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Furniture Design Ideas featuring Millstone and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint.

"How cute is this chair now?!? This family heirloom was ready for a change! Painted in General Finishes Millstone with a whole new seat made of 4 new layers of quilting and a layer of batting and fabric that the customer picked out . Thanks for trusting us with your piece, new upholstery and all!!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Life is too short not to redecorate. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Winter White Glaze Effects and Annie Sloan Antique Gold gilding wax." - Becca Doing Things    
"This large chest dresser has been totally transformed from yellowing white to this beautiful driftwood finish! Layers of General Finishes paints and glazes in Seagull Gray, Driftwood and brown glaze are what I use to achieve this look. New soft iron hardware from D. Lawless Hardware complete this transformation!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations    
"This desk has definitely gotten quite the makeover!! We painted this in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and stained the top in their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The combination is amazing! " - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats    
"I’m pretty proud of how it turned out!!! The look I went for was a $2,000 Hooker chair that I loved but obviously not as much at that price...So I was pretty excited to find an ugly 60s chair on Marketplace for only $10!!! I completely updated it with all new foam and a beautiful camel leather fabric from Hobby Lobby and I painted the frame in a layered General Finishes Dark Chocolate finish! What do you think?!?" -NB.Restorations
General Finishes Dark Chocolate for the win!! We have refurbished this little side table for our client and it was a great way to give a special piece new life. ❤️"     

Use Dark Chocolate Milk Paint by General Finishes to get the look of stain on surfaces that don’t stain well. This baby Jacobean Buffet had a Tulip Poplar top, which does not take stain well. I found a way around that using 2 coats of Dark Chocolate and 2 coats of High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

Amazing front door makeover with exterior rated General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint by Chris Rodriguez (product purchased from GF retailer Antica Modern)

"This cabinet is a beast! I love these old pieces! It was a handmade family heirloom that we sanded down to raw wood and applied General Finishes White Gel Stain. We then sanded it back giving it a nice worn beachy look and highlighted the grooves with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. We also added feet making this cabinet more then 9’ tall! It turned out beautiful! The picture doesn’t do it justice!!"     

 This primitive antique sideboard was freshened up with General Finishes Millstone.
 

"This chest of drawers has been painted in General Finishes Millstone, with new ‘antique brass’ handles added. Isn’t she lovely?" 

Bathroom vanity makeover with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, light distressing and satin High Performance Topcoat.

"I have had a lot of requests for matching nightstands lately. They can be hard to come by but I got lucky finding this oversized set and they turned out beautifully! The tops were striped down to bare wood and stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal for maximum protection. The bottom was then painted in layers starting with Alabaster, followed by a color wash of Driftwood and a dry brushing of brown glaze. Once I sanded down and blended all three colors I...
Hand painted in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, distressed and then sealed with HPTC (High Performance Topcoat).

Distressed Farmhouse cabinet in Millstone Milk Paint

This tan entryway table is painted in General Finishes Millstone. Such a pretty tan and love the detailing on this table! Would also work great under a TV or as a coffee bar.

Beautiful buffet in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. Check out those carvings!

"This turned into quite the project! Our client took all of these pieces off of an old wardrobe and had them painted to be used as wall art and an artificial fireplace! What a great idea. They turned out absolutely gorgeous! These were done with a mix of Limestone, Seagull Gray, and Antique White Milk Paints by General Finishes, and glazed in Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, Slate Gray, and Patina Green." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

These "rustic" filing cabinets were recreated from a finish in a photograph, emailed to me online, and a small drawer face the client removed from her brand new desk.  The project took many layers to create such a worn, rustic finish.  These pieces make me wan to curl up with a book and a blanket next to a fire!

Cleaned with a DNA prep, these pieces were sanded and primed with BIN.  The base color coat is GF Linen, sprayed with an HVLP Titan Turbine Capspray 95.  I needed a glaze...

"Have I mentioned how much I LOVE General Finishes products?! We had the chance to create this look once again for a commissioned piece and we are loving how it turned out! The exterior finish was completed in many layers using Millstone, Snow White, Dark Chocolate, a custom tinted grey poly, Van Dyke Brown Glaze effects and HPTC in Satin. For the desk and hutch interior we used Enduro Antique White Poly." - Twig & Thyme Design
"Here’s the Grand Finale of Gloria!!! She’s glorious finished in General Finishes Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint , multiple shades of glaze and a beautiful deep Kona top." - Restoration Reserve   **GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replicate with this custom mix
Cardamom Brown: 1:10 Tuscan Red Milk Paint, Basil Milk Paint

"This set of night stands, painted in a soft beige called Millstone by General Finishes, are perfect for the French country decorator. I’ve added brown glaze and dark wax to enhance and give them depth and warmth." - Shades of Shabby

"This solid wood bookshelf has been painted and then lightly sanded to create this faux barn wood look. Using General Finishes products I started with Seagull Gray, followed with a color wash of Driftwood, and finished with a dry brushing of brown glaze. Wire panel doors and new hardware complete this amazing transformation!" - Nap Time Creations  
Absolutely loving this finish by Kenzie Lynn Designs.   "Finished in a rustic gray brown, achieved by layering General Finishes Dark Chocolate, Driftwood & Custom Taupe. Durable and smooth polyurethane finish."                
Fantastic chest of drawers makeover in GF Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint and white wax.      **GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Cardamom Brown with a custom mix of 1:10 Tuscan Red Milk Paint, Basil Milk Paint

Dark Chocolate Milk Paint over an existing finish, sealed with High Performance Topcoat, satin

