Furniture Design Ideas featuring Patina Green, Lime Green and Emerald Milk Paint and Bayberry Green and Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint.

These lovely side tables were refinished with Basil Milk Paint, Winter White Glaze Effects and flat High Performance Topcoat. 

"This dresser will not only make you think Spring, it will also give you a jolt of energy for sure! Go bold or go home. That pretty much sums up this furniture makeover. I decided on Emerald Milk Paint by General Finishes. It's a deep green color that makes a big statement." - Vintage Refined   Get all the details of this project at
"Garage 9 painted this vintage, Bassett chest of drawers, as a custom job for a client. GF Milk Paint in Emerald Green and sealed with HPTC in Flat. The original hardware was spray painted metallic gold. Emerald Green was a fabulous color choice for this funky, vintage piece."   Learn more about how to apply GF Water Based Topcoat in this video -    
"I mixed General Finishes Coastal Blue with Emerald Green, and while I was going for a dark teal, it came out more like a Hunter Green. Which was still so pretty and really compliments the wood tones. I watered down the paint about 50/50, and brushed it on just like I was painting, but a thinner coat. Once dry, I sanded heavily with 80 or 120 grit paper. It left it looking pretty scratchy, so everything got a coat of High Performance Poly in flat finish. It gives it a really pretty shine, and...

"I recently painted an old piano using the GF Milk Paint in Emerald & GF Satin High Performance Topcoat. The end results are stunning. As someone who paints A LOT of furniture, I can honestly say that General Finishes is my favorite product line to work with and produces quality results every time. Thank you for making such a wonderful family of products!" - Lesley Jarman McGilligan

Number Fifty-Three refreshed this antique chair with General Finishes Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint. Loving this distressed look!

This lovely hutch was made over with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat.     Learn more about how to apply GF water based topcoat in this tutorial video -  
This piece was refinished by Dressers and Jujubes with General Finishes Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint and an oil glaze. Loving this rustic look!

"Love GF Milk Paints and Glazes! This lovely chest of drawers is a completely different piece thanks to Basil Milk Paint (blended with Snow White on the trim detail!) with Winter White Glaze Effects first washed over/wiped off, then dry brushed for an overall chic and antique look! Sealed with HP Topcoat in Flat both before and after the glaze." - For Love of the Paint

R Old House Vintage & More LLC created a custom Milk Paint color with a 1:1 mix of Coastal Blue and Sunglow. The shelves were also painted with GF Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. Looks great!
MiMi's Shabby Chic Furniture by Tonya Silva restyled this dresser with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Gorgeous combination!
"Antique sewing cabinet that we think would look super cute as a night stand. Painted in General Finishes Basil over a white base, it's distressed to give a beachy look. I forgot how much I LOVE the Basil color!!!" - Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats in St. Charles, MO
How great are those antler drawer pulls?! They go perfectly with this Nantucket Chalk Style Painted dresser by Reblessed, LLC
"In between my latest custom jobs I squeezed in some time to transform this piece that I found at an estate sale. With the addition of copper casters , a stripped top - restrained with CeCe Caldwell hickory stain and painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil - this vintage and versatile piece is chippy and distressed in all the right places." - ReLove

Refresh Living created this tribal dresser with General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in flat. This dresser was part of The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest for September whose theme was "Geometric Design". GF was very honored to have sponsored the month's contest!

This table was transformed by Krakeel Kreations_ with GF Bayberry Green Milk Paint (discontinued color) and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. For a similar look use GF's Basil Milk Paint. Looks great!
Beauteous Bayberry Green chest redesigned by the very talented Natalie at Deeply Distressed_! She used Bayberry Green Milk Paint on this piece. Unfortunately we don't make this color anymore, but don't worry - you can mix it up yourself with 21oz. of Millstone, 2oz. of Sunglow, 1oz. of Dark Chocolate, and 1oz. Emerald Green. Natalie says, "Bayberry Green... You made me do it AGAIN!"
Elegantly Shabby Decor_ refinished this dresser with GF Basil Green Milk Paint accented with Winter White Glaze Effects. The top and knobs were both stained with Java Gel Stain. Great look!
Simpatica_ shared this fantastic front door face lift. "General Finishes Millstone and Basil Milk Paint used to refresh this front door area in Kingsbarns, Scotland. Looks lovely and even the painter was impressed with the coverage and overall performance of this paint. And we stock it in the shop!"
This desk received a sweet and simple new look with GF Basil Green Milk Paint by Redposie Resale Vintage furniture St Louis St Charles_! Wonderful transformation!
This pretty table was refinished by Alternatively Yours_. It was first painted with GF Linen Milk Paint then with Basil. Love how those details pop! Check out more from Alternatively Yours at

