Antique Walnut

"I only recently started using General Finishes and I am in love! Colors are beautiful, top coats are durable, and the coverage is amazing. This beautiful vanity was painted in Driftwood (Milk Paint), dark glazed to accentuate the stunning details, and top was sanded and stained in Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). This little lady finally got the makeover she rightfully deserved!" - Madeston Grey Designs    

"Remember this chair?... It was caked when with 100 year old dust and old led paint. Let's just say I would've walked right past it if I ever saw it for sale... At the end of the day I was satisfied with the end result and I hope the client loves it too! Finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and HPTC Satin." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

"This hutch has been passed around my family for years. When it made its way back to me, I knew I wanted a modern farmhouse feel. I used Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint on the case, Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the drawers and top, and dry brushed Lamp Black Milk Paint on the knobs. I've been a big fan of your gel stains for awhile now, but this was my first time using General Finishes paints. They will be my first choice going forward!" - Reminiscence Designs by GEA    

Check out this astounding tranformation by Lee Ann Walker Kuhn of Creative Moments! They stripped down this battered Queen Ane French provincial coffee table and gave it a rich, new color with wood conditioner, General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain then sealed it with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat Flat.

Learn more about this project at Creative Moment's blog post at

Purposely Painted made over this MCM Gentleman's Chest with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

Check out this handsome dresser by Bee's Knees! The body was painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The color of the drawer fronts was created using a custom mix of Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stains.

"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    

"Mid-century modern anyone? We re-loved this little end table with a little General Finishes Milk Paint in Coastal Blue and Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. And those glossy surfaces will be well protected by the gloss High Performance Top Coat finish!" - The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique

"Hi friends! I am beyond pumped to share our latest home update with you. We have had this awkward space in our kitchen for 2 years now and tried to figure out how we wanted to utilize it. We added shiplap to the back wall, shelves and I refinished this adorable little chest. It was quite the challenge finding something that would fit in this nook! It's a smidge shorter than I would like, but I think it will work. Shiplap done in General Finishes Snow White, chest done in Antique White. Loooove...

What a stunning transformation this is by Bethany of Restored Living!

She explains, "After many months and hours of cleaning, repairing, staining, and painting, I’d like to introduce you to the new and improved Art Deco Dresser!... I just love the lines on this piece. It’s painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue milk paint, and stained with their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Everything is sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat for a great protective finish."


Happy St. Patrick's day! Today we are celebrating the holiday with furniture painted in green! This piece was completed by Connie Mathews Fellows of C&C Collective Creations!

She explains, "Just finished this beautiful chest with old marble top with a combination of General Finishes Emerald and Lime Green Milk Paint. Then applied General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The final touch was GF Flat Out Flat topcoat. Fun piece to do and I love the results!"

Can't get enough of this rescued cabinet by Gypsy-Magpie! Can you believe this piece was destined for the trash?   It was first given a coat of GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain then topped with Winter White Glaze Effects to make all those details pop!   "I have never used this glaze before but I have fallen in love! It was super easy to work with and is the perfect shade of white. Plus, a little went a loooooong way which makes my budget and hubby happy." - Missy of Gypsy Magpie    
"I absolutely love this gorgeous Mersman table that I recently refinished. But...I have no idea what to call this table...sofa table (too short?), foyer table (maybe?), Davenport table (I don't know what that is but it sounds fancy. LOL), console table (Winner winner chicken dinner?). Whatever YOU choose to call it will work for me. ;) The old stain was completely removed from the top, which was then stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut stain. The base was freshened up with Brown...
This dresser received a stunning makeover with GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat by Susan of Saw Nail and Paint.   Susan says, "I definitely had to go the extra mile to bring this dresser back to life, but I am so happy with the results."   Get all the details of this project at check out the before picture at http://www....
"Can't get enough of General Finishes! Painted in Antique White Milk Paint. Drawers stained in a mixture of Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel. Entire piece sealed in High Performance Top Coat in flat and satin. My new favorite combo." - LilyPond Vintage  

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.

