Kitchen & Bath: Upcycled

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!" 

"Drop the mic. Confident this picture tells a story that anything is possible with a little imagination." - Rachel of Restyle Junkie   This kitchen got a transformation of a lifetime with a custom mix of 2 parts Seagull Grey Milk Paint to 1 part Driftwood Milk Paint with High Performance Top Coat in Flat.   Restyle Junkie specializes in custom cabinet refinishing and distressed wood. They also carry General Finishes products and host DIY painting classes. Stop by and see them at 625...

The Cottage at Brookside Hollow brought life to this once dark kitchen using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. So refreshing!

"Just finished this galley kitchen in GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint and High Performance Satin Topcoat as well as 2 coats of Primer. Your products are amazing! " - Tracy Eubanks    

This kitchen transformation by The Farmhouse Junky is stunning! The cabinets were given new life with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint.

"I just painted this kitchen in GF Linen Milk Paint followed by 3 layers of GF High Performance Satin Topcoat. It turned out amazing. :)." - Tracy Eubanks    

Wow, talk about a transformation! The Cottage at Brookside Hollow revitalised this kitchen using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint.

What a gorgeous kitchen makeover this is by ThriftyDesigns! The cabinets were stained with GF Java Gel Stain. Photography was taken by Caron Tolystka Photography.

Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint with a brown glaze. 

"The before pic isn't bad, but wow, the General Finishes Snow White and Driftwood Gray looks so pretty!!!" - Metamorphosis Design    

"Here's the other end of the room and all the kitchen cabinets! All painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint from General Finishes which is a truly wonderful product for kitchen makeovers!" - Love2Furnish

Loving's fresh and bright kitchen cabinets.   "Painting the cabinets has been easy, but time consuming. The time is well worth it! I’ve been using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White, General Finishes Stain Blocker (Water Based) and their High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Topcoat."   Check out
"We LOVE to mix General Finishes Milk Paint! Thanks to the color mixing lab we can now offer our customers some amazing choices of colors! These top cabinets were done in Snow White (5 parts) to 1 part Antique White mix and the bottoms were finished in 4 parts Coastal Blue to 1 part Persian Blue. Just gorgeous!" - Boutique Unique    
"A basement bathroom makeover on a 100 budget. Yep, you read THAT right. 100 dollars. I painted the vanity with two coats General Finishes Grey Gel Stain, followed by two coats of Flat Top Coat I had on hand. I am a BIG fan of this brand and I am not getting paid to say this! It is so easy to use, thick, not messy, great coverage, and you get such a smooth finish!!" - Sawdust Sisters   Check out...
J&P Designs updated this kitchen with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint on the top cabinets and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint on the bottom cabinets. Everything was coated with High Performance Top Coat in Satin for maximum protection.    
"I thought I was stuck with an outdated kitchen but GF Java Gel Stain completely transformed it. My husband and I now love to cook and just hang out together in our kitchen." - Tracy Eubanks    
"We love seeing our pieces in their home. We painted this small buffet with General Finishes Lamp Black and left the top in it's original finish. Our customer had this beautiful piece turned into a vanity for her new home! Home run!" - Momma Chicken's Hen House    
Complete kitchen cabinet and countertop transformation by Boutique Unique!   The cabinets were painted in General Finishes Driftwood Gray and the countertops were given the looks of Carrara marble using General Finishes paints and pearl effects!!   Boutique Unique says, "To achieve this marble look we practiced and practiced and watched several tutorials in addition to attending some faux finish training. Here's what we did: first we sanded the existing countertops to get some...
"Finished a great kitchen today. Owners really wanted to not be wasteful and repurpose existing painted cabinets. They have been made over several times now. Painted withGeneral Finishes Seagull Gray. Some sanding, elbow grease and a little extra care made them worthy again. Added new hardware. Thanks to our partnership with Cabinetry with TLC, the owners now have great new counter tops as well. If you would like to discuss a makeover for your kitchen or bathroom stop by the shop or email us...

We are stunned by the fantastic kitchen makeover! What a phenomenal before and after!

"After researching the project for almost a year, I finally decided to paint our kitchen cabinets with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. General Finishes Milk Paint is made for wood...

"I can't stop looking at how unbelievably gorgeous this kitchen and master bath turned out! I'm calling it 'Farmhouse Chic.' We painted, distressed, added picture molding to the ends for added detail and finished it off with new hardware." - For The Love of Furniture and Home Design

This phenomenal makeover was completed with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with Gel Topcoat.

