Furniture Design Ideas featuring Milk Paints in Persian Blue, Halcyon Blue, Klein Blue, Coastal Blue and Chalk Style Paints in Key West Blue, Summertime Blue, Stillwater Blue, Charleton Blue, Fjord Blue and Midnight Blue.

How gorgeous is this piece in GF Persian Blue from Painted Restorations?!   "French Inspired Accent Cabinet is Sure to have Star Status in Any Room it Graces! Hand Painted in Various Shades of Light Blue, Turquoise, and Soft White. Distressed and Aged to Perfection."  

"This beautiful Bassett Dresser got a complete makeover from head to toe. New knobs that have a silvery/gold modern mix, painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint, and the top was sanded and stained in what I call 'Weathered Walnut.'" - Superb Curb Rehab

Delilah Tree refashioned this delightful dresser with General Finishes Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint - so pretty!

"This vintage vanity was custom painted for a client. Color: Persian Blue - in love with this beautiful piece!" - Unique by Ruth

Stunning buffet in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint by A Cut Above The Rust    

This charming buffet was completed by Belle Maison! The body was painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint while the top was restained with Golden Pine Gel Stain.

We love these freshly painted nightstands by Boxwood & Brass! They comment, "I've said it before and I'll say it again, General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain is ALWAYS a winning combination! In love with how these beauties turned out."

"This is the coolest Ethan Allen desk ever - looks like a little buffet! I left the top & inside natural, then used my go to, General Finishes Coastal Blue with High Performance Satin. I love it & can't wait to take it home." - Flipping Fabulous  

Loving this buffet refinish by A Cut Above The Rest! Painted in Persian Blue Milk Paint with distressing and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

"This little school desk is ready to go! It's a gift for my little cousin to do his homework. Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint, and a custom mix of gray for the base and racing stripe. Hope little man loves it!" - Refablished

"I'm going to miss seeing this piece in the workshop when it heads to a new forever home tomorrow! The client brought in this hutch to be updated. General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint was sprayed and then slightly distressed. Wallpaper was applied to the back panel and new hardware gave it a fresh look!" - Flipping Unbelievable

"Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Lane 6-drawer dresser refinished in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and sealed with their gloss top coat." - Boxwood & Brass

Designs by Willows Farms gave this Drexel side table a fresh look with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin.

"We’re seeing navy everywhere in home decor this year, it’s supposed to be the “new black.” This gorgeous buffet is painted in Coastal Blue Milk Paint by General Finishes with a golden pine stained top." - Belle Maison  

We adore this antique dresser by NB.Restorations! This piece was painted in Rust-Oleum Chiffon Cream with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint.

To achieve this off-white color, you can also mix 1 part Antique White Milk Paint with 1 part Snow White Milk Paint. Learn more about Milk Paint at,

Belle Maison completed these delightful nightstands with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint wtih Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

"Here’s Mr. Peacock showing off all his beautiful colors. They do say the male displays the most vibrant colors. He’s all dressed up in many vibrant colors. I used red, teal, blue, yellow and antiquing stain on him. This poor guy had no feathers when I bought him. He had lost his backside and his top. My husband added a old wood plank to the top and a old wood beam as a backsplash. Now he’s dressed to impress! Mr Peacock also has colorful backside. I left the back off and decoupaged the...
"I know I get excited about a lot of furniture....but...this combo is all <3, General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain) & Coastal Blue." - Remember When Furniture              
"Starting this new year with a pop of color. Love this custom mix of General Finishes Linen and Coastal Blue!" - Painted Pieces    

"This French Provincial dresser was updated using a 1:1 ratio of General Finishes Patina Green Milk Paint and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint. She was glazed and then top-coated with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. I love the color!" - Jody Findley of JF Furniture Design

We love this antique waterfall dresser refinished by NB.Restorations. Completed with Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain - what a combo!

We adore this lovely table makeover by Marci of Reesestore Design, LLC!

The painted the base with a custom color of 1 part Coastal Blue Milk Paint to 4 parts Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and top-coated with a mix 1 part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint to 1 part Snow White Milk Paint. The piece was finished with a crackling product and lime wash glaze with gesso.

Drab to Fab Designs gave this lovely piece a sophisticated look using General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint. Other products that were used were GF Burnished Pearl Effects, Plutonium spray paint in First Place Metallic, and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"That feeling when you are discussing how to refinish a piece with a client and they tell you 'come up with a plan and go for it.' ❤️❤️❤️ how this piece turned out! MCM furniture can easily handle the fun geometric pattern of stained wood and General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint. This bar is a statement piece and sure to spark a conversation!" - Flipping Unbelievable

"I'm seriously obsessed with this desk. I can't remember the last time I loved something so much! Painted in Fusion Mineral Paint Seaside, with Homestead Blue shading, then washed with General Finishes Coastal Blue. She has an upwards General Finishes Somerset Gold and Burnished Pearl Effects ombre. Sealed with General Finishes High Performance Flat, I added Fusion Mineral Paint Aging Wax to give her a vintage feel. The old hardware was gross, so I splurged on these fantastic pulls." - Flipping...
Retta's Ruffles created this stunning custom color with a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Persian Blue Milk Paints.    
"I can finally reveal this very special project. I was contacted by Wagner Spray Tech to complete a table and chair set for their spring trade show. They chose General Finishes Klein Blue and Snow White (Milk Paint) to complete the project. I mixed the two colors to get a brighter blue. They wanted the vibe to be fun, fresh, spring like and eye catching. I think it’s safe to say that this piece will definitely catch your attention! Entire piece sprayed with my awesome Wagner studio Pro...

