_!
Loving this bright and bold Sunglow Milk Paint dresser by Sharon G. Thomspon. Sharon say, "This is the happiest color! I painted this for a client to use as a changing table/dresser in her nursery. What a lucky baby girl!"
Jazmin at Antique to Chic by Jazmin_ shared the sweetest secretary desk restyle using Sunglow Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in Flat! Love it!
Can't get enough of this autumn-inspired beauty by Suzanne at The Painted Drawer_! Somerset Gold Milk Paint is perfect for fall. Suzanne shares, "A beautifully crafted and large dresser finished in Somerset Gold paint with gold highlights, distressed details and a refinished walnut stained top... Somerset Gold is a gorgeous, warm color that plays off beautifully against the walnut stained wood top. Another unique vintage find from The Painted Drawer!"
This sweet cabinet was refinished by Off The Beaten Path using General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Top Coat. Java Gel Stain was used for the top! 
How chic is this rustic industrial cabinet turned coffee table by Chris at Garage 9_! She distressed Somerset Gold over Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed this beauty with High Performance Top Coat. The original pulls added just the right amount of charm!

We adore this sweet dining set by Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC. The table and chairs were painted in GF's Somerset Gold Milk Paint, distressed and sealed with High Performance top coat. Check out that beautiful fabric!

The base of this table was finished in Burnished Pearl Effects Over Somerset Milk Paint. The top was drybrushed with Antique Brown Gel Stain and Glazed with Pitch Black Glaze.

"You can't go wrong with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow! Isn't it adorable on the side table! Add a little distressing and seal with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and you are all done. Love it- Kim Seitz - Seitz Antiques and Collectibles." ~Thanks so much for sharing this adorable piece, Kim!
Make a bold statement with a colorful front door restyle! Ginger Watkins upped her home's curb appeal with Lamp Black and Sunglow Milk Paints, sealed with Exterior 450 Top Coat in Semigloss for maximum protection against the elements. Learn more about General Finishes exterior products here:
This buffet is looking stunning in Somerset Gold Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and topped with Java Gel Stain by Nicole Kenehan!
Funky fresh Sunglow statement piece by The ReStore Fermoy_! This beauty would be a bright addition to any space. :) "This funky table was completed for a customer and delivered this week. Originally a very dark wood colour,it was painted with General Finishes Sunglow Yellow, isn't it fab? What a great way to add a pop of colour to any room. Call 086-825-1551 for enquiries and next day delivery on all our paints, stains and varnishes."

This cheerful console would be a beautiful addition to any home! The top was refinished with a custom mix of Gel Stains by Jill at ReFind Design by Coco Clare_, and we recommend our Somerset Gold Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze to recreate the look! Jill says, "Just sent this beautiful Entertainment Center home with its new family! Thank you Donovan Family._ Top stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Gel Stains and sealed with High Performance Satin. The bottom was...

ReFind Design by Coco Clare hand painted this darling ray of sunshine using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint.

We adore this end table with a frosty lemonade personality! Modern Vintage created this color using a mix of GF's Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paints frosted with Winter White Glaze Effects.

Lucky*Girl Vintage_ brightened up this cute nightstand with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and her client Cheryl used Antique White on the bed frame. What a cheery room!

Sophisticated French Provincial upcycle by Tara at Modern Vintage_! This beauty was finished with a custom mix of Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paints, then glazed with Winter White. Tara shares, "A mix of Buttermilk and Sunglow, frosted with Winter White Glaze, is without a doubt my new obsession! I loved it so much I knew right away that I wanted to do it again on this set when I got it. Perfect for a nursery, guest bedroom or even your own happy bedroom!"


"This is my first time using Buttermilk and I absolutely love it… Such a beautiful shade of yellow." -Theresa of Treasures Rediscovered ( The Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint is sealed with High Performance topcoat in flat.

This gorgeous frosty lemonade color was created by Modern Vintage using a mix of Buttermilk and Sunglow Milk Paint frosted with Winter White Glaze Effects.