We wanted this little gal to have a French country look, so she's painted in Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The middles of the drawers, around the handles, are painted with Linen (Milk Paint) then layered with Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint and again with the Charleton Blue. The handles on the top dated this gal, so we added glass knobs. Everything is finished with Flat Out Flat." - General Finishes November 2017 Retailer of the Month, Boutique Unique
We adore this china cabinet beauty refinished by Vintage Sisters! Painted with ivory lace/ Paint Minerals, Gray lime waxed and sealed with General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat.
You can match this white color by also using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint.
"My client and I were both jumping up and down in her kitchen with excitement because this gorgeous table turned out perfectly!... The base was wet-blended with General Finishes Milk Paint (Lamp Black & Driftwood) and artfully glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire piece was sealed with HPTC Flat and the last two coats were GF Flat Out Flat for the ultimate matte look.
"For the top I used 4 different stains...Varathane sunbleached, Minwax weathered oak, Driftwood...
"Here is the finished piece! If you want to learn how to create this look, be sure to check out my tutorials on how to wet distress & glaze. Painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, glazed and sealed with General Finishes Flat polyurethane topcoat." - Naila's Nook
Flipping with Color completed this bedroom set using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers, Fusion Mineral Paint Soap Stone for the body and Flat Out Flat Topcoat to seal the pieces.
You can achieve this brilliant gray by also using General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint
This dresser is so pretty - this would be perfect for a nursery. Roots & Wings Furniture first painted with General Finishes Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat. Then, it was watered down and Coastal Blue Milk Paint was used to color-wash the entire place. Learn more about this project at http://bit.ly/2twE2MM.
"8 ft live edge sycamore table. Seal-a-cell and Salad Bowl Finish. Base built from scratch and done with Lamp Black and Flat Out Flat. Thanks GF! JR's Timeless Treasures Antiques and Consignments
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"This piece was found just down the road from where I live. I plucked it right off the curb and saved it from the trash!
It's been given a new life thanks to General Finishes Java Gel Stain and their Flat Out Flat Topcoat." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.
We're drooling over this charming piece by Thistle & Pine! Refinished with General Finishes Tuscan Red Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat.
This thrift store bench got a much needed facelift with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection.
"My client wanted to glam up her coffee table and I couldn't have been more excited to help! What once was a sweet, but understated little table, is now a chic center of attention!" - Goebig & Go Home
This beauty was refinished with GF Antique White Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
Check out this lovely two-tiered pie table by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations! Painted with GF Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint with Flat Out Flat topcoat.
We adore this chic buffet by Absolutely Shabbulous! Painted in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
"A basement bathroom makeover on a 100 budget. Yep, you read THAT right. 100 dollars. I painted the vanity with two coats General Finishes Grey Gel Stain, followed by two coats of Flat Top Coat I had on hand. I am a BIG fan of this brand and I am not getting paid to say this! It is so easy to use, thick, not messy, great coverage, and you get such a smooth finish!!" - Sawdust Sisters
"Antique solid oak dresser painted in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Summertime Blue. This is a unique color; it's a very faint blue.. This is perfect if you love the farmhouse/shabby chic style. Paint was sealed with GF Flat Out Flat and the top was stained with GF Java Gel and sealed with GF Gel Topcoat." - The Shabby Shack
Can't get enough of "The Finicky Fox Buffet" by Stephanie of Rehab to Fab!
"This antique buffet has gotten a HUGE makeover. The entire top needed to be replaced. So I built a new top and stained with multiple layers of stain to get the dimension I was looking for. The body was painted in General Finishes Limestone & Chalk White Chalk style paint. Limestone is a beautiful mix of gray & tan.
It needed just one more unique touch, so I grabbed IOD's new Fox Transfer. I rubbed on...
"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
This faux barn wood spool makeover by Denise of Salvaged Inspirations is fantastic! She used GF Bone White & Cardamon Chalk Style Paint, Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat to achieve this rustic look.
Can't get enough of this teal color washed dresser by Jenni of Roots & Wings Furniture!
The base is a custom mix of 3 parts Patina Green + 1 part Driftwood + a splash of Lime Green Milk Paint. The color wash on top is the same custom mix as the base with a little Coastal Blue Milk Paint mixed in. It was then sealed with GF Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
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"I spruced up this Empire Dresser with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat Top Coat."
"I rescued this piece from the curb. After hours of cleaning, stripping, and sanding, I spruced it up with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint (a favorite of mine!), Flat Out Flat Top Coat and bronze Anthropologie knobs. And so it lives on!" - Green Spruce Designs
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"Cutest little server I ever did see! Painted in a new custom color! This is General Finishes Coastal Blue, Millstone, and Emerald with Flat Out Flat topcoat. Turned out just like I wanted!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
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."
"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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"I’m finally done with my kitchen – just in time for Thanksgiving! I had already painted the bottom cabinets in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Millstone. I decided to paint the top cabinets in their Antique White to lighten them up and give a bit of contrast. The General Finishes Antique White was a subtle change but it really makes quite a difference. I applied General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat for a durable finish." - Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection...
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"We've taken this Old All Solid Wood 48" Long Hard Rock Maple Buffet and completely Sanded and Striped the original Maple colored finish off of it..We then used General Finishes "White Wash" Water Base Stain on the Top and Body of this Piece..We Sprayed "Dixie Belle" Sea Glass on the Drawers and all interiors..We lightly distressed the "White Wash" & "Sea Glass" Then Sealed it all with General Finishes "Flat-Out-Flat...
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"Secretary desk painted in General Finishes Black Pepper, Rembrandt Red & Chalk White Chalk Style Paint. Sealed with Flat out Flat & Arm-R-Seal in High gloss. I used antique pocket watch faces as backplates."