"Here is my latest creation! My kitchen island! Used GF products...Patina Green Milk Paint & Arm R Seal top coat! This paint covered my dark oak cabinets in only 2 coats & was super easy to apply!" - Americana's Treasures   Learn more about which topcoat to use on your project in this video:    

"I recently finished this beautiful kitchen. The upper cabinets are painted in General Finishes Snow White and the lower cabinets are done in a custom mix of Driftwood and Snow White Milk Paints. I am thrilled with how it turned out. So clean and fresh." - Farm Fresh Vintage Finds

Can't get enough of this light, bright and airy kitchen refreshed in GF Snow White Milk Paint by Cabinet Refresh Texas located in Georgetown, TX.   The island was built and painted in GF Snow White Milk Paint by Golden Restoration LLC: ...
Fantastic kitchen cabinet transformation by Tammy of At Home With The Ellingtons. GF Lamp Black Milk Paint took this kitchen to the next level!    

"Cottage Kitchen Restyle (pre)Reveal! General Finishes Snow White & Lamp Black Milk Paint for the absolute win here. 'Twas an absolute delight being a part of this restyle, and I cannot wait to invite myself back to check out the new hardware, backsplash and wall color later this month!" - The Cottage at Brookside Hollow

Great bath vanity transformation by Artsy Chicks Rule! It was painted with a custom mix of 1 part GF Snow White and 1 part Persian Blue Milk Paint, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat.    
"I’m finally done with my kitchen – just in time for Thanksgiving! I had already painted the bottom cabinets in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Millstone. I decided to paint the top cabinets in their Antique White to lighten them up and give a bit of contrast. The General Finishes Antique White was a subtle change but it really makes quite a difference. I applied General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat for a durable finish." - Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection...

Check out this gorgeous makeover by Lori Jensen! She gave her kitchen an uplift by repainting the cabinets with Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. She mentions, "It wasn't a makeover, it ended up being a transformation for us."

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Check out this fantastic before and after of a kitchen makeover by Shannon Fuller! She used General Finishes Driftwood and distressing.

"There is nothing like a great before and after! This is a current job we are working on in which we are refinishing the clients cabinets with General Finishes Black Cherry stain. "

Goodbye outdated cabinets, hello fresh and modern kitchen! Andrea Worley revived this space with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint.      
"Installation complete! I love this look with the dark lowers & lighter uppers. Her new appliances are ordered and the kitchen will feel brand new in a couple of weeks without the hassle of a complete demo. Uppers are General Finishes Seagull Gray with black glaze and HPTC Satin. Lowers are General Finishes Driftwood with black glaze and HPTC Satin." - TenZero8 Studio    

"We renovated this client's unused desk space and turned it into a fabulous coffee bar area! We first used BIN shellac primer, followed by General Finishes Enduro poly tinted to New Chestnut by Benjamin Moore. For the main color, we used General Finishes Enduro poly tinted to Benjamin Moore's La Paloma Gray, which we then distressed and glazed. To finish we used one coat of General Finishes Enduro Sanding Sealer and 2 coats of General Finishes Enduro clear poly." - Atlanta Decorative...

"These beautiful cabinets were just too dark for this space. We brightened it up with a white paint, but General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze is what makes it. All of the gorgeous cabinet detail is now the focus because of this beautiful glaze." - The Rustic Seahorse

This makeover won 2nd place in the Cabinetry category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest.

"We were so excited to do this project. We started with a Golden/Honey Oak kitchen that was beautifully designed but need a little extra umph. We decided that we needed a contrasting darker island with a light base on the cabinets.

We started off by painting all of the cabinets except the island in a cream white color. Then we took General Finishes Van Dyke Brown glaze in all of the detail work to make the cabinets pop next to the dark island. We put several coats of sealer to...

Cannot GET OVER how sexy this kitchen revival looks! Scott Nicholson and his wife used Georgian Cherry Gel Stain to obtain this lovely rich red color!

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These cabinets were transformed with GF Snow White Milk Paint and the island was madeover with Seagull Gray Milk Paint.  See all details at

Can't get enough of this kitchen transformation by Practically Hippie!   "Thank you General Finishes for helping to transform my kitchen! The "before" picture doesn't even seem like the same space. We painted the main cabinets with your Milk Paint in Antique White and the island in Driftwood and used High Performance Topcoat in Satin to finish and couldn't be happier with the results! "   See all the details of this project at...

Check out this gorgeous bathroom revitalization by Coco of the Crowned Goat!

She mentions, "We allowed the primer to dry overnight, then painted the cabinet with General Finishes Milk Paint in Snow White. This is the first time I’ve used this brand of milk paint and let me tell you guys, this stuff is awesome... I loved this paint so much I’m already looking for something else to try it on!"

Learn more about her project at her blog post at ...

"Finished this beautiful kitchen cabinets for one of our clients in a custom mix color (50/50) of General Finishes Antique White and Snow White. They look so beautiful now. Our client added granite counter tops to match the color we did and they look gorgeous . We used a custom mix (50/50) of Driftwood and Seagull Gray for the beautiful island as well." - Divine Treasures by Love's of Memphis, TN