 

 

"We’ve finished up the master bath vanity for our friend and we’re hoping she LOVES it and you folks do as well! Hand painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, distressed then sealed with our HPTC! She’s beautiful!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson    
"Our custom orders come in all SHAPES and SIZES! Last week we wrapped up this gorgeous large mirror with a 6 step finish to compliment a large buffet that’s going in my clients new home. We matched the finish using General Finishes Dark Chocolate, Millstone, and Queenstown Milk Paints, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and of course HPTC to seal it all in." - Twig & Thyme Design  

"These have been hand-painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint with the mantel having both Dark Chocolate, then washed with Seagull Gray Milk Paint for a smokey/vintage wooden feel! Everything has been distressed and sealed with High Performance Topcoat! We hope you love!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson

"Full reveal of the bedroom set. This color is simply amazing! Not quite gray, not quite brown... perfect with both. General Finishes Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint with white and brown glazing. Top is stained with Java Gel Stain." - TenZero8 Studio

 

**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Cardamom Brown with a custom mix of 1:10 Tuscan Red Milk Paint, Basil Milk Paint

General Finishes Design Challenge Winner 2017›Upcycling›Anything Goes (Merit Judging)›1st Place

This aged oak bar was refinished in loads of layers. Sanded and cleaned, then primed and base coated, the piece was then glazed, top coated, and waxed with three shades of wax. 

"We took an old broken down Antique Armoire and transformed it into our favorite reNEWed piece thus far. The bones were there, along with the original coat hooks, drawer and drop down cabine,  it just needed a little vision and work to make it into something special. The exterior was painted with General Finishes Millstone. Glazing & distressing was added to give a worn patina look. To add a little more character to the Nook we added reclaimed barnwood to the back.  A new hanging wire...

This delightful desk transformation was completed by Distress Reliever: Upcycled Furniture using General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain - what a classy combo!

Douglas Fir Table, Live Edge, Java Stain,

I love how Douglas Fir looks after applying GF Java stain.  The reddish undertones from the Douglas Fir really blend well with the Java colour.  This table was created by taking a full Douglas Fir slab, splitting it down the middle and splicing in another Douglas Fir slab to reach the clients desired width.  

Another lovely share from Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations - finished with General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stian!

"I love this! I've been itching to use fall colors and this solid wood chest of drawers was perfect! The drawers are ridged, painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, lightly distressed, in a body of Persimmon Milk Paint, sealed with GF High Performance Flat and Fusion Mineral Paint Aging Wax." - Flipping Fabulous

We are crushing on this delightful dresser by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations. Painted in GF Millstone Milk Paint.

"These candlesticks are wooden, but once we painted in General Finishes-no one would ever know! They were painted with Dark Chocolate and then painted in Bronze Pearl Effects. A little dry brushing in Burnished Pearl Effects gave these candlesticks a good bit of dimension and an authentic metal look." - Boutique Unique, GF's November 2017 Retailer of the Month    

Junque With A Purpose gave this dresser a stunning makeover with GF Antique White Milk Paint and Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

Loving this classic look in GF Millstone Milk Paint by Boxwood & Brass.    

"What a job this turned out to be! Love the final outcome though! The table top was refinished using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and the base and chairs were painted in GF Millstone Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire set was finished off with High Performance Satin. The chairs were recovered with some beautiful upholstery fabric from Fabric Bistro! Love the way this set turned out." - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

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"The completed dining room with all General Finishes products in Antique White and Dark Chocolate Milk Paints and protected for a life time with Professional Satin top coat. Your products truly help dress up a room. ❤️ Linda Hello I Live Here    
Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection gave her stairs a makeover with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.   Suzanne says, "It is a very deep brown and won’t show any dirt. The risers and side trim were given a fresh coat of bright white semi-gloss paint. It took three coats of the Dark Chocolate milk paint to fully cover the treads. After they dried, I touched up where the white risers met the dark brown treads. This was the difficult part because the caulk application...
"We had the opportunity to makeover this beautiful table and chairs set for a client that turned out absolutely gorgeous! This piece was refinished in General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and dark wax on the base of the table and chairs. We also did some distressing to really highlight the edges. The table top was done in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and our wood graining tool to add a beautiful grain to the piece!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed...

Did you know that you can achieve fabulous brown tones without using dyes or stains? To create a cozy look inspired by the earthy and sweet shades of coffee, mix your own custom brown color with General Finishes Milk Paint! Colors featured in this palette are as follows:

• Custom Color Mix: 20 Parts Persimmon Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Mix * and 1 Part Lamp Black

• Custom Color Mix: Red Brown Mix...

"Ohh my! Can you say 'Rustic Charm'. This color combo has definitely stole my heart❤. General Finishes Millstone with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Combined with some natural distressing, this heavy amount of glaze really creates a decorative rustic finish for this rich neutral shade." - Jubilance

Lovely combination of GF Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    
"I've been looking for a line of products to use and promote exclusively in my furniture business so I gave GF a try! I love your products!!! This is Antique White Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a satin top coat!" - The Vintage Touch    

Lovely fireplace mantle painted with Antique White Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. 

If you’re looking to add a friendly and comfortable mood to your space, try General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint on your next home accessory project. Millstone is a creamy, neutral color that matches perfectly with all decor.   All designs featured in this image belong to their respective owners at:⠀   Phoenix Restoration The Painted Drawer Dressers and Jujubees Katie & Co. Furniture Restoration Boxwood & Brass   Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from top to...