Kitchen & Bath: Upcycled

Lovely kitchen cabinet makeover in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint by Goodwillhunting Lawson!

Where to begin.... viewing the before/after you can barely see this is the same space! The selection of GF Antique White and Driftwood Gray is the perfect combination for a bright, modern farmhouse design. Add in the gorgeous red island and this space looks as if it is straight out of a magazine!! 

Ahhhh.... the snow white dream kitchen! Who wouldn't love to shuffle into this beauty each morning for that perfect cup of coffee! These cabinets once boasted a stained and glazed Tuscan look, but the final stage of this kitchen transformation was painting the cabinets a beautiful pristine white. We all know how hard pure white can be to achieve that perfect look, but General Finishes milk paint in Snow White rose to the task! The island compliments in General Finishes milk paint in...

This house was flooded and took 2 years to rebuild into a dream home. This kitchen was raw. The client wanted a unique finish to tie in the center of this breathtaking kitchen that over looks the cove of the lake. 

Key West GF chalky finish was used to create a blue water finish to tie into the barn and tin ceiling and crisp clean white cabinets. 

This kitchen was overload of honey oak, when starting, making it outdated and dark. It was quickly modernized into a brighter space by painting the cabinets and updating the hardware. The kitchen island was painted a different color to add some contrast. 

This ordinary builder grade oak bathroom vanity has gotten an high-end makeover! I am often asked how to approach deep grain oak cabinets. My solution is embrace it! Using General Finishes Milk Paints, I created a faux gray stain that has transformed this vanity into an undeniable beauty fit for a Pottery Barn Catalog. New DLawless hardware was the perfect touch to this stunning makeover.

The bones of this kitchen are amazing, we just needed to add paint and glaze to make it brighter, and custom to the clients decor. The outer cabinets had Antique white and Van Dyke Brown glaze and the hutch and island had several layers of glaze. And when I say layers, it was 7 and that doesn’t include priming and sealing. Yikes, we sure did need an arm massage at the end of this one! 

After living with my kitchen cabinets for over 30 years, it was time for an update!  I added trim molding to the plain doors and drawers and gave everything 2 coats of General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.  I then stenciled a subtle design inside the newly-created "panels" using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.  After sealing everything with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin, I added new knobs and pulls.  The cabinets look brand new and are such a...

Wowza was this a big one!  This is a beautiful kitchen, but the cabinets needed an update and bring some light!  Using General Finishes Anitque White Milk Paint we transformed this kitchen to be enjoyed for many year!

This is a bathroom I refinished for a client's beach home. She wanted a coastal chippy look but wanted the cabinets to be smooth to the touch and durable. 

This kitchen underwent an amazing transformation using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The cabinets were sanded and cleaned and prepped to a super smooth finish. Then, starting with hand rolling and brushing the base cabinets and spraying on the paint for the doors and drawer fronts in GF Antique White Milk Paint. Next, topcoating with GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin. After came the depth and detail that was brought out, using the General Finishes Pitch Black glaze. This...

his honey oak kitchen was needing some love! 

 

For this project, I cleaned the cupboards and doors three times using dawn and water, krud clutter, and then plain old water. Next, I sanded the wood with a 220 grit and cleaned off with rustoleum branded tack cloth. 

 

Because I was painting oak, I primed the cupboards with 3 coats of Kilz Stain blocking primer, with a light sand in between each coat with a 400+ grit paper. The top cupboards took 3 coats of...

Three cabinet colors in one kitchen? Why, YES, thank you!!  What a combination of colors for these 1970s kitchen cabinets! This gal is definitely not afraid of color and wanted her island to be a turquoise stunner! The upper cabinets were painted in GF white Enduro Poly in Satin. The paint was taken up past the cabinets over the old paneling to give the appearance of taller cabinets and more openness to the kitchen. Enduro custom mixed in Driftwood was the perfect color for the bottoms...

An elegant twist on the homey feel of farmhouse design! This subtle two-toned look was achieved by using GF Antique White on the upper cabinets and GF Seagull Gray on the lower cabinets finished off with GF Driftwood on the island!

 

2018 GF Design Challenge Kitchen Cabinet Category Runner Up

We did a bathroom remodel for our very tiny master bathroom. We needed a small vanity.  We had my husbands parents old microwave cart just sitting in the garage and realized it was the perfect size but hated the yellow oak.  I decided to give the General Finish Gel stain a try.  It was my first time ever using it and I couldn’t believe how easy it was!  I sanded the top down to the raw wood but wasn’t able to get the legs completely sanded down so I was concerned it would be splotchy.  It...

This was a piece for the books. She was old, moldy, dirty, barn fresh, bird poo covered, but yet still had a lot of potential. We needed a bathroom vanity for our bathroom and I knew she would be perfect! After lots of elbow grease, she was thoroughly cleaned. For some reason she had lots of drill holes all over so those were filled with putty. This dresser was sanded and prepped, we cut her legs off and cut her depth down to fit in our super tiny bathroom. Her base was painted in GF...

Beautiful kitchen cabinet styling by Metamorphosis Design with General Finished Enduro White Poly and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint on the island.

