Kitchen & Bath: Upcycled

Rescued Furnishings says, "Who is ready for THIS!?!?!??!?!?! I want to jump up and down and sing from the mountains because Cynthia let us paint her kitchen in our signature color!!!! Brave and bold! Plus without the oak the back splash pops! I didn't even notice it before. And the counters (which they dislike) really do look better! Galapagos blue may not be for every single one of you but oak definitely isn't and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! I want to hug this kitchen!"


Redbriar Antiques says, "These pictures were sent to us by Heather Bartolomei. She has revamped her entire kitchen using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and what a fantastic job she did!! Amazing transformation, Heather. Great job!!"
Awesome transformation from Potentially Chic! They took these drab yellow cabinets and brightened them up with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. Get all the details of this project at
Awesome kitchen transformation from Natasha Sawyer! She used General Finishes Java Gel Stain to give her cabinets a modern new look!

This stunning mirror and vanity were refinished by Love to Pieces using General Finishes Java Gel Stain!

Great before and after of a bathroom vanity refinished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Jenn - a traveling Wife! See more details of this project at
"Love how this two-toned kitchen out! Uppers done In Linen by GF. Bottom cabinets done in a custom blend of Dark Chocolate and Millstone by General Finishes with amazing hardware by D Lawless!" - Evey's Creations
Farm Fresh Vintage Finds says, "Super pleased with this beautiful kitchen transformation we just finished. It's painted in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint." Gorgeous!

Amazing transformation from Amy of Back To Life Restoration & Home Decor! She used GF Antique White Milk Paint, an antiquing glaze then sealed them with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

Valerie of Occasionally Crafty is in the middle of updating her outdated honey oak cabinets with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. Valerie says, "I am working in stages. So far I've completed the counter that looks out towards the living room, and I LOVE it. It is going to totally transform my kitchen when I'm done."

Loving this kitchen cabinet restyle from Art is Beauty! The lower cabinets were painted with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in satin. They look fantastic! Karin of Art is Beauty says, " I have to tell you, this paint is so awesome. My kids and I love to cook, and even more..make messes. This paint has withstood all of that. I love the added strength that the hard finish added. And its still looks like I JUST painted it."

Another amazing GF Gel Stain transformation!! Karen Tillinghast Painter shared these cabinet doors and says, "Love your Brown Mahogany Gel Stain, before and after two coats. So easy!!"
BEFORE and AFTER! Here it is!! I know many of you were waiting to see the transformation... Many thanks to my client Steve for having the confidence in me and making it a great experience!!! Looks so beautiful now (if I may say so!). Good luck Steve in your new home! _ Cabinets primed and then painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and glazed with their Van Dyke Brown Glaze. Finished in their High Performance Topcoat in satin. - Make It A Masterpiece_ of Absecon, NJ

The Vintage Chicks, Tx Antiques & Vintage Furniture updated this 15 year old kitchen with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

The Painted Drawer says, "I’m halfway done with my painted kitchen cabinets! I’ve finished the bottom cabinets in General Finishes milk paint in Millstone. I really love this color. First, let me say that painting my cabinets in this paint is a dream. It is super silky to apply and dries quickly. I painted in one direction for the first coat and the opposite direction for the second coat and it left no brush marks. Honestly, they look factory painted." Learn more about this project by...

Atlanta Decorative Finishes made this fabulous kitchen transformation a reality using 2 coats of GF's Enduro White Poly tinted to a Benjamin Moore creamy white and topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Enduro Sanding Sealer was applied and everything was sealed in 2 coats of Enduro Clear Poly. We just love the end result! Before painting, Atlanta Decorative Finishes thoroughly prepped and sanded the cabinets and then applied Zinsser BIN primer. Surface preparation is an extremely...