This once baby crib was repurposed into a charming bench by Belle Maison! Refinished with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Stillwater Blue.

"This piece has been hand painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and lightly distressed with hints of white peeking through. These gorgeous turned legs are stained with a custom blend of Java and Antique Walnut GF Gel Stain. The top lifts for storage and has been lined with a floral pop of color!" - Nap Time Creations

We're in love with this brilliant piece with layers of GF Coastal Blue, Brick Red, Lime Green and Emerald Milk Paint by ReLoved by Maja Komasa!    
Absolutely stunning table by The Frayed Knot Antiques and Design in GF Persian Blue and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to make all those details pop!   Learn more about how to apply GF Glaze Effects in this video:    

I spruced up this gorgeous mid century modern console with GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint on the body, followed by GFHP Flat Top Coat. I stripped and sanded the drawers and cabinet faces and legs and used The Real Milk Paint Co. Hemp Oil on the beautiful wood. I painted the interior cabinets with GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint.


3rd Place Winner - MCM Makeover - 2017 GF Design Challenge

This Amish made pine cabinet is painted with General Finishes Klein Blue & Snow White Milk Paint transforming it into an out of this world re-creation of the TARIS. Topped off with a custom made General Finishes Lamp Black & Snow White Painted "Police Public Call Box" wood sign to give it the perfect finishing touch!

  2nd Place Winner - Pre-Made Furniture- 2017 GF Design Challenge http://contest....

For this lovely Oak writing bureau I decided to use Coastal Blue over the whole piece and seal with High Performance Top Coat to give it an overall deep blue sheen. The interior was restained with a light oak stain to contrast with the exteriors deep blue. This piece was heavily carved on the exterior so it would have been easy to get carried away with the gilding, but I decided to focus only on the central carving running across the centre, and also gild the edging of the pull down. 


I really wanted this china cabinet to have a wow factor, and to make it more modern.  The coastal blue milk paint is one of my favorite colors, and paired with the paper backing, it really upped it's game!


Staging Winner of 2017 GF Design Challenge

This Modern Majestic Masterpiece was found at a garage sale where the owner practically wanted to pay me to take it. I wasn't about to leave this beauty behind, so I loaded her up and brought her home. The wood was dull and dry, and it had a wonderful musty smell as if it had been sitting in someone's basement for many years. She was screaming to bring her beauty back in high Mid Century Modern style and that's just what she got! 

I cleaned and aired it out good, sanded, and primed...

This gorgeous Eastlake style dresser quickly became one of my all-time favorite projects with a custom blend of General Finishes Milk and Chalk Style Paints with 2 parts Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, 4 parts Seagull Gray Milk Paint, and 3 parts Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The resulting paint was smooth, creamy, and effortlessly beautiful! My favorite part of custom blends is that they tend to be chameleons - they can appear to take on different hues based on their lighting and other...

This boring sofa table was transformed into a stunning piece of art!  Using GF Seagul Gray on the entire base, followed with the product SALTWASH for texture.  I then added a custom Turquoise mix on the drawer fronts, followed with GF Coastal Blue.  To pull it all together I created drips with metallic silver, Turquoise and GF Coastal Blue.  Truly an amazing piece of functional art for the home.  One can't help but to dream of the ocean when looking at this piece.



I knew that this piece was going to "get it" because the flat surfaces would allow me to really add so many extras I hadn't tried yet! I had just got a new color in, Abyss, by Wise Owl. I also ordered textured rollers from Artistic Painting Studio, along with some chrome foil and adhesive.  I started by stripping the top and sanding it down so I can apply General Finishes Java Gel stain.  The bottom of the piece got two coats of abyss chalk paint.  I then tried using the texture roller to...

"A lovely combination of water based products: General Finishes Persian Blue, Millstone, Winter White Glaze Effects and Heirloom Traditions Paint Muddy Pond Gel Wax. She’s ready for the holidays."- Morning Dew Creations    

Loving this cedar chest hand painted by Nap Time Creations. Layered in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint, Halcyon Blue Milk Paint, and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

"Handsome lowboy dresser is done. Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint, gorgeous decoupage on the doors, 'Springtime in Paris' stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencils/Modello Designs on the drawers. The top is sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin and the entire dresser is hand-waxed to seal in the finish." - Vintage Breeze

Absolutely stunning dresser in GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint and flat High Performance Topcoat by Hailey Duncan Home.    

Belle Maison completed this dashing dresser with GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

"This classic Thomasville piece has been finished in the classic Navy and Gold. Who doesn't love Navy and Gold and GF Coastal Blue is the perfect navy." - Black Dog Painted Furniture      
"This beautiful maple desk has been painted in Coastal Blue by General Finishes and sealed in their High Performance Top Coat. The top has been stained and sealed to show off the gorgeous natural wood. This is a solid piece and will be sure to last for many years to come." - Breath of Life Design    

"This beautiful scalloped dresser has been given new life with General Finishes Antique White and Persian Blue Milk Paint. It was sealed with our favorite topcoat, GF High Performance water based Topcoat in Satin. We tried a newer product on top called Seal-A-Cell and we couldn't be happier. It really makes the grain stand out!" - Joni Wauhop of The Furniture Fairies

Stunning makeover by Breath of Life Design. This side table was painted in a custom mix of GF Antique White and Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

How precious is this maple vanity desk refinish by Kenzie Lynn Designs?! Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with their secret glazing technique.

"Vintage solid oak dry sink, beautifully refinished to match your coastal decor. We used General Finishes Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint, with touches of Persimmon and Coastal Blue Milk Paints, and BM copper glaze." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations