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"This beautiful piece was stripped down to the original finish, sealed and glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects!" - Belle Maison

"Floral with a beachy vibe. ❤️ Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue and Snow White. The top is a wash of Millstone. A beautiful statement piece, yet not too loud or bold for those with a more neutral decor. " - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings

The one truly great thing about the real estate market is its predictability – one way or another, the growing population will always need a place to live. That is why investing in an old house almost always turns a profit. Depending on the room, ROI can range anywhere between 54% and 87%.

However, it is important to remember that not all upgrades are the same. Let’s take a...

Our return client lives in a modern rustic house on 5 acres. She has a keen eye for art and asked us to be creative. This was a painters dream! We found an inspiration piece and went to work. We hand painted GF Antique White using a crosshatch method. GF Brick Red and Somerset Gold were painted in meandering stripes. A wash of Antique White was used over the red. The hardware was sprayed in Rustoleum Black Spray Paint. 

This old gal brings flair to any room . Not your tech look. But for those of us that beat to a different drum and live of the beated path. Its the perfect fit.

"We saw the grain of this old oak dresser and just had to let its natural beauty shine through. This piece was sanded down, glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects and sealed with Enduro Clear Poly! This gorgeous piece would be perfect for an entryway." - Belle Maison    

This simple chest of drawers was transformed into a chest of drawers any fan of superheros would LOVE to have! First, the image and the knobs were purchased and then we waited patiently for the right piece to come in. This Mid Century Modern piece was it. Perfect simple lines and the legs were the perfect KA-POW to give this piece the perfect amount of character! Transformed into a Captain America masterpiece! WOW!

"This piece was fully sanded down, cleaned, and washed in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. It’s been sealed to protect. New label cup pulls have been added and the drawers have been lined in floral paper." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

This white, black and maple dresser is for the modern-farmhouse lover! I know it sounds crazy but I got my inspiration from one of Joanna Gaines' door mats in her Hearth and Hand line at Target. My pattern is slightly different but it still resembles the design. Products used are Snow White, Lamp Black and HPTC in flat. 

This dresser was ugly, drab and boring. Can you imagine feeling ugly, drab and boring and then you add a little lipstick, mascara, gloss and Nars bronzer (gold leaf) and just be walking around looking sunkissed for all the world to see? Yup...calling this piece Nars. Clean, sleek and artsy fartsy.

 

2018 GF Design Challenge - Upcycling Merit Categories›Barnwood Chic›Runner Up 

This pantry door was SO FUN to paint... and it was also for my own kitchen (YAY!) so I could reallly get creative with it! It’s actually “half” of a French door set that I found at our local Habitat ReStore.... and what do you know, it was the EXACT size of our pantry door... easy swap!!!

It all started with a coat of “Costal Blue”... I was going to distress and stop there... but since I was keeping it for myself, I decided to have a little bit of fun!  I started getting carried away...

Fun and functional, this Mid-Century three drawer dresser pops with color and style! It was rescued from a bike repair shop, found when looking at another piece of furniture. It was in pieces and had extensive damage. It was painted in a very safe grey and black, but was virtually ignored for months so another makeover was due! Multiple colors were used to create a mod geometric pattern reminiscent of this era. The entire piece is covered in the best top coat on the market, General Finishes...

