Furniture Design Ideas featuring Seagull Gray, Driftwood and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Chapin Gray, Limestone, Empire Gray and Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint.

"Sometimes I hope a client never comes to pick up their finished furniture. *sigh* But they always do. ;) I love how this one turned out! This is painted in Queenstown Gray and Snow White Milk Paint, both by General Finishes." - The Painted Piano

Keepsakes Redefined gave this desk a sleek makeover using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers and legs and Seagull Gray Milk Paint for the body.

"This set was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and given an all over dark gray glaze to give this feminine Dixie Bedroom set a rustic touch!" - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC    

"Vintage desk in charcoal with carved accents and detailing. Solid mahogany, classic vintage craftsmanship and of course NO particle board." - The Farmhouse Key

The Farmhouse Key completed this desk with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint.

Well, there are just some pieces that make me so stinkin' happy. I'm basically enamored with this beautiful 1920s piece... She is painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and top coated in High Performance Topcoat. New hardware and white detail work really add personality." - So Long Status Quo

"This stunning mahogany dresser was painted in a rich deep Queenstown Gray color by General Finishes. It has it's perfect original hardware and the drawer sides have a secret surprise of Hearth and Hand paper from the Magnolia line at Target. Who doesn't love Joanna Gaines from Fixer-Upper? And this color - I'm in love!" - The Furniture Fairies

"Who doesn’t love a good Cinderella story?This cabinet with its red paint and bird design, no longer fit in my clients new modern home. Painted in its General Finishes stain blocker to prevent any bleed through of the deep red colors. Seagull Gray and Gel Stain in Antique Walnut completed the look. Sealed with my favorite High Performance Topcoat. New hardware completes the look. She is fresh and fits into my clients beautiful modern home now." - Lily Pond          

"I spruced up this mid-century modern dresser with General Finishes Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray and Flat Top Coat." - Green Spruce Designs

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations completed this timeless piece using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

"Seagull Gray and Snow White strike again! The colors pair so well together and compliment this desk perfectly. New hardware adds the finishing touch!" - Flipping Unbelievable

"This console table has been completely transformed! The top was stained using a blend of General Finishes Java and Gray Gel Stain, while the bottom was painted in Driftwood(Milk Paint) and then dry brushed using Winter White and brown glaze to create this beautiful finish." - Nap Time Creations    

"Our 'Hilda" chest of drawers still has all the character of an antique but is now looking fresh and updated. Painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint, the perfect light gray by General Finishes." - Kenzie Lynn Designs

"We started by completely stripping and staining this 1920’s Queen Anne style dresser with General Finishes Dark Brown Dye Stain and finished it with a worn Queenstown Gray finish. Gilded original hardware and new D. Lawless casters complete this incredible transformation." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

Complete bathroom overhaul, including a vanity transformation with GF Driftwood Milk Paint

Check out this fabulous vintage, French provincial nightstand and dresser set by Redhead Refinishings! They comment, "The drawer fronts were hand sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The body was painted in GF Milk Paint 'Driftwood' and coated in their High Performance Satin Topcoat for durability."

"This 1960's mid-century modern chest has stunning lines and curves. The top and framed legs have been restored and stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in a sleek gray called Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, a gorgeous combination!" - Nap Time Creations

We love this sleek and sophisticated dresser by Erica of Re-Created Furniture! Painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint.

"This fella has gone through a complete makeover. Refinished in the always gorgeous Queenstown Gray Milk Paint by General Finishes. Top stained in Kona." - RoughLumber

Check out this charming neoclassical sideboard makeover by Cassie Bustamante!

She explains, "I applied the first coat using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint, a beautiful soft and cool gray. If you've been around here for a while you know that General Finishes is my absolute favorite paint to use... I ended up applying a total of 3 coats for a nice solid finish."

Read more about this amazing transformation by going to Cassie's blog at ...

