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.

General Finishes NEW Perfect Gray Milk Paint by Drab to Fab Designs!

"This paint is so versatile. General Finishes Milk Paint is my go to for a beautiful smooth clean finish. Now it’s my go to for blended, faded and weathered finishes too. Both the Cotton Stem canvas and vanity were created with General Finishes paint and sealers and a bit of Saltwash additive. The base coat is a blended mix of GF Driftwood, Linen, Halcyon Blue and yellow. When painting the Cotton Stems I added SaltWash to my paint to create some texture. I glazed the entire piece with GF...

"This gorgeous client owned piece was updated using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and glazed with Argentine Pearl and Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Gorgeous!! ❤️" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

Top: Primer

Top Left: Seagull Gray

Bottom Left: Empire Gray

Top Right: Perfect Gray

Bottom Right: Driftwood

This antique, solid wood dresser was hand painted in a custom gray made from General Finishes milk paints using a blend of Linen and Driftwood with Pitch Black glaze effects over all those details and crevices. The piece is sealed with multiple layers of High Prformance Top Coat in satin for extra protection. Silver leaf gilding wax adds the final bit of sparkle to give this beauty all the drama it deserves. 

Elegant makes a comeback with this mirror that was transformed from boring bronze to something one woud find in France using Seagull Gray Milk Paint, a wash of French Vanilla and dry brushing as well with gilding wax applied along raised areas and details in Gold Leaf, Ebony and Silver. Sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Flat. 

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  • GF Seagull Gray
  • GF French Vanilla
  • Rub N Buff Ebony
  • Rub N Buff Gold Leaf
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What was once a well loved and badly worn vanity, is now a charming pair of long legged nightstands. We began this project by separating the side portions of the vanity from the center to form two separate nightstands. Extensive repairs were completed to fix wood and veneer damage as well as molds being made to mimic missing trim on the draw fronts. Once this lovely pair was structurally solid, we cleaned and prepped our surface for paint and stain. The body of each was hand painted in...

How could you cover up that beautiful wood grain?  Their were some pieces of trim that were missing from the doors.  So, after careful reconstruction the doors and frame received two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood followed by Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  The wood grain drawer fronts and top surface were sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by GF Arm-R- Seal.

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"My most recent transformation that has been given a glamorous modern makeover with beautiful layers of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Antique White Milk Paint. Practical but yet sophisticated. From its ornate details to its elaborate original hardware, it is sure to be the centerpiece of any room!" - VannJean Designs

"This pair of end tables were refinished for my sweet friend! We used a custom mix of General Finishes Perfect Gray and Antique White, and then distressed all the edges to tie them into her home decor. I used my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer for a beautifully smooth finish!" - Designs by Birdie

Beautiful custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint by Why Not Redesign.

This beauty recieved a dramatic update in classic colors... but we added a bit of a twist by starting with a dark base then using the white glaze & silver accents to create a unique, regal finish!

Hand painted in General Finishes Queenstown Grey, lightly distressed, glazed with Winter White to accent those incredible details and sealed with High Performance Top Coat, she is ready for a whole new life!

Wow!  Vintage transformed into modern!

You can’t go wrong with this weathered messanger dresser.  Perfect for your office or bedroom!

GF Driftwood 

1 oz each color dry brushed:

GF Antique White, Choc Brown, Snow White, Buttermilk Yellow

Those curves just said “armour” to me, so I went with it! A fantastic faux finish to look like galvanized metal. Layers of Driftwood Gray, White Glaze Effects, and Van Dyke Brown bring this dirty, rustic metal feel to life. This end table became the center of attention in a modern farmhouse living room and completed the look with perfection!! 

The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

Custom Mix of equal parts Driftwood+Basil 

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Perfect Gray with aging wax. 

"This beautiful buffet went home today! This piece was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and glazed in silver and black. What a statement it makes!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

"I am so excited about the new General Finishes colors! Meet Perfect Gray, with fresh fabric on this sweet gossip chair." - Flipping Fabulous

"This Stanley dresser was custom painted to go in a beautiful bedroom with a barnwood wall!! General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood gives them the perfect grey hue to compliment the original wood top and bottom. The inside drawers were brightened up with taupe and white stenciling." - Olive & Fern    

"We’re very excited about this French Farmhouse style server! This solid wood piece would make a great coffee bar, server, or entertainment stand. Finished in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and given a custom stain treatment for a more rustic look." - Vintage Reloved

"This beautiful piece went home today, and I couldn’t be more excited with how it turned out. It was a family heirloom; I’m so grateful for the opportunity to give it a new look. I stripped the veneer from the top and stained it with General Finishes “Nutmeg” Gel Stain with a number of layers of High Performance Topcoat in semi gloss for a nice shine! The body was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in “Driftwood” and “Lamp Black” for the perfect dark gray. The glass knobs...

"Gorgeous set of high end swivel barstools (from Frontgate). These have been professionally reupholstered, and I sprayed them in a very pale neutral gray (Seagull Gray by General Finishes and High Performance Topcoat). In LOVE with them!" - A Southern Story    

The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

 

The  Southern Hills coffee table features a two-tone white and weathered driftwood finish.

The top was custom made with new wood cut and attached in a herringbone pattern. 

The detailed cut-out apron and elegant turned legs were painted in Antique White. The herringbone top was given a wash with diluted driftwood paint. Antique white was then dry brushed over the top, creating a refined rustic look. 

This antique secretary was lovely as is, just a bit dated. With the faux barnwood finish, I was able to give it a fresh new look that perfectly complements my clients space! 

Any French Provincial piece is stunning on it's own but adding paints and glazes can bring out its curves and details!  After looking at this piece for sometime as it took up the majority of space in our dining room I finally decided on breaking out of the norm of the white distressed base with a stained top and went for blends and washes of different grays. Everyone in the house was happy that a decision was finially made and I was no longer second guessing my decision!

