She's a dark beauty that had a fantastic old world look, but with a blend of Maple and Oak (neither stain the same). We decided she needed something more so we took her down the bold route!
Refreshed with a dramatic Black Gel Stain by General Finishes and sealed in our favorite hand applied Arm-R-Seal in Gloss and Satin after a gentle edge distress to show off those curves!" - Restoration Reserve
This stunning solid African Mahogany table was custom designed and built by Sakonnet Furniture Makers Inc.. Finished with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and a water based varnish.
I sanded the tops, two inside drawers, the bottom frame and legs. I used...
Loving this custom built dining table by Northern Roots Woodworking.
12’x4.5’ white oak
Stain: General Finishes Java Gel Stain
Topcoat: General Finishes Enduro-Var II
GF Enduro-Var II is an oil-modified, ambering, water-based topcoat. So get the look of an oil based topcoat with all the benefits of a water based product. Learn more in this video: https://generalfinishes.video/ENDURO-VAR-II-...
"This gorgeous antique oak table was stripped and sanded then refinished with General Finishes Gel Stain in New Pine. She is glowing and ready to head back to her home to be loved for years! I highly recommend this gel stain. It is flawless!" - Peach St Studios
"This color combination will never grow old. It’s such a timeless color!! This table, 4 chairs, and bench seat was refinished using General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. It’s ready for it’s next 20 years of life in it’s beautiful new colors!"- Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Unique United mid century dresser, featuring a curved top, solid brass handles, and gorgeous accent cutouts on drawers. Redesigned in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawer, complemented by a Lamp Black milk painted frame." - Just a Touch of Paint
"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
"Redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Java Gel Stained drawers and top that were also washed in Lamp Black to give a dark rich tone. New gold handles and gold legs add a sleek, modern look." - Just a Touch of Paint
Before and After GF Gel Stain!
"Recent commissioned piece for a client. Grandmother’s buffet needed a new look for their new house. The top is sanded down and finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and satin topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors
"This custom set of boards and bags is headed over the Potomac to the Commonwealth of Virginia... They will look great at Matt’s open houses and vendor shows. Looks like an easy and fun way to advertise!
Lumber - 1/2” maple deck; 1x3” prime pine frames from Lowe's
Hardware - The Hillman Group 3/8” bolts, washers, and wingnuts; Kreg Tool 1” & 1.25” screws
Stencil - Designed in Silhouette Studio Business Edition; Cut using the Silhouette #Cameo4pro; Orafol Americas Oramask 813...
"This Hepworth Mid-Century Modern dresser is so wonderfully constructed. Built in Southampton, Ontario, this dresser has six separate drawers - the top row is actually 3 separate ones.
For the top, I stripped the veneer and sanded the residue. I used General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain with the High Performance Topcoat with a satin finish. After sanding, I used the same products on the drawers. I removed the extraneous wood pieces on the base and sanded. The grain that came out after staining...
"Before vs. After! Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes for the win every single time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
"Some customs come through these shop doors and I just wonder how did I get lucky enough to work with this? Donna's chair is one special piece, loaded with history...full of stories...truly unique.
We stripped some old paint away, filled some holes, reinforced some joints, and glazed the details with General Finishes Java Gel Stain...now WOW, there she is again!" - Coat of Charms
"I sanded the whole piece down completely to bare wood, stained it in General Finishes American Oak and Colonial Maple Gel Stain to try to compliment the color of a dresser in her bedroom already. Once happy with the color match the whole piece was sealed in 3 coats of GF Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come! To really finish off the new and improved look, I did a deep clean on the hardware to take off all the black tarnish from year of grime. Stained pieces are a LOT of work especially...
"I have come to realize cedar chests are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Each one is original and as special as the treasures tucked tightly inside.
I spent some time with this beauty the last couple weeks. Thank you, Linda for bringing her for a visit and entrusting her in my care. She just needed a light sand, some fresh stain and a poly treatment. General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain and Semi-Gloss High Performance Top Coat restored her youthful glow." - Coat of Charms
"Mid century six drawer dresser, redesigned in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint with Colonial Maple Gel Stain on the drawers." - Just a Touch of Paint
"This gorgeous dresser has had a HUGE makeover and is ready for purchase!! Refurbished in Dixie Bell Painte Company Drop Cloth and the top was stained in General Finishes Colonial Maple - it's an eye catching combo!! It had some very dated knobs, so new cup pulls were a must."
"We stripped this down and finished it with General Finishes Carbon Gray Gel Stain. This is the first time I have stained an entire piece this color and it is gorgeous!" - Painted Pieces
"Didn’t this turn out gorgeous! I definitely could have kept this one! We stripped this corner cabinet down to raw wood and refinished it with ...
"This custom order dresser is all done!! It’s been painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the drawers were stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Extremely happy with how this dining room buffet/hutch came out. This is built from red oak and is finished with Carbon Gray Gel Stain and General Finishes Clear Poly." - Furniture By Matt
"We refinished this with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint." - Painted Pieces
Beautiful dresser in a creamy white and General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain.