General Finishes Design Challeng Winner 2017›Upcycling›Anything Goes (Merit Judging)›2nd Place

Found an inexpensive grandfather style clock on craigslist. I figured gray would be an excellent color for this piece. It wasn't until later I thought that this otomi paper from Spoonflower would be a great fit. What do you know they had gray!  I used Queenstown gray and seagull gray milk paint for this...

2017›Upcycling›Creative›1st Place

Idea of Angel Wings on the Headboard of bed was with me for a long time...I just needed Bedframe demeged enough to experiment on it. 

I used soft masa clay and molded sculptured and carved each feather by hand and create wings.

Stencil with Quote was custom designed and made for me by Agnieszka HagArt. 

I used Miss Lillian's Texture Magic to...

"While delivering the table and chairs today, I was able to snap a quick photo of this big beautiful girl. I would have had so much fun dressing her up, but sadly she was too tall for my staging wall. Still wanted to share because I think she's GORGEOUS! What do you think of this shade of gray?" - Boxwood & Brass

Boxwood & Brass completed this majestic piece with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint.

"This Sliding Door Media Console has been hand built with quality rustic alder wood throughout the entire piece (base, top, and doors). The top and doors have been stained with Java Gel Stain and the body is painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint all by General Finishes. Of course, it also has multiple topcoats for protection! The natural wood features show beautifully on the stained wood as well as the painted wood." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC

"This is an incredible antique buffet! Made in Chicago by Orlbrich and Goldbeck in the late 1800’s, this quarter sawn oak Victorian Buffet has been completely refinished using General Finishes products. The top was dyed in Light Brown (Dye Stain) giving it a rich English Chestnut color and paired with a worn Queenstown Gray finish. New D. Lawless Hardware and black and white floral details give this traditional yet modern makeover a special touch." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    
Stunning vanity in GF Driftwood Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by A Cut Above The Rust.    
"This desk received a total makeover in one of my most popular color combinations of General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Driftwood. The top has been sealed with an oil based polyurethane for extra durability, and the remainder of the desk with a high performance topcoat." - Nap Time Creations    

Incredible 1880's Victorian Buffet refinish by ReFind Design by Coco Clare!

"Made in Chicago by Orlbrich and Goldbeck in the late 1800's, this quarter sawn oak Victorian Buffet has been completely refinished using General Finishes products. The top was dyed in Light Brown [Dye Stain] giving it a rich English Chestnut color and paired with a worn Queenstown Gray [Milk Paint] finish. New D. Lawless Hardware and black and white floral details give this traditional yet modern makeover a...

"Here is my something Merry & Bright! So much to say about this stunning buffet. It was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and lightly distressed. Those gorgeous legs have been finished with Wise Owl lavender furniture salve." - •Blush• Vintage    

"I'm loving this Vintage 1920's Waterfall Bedroom Set! The Art Deco designs really stand out against the rich, dark gray. The set has been painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. All the wood has been polished and restored to its original finish. The hardware is all original and has been updated to a beautiful brass color." - Designs by Willow Farms

"This beautiful desk or vanity has been all decked out! Finished in General Finishes Queenstown Gray, a nice deep gray and highlighted with distressing and ebony glaze. How rich and ready for the season she is!" - New Old Finds    
"Queenstown Gray you are my new fav color!! This desk looks so handsome in these colors by General Finishes. Painted in Queenstown Gray and the top was stained with Java Gel Stain. Sealed all over with HPTC in Satin!" - Designs by Willow Farms    
Loving this GF Driftwood console!   "This is HANDS DOWN my new favorite piece of furniture in my house. It's all the things I love....rustic, farmhouse, a little bit industrial, and SUPER versatile." - A Southern Story    

Chalk It Up revitalized this buffet with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Annie Sloan Coco!