"I say it all the time... What a difference paint can make! And... ok some awesome new hardware too! I love how much brighter the whole room feels and the tower is now the main focal point that it should be. I used General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Varathane Polyurethane in Crystal Clear Satin for the top coat. I sprayed the doors with my HomeRight sprayer for a flawless finish." - Superb Curb Refurb

Kitchen Cabinets in GF Antique White Milk Paint

Stunning kitchen cabinets in General Finishes Snow White and Driftwood Milk Paint by Boxwood & Brass

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

Not going to lie- this little bathroom vanity is oh so vain. Who can blame her with such character and details? Glamorous gold flaunting and delicate wood moldings enhance the luxurious styling of this repurposed sewing cabinet. More chic than shabby, this modern twist to farmhouse decor is just what your powder room needs! Hand painted with General Finishes Snow White and Lamp Black, and sealed with their top coat. 

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

"I just finished my kitchen using GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. I absolutely love it!" - Tracy Eubanks

Lovely bathroom vanities made over with General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat by Goodwillhunting Lawson.    
Fantastic kitchen cabinet transformation with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint by Farm Fresh Vintage Finds.    
Another beautiful cabinet refresh by Drab to Fab Designs with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint.    
"I've completed many kitchen projects at this point, yet I am still amazed at what a difference some paint can make! Another stunning update in this space! My clients also got new countertops, backsplash and appliances to complete this gorgeous refresh!! General Finishes custom blend of Antique White and Snow White Milk Paint for a perfect match to SW Creamy. ❤"    
"We’ve finished up the master bath vanity for our friend and we’re hoping she LOVES it and you folks do as well! Hand painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, distressed then sealed with our HPTC! She’s beautiful!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson    
Loving this fresh and bright custom color of 5 parts GF Snow White and 1 part Seagull Gray Milk Paint by Shelley of Fresh Patina    
"Such a bright and updated look, achieved with the gorgeous color scheme of General Finishes Antique White and Coastal Blue Milk Paints, perfectly finished off with sleek new hardware in oil rubbed bronze." - Drab to Fab Designs  
Loving this crisp and clean kitchen with cabinets painted in GF Snow White Milk Paint by 1Shabby Chic kitchen and bath painting of Roanoke, VA.    
"This kitchen is amazing. Love the tuxedo color choice of General Finishes Lamp Black and Snow White." - 1Shabby Chic kitchen and bath painting    
"These cabinets painted with General Finishes Lamp Black paint are still some of my favorites. We all know I like white cabinets but black is my second favorite. Did you know we can paint your kitchen cabinets while you’re away on vacation? That’s right go away for some relaxation and come home to a whole new kitchen!!! Email farmfreshvintagefinds@gmail.com for a free quote today!" - Farm Fresh Vintage Finds of Fairview, TN...

"Put the finishing touches on the black distressed kitchen today! Hard to capture the distressing in photos, it was a light-handed technique that just gave the perfect bit of interest and contrast to the richness of the black color. This was a such a fun project for a very sweet friend!" - Drab to Fab Designs

Drab to Fab Designs transformed this kitchen with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

Kitchen Cabinet Transformation in custom mix of Antique White and Snow White Milk Paint

"Finally back at it after a few crazy occurrences in the last two weeks. Just finished up this double vanity set in Fenwick Island, DE done in Basil Milk Paint by General Finishes..." - Little Bean Designs

"Unbelievably stunning is the best way to describe this kitchen transformation!!! The owners went all out for this kitchen update. New flooring, new countertops, new bead board on the peninsula, fresh wall paint and J&P Designs topped it off with a cabinet refresh. Snow White on the top and Queenstown on the bottom." - J&P Designs  

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

"This is a recent kitchen makeover we recently finished. Painted with General Finishes Antique White and glazed details with Linen milk paint. Then top coated with High Performance. We added new knobs to help update the kitchen and give it a modern look." - Blooming Hydrangea Co    

These cabinets original finish was a pickled whitewash. We completely changed the look of the entire kitchen by applying 3 coats of java gel stain and three coats of General finishes satin polyurethane . This kitchen went from dated to modern and gorgeous !! These products never let me down.

 

Winner- Runner Up in Cabinetry(Paint or Stain) Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

General Finishes Snow White and Custom mix island used in the General Finishes milk paint made for the perfect update to this sparkling, new kitchen look. 

 

Winner- Runner Up in Cabinetry (Paint or Stain) 0f 2017 GF Design Challenge

This Classic Chic kitchen is one of our favorite makeovers to date.  Out with the dated honey color and in with the white and Pitch Black Glaze detail. The glaze sets the cabinets and island off and brings the transformation to a whole new level. Sealed for durability with flat out flat topcoat to help give the more modern finish. 

Winner - Runner Up in Cabinetry(Paint or Stain) Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

"My first 'official' kitchen reveal! What a pleasure to help my sweet friend bring her kitchen to life with this fun, bold palette that now has a fresh farmhouse vibe!" - Drab to Fab Designs

Drab to Fab Designs using GF Antique White and Driftwood Milk Paint for the cabinets.

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    

"Lighter cabinets really lighten up a dark space... We used General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Metamorphosis Design

We're blown away by this fantastic kitchen transformation by Farm Fresh Vintage Finds. Finished with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"Look how great this kitchen is turning out. Painted General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint, island painted Lamp Black Original cabinets were pickled oak." - 1Shabby Chic kitchen and bath painting    

"I used a paint sprayer to paint my existing cabinets on my kitchen island and my kitchen desk. The island is finished with Halcyon Blue GF Milk Paint and the desk is finished with Snow White Milk Paint. I plan to follow by painting upper and lower kitchen cabinets Snow White Milk Paint." - Marcia Burke

"I Refinished these cabinets for a client's beach house in the Keys. I used GF's Snow White milk Paint with satin High Performance Top Coat. They look amazing & my client is so very happy!"