Potentially Chic made this beautiful kitchen look and feel lighter and bigger using General Finishes products. Linen Milk Paint was topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for additional dimension in the detail of the cabinet doors and drawers. To learn more about this project, visit the blog post:
Christina of The Rustic Seahorse used GF's Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to add dimension to this kitchen! See the difference created by glaze: "It's my favorite glaze product." -Christina
Christina of The Rustic Seahorse transformed this kitchen using white paint and General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. "It's my favorite glaze product." -Christina

Michele Roumayah Clark created this stunning kitchen island transformation with the help of General Finishes Black Gel Stain and High Performance Top Coat Satin. Reminder: when mixing oil and water based products you must increase wait time between coats! View this GF video tutorial for more information:

Check out our most recent kitchen makeover! We pulled it together just in time for wedding guests to arrive! It was finished in Antique White with a black inking line. The cabinets have a brand new look and they love it!!! - Nicole from Rescued Furnishings_

Holly and Ty at Drabs 2 Fabs_ flipped this outdated RV and transformed it into a charming country chic home! The cabinets were finished with Snow White Milk Paint to brighten up the space. Holly shares, "We have a little side hobby of flipping RV's! We refinished the cabinets in this one with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint and glazed them. We painted the countertop and table with Rustoleums countertop paint, painted the inside of the shower with shower epoxy, tore out the floors and...

Mix and Match Fashion, Mixing in Splashes of Color says, "A few months ago, I shared that we had done a few home updates and were in the middle of a kitchen remodel. These were our goals for the remodel: 1. Replace our laminate countertops 2. Add a backsplash 3. Darker cabinets 4. Keep costs down as much as possible In order to keep costs down, we made the decision to take care of the cabinets ourselves. I’ll admit, I was terrified of painting our cabinets…neither one of us had any real idea...

Loving this cabinet update from Rhonda Donnelly! Master bath remodel complete with beautiful Driftwood cabinets and HP flat. Chrome hardware will complete the look. Driftwood is such a beautiful color to work with as the coverage is excellent and smooth. Thanks for sharing Rhonda!

We can't get enough of this magazine-worthy kitchen makeover by Holly at Drabs 2 Fabs_! Holly shares, "This is one of my favorite kitchens we have refinished! I love glazed kitchens and this one was a perfect candidate with all the bead board. This kitchen was done with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown." Learn how to use GF Glaze Effects in our "How to Glaze" video, starring the very talented Holly! Check it out here:...
Delicious Dark Chocolate cabinet upcycle by Theresa at King's Creations_! Theresa says, "Before and After of kitchen makeover using Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Polyacrylic by King's Creations." Check out our new video for more tips on cabinet refinishing, "A Stunning Update for Your Kitchen Cabinets Using General Finishes Gel Stain" at :)
Jenny at Rustic Roots_ restyled this gorgeous kitchen with Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in Flat for a chic, modern finish. Love it!
Lovely Linen Kitchen Refresh

3 quarts of Antique White and Arm-R-Seal were the winning combination for the outstanding kitchen makeover! - Theresa King of King's Creations​ of Farmington, MO.

Jen's Furniture Rehab shared this lovely two-toned kitchen makeover! Jen says, "Originally, the cabinets in this 1950's galley kitchen were a very dark wood. When the clients came into my shop for consult, they could not decide between the colors of Millstone and Linen, and after hearing that the cabinet doors were flat, I suggested using both to give the kitchen a bit more dimension. I used Linen on the doors and drawers, and Millstone on the bones. The clients chose a lovely simple new...
Bright, white, and beautiful kitchen restyle by Larry at Pops Restorations​! Larry says, "It is airy, bright and has really opened up the living space... The entire kitchen was painted in General Finishes Snow White and then it was sprayed with General Finishes Satin Enduro Poly Top Coat." Check out the full restoration here!
Sue shares this lovely kitchen cabinet upcycle; "Emmazie Grace Creations refinished and sealed these kitchen cabinets for less than $100.00 I used 3 coats of Antique White and sealed with HP Flat (High Performance Top Coat). We added some distressing to give it the perfect touch! The hardware was repurposed with bronze hammered spray paint."
MDG Contracting & Design, LLC​ of Bumpass, VA revamped this kitchen with a two tone look. The uppers were painted with GF Linen Milk Paint and the lowers got a new look with Basil Milk Paint. Looks great!

We're smitten with this custom rustic kitchen island by Veronica at Roni's Rescued Relics! Veronica says, "I wanted to share this kitchen island my husband and I made. It's painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen and then I went over it with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze. It's even more beautiful in person! It goes perfectly with the barn wood top! To see more pics of the transformation go to Roni's Rescued Relics."

