Van Dyke Brown

"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 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. 

"This desk went from bruised and beat up to bold and beautiful!... Wanted to go bold with the color and decided on General Finishes Persimmon to do just that. The desk was tastefully accented with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze, which seamlessly marries the modern color with the vintage origin of the piece. The top was sanded down to bare wood, stained with a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Nutmeg gel stains, and sealed with hemp oil to bring out the beautiful wood grain." -...

"I spruced up this dresser with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, Winter White and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, and GFHP Flat Top Coat, and some light distressing." - Green Spruce Designs    
Bright and cherry GF Sunglow Milk Paint desk accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Junque With A Purpose.    

This dreamy farmhouse coffee table was refinished by Boxwood & Brass using Antique White Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
 

"So happy to donate these solid wood end tables to the IJRA Indiana Junior Rodeo Association. I hope these will bring some money for the kiddos during their silent auction. Also, shout out to Sid with Boone County Uniques. I can always find the neatest...

Mid-century modern dresser. Painted with General Finishes Halcyon Blue, Van Dyke Brown glase, and Java gel stain for the drawer fronts.

"I have fallen in love with this desk!! I created a herringbone pattern on the drawers with strips of lath, stained in Briarsmoke, and top coated with satin High Performance Top Coat. The body and chair are painted with a custom blend of GF Driftwood and Millstone Milk Paint, then glazed with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The handles are completed with a recycled leather belt." - Seasoned Style

"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 dashing buffet this is by Flippotential Custom Finishes! Painted in GF Driftwood Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.

"If you're a Parrot Head, you'll enjoy this one! The customer had this vision for this unique piece that we built our design around. This chest features sheet music on the sides from Jimmy Buffet's "Son of a Son of a Sailor" along with the customer's favorite line from the song and antique, nautical graphics hand-painted on the drawers. Products and techniques chosen for this chest: General Finishes Milk Paint in Millstone and Antique White with distressing, General Finishes Van Dyke Brown...
"Kate transformed this old side table by painting the base with General Finishes Lamp Black (Milk Paint), then adding white wax. The top was done with General Finishes Bone White, Rembrandt Red (Chalk Style Paints) and Coastal Blue (Milk Paint), then distressed and glazed with GF Van Dyke Brown and Pitch Black Glaze Effects." - Simply Beautiful Spaces   Stop by Simply Beautiful Spaces at 45 Walpole St, Ste 101 Stafford, VA to purchase your favorite GF products!    
Fun Valentine's Day sign made from an old cabinet door with GF Holiday Red & Antique White Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by The Amber Rose Emporium on Etsy. Such a great idea!      
"Love this cool little table with storage! I'm thinking bedside table or coffee bar!" - Flipping Fabulous   This cute little cabinet was painted with GF Patina Green and Klein Blue Milk Paint, accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.        
"Just in time for Valentine's Day! Painted in Brick Red with Van Dyke Brown Glaze on top, this French Provincial chest turned out perfect! A new top was added to replace the original damaged top. I love the rustic look it gives it!"    

What a gorgeous Antique English Court Cupboard this is! Refinished by Rehab to Fab. Painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and Antique Whtie Milk Paint. It was then distressed and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

Check out this wonderful end table finished by Boxwood & Brass! The body was painted in GF Antique White Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

Check out this sexy dining table set makeover by DeDe of Designed Decor! This ravishing set was painted in Linen and Persian Blue Milk Paint. After staining the table top with Java Gel Stain, DeDe applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for added texture and sealed the pieces with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

Learn more about this masterful transformation by going to DeDe's blog at http://bit.ly/2igST6J

"My neighbor was going to throw out this French Provincial dresser. After sanding, cutting, building supports for the seat and reusing all original material that came with the dresser, I was able to make it new again." - L Harden

The following products were used to complete this project:

Antique White Milk Paint; Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects; Java Gel Stain; High Performance Topcoat in Satin

L Harden entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the...

"I just finished up this custom order... It was a dresser with great shape and bones, just needed a little refresh! Refinished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, while Van Dyke Brown Glaze settles into the carvings making them stand out just perfectly!" - Roots & Wings Furniture
 

"Solid, sturdy, beautiful and definitely UNIQUE! This one of a kind piece was refinished in General Finishes products! This is a custom color I created using Seagull Gray, Antique White, Linen, Coastal Blue, and Lamp Black Milk Paints! Then I used a light coat of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and dry brushed with Antique White! I love how versatile General Finishes products are!" - The Shabby Project

"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 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

The following products were used to finish this...

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."    
"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...

"Building a piece of furniture is one of the most rawest forms of creativity. You get to create something straight from your mind. These doors were found items that were discovered on one of our shopping outtings and were what inspired Don to make this cabinet. He loved every moment of this process and is always so proud when people complement it. It is always the crowning glory in any vignette we create."

Products used:

Brick Red Milk Paint Nantucket Green Chalk-Style Paint...
Great bath vanity transformation by Artsy Chicks Rule! It was painted with a custom mix of 1 part GF Snow White and 1 part Persian Blue Milk Paint, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.    