 This piece was sanded to its natural finish and glazed with Winter White Glaze Effects by General Finishes! We are in love with this finish!" - Belle Maison  
"I finally finished the campaign dresser set. I know a lot of you suggested Navy but I knew the French Quarter Green from Jolie Home LLC would be perfect for the look I wanted to achieve. This stunning emerald green is so vibrant and rich that it makes the brass standout. I sealed with their creamy wax for a matte finish. I love the basket weave stencil from redesign with prima. Paired with the green and in General Finishes Bone White (Chalk Style Paint), it gives it a modern boho vibe. I also...
"This one is an ombre effect with Pearl Effects added. It starts with Weekend Blue fading to GF Emerald to GF Lime Green." - Odds and Ends        
"This chest of drawers has been brush blended with 5 layers of colors. (DIY Paint Kissing Booth, Joanna Gaines Weekend, General Finishes Coastal Blue, Royal Purple and Champagne Pearl Effects) & clear coated for durability." - Odds and Ends    
"I’m loving my Winter White Glaze Effects! Our coffee table has seen better days, but we didn’t want to replace it. The glaze hid all of the imperfections and enchanted the details. Love the products!!" Tasha Roe    
"What a great little table for kids to work on their masterpieces, and If yours are anything like mine we have masterpieces everyday of the week! This adorable little chalkboard table is solid wood with a removable center piece that is a chalk board on one side and a dry erase board on the other. It comes with two little wooden seats with storage underneath and 4 drawers to keep supplies. This set was refinished using General Finishes Seagull Gray on the table and a combination of Coastal Blue...
"Whitewashing is a lovely way to add softness but maintain the natural beauty of the wood grain on pieces of furniture. When I saw this gorgeous oak dresser at Cricket's Antiques & Garden Market, I knew it would be a great contender for a whitewashed makeover! Using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects, I created a coastal, whitewashed or limed look with a few brushstrokes and lots of rags! This piece is available if you are interested. Price, dimensions, more photos, and the blog...
"One more one of a kind console table. Handcrafted by using oak table leaves and antique spindles for the legs. The refined rustic finish was achieved by using a taupe paint wash, followed by dry brushing General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. Durable polyurethane finish." - Kenzie Lynn Designs    
"Because I just can't leave well enough alone, I decided to redo the drawers on this MCM dresser (that I previously posted) and I'm so glad I did! I let the clean lines of the MCM style dictate the design for the dresser, adding a geometric look with the design on front and hexagon pattern drawer liner. The frame was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray with a semi gloss finish. I tried their White Poly (which I love) on the drawer fronts and then taped off the design and sprayed with...
"Thank you General Finishes for creating such an amazing line of professional products! This stunning staircase makeover was created using GF Milk Paint in Lamp Black, for a smooth as silk brush mark free finish! GF Antique White was used on the oak floor boards at the landing, and top floor. Top coated for extra protection with High Performance Topcoat in flat which creates a beautiful soft sheen." - Daisy Kay Designs & Vintage Finds   Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at...
Stunning one of a kind cabinet in metallics and framed with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.   "Loving how this cabinet turned out. Goodbye 1970's blonde oak, hello modern and metallic! Gold, rose gold, copper, silver, pewter, and metallic blue pop make the doors pop and give new life to this modern masterpiece." - Urban Farmhouse No5    

We're stunned by this gorgeous dresser Flipping Unbelievable! Finished with GF Seagull Gray, Snow White and Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

The Paint Factory highlighted the beauty of this buffet with General Finishes Clear, Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre Glaze Effects.    

"Hello Pandora. This dark and sophisticated sideboard is refinished in mahogany wood tones. General Finishes Lamp Black and a custom blend of Modern Masters Inc. Pale Gold and Blackened Bronze. Fabulous condition considering its antique age!" - Revive in Style

Bold striped cabinet in General Finishes Coastal Blue and Antique White Milk Paint by Morning Dew Creations    
"Dining set refinished with General Finishes Linen and Brick Red (Milk Paint) and topped off with an antiquing wax on the white only. The top and little bench were stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. This product was amazing at covering up all the water marks from the previous owner. What a makeover!!!" - Red House Reverie    
"Another Signature Boho Piece Hand Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint Colors: Patina, Brick Red and Persian Blue. Accented with Copper Pearl Effects and Candlelite Gel Stained Wood Top." - The Texasgypsy    

"This stunning beauty is from the Griswold Guest Co, of Big Rapids Michigan and features solid wood throughout with four spacious dovetail drawers and wonderful features!

"I tried new things on this piece, one of which was to decoupage this gorgeous post of Sleeping Beauty! I also added a texture medium and highlighted everything in gold gilding wax! Color is Millstone Milk Paint from General Finishes." - New Old Finds

 

General Finishes Design Challenge Winner

  2017›Upcycling›Anything Goes (Merit Judging)›3rd Place

Painted using antique white, lamp black, and a custom mix of the two colours (as well as some Fusion Mineral Paint in gold). The arrows were painted using 3M Blue edgelocking tape. The wood accents were covered with General Finishes Gel Stain in Candlelite. The whole project has 3 top coats of...

  General Finishes Design Challenge Winner 2017›Upcycling›Bling it on U.S.A.(Merit Judging)›1st Place

This GORGEOUS credenza features our newest finish called the "Abstract Gold Leaf". Showcasing AUTHENTIC 24 KARAT GOLD LEAF, this exquisitely unique design is inspired by the beautiful gold leaf paintings normally seen on canvas today.

Since I absolutely love creating designs that intergrate a...

