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

"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...

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.

Check out the restoration work completed on this 130 plus year old bench by Pops Restorations. The final finish is GF Millstone & Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Exterior 450 Topcoat.   Check out more pics of this transformation at    
"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."

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"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 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 to purchase your favorite GF products.   #generalfinishes #gfmilkpaint #beforeandafter #...

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!

"We rescued this Blue Ribbon Belknap Ice Box and painted it in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed it in General Finishes Polyurethane in Satin. We absolutely love how the Dark Chocolate Milk Paint still allows the grain of the wood to show through."    Visit Painted, Sealed & Delivered @ 49 Flea Market at 19 Dewitt Carter Rd. Hattiesburg, MS to purchase your favorite GF products!   #generalfinishes #gfmilkpaint #gftopcoat
"I sometimes forget how nice some these warm browns are! This is a custom order with so much character! A combination of General Finishes Millstone and Dark Chocolate (Milk Paint) were used on this antique wooden trunk. The lock no longer works so we added the fleur de lis knob as an added touch! - Airdrie Furniture Revival

"We completed this custom bench for a client this afternoon! We always enjoy repurposing (headboard) to create a more useful piece. We absolutely love the finish on the bench. It has been painted with Antique White Milk Paint, then Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects was applied before finishes with a High Performance Satin Topcoat. The seat was finished with Java Gel Stain and a High Performance Topcoat." - Gigi's Hope Chest

Darlene Riggs Smith used GF Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Satin Polyurethane to give this cabinet a classic new look.
This stunning bathroom transformation was completed by Potentially Chic with the help of General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.

"It always amazes me what a difference paint can make in a piece. This piece was painted in General Finishes Millstone, Dark Chocolate, Van Dyke Brown Glaze and top coated in High Performance in satin finish. It will be making its way to a new home where it will be used as a Flat Screen TV Stand." - Reblessed, LLC

Vintage Restoration refinished this Empire Style buffet with General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint. Loving this distressed look!
"This buffet was painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and a heavy dose of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was stained with General Finishes Java Gel. She was snatched up the minute I posted her for sale!" - Ivory & Oak

We adore this piece by Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC! Chelsea say, "beautifully crafted chest of drawers painted in distressed Millstone (Milk Paint), top stained in Antique Walnut (Gel Stain) and sealed in High Performance satin Topcoat by General Finishes!! This piece has the original knobs and character with five tailed drawers!! The perfect piece for a smaller tv, entrance way or accent area. This color scheme can be matched with any pop of color!!!"

Notjustpaperandpaint shared the perfect DIY project for a festive fall centerpiece! She crafted this sweet little box out of pallet wood and finished it with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for a subtle weathered style. She shares, "With fall upon us, it’s a great time to add something new for your decorating, which can also be used later. I have seen these everywhere and wanted one for my own use. The farmhouse style, rustic look is still going strong... Using one of my favorite glazes, General...

Found in its original golden oak stain.  We updated with general Finishes Java Gel on the top and Drawer and General Finishes Black gel on the sides.  Top Coated WIth General Finishes Wipe On Poly.  

Marcy of R Old House Vintage & More refinished this lovely end table using General Finishes Linen Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Java Gel Stain was applied to the top.

Atlanta Decorative Finishes made this fabulous kitchen transformation a reality using 2 coats of GF's Enduro White Poly tinted to a Benjamin Moore creamy white and topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Enduro Sanding Sealer was applied and everything was sealed in 2 coats of Enduro Clear Poly. We just love the end result! Before painting, Atlanta Decorative Finishes thoroughly prepped and sanded the cabinets and then applied Zinsser BIN primer. Surface preparation is an extremely...

"This little beauty will be available tomorrow. Come down and see it in person! Painted with General Finishes Millstone, lightly distressed and waxed." ~ The Distressed Gentleman_ shared the sweetest Millstone makeover! What a beauty!

RamieJames Designs_ refinished this gorgeous dresser with Antique White Milk Paint with Millstone drawers, Dark Chocolate on top, and High Performance Top Coat in Flat.
The Distressed Gentleman_ of Bristol, VA refinished this stunning vanity with GF Linen Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
Darling dining set makeover by Verdigris Sky_ using our gorgeous Brown Mahogany Gel Stain! "Beautiful dining set we recently finished for a wonderful repeat customer.. I love how it looks in her kitchen under that great chandelier." We agree!
Get your Java fix with this lovely desk makeover by Dream Designs by Amanda_! Amanda used Java Gel Stain and Minwax on this piece.
Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats "This table is painted in Dixie Belle Burlap with a General Finishes Dark Chocolate top. Slight distressing brings out the pretty details, giving a nice mix of elegant and shabby.”

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Dark Chocolate Nursery Restyle

Divine Duncan Phyfe buffet transformation by Studio Paint using our "one coat wonder," Java Gel Stain! To recreate the finish, we suggest Millstone Milk Paint on the base and High Performance Top Coat to seal in the goodness! "This classic Duncan Phyfe buffet was made by Knechtel Woodhouse Furniture... I stripped, sanded and gel stained the top surface with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. I did three coats to achieve this deep brown colour."

This antique sideboard was refinished by Dressers and Jujubes​ with General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Love the rustic look! Beautiful job!

Love how this came out!. Customer wanted a restoration hardware, old world look for this Jacobean style table. I applied two under coats of GF Antique White and then did a wash in GF Dark Chocolate. I applied four coats of GF HP top coat. - Rhonda of Repurposed Love​

The color is a custom blend using General Finishes Antique White, Millstone, and a little ASCP in Coco. After painting and distressing I sealed with General Finishes top coat, then added a little dark wax and aging dust around the carvings. The top is stained in a walnut stain. This is a very beautiful statement piece with subtle colors. Thanks for sharing Buttercup's Painted Cottage​ Looks fantastic!