"This handsome MCM chest accompanied me on my first trip. Painted with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Slate Gray and stained with a custom mix of Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stains. This guy is rather handsome and I am pretty sure he would like to come home with you!" - Bee's Knees

"These vintage banker's chairs needed to be refreshed. Their bones were great; the existing finish was just a little tired. The chairs were stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain which enhanced the wood tone beautifully." - VintagelessJules

"Hello beautiful wood grain! This gorgeous vintage cedar chest was refreshed with a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Nutmeg Gel Stains. The whole piece was top coated with hemp oil." - VintagelessJules    

What lovely end tables these are by Airdrie Furniture Revival! Distressed with Lamp Black Milk Paint and stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

"Recent custom ornate dresser painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. Top completely sanded down and stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Beautiful carvings enhanced with black wax and original hardware updated to a more modern iron color." - VintagelessJules

"I can't believe how amazing this custom media center turned out! The boxed out shelves look incredible and matches perfect with the top!! This piece got the farmhouse look of it's dreams! Drenched in Bone White Chalk Style Paint by General Finishes with Antique Walnut Gel Stain top, shelves, and sides of the drawers. She is now ready to show her self off to the world!!!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing    

"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...

"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...

"Shadow box tables created for the men and women who serve.  I mixed Georgian Cherry Gel Stain and a little bit of Antique Walnut Gel Stain in a can of Seal-A-Cell. Seal-A-Cell helps control the penetration and dark spots." - Woodytrike Creations

These pieces were entered into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Platter turned and carved then painted with Antique White Milk Paint and sanded." - Bill Crockrell

This piece was entered into the Wood Turning category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

This little dresser is a functional work of art!  The base of the dresser was painted in General Finished "Lamp Black", and lightly distressed.  It also got a "new" reclaimed wood top, which was hand-stained in a Southwestern design using 4 different GF Gel Stains: Java, Antique Walnut, Nutmeg, and Black.  The entire piece was sealed using GF high-performance satin polyacrylic for a durable finish.


"I just love when a piece allows me to showcase the original wood. Leaving a little of it exposed, while simultaneously modernizing some of the piece with paint, creates the perfect marriage of vintage and modern. These end tables/nightstands had the perfect legs for this two toned look.

The tables were painted in General Finishes Driftwood milkpaint. The legs were stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain. The tables feature new flower knobs and fabric lined drawers. They...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This beautifully layered buffet was accomplished by using only General Finishes products. I created the base coat by mixing the farmhouse green color that consists of GF Milk Paint in Basil, Dark Chocolate, Emerald, and Linen. I then dry brushed on some Buttermilk Yellow. The last coat of paint was a 50/50 mixture of the farmouse green and Antique White. I used the vaseline method of distressing to achieve the chippy look and many...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This little beauty needed a lot of work but had great bones. The veneer on top was cracked and needed to be removed. The two cabinet doors  were cracked as well so new ones were custom made and trim added to the front. She was given a good sanding and cleaning and then stained with GF Salem from top to bottom. She was then painted with GF Lamp Black on the body. I added a coat of gel stain in Antique Walnut to the top to add...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"A few handmade items stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The arrows were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Coastal Blue."

This cool MCM piece got a fresh new look with General Finishes Gel Stain by Creative Moments! It was first stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by Java Gel for dimension.   Check out for all the details.    

"I am really in love with the colors and contrast of this desk and had to share! The desk is made by Drexel and designed by John Van Koert- a furniture designer who was very influential in bringing Danish design to America in the 1960's. I applied a coat of General Finishes's Antique Walnut Gel Stain to the top and used Queenstown Gray Milk Paint on the body." - Liz Christensen of Possum Hollow Designs

This unique vintage buffet was refinished with a custom mix of Antique Walnut & Georgian Cherry Gel Stain as well as Lamp Black Milk Paint by Restyle & Renew  

Lee Ann of Creative Moments used Fusion Paint in Midnight Blue and layered Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stains to finish this gorgeous bar buffet!