2017›Upcycling›Creative›3rd Place

Peony hand drawn stain art chest of drawers 

"Custom finish match! Loads of layers. BIN Primer. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint as the base. GF Walnut Water Based Wood Stain utilized as a glaze, then followed with Annie Sloan Dark and Black Waxes." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations

This fabulous custom order, dubbed "Queen Elizabeth," was completed by Reinvintaged by Bo with custom color paint mixes. To create the mixes, Reinvintaged used GF Milk Paint colors such as Emerald, Snow White, Antique White, Sunglow and Holiday Red.

This 26 1/2 foot long project was installed in the breakroom of a global spirits manufacturer.  75 year old retired barrels were broken down and the pieces were pressure washed to prepare them for finishing.  Two coats of GF Clear Poly in Satin covered the backs of the barrel staves and three coats on the front brought 75 years’ worth of life and history back out of the tired old pieces.  The full pieces were basket weaved and the small segments of staves were cobblestone pieced like a...

A classic piece of updated furniture. 

The drawers were decoupaged with antique sheet music, and vintage Bakelite and brass pulls complete the look. 

The dark frame was selectively distressed, with bold stripes on the sides, done with a blend of General Finishes Antique White, with a wash of GF Empire Grey. 

The top was finished with 2 coats of GF high-performance satin top coat for extra durability. 

My absolute favourite piece!

 

2nd Place...

This absolutely stunning Vintage Secretary Desk has been handpainted with my custom made chalk paint recipe using Sherwin Williams Arrid Sands. I then meticulously glazed this beauty using Black Antiquing Glaze. All exposed wood has been stained using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. 18k Gold Leaf has been applied to all hardware. This desk has been sealed in General Finishes High Performance Top Coat to ensure many years of lasting durability!

 

3rd Place Winnter - Black and...

My journey for my inspiration began with a newspaper article I read about Louis XVI King of France, but more interestingly his wife Marie Antionette the Queen of exquisite taste.  She amassed artworks of extraordinary opulence and beauty.  Particularly her furniture collection, the extravagant life of Queen Marie is surrounded by elegant French furniture and fabrics, very beautiful designs that are still prevalent today. 

So I dedicate my entry piece to one of the most trend setting...

"This might be my favorite buffet yet. It is so beautiful in person. Another one of those that are hard to let go. So all I did was tone down a bit of the orange with a General Finishes whitewash in Snow White and added a couple new knobs on the cabinets. So in love with it!" - Finn+Bo    
"When I was asked to transform these Mid Century nightstands I was excited and a tad bit nervous because if you follow my work, you'll know this is a first for me! I was given the freedom to come up with an original design with the only guideline being that there were pops of navy and yellow to match the decor in the room. It was definitely a little tricky but so much FUN! I think this will be a first of many unique MCM pieces to come. The nightstands were painted in my favorite dark navy,...
Can't get enough of this boho chic cabinet in GF Persimmon, Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paint by Odds and Ends.  
Did you know that GF Gel Stain can be used as a Glaze? And that GF Glaze Effects can be used for inking? Lori of Woodcraft transformed this tired dresser by painting it a pretty turquoise and adding a glaze of GF Gray Gel Stain and accenting the details of the doors with Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Learn her technique at https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entries/peacock-pretty-paint-job   Visit...

"This petite mid-century chest is painted in a bright turquoise by Paint Couture The Collection, Annie Sloan French Linen, and General Finishes Antique White. It has been sealed with a flat polyurethane topcoat for protection." - Naila's Nook

"The color is a custom mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Coastal Blue, Queenstown Gray, Lamp Black Milk Paints with a splash of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint. Finished off with Autentico Paint copper wax." - Room Thirteen

My client has a huge Harry Potter crush and wanted a dresser for her son's room that would provide storage for a growing boy but also a splash of colour. I suggested using the House colours as inspiration and here is the final result. She was thrilled and no spells were put on me! Phew!

Manhattan Traders DIY created a unique Saltwash technique cabinet with General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

How sexy is this piece by Chalk It Up?! Accented with Winter White Glaze Effects.

"It felt so good to be painting again! We found this little bench in a thrift shop and it was the perfect size for the entryway of our new house. Isn't it the cutest thing? To get this rustic finish I whitewashed it with General Finishes Snow White, then applied some antiquing wax. Total out of my comfort zone, but I love it." - The Wood Spa    

Loving these Mid-Century Modern nightstands by RAWHyde Furnishings! The bases were painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint while the pops of color are Heirloom Traditions Paint Privilege and Naval and Annie Sloan French Linen.

You could also match these colors by using GF Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint, Coastal Blue Milk Paint, and Driftwood Milk Paint.