Check out this charming dresser by Belle Maison! Refinished with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint.

"This is a buffet I completed for my house with Milk Paint in Basil, sealed with GF HPTC (High Performance Topcoat). I am loving this sage green color. It's added a nice pop of color without being too bright. Thanks again General Finishes!" - Lily Pond  
GF Basil Milk Paint is such a lovely spring time color! We love this dining set by Lucy Lu's Shabby Chic Furniture & More!    
"Basil is such a great neutral light green. It adds a subtle pop of color to my otherwise white furnished room. Sealed with my favorite hptc in flat." - Lily Pond    
"The possible combinations using GF products are probably endless, but Basil Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects is becoming a definite favorite. I used Java Gel Stain on the top and Antique White Milk Paint on the knobs. HPTC in Satin is such a beautiful sheen."- Gravity Hill Furnishings  

What a sweet cupboard by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations this is! Painted with General Finishes's Basil and Antique White Milk Paint.

See more projects completed in the charming Basil Milk Paint by going to the Design Center at,

For a hue that’s been plucked straight from your garden, try General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Basil is a healthy, natural green with earthy undertones that projects an inviting feeling throughout your home.

Color Mix Recipes from top to bottom:

1 part Basil + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Basil + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Basil + 1 part Snow White

Original Basil

20 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black


"This solid wood gun cabinet refinished! It has been transformed to showcase a variety of the owners special pieces. The bottom where the gun stocks used to rest will now hold wines bottles! Fun way to show her favorites wines." - Rebecca of Best Designs by Rebecca

Rebecca used Basil Milk Paint for the exterior and Antique White Milk Paint for the interior of this piece.

"Coffee table is GF Basil Milk Paint! I love this color!! Has a light glaze affect to give it a more vintage look." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

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"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...

"Shaker-style secretary kept it's antique charm with distressed Lamp Black milk paint from General Finishes. Open the secretary door to find a pop of on of my favorite colors: soft, sweet Basil. Original hardware and vintage stripes paper inside the drawer make this secretary one-of-a-kind!" - Daylily Custom Design    
This mahogany secretary was revived by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations with GF Millstone and Basil Milk Paint.    

"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...

We adore this lovely little desk dry brushed with GF Basil Milk Paint .    
Lovely bench with GF Basil Milk Paint by Gigi's Hope Chest.   "This bench was purchased for a new home and new memories for a wonderful family! Happy to have had the opportunity to customize this piece to remind them of their new start!"    
This beautiful desk was refinished with GF Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and satin High Performance Topcoat.   

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations livened up this chest of drawers with a custom blend of Basil and Emerald Milk Paint! They also used GF's jiving Java Gel Stain for the top.

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"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   Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence,...

These lovely side tables were refinished with Basil Milk Paint, Winter White Glaze Effects and flat High Performance Topcoat. 

This lovely hutch was made over with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat.     Learn more about how to apply GF water based topcoat in this tutorial video -  

"Love GF Milk Paints and Glazes! This lovely chest of drawers is a completely different piece thanks to Basil Milk Paint (blended with Snow White on the trim detail!) with Winter White Glaze Effects first washed over/wiped off, then dry brushed for an overall chic and antique look! Sealed with HP Topcoat in Flat both before and after the glaze." - For Love of the Paint

