"I decided to go a little more bold than boring on this adorable French provincial buffet and I am loving it!
This solid maple cabinet has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with the bottom “dipped” in natural wood. The entire piece has been sealed with High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish." - Nap Time Furniture Creations
Beautiful modern farmhouse dresser in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"The planked top was sanded down and then stained in a gorgeous custom mixed stain and the legs and bottom were painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and distressed to give it a lovely, worn patina. Entire piece was sealed with GF Satin High Performance Top Coat." - REmade
"This piece received a complete makeover! I’ve been looking for another one ever since my last one sold so I was pretty excited when this one popped up on marketplace! It was very ugly but I knew that wasn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed.... First I removed the weights and pendulum then removed the ugly clock face and replaced it with a new battery operated one! I wanted it to look like a very old antique clock so I added a beautiful new crown to the top to add more character and height!...
"My husband jokes calling me Hutches R Us and I laugh every time. I mean I really do a lot of hutches and they are my top requested pieces to find or do. So here’s another one I squeezed in 2020 with more to come yet. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and Brushable White Enamel." - Just picked and painted
"This desk turned out so good! I wasn’t so sure about it at first. My husband found it and I didn’t see a picture of it before he brought it home, but he did good! It’s also a Henredon so bonus points there! This desk is completely solid wood, dovetailed drawers and brass hardware. It’s been fully restored with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and the legs are stained in Java Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
Refinished Black Vintage Vanity. This Vintage Beauty was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, distressed and black waxed. The top was sanded down and finished in General Finishes Provincial Water Based stain and top coated. The hardware was refinished in an antique bronze wax." - Estrella Design
This pair of sturdy side tables has been refinished with General Finishes Lamp Black and new solid wood tops have been added.
"This lovely oak buffet looks amazing in General Finishes Lamp Black and walnut stain. The classic finish makes this piece a true beauty." - Blu Soul Design
"Franklin here may just be the coolest, most versatile piece I've done yet! Envision him..... tall, dark and handsome. Two pieces and double sided. Counter height workspace with removable hutch top. Drawers on both sides. A dual sided workspace for working from home, kitchen workspace, or home office, or the perfect craft table for your projects. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black with an edge distress and High Performance Flat finish. The top and lower shelf has been heavily wire brushed...
"Gorgeous mid century desk, refinished with a General Finishes Walnut stained top and bottom side drawers, along with lamp Black Milk Paint sides and top drawers. Original handles polished back to their silver shine. All sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat. Chair is also refinished to match with a new seat cover. If you’re working from home, why not work in style?"
"I rarely commit to or shout out a specific brand. In fact, I mix 98% of my own colors. But General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black is my go-to every time for the matte black look. Amazing product!" - The Swanky Blackbird
"This beauty was painted in General Finishes Black Poly and distressed. The client picked out new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware. - Just picked and painted
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"This vintage dresser spoke to me from the minute I picked her up. The body was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, distressed to add dimension, and waxed with black to seal. The two top drawers was refinished in General Finishes Provincial Water Based Stain and waxed with black to add depth. I sealed the top for protection.This piece is so classic and meant to pass on for generations."
"This is a great mixture of old and new - a traditional style with some modern touches. And the hardware that my clients often request!! Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black and lightly distressed. The top was simply sanded back to bare wood and top coated." - Furniture Refreshed
"This is a beautiful Franklin Shockey piece made in the 50s. Someone had painted it a light green and it was roughhh. I sanded the drawer raw then stained it in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain. The body was painted in Lamp Black and sealed."
"Gorgeous pair of antique nightstands with original wood legs and casters. Painted in my favorite color, Lamp Black by General Finishes."
"Solid Pine and finished in a rustic Lamp Black by General Finishes and of course an awesome Flat High Performance Top Coat! Edge distressed to start that lived in process!" - Restoration Reserve
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"This beautiful buffet has been sitting in my storage unit for years waiting for the right owner to come along and take it home. And I’m so glad that someone else saw the potential in this piece! I knew it needed to showcase the gorgeous legs, so they were stripped down to natural wood along with the top. The rest was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black. "
"Oh how glad I am to be done with these chairs!!! The shell of the chairs were painted with General Finishes Lamp Black, followed by multiple coats of polyurethane, using an hvlp paint gun. The rush seats were hand brushed with the Lamp Black followed by multiple coats of wax."
"This highboy was tired of it's former look so our client sent it to us for a makeover! The sleek flat black with the exposed raw wood style combined elegance with a fresh rustic vibe. Created using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Walnut Water Based Wood Stain."
"A stunning bar for Gigi’s new place!! We reconstructed the interior a bit and added a new shelf for spirits! Done in General Finishes Lamp Black & a golden wax on the details. The beautiful wood was freshened up with a furniture wax. Why fix what isn’t broke, right?! The vintage hardware was cleaned and polished."
