Blue

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.

"Can we just keep these! We love how these nightstands turned out! They are painted in a custom mix of Seagull Gray and Persian Blue Milk Paints by General Finishes!"     

"These little cabinets are one of my favorite pieces to refinish. I think because they are easy to move around my shop alone, easier pieces to complete and I usually add a fun paper on the inside. This piece was sprayed with my Fuji Spray Hvlp Q5 Platinum (look at that shine!) for a very smooth and even finish. I used a custom color created with General Finishes equal parts of Lamp Black, China Blue and Blue Moon. I never tire of Spoonflower wallpaper and their endless design options and...

"❤️Revealing this beautiful piece of furniture! Once again, the color is perfection... General Finishes Coastal Blue, you never fail me!" 

Stunning in General Finishes Blue Moon Milk Paint and black glaze.        
Beautiful bench makeover in General Finishes Blue Moon Milk Paint   

"This beautiful and stately vanity/desk has been updated in gorgeous Coastal blue from General Finishes. The top and drawer were sanded and protected to show the gorgeous flame mahogany. The mirror was left natural with the bracket painted to match.New baroque cup hardware from D. Lawless Hardware completes the look!" 

Lovely desk refinished with General Finishes Blue Moon Milk Paint.

"Tall boy solid wood dresser painted with General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and embellished with a Prima Marketing Parisian Letter Décor Transfer.'    Painted Treasures of Denver is a GF retailer. Visit in the Hampden Street Antique Market in southeast Denver to purchase GF products!

This French provincial Bassett dresser has been done in a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue with a touch of black For the perfect deep navy. The top has been sanded and stained in Java Gel.

**Recipe:  1 pint of Coastal Blue and about 3 tablespoons of Lamp Black

"This adorable secretary was picked from my inventory to be renewed and I am so glad my client picked one of my favorite colors! I started by staining the bottom a few shades darker using General Finishes Java Gel Stain while the top was painted with Persian Blue on the outside and Antique White on the inside. New catalog pulls and drawer liners that depict french address labels are the prefect final touches on this transformation!"     

"Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with Fusion Mineral Paint Ageing Wax and Fields of Lavender Scented Clear Wax, this is a nice sturdy dresser with lots of storage!" 

"Here’s my first mid century piece I’m happy to have under my belt. This gal was finished up prior to Christmas and is already nestled into her new home. Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue, my fav!" 

"This versatile console is here to make a statement. She’s hand-painted in a General Finishes Milk Paint Coastal Blue over an Emerald Green and I lightly distressed it to make the green show throughout and it has copper cup pulls and the doors were stenciled with a starburst."     
"This solid oak antique dresser is sure to make a statement in any home! Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue with the top and two top drawers stained in Java (Gel Stain). New brushed brass hardware are the perfect compliment to this beautiful deep rich navy. Floral fabric lines all four of the easy gliding spacious drawers."     
Beautiful 9 drawer French Provincial dresser painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue and black glaze. The top was sanded raw and has a linen wash over it then sealed    

"I’m loving the pop of color! My living room was consumed with whites and grays, not that there is anything wrong with that but it was lacking color. I love Blue Moon by General Finishes for the color that it provides while still appearing neutral." 

"We love painting pieces blue and this blend is one of my favorites. General Finishes Blue Moon blended with Coastal Blue for a deep ocean vibe. Our customer fell in love!!!!" 

"Beautiful 9 drawer French provincial painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue and black glaze. The top was sanded raw and has a linen wash over it then sealed." 

"Such a beautiful custom mix using General Finishes Snow White and Coastal Blue. When you cant find the color you want on the color wheel, make your own!" 

"I am a total sucker for a curved front buffet and I love the bold color my client chose of General Finishes China Blue! Complete with a newly refinished top in General Finishes water based wood stain in Tobacco and brand new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware, this gorgeous piece is ready for a new life!" 

Blue Moon Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

"It’s no secret I love the two tone look! Especially when clients choose a different color or design for the backing in a hutch, it always provides a nice pop of color! This was painted in General Finishes Blue Moon and the backing done in Persian Blue which compliment each other perfectly. Using wallpaper or fabric on the backing is also a fun alternative to paint. So many things you can do to update a piece of furniture!"

Before and after Persian Blue Milk Paint

Blue Moon Glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. 

"As sad as I am to see Summer come to an end, it is nice sometimes to experience the seasons changing. This cabinet was my clients grandmother’s and she wanted it proudly displayed in her home but it needed updating. Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with Van Dyke Brown glaze as an ode to its antique history and the top freshly stained in Cabernet."

"I’m not a blue person unless it’s some darker shade of Navy. This blue has me questioning all that. Sideboard finished with General Finishes China Blue and Flat Topcoat." 