This kitchen has charm! Airdrie Furniture Revival​ transformed these cabinets with a great combination of Milk Paint colors! "My weekend project! The red cabinets were beautiful cabinets but the customer felt they were too dark... so she wanted it to brighten up a bit! These were done using all General Finishes products! Linen, Millstone, Basil, Dark Chocolate (Milk Paints) and High Performance Top Coat in Satin."
Check out this transformation! Kimberly Konrath refinished her kitchen cabinets with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and sealed them with our High Performance Top Coat. Kimberly says, "The product goes on with such ease and looks so rich and warm."
Mamye of The Distressed Fleur De Lis​ shared her gorgeous kitchen transformation. I finally finished my kitchen cabinets and it only took me a year! You know the old saying about a Cobblers children having no shoes....well it's true! I refinished my honey oak cabinets using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. I was a little scared to start with because I didn't want the kitchen to look smaller with all the dark cabinets but it actually looks bigger now. To me, the dark offsets the light walls,...
Java Gel saves another kitchen! ThriftyDesigns​ of Flat Rock, MI modernized their client's kitchen cabinets with GF Java Gel Stain. Looks fantastic!

Great kitchen transformation by Kristine Rebelein with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain!

Check out this gorgeous kitchen transformation by Kelly Jo Flannery! Kelly says, "We used General Finishes Milk Paint which was very easy to work with. No sanding of the cabinets needed, fast drying and very forgiving. Great product. We chose Basil for the top for a pop of color and Antique White for the bottom to not clash with our almond appliances topped off by their High Performance Top Coat. In love!!"
Ashley at Vintage Refined shared her gorgeous kitchen cabinet transformation with Java Gel Stain! Ashley says, "It definitely give the room some serious contrast. Before, I never liked the way the cabinets and floor were the same shade of wood... Although it's a modern look, the dark wood still gives off a warm feel." Read more here! Learn how to repurpose your cabinets with Java Gel Stain in this video tutorial:...
A little glaze makes a big difference! Christy at Stone Painting Co. & The Shanty Shop is using Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Topcoat to add depth and bring out the detail on these cabinets! Christy says, "I can't say enough about the ease of your products. I am adding General Finishes High Performance Satin Top Coat as a base, accenting the doors using Van Dyke Brown Glaze, applying darker in the groves to add depth. Finishing with another application of High Performance Satin...
These gorgeous cabinets were transformed by Pops Restorations​ with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Enduro Satin Top Coat.
Carrie Seitz shared her great kitchen makeover! The top cabinets were painted with GF Snow White and the lowers and island got a fresh coat of Driftwood Milk Paint. Everything was sealed with our water based High Performance Top Coat. Carrie says, " Love the fresh look" We agree!
Here is Gail's new kitchen in all her glory! Painted with General Finishes Antique White and sealed with High Performance top coat. Even updated the gold hardware with bronze spray paint. The light cabinets look great with the granite counters. ~ Her Painted Nest​ shared this gorgeous white kitchen restyle! Looking to make over your own kitchen? Here are some tips on how to hand apply General Finishes Milk Paint: and how...

Josh Connors did a fantastic job refinishing his kitchen using Java Gel Stain! Josh says, "I just wanted to express my complete satisfaction with your guys product, Gel Stain Java color! My cabinets look new and refreshed and has completely transformed my kitchen! The product was easy to use and easy in the wallet!" GF Contest Information:

Hello, gorgeous! We can't get over this stunning kitchen refresh using Persian Blue Milk Paint by Pish Posh Boutique! The color complements the marble countertops perfectly. Get your favorite GF products from Pish Posh Boutique and Nook & Cranny! They said, "This is a great example how paint can change the dynamic of a room! It really opens this space up and makes it so light and fresh!"
Nicole at Rescued Furnishings took this kitchen from outdated and dark to modern and classy! She used Millstone and Dark Chocolate Milk Paints for a refreshing contrast. Nicole says, "Millstone kitchen with a custom double glaze. We added crown moulding, painted, and sealed. Cabinet color is a beautiful tan called Millstone by General Finishes and island was done in Dark Chocolate."

Chris D refinished their 30 year old oak cabinets using GF's Black Gel Stain! Chris says, "I applied the stain with foam brushes, which couldn't have been any easier for me! I'm not a real handy person when it comes to this type of work! Already looking f

These cabinets were covered in an old latex paint that was dripping and peeling before Matt from MDG Contracting & Design, LLC stripped the entire kitchen down to bare wood. GF's Antique White Milk Paint and High Performance satin top coat were then appli