MiMi's Shabby Chic Furniture by Tonya Silva restyled this dresser with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Gorgeous combination!
Little Red Door Furnishings of Natick, MA created this bench with a lovely combo of GF Basil Green Milk Paint over Tuscan Red. What a great addition for a mud room!
"Antique sewing cabinet that we think would look super cute as a night stand. Painted in General Finishes Basil over a white base, it's distressed to give a beachy look. I forgot how much I LOVE the Basil color!!!" - Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats in St. Charles, MO
"Basil Green and Van Dyke Brown Glaze are one of my favorite combinations! This table, once stuffed back in the corner of a garage, has now been given new life! Doesn't it look great?" - Kim Seitz of Seitz Antiques & Collectibles
This darling distressed dresser was refinished by Kim Seitz. Kim says, "This cute 4 drawer chest is painted in Basil Green from General Finishes of my favorite colors! After distressing, it was sealed with their High Performance Topcoat. It would be perfect in an apartment or loft or in a baby's nursery."
"In between my latest custom jobs I squeezed in some time to transform this piece that I found at an estate sale. With the addition of copper casters , a stripped top - restrained with CeCe Caldwell hickory stain and painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil - this vintage and versatile piece is chippy and distressed in all the right places." - ReLove
Elegantly Shabby Decor_ refinished this dresser with GF Basil Green Milk Paint accented with Winter White Glaze Effects. The top and knobs were both stained with Java Gel Stain. Great look!
Simpatica_ shared this fantastic front door face lift. "General Finishes Millstone and Basil Milk Paint used to refresh this front door area in Kingsbarns, Scotland. Looks lovely and even the painter was impressed with the coverage and overall performance of this paint. And we stock it in the shop!"
Lindsay of Salvaged Glam_ shared this adorable rustic desk in General Finishes Basil Green Milk Paint. It's just perfect!!
Beautiful Basil Green makeover accented with Winter White Glaze Effects by Brandy at The Heirloom Elephant_! Brandy says, "Still one of my favorite pieces yet! This one will be joining me at The Traveling Bazaar_ on August 30th!"
This desk received a sweet and simple new look with GF Basil Green Milk Paint by Redposie Resale Vintage furniture St Louis St Charles_! Wonderful transformation!
This pretty table was refinished by Alternatively Yours_. It was first painted with GF Linen Milk Paint then with Basil. Love how those details pop! Check out more from Alternatively Yours at
This vintage mahogany armoire was given a new life by Garage 9_. It was painted with GF Basil Milk Paint on the exterior and Antique White on the interior.
Life is a work of art, so why can't furniture be too? Get this masterpiece of a look with Basil Green Milk Paint hand-distressed over Brick Red Milk Paint, accented with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Want to seal in the goodness? Learn how to hand apply General Finishes Water Based Top Coat in this video:
Spring is on the horizon! Get the look: Basil Green over Brick Red Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
Tired of plain white pieces? Add some style with color underneath, like our beautifully subtle Basil Green! Get the look with Antique White Milk Paint hand-distressed over Basil Green Milk Paint. Learn how to hand-distress General Finishes Milk Paint in this video!
Tone it down with muted neutrals - get the look with Basil Green Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
This bench is a great transformation from the twin size headboard we started with! The bench turned out much differently than my original vision but I am so glad I chose to follow where it was leading me because I love the vintage feel to it! It was fun making the gussets and the arms to further enhance the feel of something your grandma might have had in her garden. I chose not to take the existing paint (very chippy!) off before beginning the work with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. I...

Phenomenal French Provincial buffet in Basil Green Milk Paint with Antique White accents and dark wax by Helen at Helen Nichole Designs​! Try our Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for a similar finish.

MDG Contracting & Design, LLC​ of Bumpass, VA revamped this kitchen with a two tone look. The uppers were painted with GF Linen Milk Paint and the lowers got a new look with Basil Milk Paint. Looks great!
This kitchen has charm! Airdrie Furniture Revival​ transformed these cabinets with a great combination of Milk Paint colors! "My weekend project! The red cabinets were beautiful cabinets but the customer felt they were too dark... so she wanted it to brighten up a bit! These were done using all General Finishes products! Linen, Millstone, Basil, Dark Chocolate (Milk Paints) and High Performance Top Coat in Satin."

This sweet ladder in Basil Green Milk Paint make for the perfect shelf for spring plants! This beauty was finished by the ladies at Recycld, one of General Finishes UK retailers! Looking for a General Finishes retailer near you? You can find your favorite products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

Theresa at House of Krafts shared this stunning buffet restyle! She says, "I used a custom mix of Basil and Patina Green with a little Antique White - the color was a little more bold than I was trying to achieve so I did a stain wash to mute it and sealed with High Performance in Flat. The top was stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal in Satin!" Confused about which topcoat to choose for your next project? We'll help you choose in this quick video!...

Charming cabinet upcycle in Basil Green Milk Paint by Ashley at Back to the Future Designs! Ashley says, "Shabby chic wardrobe now available! Painted with General Finishes' "Basil" Milk Paint, white and dark waxed and drawers covered! Drawers slide out with ease and inside still has original coat hanger that slides out to easily pick out your ensemble for the day! Tres chic!"

Marcy from R Old House Vintage & More refinished this table top with a Dark Chocolate and Millstone Milk Paint base and Patina Green, Halcyon Blue, Basil, Red and Somerset Gold Milk Paints layered and distressed on top.

This vintage painted beauty got it's new look with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Chulie's Boutique​ of Bulverde, TX did a fantastic job! Love the distressing!

This beautiful Basil Green dry sink by Sweet Parsley Home looks just as amazing as the cake on top! (And we suddenly want some cake...) SPH says, "This dry sink is so sweet, it may just inspire you to bake a cake! Irresistible as a kitchen prep station, coffee bar, or mini buffet in your dining room."

Chulie's Boutique shared this beautiful Basil Green & Espresso vintage dresser makeover, the perfect color combo for the first day of spring! "Once property of US Government, this vintage solid 4 drawer dresser has so many purposes! Hmmm, maybe I'll keep it after all! Kidding, kidding! Painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and top has been stained with Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain!"