Learn more about her process in finishing this project at

"I decided to sand down my kitchen table and restain it with General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut, the same can I used on my fiberglass front door posted a few weeks ago...then 4 coats of their Enduro topcoat. The sanding took the most time but still only a half hour...I worked on it off and on throughout the day for a total of maybe an hour. It was done by the time the kids got off the bus and we still ate dinner on it. I wish I had a pic before sanding but I just jumped in and...

"After a short break we were both itching to start on a project and get to painting. The project had so much character so it made it that much more exciting!! This is the final look. We are loving it!!! ♡ Again, the mix of Antique White and Gel Stain Antique Walnut by General Finishes did not disappoint!" - Mel & Mar Creations        

Melinda of Crimson + Oak Designs submitted this dashing desk to the Cinderella Story category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest.

"A true trash to treasure - this vintage desk was rescued from the curb after it had been sitting in the rain!

The finish was chipping, cracking and peeling. The wood on the feet was soft and spongy. It took several days of stripping off old finish and then drying with a heater to get it back to a point where I could even apply the gel stain...

Sophisticated bookcase refinished in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint on the body and Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top, all sealed with Arm-R-Seal Topcoat by Rehab to Fab.    

"This amazing early 20th Century white-washed drop-leaf table is the perfect addition to a vintage farmhouse decor. It was completely restored using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain as a base, then white-washed using Briwax - TRG Products Liming Wax and sealed with Miss Mustard Seed's furniture wax." - Vintage Amour

Awesome stair transformation by Lauren Otto! She used GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain for a fresh modern look.   Learn more about GF Gel Stain in this video:    

"We are so excited to finally show off the final touches of this AMAZING piece! We have been wanting to create something like this for the longest time! When a good friend of ours asked for just that we were so excited so do so! It was a long process with all the steps of revamping this antique dresser into a kitchen island; but it was so much fun & by far one of our favorite projects! This lovely piece was painted in General Finishes Queentown Gray Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel...

Kirsten McKee of That Flippin Furniture Girl restyled this dresser with a sharp, custom color!

"The stain is a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Georgian Cherry Gel Stain - 5:1 ratio," Kirsten explains. "This piece had veneered drawer fronts that I removed, then sanded like crazy and stained with two coats of the custom color, followed by High Performance Topcoat Satin. The top was also sanded to remove the old finish and stained as well. My client was thrilled with the results!"...

"This sweet little bench is heading with me to The Barn’s Fall Flea and Fair, as well! If you haven’t checked out The Barn ( yet, please do! It is an amazing event filled with talented vendors in Iowa that will take place 9/16 and 9/17!! The bench was refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and finished with GF’s wipe-on satin poly for an antiqued patina." - Vintage...
"My client's 7 foot mahogany bench was brought to me in sad shape, requiring some significant repairs before I could even think of refinishing it. I painted the frame and rungs in a neutral "greige" then sealed it wth GF High Performance topcoat in flat. I sanded the seat down to bare wood, and stained with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain, and sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat in satin. LOVE LOVE GF products." - LaBelle Maison-refashioned furniture    

"A little MCM on this lovely Sunday afternoon. Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! These gorgeous nightstands were refinished using some of my favorite General Finishes products: Snow White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain" - Boxwood & Brass

"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!

"Another piece completed by Old's Cool Home Decor: we used GF Milk Paint in Coastal Blue for the body and stained the legs in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Love how it turned out!" - Nicole Gentry-Hennicke

We are loving this simple yet stylish coffee table by Angela of Number Fifty-Three! She used Antique White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain for this restyle.

Angela explains, "I stained the top with GF's Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Gel stain was the perfect choice for this table because, even after sanding it down, there were still some water rings evident. This is so frustrating sometimes, because you won't even see these imperfections until you start working with the...

This stunning dresser was brought back to life with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations. Katie says, "Who knew this was under all those layers of paint! "   Visit Katie and Co. Furniture Restorations at 305 Main St. Moville, IA to see more of her amazing work and to purchase your favorite GF products!