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
"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."
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
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!
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
"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 followed:
• 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
Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint with a brown glaze.
"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:⠀
The Painted Drawer
Dressers and Jujubees
Katie & Co. Furniture Restoration
Boxwood & Brass
Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from top to...
Absolutely enjoying this lovely refinish by Brass Tacks Resale! This was painted with Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.
Be sure to stop by Brass Tacks Resale! Not only do they have amazing refinished furniture, but they also are a GF Retailer, so you can pick up your favorite General Finishes products too! Brass Tacks Resale is located at 116 S Thompson Road, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.
"If you're a Parrot Head, you'll enjoy this one! The customer had this vision for this unique piece that we built our design around. This chest features sheet music on the sides from Jimmy Buffet's "Son of a Son of a Sailor" along with the customer's favorite line from the song and antique, nautical graphics hand-painted on the drawers. Products and techniques chosen for this chest:
General Finishes Milk Paint in Millstone and Antique White with distressing, General Finishes Van Dyke Brown...
She's finally done!!! This gal needed a little extra love but she's finished and ready for her new home. :) Refinished in my favorite General Finishes Milk Paint in Millstone and sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin. Lightly distressed to add a timeworn feel and highlight the details." - Boxwood & Brass
Bellflower Grove gave this dining set a country farmhouse style with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Millstone Milk Paint.
"My neighbor was going to throw out this French Provincial dresser. After sanding, cutting, building supports for the seat and reusing all original material that came with the dresser, I was able to make it new again." - L Harden
The following products were used to complete this project:
Antique White Milk Paint; Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects; Java Gel Stain; High Performance Topcoat in Satin
L Harden entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the...
"Painted with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and accented with Copper Pearl Effects, this little beauty is ready for Christmas stockings!" - One of a Kind Furniture Finds
This charming piece was jazzed with General Finishes Milk Paint by Bellflower Grove! The body was layered in Millstone and the top with Dark Chocolate.
Lovely GF Millstone Milk Paint dresser.
Check out this gorgeous makeover by Lori Jensen! She gave her kitchen an uplift by repainting the cabinets with Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. She mentions, "It wasn't a makeover, it ended up being a transformation for us."
See other enthralling kitchen upcycles by going to GF's Design Center at http://bit.ly/1LpSoRT.
"Antique White Milk Paint with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Combination of Empire Red and Medium Brown Dye Stain on this cherry top." - James of JR's Timeless Treasures
This mahogany secretary was revived by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations with GF Millstone and Basil Milk Paint.
"This beauty was painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate, which went on so smooth (this and Driftwood are my smooth-iest favs). It is sealed with GF High Performance Flat. The vanity seat was purchased from Tandy Leather, and it makes the entire set so fantastic. All of the products used - General Finishes & Zibra Paint brushes, can be purchased through Lush•Paint Designs, located inside Flipping Fabulous, open Tuesday through Saturday at 104 N. Santa Fe, Salina, Kansas." - Lush•Paint...
We absolutely adore this piece by Sew Darn Pretty Vintage Home-shabby.ie painted in GF Millstone Milk Paint.
Sew Darn Pretty is one of GF's Irish retailers! Visit them at The Square, Main Street Borrisokane E45YY45 to purchase your favorite GF products.
"I love getting rid of oak with dark colors. Oak sucks in so much light that even going darker can be brighter. This is a great example! Dark Chocolate (Milk Paint) for the win!" - Nicole of Rescued Furnishings
Visit Rescued Furnishings at 2714 Lafayette Ave, Rear
St. Louis, MO or online at http://www.rescuedfurnishings.com/
to purchase your favorite GF products.
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Lovely distressed nightstands refinished with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.
This liquor cabinet was painted in Millstone milk paint, received heavy distressing and glazed over with Van Dyke Brown and Pitch Black Glaze Effects. The details are kissed with silver metallics to capture a sexy bohemian feel.
"Beautifully detailed 100 year old buffet got a makeover in Antique White and Millstone Milk Paint with an Antique Walnut (Gel Stain) top. Thanks General Finishes!