Black

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

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...
"Solid Ash and incredibly well built. Sanded the top down to bare wood, applied a light whitewash, then sealed. Removed the base and added trim for an updated look. Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. New hardware." - Elm Street Designs    
Custom Built Industrial Island/Entertainment/Store Display A ground up custom build. 2" thick tongue and groove board and batten end pieces are reclaimed from a Chicago Elevator shaft. Fully finished in...
"I’m slowly coming around to black. Someone once told me that interior designers say that every room should have some black in it. Which is interesting to me because I always think every room should have some pink in it. Soooo, clearly I’m no interior designer. But I digress… This Empire style beauty was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with delicate distressing. Then, two coats of GF High Performance Topcoat in Gloss toned with GF’s water based Ebony stain for more depth. And a final...
"Make a statement of excellence without saying a word! That’s exactly what this finished piece represents to me! I played around with a few staging options, but in the end I knew she could handle it on her own! This gorgeous Sherrill Furniture tallboy was in fairly great shape when I bought it, with the exception of a broken foot. My client chose Lamp Black by General Finishes and it could not be more perfect on this piece! The updated glass knobs are just the icing on the cake " - Sincerely...
"When you’re a furniture refinisher, you have to buy pieces at a low cost in order to be able to put a sale price on it that allows you to earn some money for your work. I saw this buffet listed for sale, but the price was higher than I could do, plus, it was a good driving distance away. So, I scrolled on by. But THEN, I had a potential client contact me asking if I could refinish a buffet for her. That’s right, it was THIS buffet!!! She hadn’t purchased it yet, so we chatted about other...

"You can’t go wrong with flat black! I love refinishing these old buffets! They are built so strong and have so much life left in them! We refinished this beauty in...

"Cedar chests are often overlooked, but they are so versatile in a home! They can go in almost any room and provide extra storage. This one belongs to my client, and is going in her bedroom. Paint: General Finishes Lamp Black" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Black is back this year! General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint and Black Cherry stain are once again the perfect color combo. This gorgeous piece was brought to me by one of our wonderful repeat clients. Thank you for trusting us with your furniture." - Gracefully Modern  

The Black Clawfoot Cabinet. G...

The tops are textured harlequin. General Finishes Lamp Black, Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance Topcoat with Rustoleum Metallic Accents in Classic Bronze.
Sometimes subtle changes are all a piece needs. Painted in Lamp Black by...
"There is just something so striking about a matte black finish. Painted in Lamp Black from General Finishes and sprayed their matte Enduro poly for a durable finish. " - Redhead Refinishings, LLC    
"These end tables were straight out of the 90’s until I got my hands on them! I absolutely love their clean lines and solid oak construction. They have been transformed with General Finishes Lamp Black giving them the perfect modern finish. I also replaced the dated beveled glass, with flat clear-cut glass. They are truly so gorgeous and would work in any home or office!"     
Before & After General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.    
"These ornate buffets are my favorite furniture pieces to paint and it’s been a while since I’ve painted one of these so it was a fun project to refinish! We wanted to keep the design pretty neutral so I chose to paint it General Finishes Lamp Black and stripped the wood on the top and legs to give them a beautiful natural look then sealed it all up in satin top coat!" - NB.Restorations    
"Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it! The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black for one of my favorite color combinations! All new hardware complete this mega transformation!" - Nap Time...
"Corner curio refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black for the win. The door has been stripped and waxed for a natural tone." - Sage Furnishings    
"I love a good before and after! This was pretty gross beforehand, but it’s a solid wood, sturdy piece. Stripped and sanded off the original cracked paint. Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Interior done is a dark olive green. Added wood to the door front for an extra pop and stained in special walnut. New hardware throughout. The large handle on the door was salvaged from a barn in Wisconsin. (I’ve had it for 3 years but never found a good piece for it until now!)" - Elm Street...
"Exquisite Custom Jacobean Buffet. What do I say??? This piece speaks for itself! It is probably the most beautifully detailed, elegant and breathtaking pieces I have ever worked on. I had to buy myself some roses to stage this beauty! This piece was entirely refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, distressed and black waxed. The original hardware was refinished in antique bronze, white gold and black wax." - Estrella Design  
"Painted in General Finishes “Lamp Black” and sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint “Lavender Wax” to make this piece smell so good! This piece is amazing for a store front, retail space, restaurant, salon, or residential home! It has so many uses!" - Happy Valley Restorations    
Interior front door makeover with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.