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"I'm a sucker for the curves of French Provincial pieces. This lady was painted for a client using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Linen using a 2:1 ratio. The body was glazed with GF Pitch Black Glaze Effects for a streaky finish. The top was darkened by adding some Lamp Black to the paint mix and then streaked with the glaze. The entire piece is sealed with High Performance Topcoat for a satin finish. Last but not least the pulls were freshened up in silver...

"This gorgeous antique solid wood desk has been given a total makeover! The body is hand painted in a custom grey using a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray, and their Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax on the body for a great sheen, and the top received multiple layers of GF High Performance Topcoat for extra durability. The dovetail drawers were stripped, sanded and stained in a mix of Gray and Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then whitewashed...

"Get lost staring at your new gorgeous vanity that no body else has! This skillfully crafted, solid wood vanity has been so well kept over the years! It’s been painted in an elegant light gray, Seagull Gray, by General Finishes. Its details in the legs and sides are complemented with a touch of black glaze. The matching bench gives plenty of room to sit and can be stored away under the vanity." - Just picked and painted

"Elegant, one-of-a-kind piece for your dining room or home. This antique buffet is solid wood, sturdy, and offers TONS of storage space. It features gorgeous curvy legs, two side cabinets, two smaller pull out drawers, and one long central drawer. It has been hand painted in General Finishes Slate Gray and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint, with Winter White Glaze Effects on all the raised details. It has been sealed with Annie Sloan clear and black wax on the body, with the top sealed in GF High...

The body of the desk and coordinating chair are painted in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint from General Finishes. The drawer fronts are painted in Antique White. The top three drawers have buffalo check accents hand painted in 3 shades of gray (Seagull Gray, Driftwood and Queenstown). The top of the desk is painted in a Dark Chocolate. Sealed with Semi-gloss High Performance Top Coat." - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings

 Seagull Gray Milk Paint Vs. Seagull Gray MIlk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects

"I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in General Finishes Driftwood, glazed in their Winter White, and sealed to protect. New crystal knobs have been added. The top was sanded down and dry brushed in Driftwood and Winter white." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

"Solid wood vintage vanity or desk finished in General Finishes Driftwood with base of Limestone on the 7 drawers. The hand painted buffalo check has both colors, plus a touch of Queenstown Gray. The stripped and sanded top was finished with a rustic stain. Heavily distressed for a time-worn feel." - GarageMama Vintage

You guys voted and grey won! I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in...

"General Finishes Chapin Gray, Walnut Stain, HPTC Satin, wood graining tools and a planked shelf all came together to transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan." - Amini Design Ashburn    
"This little table was sporting a heavy cherry stain and an ugly chippendale handle when I got my hands on it. I swapped the handle out for an older one with worn patina, and gave it a neutral gray treatment with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint. To further soften it, I sealed it with Furniture and White Wax by Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint."   You can shop for General Finishes products in Eight Hundred Furniture's antique booth on the second floor of Morgantown Market at...
"I heart grays! This little beauty was refinished using a base of General Finishes Driftwood. Her gorgeous details were accented in a black glaze and her original hardware renewed in a matching hammered black finish." - VannJean Designs        
"I’m totally loving this fresh color combo! This vintage hutch was updated in General Finishes Seagull Gray, Pitch Black Glaze & High Performance Topcoat for a gorgeous finish! I’m loving how the white and yellow flowers POP against the color & create a beautiful, fresh feel to this classic piece!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting   Visit www.captivahomedecor.com to purchase GF products.    
"I don’t know if I’m more thrilled with the transformation or finally being done! Nine drawers are no fun! No fun at all! Finished in a subtle two tone finish, General Finishes Snow White & Seagull Gray, smooth & durable polyurethane finish." - Kenzie Lynn Designs    
"I love this old vintage secretary desk! I used General Finishes Milk Paint and did some color blending with “Driftwood” and “Antique White” - The curved drawers and the claw feet make this piece so unique!" - Hailey Duncan Home  
Cabinet all decked out for the holidays in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC.    
Absolutely beautiful cabinet in Black Pepper, Chapin Gray, and French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint & Antique Walnut Stain used as a glaze by Amini Design Ashburn    
6 legged beauty in GF Driftwood Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Nap Time Creations.    
"The bathroom remodel is complete! It went from basic builder grade to eye catching. Vanity painted in Driftwood by General Finishes and milk glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. The trim painted in GF Antique White with my favorite Zibra paintbrush. The large frameless mirror was replaced with a thrift store find also painted in Driftwood. Walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt. A new faucet required my first plumbing DIY experience but the biggest difference? Updating the tile with...
Beautiful hand crafted farmhouse table by Edge Grain Wood Studio.   "Your products are top notch! For the legs, Lamp Black for base coat, 1 coat of Driftwood, distressed, sanded, then 3 coats High Performance Topcoat. Top and seat, 2 coats Weathered Gray Water Based stain. Sealed, stained with Black Water Based Stain, lightly distressed, 4 coats HPTC."    
"This piece has been in my entry foyer for years but it has gotten dinged up and chipped and I was tired of the dark color so I decided it was time for a change! I mixed a custom color using General Finishes Chalk Style Paints in equal parts of Bayberry Green and Empire Gray to create this soft farmhouse color. I also blended a little Bone White to add subtle highlights and some Dark Chocolate Milk Paint for the shaded areas. The top was done in a base of Empire Gray and a few washes of the...
Adorable bench in General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint by Black Lab Furniture Revival.    
Stunning distressed set in a custom mix of GF Lamp Black and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint by 3rd&5th Furniture Co.