"I'm really pleased with how this trunk came out. Our customer picked it out of our warehouse and wanted to keep the mid-century vibe with some wood showing. She picked the new General Finishes Carbon Gray Gel Stain & GF China Blue for the base.   Gray can be tricky for older woods. The top came out nicely, but the other areas struggled to take any stain - totally normal, as they probably weren't the same cut of wood. I used a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint Ash and Clear Glaze to tone...
Stunning in custom mix of GF Blue Moon and Lamp Black Milk Paint     
"This handsome chest of drawers is all ready to go! He cleans up nicely in General Finishes China Blue. His fine lines pop by distressing the edges, giving a subtle golden highlight.    

Stunning hutch in GF China Blue Milk Paint

Pretty in General Finishes Blue Moon Milk Paint

Stunning buffet in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

Beautiful in General Finishes Blue Moon Milk Paint 

"The body was painted in my favorite navy blue “Coastal Blue” by General Finishes and sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. No distressing at all. New amazing hardware - lucite pulls and quatrefoil drop pulls - purchased online from Ballard Designs . Staged with a stunning custom painting by local artist, Jill Perla Art. "

Refinished in General Finishes Blue Moon with a Brown Mahogany water based stain applied to the top and seat. New knobs compliment his paint color!" 

Stunning buffet in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint

"I am swooning over these French nightstands! These were updated using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with Winter White Glaze Effects. They turned out absolutely stunning!"     

Handsome dresser in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint 

Stunning Desk in GF's NEW Blue Moon Milk Paint

Mid century pieces are for sure growing on me. I love the simple lines and being able to mix wood grain with paint, my favorite thing to do! This dresser did not last long in my inventory, in fact I had a waiting list of interest. I will for sure be the hunt for more! Jill was the lucky lady who got to pick the colors that worked best in her home. She chose the beautiful color combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with Coastal Blue Milk Paint, one of my favorite combos...

"Floral with a beachy vibe. ❤️ Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue and Snow White. The top is a wash of Millstone. A beautiful statement piece, yet not too loud or bold for those with a more neutral decor. " - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings

"This fun little wash stand was painted for my mother In law using Blue Moon by General Finishes. This is one of their gorgeous new colors❤️ She wanted a simple pop of color for her living room and chose that adorable hardware! It will be the perfect addition to her room!" - Distress Reliever: Upcycled Furniture

"Got this plain Jane buffet (no offense to anyone named Jane!) for free. Completely stripped, sanded, cleaned and primed it (it's mahogany, so very necessary!). Added Efex appliques, painted with GF Blue Moon and glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects. GF Queenstown Gray on the top. Silver rub-n-buff on the appliques. Sprayed and lacquered the hardware. Interior is painted with GF Linen." - Stage Stop Designs

This eight drawer dresser has been painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Sunglow Yellow with a touch of a true turqouise to make this gorgeous blue - very similar to Magnolia Home's Weekend Blue. Original hardware.

Unusual commode, simple, with interesting dimensions. In a narrow range of cold colors where blues and purples permeate each other. Layered applied General Finishes paint in Klein Blue, Royal Purple, Coastal Blue, Lime Green, Snow White. The shimmering metallic effect of Pearl Effect in gold and Brick Red was applied on the spot. Visible cracks and splinters add "years". The center is an energizing plum.

Incredible, one of a kind, full-color commode. Layers Painted with General Finishes milk paints, applied one by one in the following colors: Coastal Blue, Halcyon Blue, Klein Blue, Persimmon, Sunglow, Coral Crush, Linen. The rust effect is the color of Pearl Effects, Tawny. Handles adapted from the old dresser.

 

"The vibrancy of Blue Moon is so eye-catching and it was absolutely the right color choice for this antique piece." More details in link. 

This Blue Jean Girl is stunning!

I'm in love with Coastal Blue and it brought out the modern look of this piece.  With the brushed snow white on the drawers that where sanded back to give it a jean look.  

With all this color this free-spirit stops you in your tracks. With a General Finishes Coastal Blue base it is layered with a little help from Modern Masters Apple Green and Copper Penny. Let's lighten the Coastal just a bit with some Klein Blue that will help bring out those details. Wait, it's not quite finished yet, lets add some Artistic Painting Studio Copper foil to those pretty legs and hardware! Ahhhh, now let her go and watch her fly.

 

I loved the lines of this petite china cabinet but almost didn’t buy it. It was missing a glass panel and shelves and had a couple other things wrong with it. But my friend made me a good deal and challenged me to “make something cool”. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I loaded it in my car. It lingered in my studio for a long time before I knew what to do with it. Taking my cue from the architecture of the piece I decided an Indian inlay look was the way to go. Playing off the...