Black

Furniture Design Ideas featuring Lamp Black Milk Paint and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint.

"This set is sooo nice and it’s made out of solid maple! When I purchased this set it was finished in a very dated orange wood color and had ugly hardware…So I got rid of all the ugly! I gave the set a whole new look by painting the bases in General Finishes Lamp black and refinished the tops in GF Graystone Water Based Wood Stain then added new hardware to complete the new look!" - NB.Restorations    
"I started this one by sanding the gloss off and giving it an uneven wood look by sanding some areas more than others. I wanted to give this piece an elegant style but still keep a rustic farmhouse look. I used a stain and paint combo. I hand painted light coats of General Finishes Lamp Black, distressing in between each coat. My final coat was a black/brown glaze I made with my seal, paint and stain." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina        
"Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black (she's more black than she appears), lightly distressed, and sealed in GF High Performance Topcoat in satin followed by Flat Out Flat Topcoat, this piece is timeless." - Red Geranium Restorations    
The piece was originally a dated orange color pine dresser…My original plan was to strip it down and finish it in a natural wood look but the wood didn’t look how I wanted it to so instead I decided would give it a very worn black finish! I painted it in General Finishes Lamp Black the gave the piece a heavy distressing to make it look 100 years old then sealed it up in matte top coat and added all new hardware to give it the card catalog look then added a set of metal legs to give the piece...
"Lately it seems like all I paint is black…but I’m okay with that because it’s such a great color! My client wanted this dresser in Lamp Black by General Finishes. I had to do a lot of stripping to remove the previous paint job which was not properly prepped and covered in thick brush strokes. Once I had that finish removed and made a mold for the missing trim, it was ready for primer and paint! I love how this one turned out." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Apothecary inspired side table. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with a satin finish. Such a cute piece that will add interest to any room!" - Rustic Owl Furnishings, L.L.C    
This color combination is classic yet modern. Removing the mirrors, swapping out the hardware and updating the color gave my client’s hutch an entirely new look!  Paint:...
"This one turned out sooo beautiful! I love how the black looks with the original marble and brass bar on this mid 1800s piece!! My original plan for this piece was to do that natural wood look but the wood wasn’t cooperating so I decided to paint it in General Finishes Lamp Black with a light distressing and sealed in matte top coat!" - NB.Restorations    
"Finished in timeless General Finishes Lamp Black. All four drawer fronts have been given my hand created raised finish. This finish is not "appliqués", wallpaper etc. This has the look and feel of a finely carved wood piece. Beautiful black on black hardware keeps the look simple and elegant. Original wooden wheel casters." - Raised Expectations    
"General Finishes Lamp Black for the win again. This piece was completely stripped down to remove an unprepped paint job and brought back to life. This sideboard is a fabulous piece my client can now use and enjoy." - Blu Soul Design    
"The contrast of natural wood and Lamp Black by General Finishes is always a winning combination. The table was stripped and then sealed for protection." - Flipping Unbelievable    
This beautiful buffet has been spray finished in Enduro Black Poly in a satin sheen. The buffet was badly water damaged but I was able to salvage it. It was completely sanded and re-stained in...
"A vintage Dixie Furniture Campaigner Chest has been fully re-imagined and redesigned into a stunning industrial style piece. The entire base was carefully cut and removed and modified for new iron legs. Custom wood top added and finished in on trend natural light finish. Custom iron shelving unit constructed and three custom shelves built to match top. The original chrome hardware has been updated to matte black. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Drawer fronts have been given a...

We decided that the hyper detailed YXE maps needed a little extra to stand out and protect the fragile laser cut layer. So we decided to mount it onto a backer board finished with this beautiful Lamp Black Milk Paint from our friends at...

"Refinishing this piece was an honor for me. Tragically this family heirloom was damaged in a fire with heavy smoke damage. After some serious cleaning and removing and replacing some pieces I gave her a beautiful update using General Finishes Lamp Black. Some beautiful floral wallpaper was added to coordinate with my clients other decor and the shelves were stripped down and redone with GF Java Gel Stain." - Blu Soul Design  
"Love the details on this beauty! Vintage dresser with mirror painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with gold hardware." - Black Dog Designs    
"This buffet had been originally painted in a black chalk paint but it was never really finished and extremely rough to the touch. So I sanded it all off , primed it and then spray finished it in General Finishes Enduro Black Poly in a matte sheen. It feels amazing to the touch and has the added protection of a poly vs wax finish. Some new cup hardware spray finished in a matte black finish as well." -     

"Did you know that General Finishes Milk Paint is rated for exterior use? These rocking chairs were painted using Lamp Black. Best thing is that when properly prepped, this paint doesn’t peel in a few years like exterior latex or spray paint does."

"Unique one of a kind piece!! Painted GF Lamp Black and distressed lightly on the details. Comes with original key and it functions well to lock the upper doors. Wow statement conversation piece!!!" - Rustic Owl Furnishings, L.L.C    
"Solid wood construction. Removed the itty bitty feet and added hairpin legs to bring it up to proper height. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and wet distressed." - Elm Street Designs    
This 9 Drawer Dresser has been refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with High Performance Topcoat.    
"I went all in on this project. It was a win, lose or draw situation and I I think that I won! What do you think? My client had asked if I could update their vintage, handmade poker table. I must say, I was a little hesitant, but, I enjoy challenging myself! I used a combination of stain and paint on this. The paint is Lamp Black by...
"This large Jacobean beauty was customized with a light wood and ebony finish. Painted in General Finishes Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and flat GF Enduro Poly to seal." - Redhead Refinishings, LLC    
"Love a sleek desk? One that you can float in the middle of a room and it looks pretty from every angle? This one’s for you then. General Finishes Lamp Black & High Performance Topcoat in Gloss" - Blush Vintage    
"Circa 1920's antique steel Menominee County Courthouse Vertical File. (Some of the original file labels were still in place) Manufactured by the General Fireproofing Co. Youngstown, Ohio. Full sanding/grinding/primer/painted finish in General Finishes Lamp Black. A gorgeous finish to highlight the original brass hardware." - Raised Expectations    
"This was a vanity turned into nightstands. This project was SO much work but worth it in the end! I want to find another vanity to make some for myself. Didn’t they turn out so beautiful???? Hand painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, top drawers refinished in GF Tobacco Water Based Stain, distressed, original hardware refinished in bronze, decoupage paper on sides of drawers, sealed, black waxed and drawers salved." - Butterfly Creations    
"I loved how this piece turned out sooo much that I’m keeping it for myself to use in our newly renovated basement lounge that I’ll be sharing with you all soon! This piece was inspired by the Arhaus Finley sideboard which is priced at $3,000! When I saw a short curved end cabinet on Facebook marketplace I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! It was in pretty rough shape…I had to rebuild the skirting on the bottom and I added 10” mid century style legs which really helped with the height...
"Mengel MCM chest of drawers. Vintage and awesome. Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Custom made hardware from dowels and split rings- painted in champagne gold." - Elm Street Designs    
"We’ve taken this staircase from its oak state to a more modern feel with a nice pop of color! We’ve used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel with some mild distressing!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson    
"You can never go wrong with a black piece of furniture. It is such a rich, classic color choice. I painted this vintage cherry wood dresser in Lamp Black by General Finishes. The top was sanded to bare wood and again, Lamp Black was used as a color wash. The natural tones from the cherry wood mixed with the black created the beautiful wood toned top. An all natural furniture salve called Board & Boot by Melange Artisan Mineral Paintswas used to seal the paint as we as condition the...
"Don’t sleep on General Finishes paint y’all. Wishing I had tried this well before this week but ya live ya learn! Smooth like butta." - The Cozy Cottage KY    
"Roos Cedar chest painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with HPTC (High Performance Topcoat) Satin. Hardware updated with gold Rustoleum spray paint." - Weathered Edge Furniture, LLC.    
"Who doesn’t need a display hutch to show off their pretties?! This hutch was made by Oakcrafters Bentwood. It is solid oak. The top is natural while the remaining portion is painted in General Finishes Lamp Black." - Rae of Faith    
"Add a modern touch to your office with this contemporary desk refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes." - 612ReDo    
"Look at this dreamy piece of goodness. It has me drooling! Hand painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, textured wallpaper added, distressed, new hardware added." - Butterfly Creations    
Gorgeous color combo by Flipping Unbelievable! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Oak Water Based Stain.    
Before and after on this nightstand. It’s part of an entire bedroom set I just finished for a client. Stain: Antique Oak by...
"Trust me when I say this old Victorian era rocker had seen better days. The wicker was unraveling in areas, it looked as if a dog chewed the rockers. The fabric on the spring loaded cushion was hideous. The old white paint was dingy and dirty and chipping off. It was a hot mess. Do I have a before photo? No. No I do not. You have to take my word, it was a hot mess!  I patched the dog chews, glued the unraveling. Reupholstered the seat and painted it in Lamp Black by General Finishes and...