"Believe it or not, while I have refinished a lot of bench seating, this was the first pew bench I refinished. This was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with light distressing." - Flipping Unbelievable
"For this piece, it was taken from all over red wood tone and sprayed in General Finishes Black Poly. The massive top surface was stripped and stained with GF water based stain in Tobacco. But let’s talk about the details on those legs?? They were accented using Rub n Buff gold accent wax"
Hutch transformation with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
Beautiful piece in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint by Revive In Style . Loving that vintage amber bubble glass!!
Painted in Twilight Milk Paint and gilded with a gold metallic sharpie and Prima Marketing Gold Wax. The floral design is Wonderous Floral II by Prima Marketing.
"There is something about buffets painted black....I have done quite a few and love them all! I use Lamp Black by General Finishes and this one was distressed and sealed with the High Performance Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable
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"There is so much to love about an antique empire chest of drawers – proud stance, curvy scrollwork, and graduated drawers are signature characteristics of the coveted 1800s American style.
Our newest charm, Suzannah bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary design, delivering excellent craftsmanship and a new two-toned look to her new home.
The vision was clear, but it took some time and care to get her to this reveal. After good cleaning and prep sanding, I chose General...
"Painted in my favorite Lamp Black from General Finishes and Snow White interior. This cabinet is perfect for that modern farmhouse feel!"
sanded down, the top was left raw and sealed, the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed for protection as well."
Buffet makeover in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"This waterfall Art Deco dresser was painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Twilight. Do you see navy blue or black? Either way I love how it came out."
"You don't always have to create an opaque full coverage look with General Finishes Milk Paint! Take this antique VanSciver hutch for example.
The wood was too beautiful to completely cover up, so I applied a few thin layers of Lamp Black Milk Paint and wiped away the excess. The effect allows the wood to still peek through while providing a new and updated finish."
"Another gorgeous custom piece finished for a client. We used Lamp Black paint by General Finishes added a light distress and beautiful hardware."
"This beautiful old piece made by “Berkey & Gay furniture” has been done in General Finishes ‘Lamp Black’ and sealed in a matte finish for extra protection. The legs and drawer decal has been stained in Varathane ‘Jacobean.’ The hardware has been cleaned and painted in a metallic finish to give an elegant look."
"Malificent a Magnificent Mantle Mirror. She's ready to adorn a Massive Mantle or be the Crown to a beautiful big buffet! Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black with a wonderful edge distress and matte finish to reveal all of those fantastic details that's sure to fit into todays style!"
"This beauty was refinished with a color wash in General Finishes Lamp black. Hints of the original dark wood intentionally left peaking through for added depth to the finish. I used a 3:1 mix of the Lamp Black & water to create this wash."
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"Tux. He's a handsome fellow all dressed up in a mod outfit for the occasion! Black tie in General Finishes Lamp Black and bright brass detailing! Alternate satin and matte flat finish give him a moderne yet casual look. Campaign style hardware, and nailhead rivets complete this gent bringing him into today's moderne home.
Tux is a Mid Century Lea Dresser, so he's a blend of solid wood and hardboard. I normally do not work on mixed materials except that he had a wonderful size and shape...
Sleek and sophisticated in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"Refinished in a custom General Finishes blend of Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black. It's a very dark gray that's almost black and I love it!"
"Wow! What a difference! This was my client’s vision and it turned out amazing! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain brought this mid century dresser back to a new beautiful. Those solid brass knobs are stunners."
"This vintage dresser with attached mirror has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with the Midnight Floral transfer added to each of the three drawers. It has been given a vintage finish. It has vintage-like crackled flower style hardware added to each drawer. This piece would make a great vintage entryway piece or bedroom piece."
Stunning buffet in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"A customer's inherited Teak sideboard needed to be updated to fit into their home so it's been given an Art Deco-influenced design which still leaves a fair bit of the original wood on show while transforming its look (a good compromise I think as they wanted it fully painting initially)
It was refinished with GF Milk Paint in Lamp Black and the wood enhanced and protected with Enduro Var Water Based Topcoat in Satin and paint given extra protection with High Performance Topcoat in...
"This has been quite the project! We started with changing out the doors and repairing the back. Then we refinished this large piece in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with High Performance Flat Finish. New gold gilded hardware complete this amazing transformation!"
"Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed in Flat Out Flat. The wood was beautiful so I cleaned it up and wow! New pulls completed the look. I loved the way this turned out."
"This beautiful Vintage Duncan Phyfe Server has been transformed using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. High Performance Gloss finish and beautiful black and white floral lined drawers and cabinet back complete this one-of-a-kind piece!"
"This 6 drawer antique piece received a full refinish in deep GF Tobacco Water Based Stain.
Stunning hand applied three dimensional raised floral finish added to all 6 drawer fronts with an antique wash of General Finishes Lamp Black on the floral followed by slight hand rubbing of GF Black Gel Stain to "age" and deepen some areas to allow the beautiful wood tones to show through."