Gray

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

Before and after with GF Reverent Gray Milk Paint   

"Who loves to decorate their mantel? Here’s mine at our home. I painted my fireplace last year using Queenstown Gray from General Finishes and stenciled the marble inset with Bead Board and Little Black Dress from DIY Paint and Royal Design Studio Stencil. And how about that fabulous star from On The Surface!" 

Lovely little buffet in General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint 

Loving this metallic look by Flipping Unbelievable! It's a combo of GF Argentine Pearl Effects, Driftwood Milk Paint, Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat.

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

"Petite server with the most adorable details. This is my first smaller sized buffet, I don’t find these very often! Color: Empire Gray by General Finishes⁣⁣"     
"These end tables aren’t twins, but definitely siblings! Refinished in General Finishes Perfect Gray with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and sealed with High Performance Topcoat."     
"This stately piece is finally ready to serve in style for the holidays. Can you believe it sat in the workshop for months just hanging out. So happy it finally spoke to me. Sometimes pieces just need time to let us know what outfit they want to wear. This one wanted to be classic and able to dress your space for years to come. This is General Finishes Empire Gray and the fabulous D. Lawless Hardware drop pulls."    
"This pair is painted in the new General Finishes Perfect Gray. Paired with light gray washed tops." 

"I am loving this 2 piece Ethan Allen China cabinet! This piece was refinished using General Finishes Driftwood and Seagull Gray Milk Paints. Love it!!!" 

Stunning buffet by The Tin Shed Design Studio! It was painted with GF Driftwood Gray Milk Paint and washed with Antique White. The top was sanded to bare wood and stained in a dark walnut and sealed GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin. 

"I painted this gorgeous antique hutch in General Finishes Empire Gray with an Antique White wash, and Antique White on the inside." 

"Check out my take on a metal looking finish. This was done using Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine Pearl Effects, Pitch Black Glaze, High Performance Topcoat and Antique Oak stain all by General Finishes. I removed the bottom of the dresser to get rid of the curved wood and give it a cleaner look then added hairpin legs."   

"Love the way this set turned out! We refinished it using Seagull Gray Milk Paint by General Finishes with a black powder glaze to highlight all of the detail! It turned out gorgeous!!" 

"Solid wood Bassett set with beautiful wood tops. Custom gray created using General Finishes Antique White and Queenstown Gray." 

"Isn't she beautiful? She is painted in General Finishes Empire Gray, with Fusion Mineral Paint Ageing Wax. Her legs got some Fusion Hemp Oil, her top was stained with General Finishes Provincial Water Based Stain."     

Our “Oh So Chic” vintage vanity desk is complete. The new glass knobs I ordered from Pottery Barn finally arrived. We decided to pair the knobs with complimentary catalog pulls. This one of a kind piece has been painted with General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint. As with all our reNEWed furniture, we applied multiple coats of polyurethane for a smooth & durable finish." 

Autumn Styled Buffet   "This gorgeous buffet is painted in General Finishes Driftwood with lots of layers of neutral glazes (Pitch Black, Winter White, Van Dyke Brown). This versatile piece has 3 deep drawers and 2 super roomy side cabinets with shelves! Sure to make a beautiful addition to your entry way, dining room, or even living space as a media console!"   

"Such a subtle grey. Loving General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint. Sprays beautifully."

"This table threw us a few curve balls but it turned out even better then originally planned! The table top and chair seats were first painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and then I applied Graystone water based stain. I wiped the stain off and feathered it back on in some areas until I achieved this soft driftwood look. The legs of the table and chairs were painted in Empire gray, a beautiful gray that compliments the top perfectly!" 

Gorgeous vintage washstand has been refinished with a custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint with the wood left natural.

"This beautiful and stately vanity/desk has been beautifully updated in a gorgeous gray (Queenstown Gray) from General Finishes. The top and legs were sanded and protected with Arm R Seal to show the gorgeous grain. The mirror was painted to match but also has a stunning wood ‘crown.’ New cup hardware from D. Lawless Hardware completes the look! Matching chair with a modern plaid design. This would be gorgeous in an entryway, makeup vanity, or even bathroom!" 

"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." 

Gorgeous Spinet Desk in General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint

 I sanded down the desk, painted it in ...

"Love the details and the shelf/cubbies on this nightstand. It’s painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze to highlight the details and add some depth." 

"This smaller sized buffet was updated using General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint. I did a shadowing technique using antiquing glaze to make the shape and details stand out more." 

