Van Dyke Brown

"This may be one of my favorite pieces I have done. Top is Java (Gel Stain), bottom is Halcyon Blue, Seagull Gray & Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Second Lives Second Chances    

"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...

"Oh My Goodness!! This transformation was Grand but Oh So Worth It... ❤️ this Rustic Flare! Custom mixed Turquoise, using General Finishes Patina Green, Klein Blue and Somerset Yellow. Just the right amount of glaze accenting with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and light natural distressing....Just Awesome!" - Jubilance    
"I've got a big ole crush on this washstand ❤️❤️. You can't go wrong with Brick Red and Van Dyke Brown Glaze by General Finishes. It is the perfect combination!" - Seitz Antiques & Collectibles    

"This stunning Jacobean dining set is truly one of a kind! The table top has been refinished with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. The table legs and chairs were painted in Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint and accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire set was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin to provide years of durability." - BethAnn Gentile Rogers-Bird of Painted Peacock Creations

We adore this farmhouse buffet by Gravity Hill Furnishings, GF's August 2017 Retailer of the Month.   "The body was brush painted with the Basil Milk Paint and then slightly distressed. Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects were also applied to really give it a farm house feel. The top was sanded to bare wood and stained with Java Gel Stain. The piece is sealed with HPTC Satin."   Visit Gravity Hill Furnishings at Gilley's Antique & Decorator Mall located at 5789 US-40 Booth C-11...

"What a job this turned out to be! Love the final outcome though! The table top was refinished using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and the base and chairs were painted in GF Millstone Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire set was finished off with High Performance Satin. The chairs were recovered with some beautiful upholstery fabric from Fabric Bistro! Love the way this set turned out." - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

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The Distressed Gentleman completed this dresser with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

Learn how to properly glaze with General Finishes Glaze Effects at https://youtu.be/3jifX-ZCHDI.

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner... Another custom piece hand-painted and distressed... General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects has been our go to glaze lately. Love this stuff!" - Finishing Touches Decorative Painting

Finishing Touches used Benjamoore Paint in Arcadia White. You can achieve this by also using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint.

Who could ignore this lovely French Provincial dresser! The Distressed Gentleman finished this piece with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

NOTE: Room lighting impacted the appearance of the Persian Blue Milk Paint color.

In With The Old Furnishings gave this petite vintage coffee table a makeover with GF Linen Milk paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was stained with Java Gel Stain. Lastly, the entire piece was sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"We love this take on antiqued and distressed Linen. This finish is usually synonymous with a vintage, traditional style but when paired with modern elements and furniture, it brings out a fresh, new aspect of the color's personality." - Reblessed, LLC

Reblessed, LLC used General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat in Satin to complete this project

"I spruced up this dresser with a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint, mixing Seagull Gray and Driftwood. I then used Winter White and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, and finished with a flat topcoat." - Green Spruce Designs

"Loving this little beauty! This secretary's legs were darkened using General Finishes Java Gel Stain, with a custom mix up top (Coral Crush, Queenstown (Milk Paint), Midnight Blue (Chalk Style Paint) glazed with Van Dyke Glaze Effects." - Flipping Fabulous   Visit Flipping Fabulous at 104 North Santa Fe Suite A Salina, KS to purchase your favorite GF products!  
"We had the opportunity to makeover this beautiful table and chairs set for a client that turned out absolutely gorgeous! This piece was refinished in General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and dark wax on the base of the table and chairs. We also did some distressing to really highlight the edges. The table top was done in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and our wood graining tool to add a beautiful grain to the piece!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed...

"This kitchen hutch turned out so pretty! This piece was brought to us by a client and made over using General Finishes Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paint and glazed in Antique White Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was done in Java Gel Stain and sealed. Love what a little color does for a piece!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage and Repurposed Furniture

"Ohh my! Can you say 'Rustic Charm'. This color combo has definitely stole my heart❤. General Finishes Millstone with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Combined with some natural distressing, this heavy amount of glaze really creates a decorative rustic finish for this rich neutral shade." - Jubilance

GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects are such a wonderful combo! Belle Maison used these two products for the body as well as Java Gel Stain for the top.

Loving all the details of this piece by The Distressed Gentleman. GF Linen Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects make an excellent combination.    
"I've been looking for a line of products to use and promote exclusively in my furniture business so I gave GF a try! I love your products!!! This is Antique White Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a satin top coat!" - The Vintage Touch    

Check out this stunning refinish by The Frayed Knot Antiques and Design! The base of the dresser was painted with GF Chalk Style Paint in Bone White with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was restained with Java Gel Stain. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat.

Lovely fireplace mantle painted with Antique White Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. 

"Wanted to share a table I just did for a customer. She wanted a dark base and light painted top. I used all General Finishes products for this one. Java Gel and Gel Topcoat wipe on urethane for the base. The top is a base of Linen Milk Paint with a wash of Antique White and then glazed in Van Dyke Brown and sealed in High Performance top coat flat." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture    
"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

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.