A Touch of Whimsy gave this Henredon oval coffee table a fresh new look with a custom mix of grays and blues darkened with Annie Sloan black wax. The top was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"Awesome mid-century dresser refinished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

After months of searching for the perfect book cabinet and not finding anything I loved, I finally decided to order a custom unfinished piece. Fenton MacLaren's in Berkeley, CA made this alder bookcase for me and I was beyond excited to finish it! I used a combination of Seagull Gray and Persian Blue to create a beautiful color to match my living room. I then used Champagne Pearl mixed with Clear Base Glaze Effects to add a bit of shimmer. The whole piece was topped with High Performance Top...

This retro funky little unit has had new legs added by the previous owner and has been refinished in seagull grey on the doors and antique white on the frame. 

It's a versatile piece and can be used in a bathroom, bedroom or living room! I think the legs make this piece really stand out and I have loved doing something different with the triangle at the top! 


3rd Place Winnter -Smashing Shades of Gray - 2017 GF Design Challenge

This old bookshelf got a modern farmhouse face lift! I painted the outside and the shelves with 2 coats of General Finishes Driftwood, took of the backside of the original shelf and replaced with old reclaimed wood siding. The wood siding was dry brushed with General Finishes Snow White and the grey area of the bookshelf was sealed with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. 


Staging Winner of 2017 GF Design Challenge

This ole gal was so sad and missing a mirror. With lots of luck one was found and now "Isn't  she Lovely"❤The entire thing was cleaned and old finish sanded off the top. Vanity and mirror painted in General Finishes Driftwood then white washed in in pure white and wiped off but left in crevices. Then the bling begins!!! Foil adhesive applied randomly on edges, legs and designs so that the silver leaf looks like it is peeling off. Amazing!!!!

Drawers lined in gray velvet  , a surprise...

"I sanded a cable spool table then painted it in Queenstown Gray and white wash wood stain both products of General Finishes.  with a damp rag blending in colors. I then dry brushed to highlight areas. I applied a French transfer to the top and then sealed it in high performance top coat. I cut the foot out for storage in center of the table. I added another transfer to the door as well. I then used Flat out Flat and then High performance to seal it with. I added rollers to the bottom for...

"First of all I had sanded it and filled the gouges and scratches with putty. When dry I've applied two coats of Milk Paint in Seagull Gray. Sealed it with Flat out Flat.

I decided the piece needed some more color to go along with plain gray and picked this cute wrapping paper with triangles. I laid the wrapping paper over each panel inside to get an idea of what size to cut it down to. 

Once I cut it out, I put a coat of decoupage glue on the wood panel, laid the paper on...

This solid desk was given new life using all GF products. Custom mix of Driftwood & Linen to achive the perfect Greige color. Sealed in High Performance Topcoat in Satin 

Beautiful buffet in GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint by Chalk It Up!    
"We love how this buffet turned out! This piece is headed to Vintage Market Days of N. Alabama painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray with a natural top sealed with General Finishes Enduro-Var semi gloss urethane." - Belle Maison    
"This buffet was refinished with my new favorite color General Finishes Queenstown Gray!" - Painted Pieces    

This darling piece was painted in General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations!

"I refinished this antique washstand in GF's Driftwood Milk Paint, GF's Java Gel Stain and topped it all off in GF's High Performance Topcoat in satin!" - Robin's Nest Renewal  

"Loving being able to apply some of the techniques I learned at the GF Flippin' Furniture Expo! Painted in layers of Antique White, Driftwood Milk Paint, Bronze Pearl Effects and a touch of Argentine Pearl." - Sarah Olson Copeland

Beautiful kitchen cabinet makeover with GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint .   "This is why I love General Finishes paint!! We tried a few different things when we decided to redo our kitchen. They didn’t turn out so well. We decided to go out on a limb and paint them and I love the way it turned out. It’s typically the only paint we use for our furniture." - Farmhouse Charm    

Digging this table refinish by Missy at Gypsy Magpie. Completed with GF Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain, and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

Learn more about this project by going to Gypsy Magpie's blog at