Side by Side comparison of GF's Grays courtesy of Lori from Woodcraft

Driftwood Milk paint glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

Beautiful pair in General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint 

Did you know that General Finishes Milk Paint is exterior rated?   "Gone rustic today & my first time using General Finishes Milk Paint in the gorgeous colour Seagull Gray. I will most certainly be using it again. Think I'm keeping one of these cute shelves & no doubt my Mam will want the other one." - Annie.Loveday Furniture    

"This 4 drawer cutie is painted in the new General Finishes Perfect Gray. Paired with new matte black cup pulls to complete the look. Whether your style is farmhouse, modern, or somewhere in between, this piece would be perfect in any room."

"I ❤️ console tables and I know you all do to! Other then dressers they are probably the most requested type of furniture I get. So naturally when I saw this cutie I had to have it. Solid oak with drawers and shelf, I hopped right in my car to go pick it up! The top was stained in General Finishes water based stain in Graphite while the bottom was then painted in Seagull Gray. New iron hardware pair beautifully with these shades of gray and complete this transformation. I also have to give a...

"This solid wood mid century Kling dresser has been given an industrial makeover! The maple top was sanded and left natural. The body was painted in Queenstown Gray from General Finishes and new card catalog hardware completes the look!" 

"Because we all L❤️VE a little before & after. Modern, Fresh and oh sooooo cool! reNEWed in a beautiful & modern gray, (General Finishes Seagull Gray) smooth & durable polyurethane finish." 

Beautiful buffet painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, glazed with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed to protect 

"Color- 50/50 mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Snow White. The drawers were given a watered down wash of that mix. New modern milkglass pulls from Hobby Lobby." 

Beautiful table in GF's NEW Perfect Gray Milk Paint and satin topcoat

Absolutely beautiful bow front buffet makeover with General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    

Stripping this thrift-store find down to her bones, I rebuilt her to last another lifetime! Using General Finishes Weathered Grey on the entire piece, I brought out the beautiful wood grain she had hiding beneth the surface of her old garb. After allowing her to dry, I lightly sanded with a 400 grit to accent the wood grain further. To lighten the piece up even more, I used a mix of General FInishes Snow White and water to make my own white wash to place around her outside and edges, leaving...

Cerused beauty! After this rustic dresser was cleaned and stripped I applied dye stain then sealed with wax free shellac. Lime wax was applied and wiped back to highlight the natural patterns of the gorgeous tiger oak. The body was painted in a custom gray which complements the grain beautifully, then sealed with a flat topcoat. 

 

COLOR RECIPE

  • Custom mix of Paris Grey and Graphite Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan 1.5 : 1

PRODUCTS USED

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"What a difference some paint makes! The veneer was removed then finished with both General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain." - Paper Kite Creations    
"Perfect Gray by General Finishes justifies the name once again! In love with this color and the effect it has on this dresser. Sprayed with my Fuji Spray Hvlp gun for a flawless finish, and the brass hardware was polished to a beautiful finish thanks to Barkeeper’s Friend and some elbow grease." - Flipping Unbelievable of Green Bay, WI.

Absolutely gorgeous credenza in General Finishes NEW Perfect Gray Milk Paint.

These transfers are so much fun to add to furniture! This vintage sewing table has been given a cute updated vintage look using @redesignwithprima Delicate Fluer transfer. Four drawers. Painted in General Finishes Perfect Gray with Java Gel on top! 

"This beauty has been done in one of General Finishes new Milk Paint color called Empire Gray and glazed over with white to give a soft look. The top has been stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain then sanded down to give that rustic wood look. Sealed for protection!" - PNW Beautiful Finishes

"Vintage desk turned night stands! I’m super in love with these. They’ve been painted in General Finishes Driftwood, distressed, and sealed. New plank tops have been added, stained a dark chestnut, and sealed for protection." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Antique White milk paints were used to create this Chalky effect on this pretty chest of drawers.  I wet blended the colors during application and then added a little DIY Paint Kissing booth for a pop of color.  The top was painted in Antique White and glazed with a custom gray glaze.  The body of the dresser was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin.  Then the beautiful IOD Transfer was applied.  I sealed again with the HP Satin...

Working with transfers is becoming one of my favorite things to do.  This dresser was painted in Driftwood Gray for the base and Seagull Gray for the drawers. I stained the top in Java Gel.  I added the transfer to the front to take the piece to the next level. It came out perfectly. 

This piece is definitely in my top 3 of favorite pieces I have ever done.  The minute I picked up the dresser I knew I wanted to use a transfer on it.  I found the new colored transfers and fell in love with the design.  I painted the base in a deep gray, Queenstown Gray, painted the drawers in Seagull Gray, light enough to make the transfer pop.  The transfer was the crowning glory.  It looks perfect with the chosen colors.  After sanding the top I felt a stain was needed to show off the...