First time GF Milk Paint user Amber Patton shared her gorgeous refinished dinette set in Emerald. She also used General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin to seal in that beautiful color. Great work Amber! Can't wait to see what you do next!

We're absolutely smitten with this two-toned Emerald Midcentury stunner by Cassie at Primitive & Proper​! "I decided playing it safe is for sissies. And I am no sissy. I pulled out my General Finishes in Emerald and added a dash of Coastal Blue just to darken and richen it a bit... Once the paint was dry I topped it with two coats of General Finishes HP Topcoat in Satin. I am on quite a green kick lately… I can’t get enough! I love this rich color." See the full transformation here!...

Phenomenal French Provincial buffet in Basil Green Milk Paint with Antique White accents and dark wax by Helen at Helen Nichole Designs​! Try our Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for a similar finish.

Darling dresser restyle by Shannon at Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats​! Shannon says, "This one was painted with chalk paint and we used General Finishes Java Gel Stain on the top, followed by High Performance Top Coat in a flat finish. Love how the Java Gel really makes the piece pop!!" Try our Basil Green Milk Paint to recreate the look.

Loving this bold drop leaf end table painted by Number Fifty-Three​ with GF Emerald Green Milk Paint. Follow Angela of Number Fifty-Three at Such a fun way to add a splash of color to your room!

Perfect for story time! This gorgeous little chair has hidden storage under the seat. It's been painted in General Finishes Emerald Green Milk Paint and upholstered in woodland and gingham fabric. Too cute! Thanks for sharing The Restore​

Sit out on the porch in style with a fresh pop of color on your outdoor furniture! These beauties were accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and sealed with High Performance Topcoat by Shades of Shabby after a coat of ASCP. Try our Emerald Green Milk Paint for a similar look! Looking for the best topcoat to suit your needs? Check out our video for more info!

Cassie at Primitive & Proper upcycled this cheerful campaign nightstand with Emerald Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in Satin for a light sheen! Didn't it turn out beautifully? Cassie says, "I then applied 3 coats of General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint. I want to note that I did not prime this piece. I have discovered with Emerald, it’s best to apply right on top of the wood... I haven’t used this color in a while, but every time I do, I fall in love with it a little more! It’s...

Theresa at House of Krafts shared this stunning buffet restyle! She says, "I used a custom mix of Basil and Patina Green with a little Antique White - the color was a little more bold than I was trying to achieve so I did a stain wash to mute it and sealed with High Performance in Flat. The top was stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal in Satin!" Confused about which topcoat to choose for your next project? We'll help you choose in this quick video!...

Here's a great before and after from House of Krafts​! I just finished this awesome dresser using your Patina Green Milk Paint, a heavy stain wash, some distressing and the High Performance Top Coat in flat. I LOVE how it turned out! It sold before it was even complete!

This vintage painted beauty got it's new look with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Chulie's Boutique​ of Bulverde, TX did a fantastic job! Love the distressing!

Chulie's Boutique shared this beautiful Basil Green & Espresso vintage dresser makeover, the perfect color combo for the first day of spring! "Once property of US Government, this vintage solid 4 drawer dresser has so many purposes! Hmmm, maybe I'll keep it after all! Kidding, kidding! Painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and top has been stained with Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain!"

This beautiful Basil Green dry sink by Sweet Parsley Home looks just as amazing as the cake on top! (And we suddenly want some cake...) SPH says, "This dry sink is so sweet, it may just inspire you to bake a cake! Irresistible as a kitchen prep station, coffee bar, or mini buffet in your dining room."