"We converted this gorgeous buffet to an entertainment console. Drawers were reconfigured and adjustable shelving added for maximum storage. Finished in General Finishes Persimmon with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown and Pitch Black Glaze The top is stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.  The entire piece is protected with GF High Performance Top Coat in Satin. The original hardware was not able to be reused, but you would never know the new was not an originally a set. It was glazed with...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

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This dresser was given a complete overhaul!  It was thoroughly sanded down and cleaned.  The side drawers and body were painted in General Finishes Milk Paint, in Seagull Gray.  The recesses of the side drawers were also glazed with General FInishes Van Dyke Brown.

The three center drawers were given a whole new look.  Pieces of cedar wood slats were glued and nailed over the the current drawer face in an "x"...

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...

Romantic Shabby Chic French Provincial Dresser highly disstressed and glazed with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with satin High Performance Topcoat. 

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture›Third Place

 

"Shabby Chic French Provincial dresser highly distressed and glazed finished in our "crusty" antique finish"

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Paint

GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

GF Satin High Performance Topcoat

Loving this dresser by Piece Of Candy! It was painted with GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.    
This dresser was restyled with GF Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint and a mix of Van Dyke Brown and Winter White Glaze Effects by Belle Maison   You can visit Belle Maison's booths at Funky Monkey Vintage Store in Madison, AL and University Pickers in Huntsville. While you're there don't forget to purchase your favorite GF products!  

"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...

"These beautiful cabinets were just too dark for this space. We brightened it up with a white paint, but General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze is what makes it. All of the gorgeous cabinet detail is now the focus because of this beautiful glaze." - The Rustic Seahorse

This makeover won 2nd place in the Cabinetry category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest.

"We were so excited to do this project. We started with a Golden/Honey Oak kitchen that was beautifully designed but need a little extra umph. We decided that we needed a contrasting darker island with a light base on the cabinets.

We started off by painting all of the cabinets except the island in a cream white color. Then we took General Finishes Van Dyke Brown glaze in all of the detail work to make the cabinets pop next to the dark island. We put several coats of sealer to...

"This dresser had a damaged top drawer..no problem...just turn it into a shelf! The body is painted with Brick Red Milk Paint and topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The drawers were sanded and stained with Java Gel. Thanks to General Finishes products, you would never know this was once a plain blond dresser!" - Seasoned Style

"This gorgeous piece was brought back to life with a custom chalk paint blend and GF's Java Gel Stain and Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The entire piece was finished off with HPTC in flat." - The Goodie Girl Shoppe   Check out all of GF's Chalk Style Paint colors here: https://generalfinishes.com/retail-products/water-based-milk-...
"What a great little side table/cabinet for a study! Perfect for a minbar! Painted in General Finishes Tuscan Red with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Topcoat for added durability. Headed to the shop in the next couple of days!" - Gigi's Hope Chest    
"My first time to use GF products outdoors. I just love the newly painted door on my boat house. I painted it Brick Red and then glazed it with Van Dyke Brown. To protect it, I topped it with Exterior 450. The pop of color is perfect!" - Kim of Seitz Antiques & Collectibles    
This antique princess dresser is done in Seagull Gray with a Van Dyke Brown/Pitch Black Glaze mix. Top is stained in Java and coated in High Performance Satin by Dressers and Jujubes   Check out this tutorial video to learn more about glazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jifX-ZCHDI #generalfinishes #gfmilkpaint #gfglazeeffects #gfhptc
"I just completed this vanity makeover to be used as a desk for a client in her organic hair salon. General Finishes products used include Antique White, Linen, Java Gel, Dark Chocolate, Van Dyke Brown Glaze, High-performance Flat, and Flat out Flat. I just hope one day I have a retailer closer to me, or that I become a retailer!" - Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer    

Diane of The Paint Factory blew us away with this masterpiece transfer: 'Swan Song' Ophelia! She used a combination of Clear, Van Dyke Brown, and Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for the finish. Words cannot express how gorgeous this piece is.

She describes, "And while working with Ophelia, I realized that she was quite possibly my last image transfer. I feel that this particular 'voice/vision' (whatever you want to call it), has been expressed... It feels right to go and exercise a new...

This beautiful desk was refinished with GF Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and satin High Performance Topcoat.   

This stunning vanity was livened up by Salvage to Sassy! They used Tuscan Red Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to achieve this rich color!

Learn how to apply Glaze Effects over General Finishes Milk Paint and make repairs at http://bit.ly/1sNFzHJ.

Kimberly Starr of Art & Soul Studio 2 dazzled us with this delightful dresser! She used Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, then finished with a layer of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

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"We have had so much fun transforming two different pedestal tables into coffee tables this past couple weeks. We finished up this second one in the beautiful Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by General Finishes! We love how it turned out!" - Mel & Mar Creations

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Kirstin Almen astounded us with this lovely provincial nightstand! She first layered Seagull Gray over Antique White Milk Paint, then glazed over with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. For the finish, she used High Performance Topcoat Satin to create this glowing and beautiful piece!

Learn How to Glaze A Table with General Finishes Glaze Effects at https://youtu.be/3jifX-ZCHDI.

 

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