Original Roos Cedar Chest on casters. Painted in...

"Look at this vintage tall dresser. The wood on the top is stunning. Here is a little more about this solid wood piece: * Hand painted in General Finishes Lamp Black * Sides of drawers stenciled in a vintage boho * Distressed evenly to capture the beautiful details * New vintage hardware * Top refinished in GF Tobacco Water Based Stain * Drawers salved to smell delightful * Sealed for extra protection" - Butterfly Creations    
"I took this plain, wood filing cabinet and spiffed it up a bit. I wanted it to have an industrial look. I used General Finishes Lamp Black to paint the trim and hardware and dry brush the body. The front is a transfer by Re·design with Prima called Industrial Mechanics (blueprint). Everything was sealed with a flat top coat. The final addition was adding new legs." - REmade    
"This piece came to me as quite a mess... the wallpaper inside the hutch would have been a big hurdle on its own but include that with the 5 layers of paint underneath it, the random can lid that was permanently adhered inside the lower cabinet and the tacks on almost every shelf under all the paint. I didn't really know what I was getting into but I got into it pretty darn quick. It took over two weeks of sanding, peeling wallpaper, scraping chemicals off on repeat to get it to a point that...
"After some good old fashioned demo I repaired the nail holes and missing veneer and sanded them all down. I also filled in the old handle holes for the lower drawers. I painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed them in the High Performance Topcoat. Finally, added the new brushed gold handles and they are ready to shine in their new home!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Bassett 9 drawer dresser/media console. The top was laminate which I’m not ever a fan of so I planked it with lathe wood, did a flood coat of ebony filler, then sanded & stained in dark walnut. I cut the base off and added black metal feet. Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Elm Street Designs    
"What a special piece for me! This was a sweet little find and I was super excited to transform this beauty!! This cabinet was completely stripped and sanded. The original wood details were top coated with polyurethane for added protection and the remaining wood was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, distressed and black waxed. The interior was also completely sanded and sealed in polyurethane." - Estrella Design    

"This awesome table can be used as an accent table, nightstand or side table. It was previously painted and it was stripped and sanded down to bare wood. Then painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes and decoupaged with a print from Bubblegum Yum. All was topcoated with satin finish for protection." - Rockin Furniture Revivals by Blea & Co.

"New hardware, new base, new legs, fresh paint and stain. This dresser looks completely different now! So much more modern. Paint color: Lamp Black by General Finishes. Stain: Water Based Walnut by General Finishes" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"When I found these high back dining chairs with perfectly intact cane, I knew I had to have them! I loved how chic they were and knew they were destined to be black! The seats had seen better days, so I tried my hand at reupholstering and I am quite proud of how they turned out! I just love the new coordinating herringbone fabric! They would look fabulous in a modern home! Paint: General Finishes Lamp Black Fabric: JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores Artwork: Danbury ReStore" - sincerely_katiek...
"When classic black meets deep woodgrain it’s always a perfect match. This small chest is handmade from solid oak by a local furniture maker. I love the simplicity of this piece and the clean lines throughout. After painting the body, I decided it needed one element of exposed wood. I sanded back the toe kick and gave it a very subtle whitewash. I love how it made the grain just pop! For this piece I used General Finishes Lamp Black and Alabaster for the wash. The entire piece is sealed with...