We adore this custom mixed GF Milk Paint color by Soul Patina. You, too, can get this look by combining 4 parts Emerald, 1.5 parts Coastal Blue and 1 part Patina Green Milk Paints Soul Patina says, "Totally digging the color dipped trend lately! Thought I'd try it on a piece I picked up recently. General Finishes Milk Paint in a custom color I mixed up and Rust- Oleum's Metallic Bright Gold on the legs and hardware."

Paisley Grace Customs created a custom mixed Milk Paint color for the base of this buffet using GF's Lime Green Milk Paint and Coastal Blue Milk Paint! Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects was then applied on top of the green base, and GF's Java Gel Stain was applied to the top. Lastly, High Performance Top Coat was used to seal the piece for extra durability! NOTE: If you choose to use High Performance Top Coat over Java Gel Stain, make sure that you wait 72 hours between the two products since you...

Check out this amazing workbench made from salvaged wood from Burlap and Boots ( Two old wood panel doors, a set of table legs and a old barn door for the top and we now have a work bench/station/store counter/kitchen island, etc. We made her for the studio. Painted in General Finishes Antique White and Basil Milk Paint. Open on the other side for storage and probably...

Another piece done in beautiful Basil with an undercoat in Brick Red. Antiqued in Van Dyke Brown and top coated with Satin High Performance. The inside of the cabinet was left in the Brick Red alone which adds a wonderful contrast we think! Love these two colors together. - Reblessed, LLC​

We're loving this sweet Basil secretary by Reblessed LLC (! "Secretaries are so gorgeous in just about any color. We painted this one in Basil, lightly distressed, and glazed with the Van Dyke Brown antiquing glaze."

Modern Vintage of Hartville, OH created a custom minty mix of GF Milk Paints with Basil, Antique White and a bit of Corinth Blue. The top is decoupaged napkins. Great idea!

Well I'm in love. This is my first project with GF milk paint. My stockist convinced me to try it and I'm so happy she did. Love the Basil color and the beautiful finish the High Performance Top Coat leaves. Bravo GF! ~Rhonda Donnelly shared this gorgeous chest! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

We are in LOVE with this linen cabinet by Chrissie's Collection ( using GF's Basil Milk Paint with detail glazing!

This dahlia drum table is much prettier than a bouquet of flowers, don't you think? Jen at Jen's Furniture Rehab shared this darling piece refinished in Basil Milk Paint, Java Gel Stain, and High Performance Topcoat. Jen says, "Girls love flowers on Valentine's Day, and this won't wilt and die a week later! This Mersman drum table has a lovely dahlia stained on the top with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, that is sealed with several coats of HP Top Coat in Satin. The Base is GF Milk Paint...

Doris from Davis Creative Painting, LLC refinished this fabulous nightstand in GF's Lime Green Milk Paint on the outside, and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint on the inside! "Love the finish I get with the General Finishes milk paint!" -Doris

The Cornish Painted Furniture Company refinished this fabulous table in General Finishes Lime Green Milk Paint!

Doris Davis of Davis Creative Painting, LLC refinished this bold and bright nightstand in Lime Green Milk Paint, and the lovely chalkboard frame in Emerald Milk Paint. Be sure to catch her seminar for more great tips!

The Green Bureau created another fabulous custom Milk Paint mix! This green was created using GF's Emerald Green Milk Paint with just a small amount of Coastal Blue Milk Paint, and the proportions are roughly 5 or 6 parts to 1. Loving it! The Green Bureau says, "This large and lovely vintage bow-front dresser was painted in a custom shade of General Finishes green Milk Paint, lightly distressed, glazed just on the details, and all finished with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat."

Shannon from Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats says, "This table makes me so happy! We have a huge love for the rustic pieces and we knew this one would look great in our favorite color - a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lime Green Milk Paints with a Java Gel stained top."

Suzanne of The Painted Drawer transformed this wicker table using General Finishes Basil Green Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects.

Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats says, "This color just cant be beat gorgeous combination of General Finishes Lime Green and Coastal Blue Milk Paints (inspired by my friend Helen at Picked & Painted) and the result is a handsome shade of emerald. Top has been sanded and stained using GF's Java Gel Stain and the knobs got a fresh coat. Distressing and dark wax have added the perfect touch. This is a beautiful, solid piece with drawers that are in excellent working condition. What a...