"This Drexel has been given a little bit of color!! Not sure exactly how I made this color, but it turned out so good that I’ve decided to keep it for myself!!! It’s a mixture of several General Finishes Milk Paints, and the drawers have been stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Beautiful Bassett 9 drawer mid century dresser...so much fun refinishing this piece. Drawers sanded and stained with General Finishes Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Top drawers finished with Burnished Pearl Effects for a shimmer of gold and bottom drawers finished with a green wash to create a rich brown color (many kinds of wood often tend to lean to red after sanded). All sealed with GF Enduro Clear Poly. Brass handles polished back to original shine." - Just a Touch of Paint
"These were a Christmas gift made for a local Deputy to honor his service in the Marine Corp and the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff. Hope he liked them... ———————— Deck: 1/2” birch, Exotic Lumber, Inc Frame: 1x3” prime pine, Lowe's Fasteners: Kreg Tool screws; The Hillman Group carriage bolts, nuts, and washers Artwork Designs: Silhouette Studios and Cameo 4 Pro Vector Design: EGA - Full Steam Designs Maker Resources; QAC patches - Me Stencil: Orafol Americas Oramask 813 Stain:...
"If I could sand all the time I’d be happy. I love instant gratification what can I say! Get a good sander and the best General Finishes stain and you’ll be addicted in no time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain
"This is a stunner. Totally refinished Broyhill Emphasis 9- drawer dresser. The wood grain on this is lovely, and it's super solid." - Modern Vintage Refinishing
General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
"Just in time for Winter!! This fully functional bench is made out of a vintage toboggan and would be a great conversation piece for any room in your home! Stained with Java Gel Stain and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat, this toboggan sits on four custom Rub 'n Buff Metallic Finishes hairpin legs." - First State Vintage
"This vintage oak side table received a fresh new update and is ready for a new home. The top has been sanded down and stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain and painted in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint." - Designs by Willow Farms
Sugar Pine bottle openers: Black, Java & Gray Gel Stain
"Another Dazzling Stain Job! For this customer, we finished two of our Pine Queensbury Nightstands using General Finishes American Oak Gel Stain."
Beautiful dresser in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Blue Moon Milk Paint.
"These little oak dressers are one of my favorites to renew! The body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black while the top and drawers were stained in a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains, the two pair perfectly together! New modern farmhouse iron hardware and ticking stripe drawer liners complete this transformation and have given this beauty a second life!"
"Beautiful solid wood buffet freshly painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the the top was sanded down and freshly stained in GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain the bottom three drawers were also sanded and stained Antique Walnut. Stained areas were poly coated and the rest was dark waxed for protection."
"This one needed some love so we gave it a really good sanding and cleaning. The outside was primed and painted in The Chippy Barn Magnolia paint and sealed. The drawers were stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and also sealed. I even sealed the insides of the drawers with Wise Owl Paint furniture salve!!"
"I love a good before and after, don’t you?! My client’s brother made this for her back when he was in high school and she’s kept it all these years. Isn’t that the sweetest?! It’s gotten a darker and richer stain along with new glass pulls. This was a 70/30 mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut & Black Gel Stain. Finished off with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Satin."
Bombay Lift-Top Table finished in General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain
"This little parlor table was found at least two years ago. It was in horrible condition finish wise and had a bum leg from numerous bad repairs. But I had to have it because I could see so much potential. Once I started working on it, I learned it had been refinished at least once before and the veneer on the top was paper thin. What does that mean? That meant I had to be extra extra careful when I sanded so I didn’t go through the veneer and ruin the chances of staining the beautiful top....
"I started working on this buffet over 2 years ago. I had planned to strip the entire piece and refinish, but after stripping it 3 times, sanding, and stripping again some of the stubborn finish still would not come off the sides and front of the frame. So I had to paint those areas in this burnt orange color to match my living room rug. Buffet stained in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain, sealed with Arm-R-Seal in gloss. Painted in a mix of General Finishes Persimmon and Lamp Black Milk Paint...
When I found this desk, I knew it had so much potential even though it had seen way better days. I was looking at it through a painters eyes knowing how fun those details would be. But the original finish was peeling in places and worn completely off in others and I knew it was going to be a big job to prep and get it ready to paint. So it went into my trailer where I store my ‘I’ll get to it someday’ unfinished furniture. When my client came to pick up a couple of pieces he had purchased that...
"Pretty little antique oak dresser completely refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a High Performance Flat Finish. New ...
Gorgeous desk in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Ash Gray Gel Stain.
"After a GOOD cleaning and sanding they were primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White and sealed in the GF High Performance Topcoat. The top was stained in GF Java Gel Stain and sealed in their oil based topcoat Arm-R-Seal for years of protection!!" - Upcycling by Amy
"A simple wood dresser underneath layers of latex paint, and some other kind of original stain. I could see it’s potential from the moment I saw it.
I peeled off as much of the latex as I could and sanded the rest (including the original stain). The grain that came out just made my heart so excited. I used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers and sealed with the Gel Topcoat. The frame was chalk painted using Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. Even though I filled the holes before...
"After a good sanding, they were primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and the top is stained in a custom mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains." - Upcycling by Amy
"This is one amazing dresser. Solid wood drawers, inside and out. You know it’s quality when the wood in a drawer is gorgeous! General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stained drawers, complemented by an Alabaster Milk painted frame. Unique gold painted handles make this piece stunning." - Just a Touch of Paint
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"There is so much to love about an antique empire chest of drawers – proud stance, curvy scrollwork, and graduated drawers are signature characteristics of the coveted 1800s American style.
Our newest charm, Suzannah bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary design, delivering excellent craftsmanship and a new two-toned look to her new home.
The vision was clear, but it took some time and care to get her to this reveal. After good cleaning and prep sanding, I chose General...
"I’m very excited to share this chest I restored for my friend. I did some research on it, and it was made in 1933 by the Rockford Cedar Furniture company, and has been in my friend’s family for generations. She remembers playing on it as a child. It had all the scratches and wear to show for it!
I was thrilled to be able to restore it to its former glory, and update it with accents of black to fit in with modern decor.
The top was finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain;...