Gel Stain

Furniture Design Ideas featuring Gel Stains in the following colors: Antique Walnut, Black, Brown Mahogany, Candlelite, Colonial Maple, Georgian Cherry, Golden Pine, Gray, Java, New Pine, Nutmeg, and Prairie Wheat.

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"Curved drawers on this Bassett mid century dresser needed something special and unique. General Finishes White Gel Stain gave them a modern whitewash look. Surrounded by an Alabaster Milk painted frame, accented with gold handles and feet creates a simply elegant design." 

"This piece was made between 1871 and 1900 because of the beautiful Knapp Joints on the drawers (those cute little scalloped joints in the second pic.) Knapp joints were only used for this short period of time in history. So that would make it between 120-149 years old! How cool is that?!   It is made from all solid Walnut with the exception of the burl veneer on the drawers and door front. I just couldn’t paint this beauty! It was missing it’s top so I made a new wood plank top painted...
"Wow! What a difference! This was my client’s vision and it turned out amazing! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain brought this mid century dresser back to a new beautiful. Those solid brass knobs are stunners."    
"Refinished walnut nightstand This piece is in beautiful vintage condition. It was sanded down and stained in Nutmeg by General Finishes. The piece was sealed for lasting protection."    
"I was trying to achieve the “Restoration Hardware” look. What do you think? This coffee table was sanded back to almost bare and then I applied General Finishes Gel Stain in Ash Gray. My first time using that color but will not be my last!" -     

I am drooling over these colors on this desk! Painted in Dixie BellAntebellum Blue, with light distressing. Top was stained in the beautiful Ash Gray gel stain from General Finishes

Framed out in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and the middle boards were stained in GF Colonial Maple Gel Stain for a nice warm look.

Classic double chevron stained in General Finishes Carbon Grey Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal    
"Can’t we just keep this one!? This gorgeous table is a custom order for a client. It was stained using General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain!"    See  all General Finishes paint and stain colors at https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors
"Gorgeous Dixie mid century dresser, redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black and Nutmeg Gel Stain with middle drawers simply sanded and sealed with Arm-R-Seal so the wood grain design would stand out from the rest. Classic, elegant and one of a kind."     
"We just finished up this absolutely gorgeous table for a client. We stripped this piece and stained it using General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain. These pictures don’t do this finish justice." - Belle Maison   Check out all GF stain and paint colors here: https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors
"This antique pew is absolutely breathtaking! Refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a High Performance Flat Finish; the perfect finish for this character filled piece. Talk about the perfect entryway bench!"    
"Lane cedar chests are my most favorite pieces to revive! The second I saw this chest for sale I knew I was going to remove the bottom and add tapered wood legs and I couldn’t be happier with how it updated the look. I used a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. It seemed a little boring to me so I decided to add some fun stripes. The original hardware and lock were painted gold to complete this transformation!"     

Colonial Maple Gel Stain

Custom Mix Dixie Bell Gravel Road + In the Navy

Charming, charming and more charming! This sweet piece of my clients family history is done and has gone back home!

The entire table was stripped of its old finishes revealing several different woods used to build it. The legs and end panels are curly maple, a couple of the little feet are oak, the side panels where the sweet, handmade hinges are are walnut and the inside side panels are mahogany. The three tabletop panels are a mystery. It has the wood tone of red oak but not the...

Beautiful table makeover with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a custom mix of Persian Blue and Driftwood Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    
"Latest gorgeous mid century dresser. Love this style! Refinished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawers and Lamp Black Milk Paint to accent. Perfect combo to make those brass handles pop!"  

White Gel Stain Table Top

"I think this one goes down in the books for epic before/after. I ended up popping off the drawer fronts and was left with THE most fabulous old wood. I bought site unseen and almost dragged it to the curb when I brought it home :/ GF Gel Stain rub down :) ✔ THAT off the list!"  This look was achieved with General Finishes Candlelite and Java Gel Stains and Pitch Black Glaze Effects to give a deeper black tone to top and sides.    

I also used General Finishes gel stain in Ash Gray for the top. I love love love this gray stain! Every other gray stain I’ve tried has gone on blue. This one actually went on a warm gray and neutralized the red orange mahogany. I will definitely be looking for more pieces to use this stain.

"Very unique, solid and well built Kroehler mid century dresser or buffet. One of a kind wood petal accents surrounding brass knobs are unusual and so cool! Solid brass swing handles are the bling on General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint top drawers, as well as the frame, with Java Gel stained bottom drawers."   See all General Finishes colors here: https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors

This beautiful mid century modern dresser was manufactured by West Michigan Furniture Co. right here in Holland! I found this in the attic of a home that was being torn down, I am so glad I was able to rescue it.

The top and drawer fronts were stained in General Finishs Antique walnut gel stain and the remainder of the body painted in lamp black, one of my favorite colors combinations. New more current hardware was added to complete this transformation.