We absolutely love this Empire Chest refinished by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection
Suzanne says, "I used General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Rembrandt Red and their Flat Out Flat Topcoat to seal the piece. It was lightly distressed to give it charm and interest. Not too much distressing on this one – just the edges. I am in love with this one! That red is such a gorgeous, deep hue!"
"Coastal Blue is one of my go-to paint colors, and this Martha Washington sewing cabinet looks "all dolled-up" in it with a Java Gel top and Flat Out Flat. Love your paints and finishes. Thank you, General Finishes for such great products." - The House at the End of the Road
Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 was so creative with this gradient-style dresser she livened up! She used New Pine, Nutmeg, and GF's jiving Java Gel Stains for the drawers! She sealed the shell of the dresser in Flat Out Flat, then used High Performance Topcoat Satin to seal the drawers.
Learn a few tips on creating a uniform stain color using Gel Stains at http://youtu.be/J-9_c0Ku6zA.
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Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 stunned us with this dresser refinishing! She used mulitple Gel Stains while also using water-based topcoats for the finish!
Laura explains, "I used GF Gel Stains in Nutmeg, Java and Brown Mahogany. The shell was sealed using Flat Out Flat. The wood drawers were sealed using the High Performance Topcoat Satin."
Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can...
Centsibly Chic Home, LLC used Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat out Flat for this lovely vanity!
"When my new client sent me pics of the piece and the beautiful white and gold trellis pattern wallpaper it will be in front of I knew black was the only way to go. It's always classic and beautiful and will really pop against the wallpaper.
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"This beautiful full size bed was painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk paint. Antiqued by using General Finishes Van Dyke brown glaze & sealed with their Flat Out Flat."
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Loving this amazing laundry room upgrade from Rustic Charm Creations, our June 2016 Retailer of the Month!
"We transformed this plain non-functional laundry room into a dreamy laundry/mudroom. The custom solid wood cabinets were handcrafted to fit perfectly in the client's space. We painted the cabinets in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint using a professional-grade airless paint sprayer. I added some rustic charm by glazing the cabinets and highlighting the lines of the...
This Broyhill, Danish Modern 6 drawer dresser was chosen by one of Garage 9's clients. The shell was painted with Coastal Blue, then sealed with HPTC Flat. The drawer fronts were gorgeous as is, and were left alone.
Amber Armstrong of Paint Me Perfect restyled this antique dresser using DIY Behr "white on white", Gel Stains (American Oak, Brown Mahogany and Java) and finished with a layer of High Performance Top Coat Satin.
"The cedar chest is finished! I took it glam with sharp black and gold details that highlight the brass hardware. This is such a great vintage piece. It can be used as a table or in the bedroom to store linens. There are just so many uses for this piece.The paint is General Finishes Lamp Black, the gold stencils are in Royal Stencil Creme and the piece was sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat sealer. I also added a coat of their wipe-on urethane to the top to give it extra protection. Well...
We adore this dresser painted in GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat by For The Love of Furniture and Home Design!
Mellanie of For The Love of Furniture says, " I love all General Finishes products. All the amazing colors really speak to my customers and I am confident the newly refinished piece will last many many years."
David MacIver of MacIver Carpentry and Remodeling located in Russell, MA hand crafted these built in shelves from locally sourced American Black Walnut. No stain was used! Just GF Flat Out Flat Topcoat. That natural color is amazing! David says, "Your water based products are easy on odor, dry fast and really highlight the depth and beauty of natural wood. I've only recently discovered your products, and so far love them."
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Jenny of Rustic Roots made over this buffet with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint. The details were accented with Snow White Milk Paint then topped with Champagne Pearl Effects followed by Bronze Pearl Effects. The top was stained with Java Gel Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in satin and Flat out Flat Top Coat on everything else.
"I'm so happy with how this dresser turned out! I first painted this Showers Brothers Furniture Company dresser with General Finishes French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint. Then I added Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Flat Out Flat Top Coat was the perfect choice to finish this piece with. Thanks General Finishes for such amazing products!" - Gravity Hill Furnishings
We absolutely adore this dresser by Jenni of Roots & Wings Furniture! Jenni says, "This dresser was painted in General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Stillwater Blue. I sealed it with Flat Out Flat Topcoat. Then watered down Coastal Blue Milk Paint and color-washed the entire piece."
Designed Decor gave this drum table a fresh new look with General Finishes Slate Gray and Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
Anastasia Vintage gave this nightstand a face lift with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint, Java Gel Stain and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
Restoration@StudiosOnSheridan gave this cherry coffee table a new life! General Finishes Gray Gel Stain was used on the top and Driftwood Milk Paint topped with Snow White Milk Paint was used for the base. The base was lightly distressed to reveal some of the gray Gel Stain and the entire surface was sealed with General Finishes Flat Top Coat.
"This week, I was lucky enough to try General Finishes new chalk paint line. I mixed half part Black Pepper to half part Empire Gray and created a gorgeous deep gray/almost black hue. While drying, I dabbed the black onto my brush to basically streaked it over the deep gray. I only lightly brushed over the detailed sides to highlight the design and then used 220 grit sandpaper to distress it. The whole piece was easily sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat. I used a simple sponge...
File under: chair envy. We're wishing we could cozy up with one of those tartan blankets on this gorgeous Queenstown Gray chair refinished by Meg at Oliver and Rust! Meg shares, "These chairs are done in Queenstown Gray by General Finishes. I topcoat these with Flat Out Flat by General Finishes and then a satin wax coating to smooth everything out and they turned out perfect... plus I had fun with a pile of tartan blankets because I love them and could have a million in all the colors!" See the...