White Gel Stained dresser top - raw wood

Soon to be shelves in Ash Gray Gel Stain

"Did something a little different because variety is the spice of life, right?! Loving how this super sleek and moody piece turned out! The contrast of the petite knobs that coordinate with the (practically indestructible) Formica top are simple yet oh so elegant. Color~ General Finishes Gel Stain in Black and sealed with 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal Gloss for clarity and a final coat of Satin for a beautiful subtle glow✨"   
"This sweet Antique Half Moon Table is ready to go back home! This antique table holds a special place in my client's heart as it belonged to her mother. She wasn’t looking to change it but definitely wanted to bring it back to life. We completely refinished it with General Finishes Antique Walnut and a custom tinted High Performance Satin finish. A perfect match to the original look!"     
"Look at that wood grain! I know that stripping and sanding a piece does take that extra time, but I absolutely love a stained top. This is General Finishes Java Gel Stain, my go to stain. This is one coat, I might add another coat, but I know once I put the satin topcoat on then it will get richer." 

"Custom Ash table top with General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain and custom bench to fit in the corner. The clients had a great vision... table and banquette were custom built just for them and that space." 

Great example of GF Java Gel Stain on raw wood!

 

Tutorial Video from GF: http://bit.ly/VideoGFGelStainOnLargeSurface

"This was one of those pieces that I knew immediately could not be made better with paint. It was a light stain. It was, up close, pretty beat up. But it had fantastic bones and details! Stripped, sanded, filled and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). It’s a long exhausting process! But worth it in the end♥️" 

Absolutely stunning desk by ReFind Design by Coco Clare!   "We refinished this Vintage French Provincial Desk in General Finishes Nutmeg with a hand rubbed finish."

"This beautiful antique dresser was passed down to my client from her grandmother. Over the decades it had been painted several times and landed on a 70’s avocado green. Their dream was to have this special piece restored and hopefully showcase the beautiful wood hiding underneath the many layers of paint. First we completely stripped the piece to bare wood then stained it with General Finishes Nutmeg (Gel Stain). Finally we finished it with a rich, hand rubbed oil based satin finish. Check...

"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."     

A classic combo on GF Snow White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain on this MCM dresser 

Comparison of Carbon Gray and Ash Gray Gel Stain vs. Graystone and Graphite Water Based Wood Stain Vs. Driftwood Milk Paint 

Done in Fusion Soap Stone and Raw Silk. The piece is maple and I had to show it off so I decided to try General Finishes White gel stain and I am now a huge fan of the color.

"I made this set for a friend and huge fan and alumni of Colgate! He likes the retro look and I think the General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with a red made from General Finishes, New Pine and Mixol tints made for a great combo. The custom bags from West Georgia Cornhole match perfectly." 

"Woo! She’s finally done! This desk has been a long time coming considering it’s been at least 4 months since I bought it and at least 6 weeks since I started it. She may not have landed where I had envisioned but in the end I’m happy with how she turned out.I painted this piece up in Paint Couture Paint Company Angelic and General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain." 

"This piece is everything a modern farmhouse decorator could ask for! Crisp Antique White, matte black hardware, subtle distressing, and a NEW stain color called Carbon Gray by General Finishes. There are some pieces that I have the hardest time parting with, and this is one!" 

"Farmhouse 3 Drawer Cedar Chest. This sweet Vintage Cavalier Cedar Chest of Drawers has been completely refinished using General Finishes new colors. The top has been stained in Ash Gray Gel Stain and the body, hand painted in Perfect Gray Milk Paint. Paired with new cast iron handles, the combination is simply irresistible." 

NEW Ash Gray Gel Stain

"A simple redo of an antique oak dresser. Simple but beautiful. I used all General Finishes products (my favorite). Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the drawer faces, Queenstown Gray Milk Paint on the exterior with Van Dyke Brown glaze. Everything is sealed with a 50/50 mix of Satin and Flat - High Performance Top Coat." 

"This gorgeous dining table is done and off to it’s “best life” General Finishes Carbon Gray top paired with an Annie Sloan Pure White Vase. Simple and elegant." 

"I’m all over the map when it comes to style. Today is MCM. My eclectic style is why General Finishes works for me. It doesn’t lock me in to a look and is so reliable. When I approached this dresser I was sure it was laminate. As I started to sand it down, gorgeous wood was revealed. I lightly applied General Finishes new color, Ash Gray Gel Stain and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat." 

"Check out this beautiful Vintage Dixie Set. Aren’t these dressers gorgeous in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Artissimo and General Finishes Java?" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare

"Pine coffee table sanded back to raw wood and re-stained with our General Finishes Java Gel. Such a beautiful rich stain colour!!!"    
"This table was brought to us, your average, run of the mill golden oak color, but with sanding, General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal, it is gorgeous! The base is painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint & sealed with High Performance Satin. The art is a DIY frame from Hobby Lobby, given color by a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint & the NEW Summer re•design with prima®️ Floral Collection decor transfer with 2 decor waxes, Gravity & Eternal Gold, with a touch of Fusion...

"Here she is! My little flower garden. I’m a little obsessed with this piece. ☺️Redesign transfer “Floral Collection”. Prima Marketing Inc. Dixie Belle Paint Company custom mix: Drop Cloth, Sand Bar & Rebel Yellow. Drawers custom mix, Holy Guacamole, Burlap, Evergreen, Gravel Road. General Finishes Gel Satin Antique Walnut.Sealed with Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin. Handles from D. Lawless Hardware." - Heartland Vintage Market

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...

Classic beauty in General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Snow White Milk Paint by Boxwood & Brass.