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"The Stella Set. Simple and classy was the goal with these babes. They already had enough style in the body to add some glam but we wanted to make them a bit more versatile. So we went with General Finishes Coastal Blue on the french style bases, with a satin finish topcoat. Laminate tops were sanded down and did our OWN hand applied marbling technique. Each one is one-of-a-kind and different! A blend of four different General Finishes products: Seagull Gray, Empire Gray, Perfect Gray and...
"I love getting to do different colorful things! It’s so much more fun then the typical white and gray! Although I always love those when they are done too, I just love getting to use my blues and greens! We had a great time with this job! There’s still a little bit more work that needs to be done to the trim but how pretty is this fireplace?! We painted this using General Finishes Reverent Gray, Queenstown Gray, Cardamom, Basil, and Persian Blue. To add a little sparkle we glazed the whole...
"From a tired looking finish to a sleek modern beauty! As I started sanding the drawers and that beautiful wood emerged, I was a smitten kitten. After sanding the drawers and the legs, I applied one coat of General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. I absolutely love the whitewashed/lightened wood it creates. It was then sealed with two coats of the General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. The top was repaired to the best it could be. It was a laminate finish so there were a few bumpy...
"Sanded it down to the natural finish, sealed it, and glazed it using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects." - Belle Maison    
Absolute stunner in General Finishes Millstone, Linen & Basil Milk Paint as well as Burnished Pearl Effects.     

"MCM maple dresser. Drawers were sanded to bare wood. Fun geometric metallic gold pattern over gray paint. Wood was left natural, no stain. Body refinished in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint. Entire piece sealed in a flat finish." - Elm Street Designs

"This bare/lightened wood look is such a good way to highlight the wood grain of these gorgeous pieces. For this dresser, I sanded most of the dresser to bare wood using my Dewalt orbital sander. I like to do this sometimes, sand most of the piece, because then I’m not limited when I figure out the design. In this case, I ended up only leaving the top and the drawers with the wood exposed. The frame and legs were chalk painted using Annie Sloan’s Athenian Black. The paint was sealed using...
"I transformed this boring orange pine coffee table into a farmhouse dream using products I’d never used before. Don’t be scared to try new things! I knew I wanted a sort of barnwood farmhouse look to this table. I sanded the ugly orange pine to bare wood and applied Amy Howard At Home Better with Age which reacts to the tannins and oils in the wood and ages it. It’s a crap shoot what you’ll get and the pine turned a slight grayish color on the grain. Next I added General Finishes Van Dyke...
"This beautiful oak table and chair set turned out gorgeous! I love the light wood with the black chairs! The table was stripped to raw wood and white washed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects and the chairs were done in Lamp Black. A beautiful combination!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"Modern Scandanavian Boho Eight drawer dresser. A quality vintage MCM piece has been given a custom design. Its base was built out to accept its new 6" black iron legs. General Finishes Lamp Black was used to give a modern updated finish. All 8 drawers were built out with 60+ pieces of hand cut and bleached wood accents. OVER 125 FEET of custom wood trim was used for this original design. Sold black iron bar pulls are the perfect simple modern accent. The black finish and bleached wood...
Staircase makeover with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel by Goodwillhunting Lawson.    
Amazing craftsmanship of these exterior model buildings by Larry Webb of Pops Restorations in Franklin, TN. They were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint and sealed with GF Exterior 450 Water Based Topcoat. e
"Phew! This Canada Cabinets tall dresser was WORK. In total, I sanded for 2.5 hours to get through the finish and veneer on the drawers. But look at that beautiful wood underneath. The frame was painted using Annie Sloan’s Athenian Black and sealed with clear wax. The drawers had one coat of General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects applied and then wiped. This created a whitewash look and I LOVE it! Once dry, I sealed with their High Performance Topcoat. I added new gold hardware that *...

"Oh My! LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece! This armoire was sanded down to the natural finish, sealed and glazed using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. What a statement piece." - Belle Maison

I found, and fell in love with, a set of framed botanical prints on a black background, different than so many others I had seen. BUT I didn't love the price tag So I figured it couldn't be too difficult to make my own! What do you think? I painted three 10x10 canvases in...

These DIY Lawn Dice are a perfect summer backyard activity! 

"It’s always fun to give a little update to a room. General Finishes Milk Paint is a way to add new life to household items. I used Queenstown Gray with Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance flat." - Kimbellishments      

"We sanded, sealed and glazed this piece using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. Absolutely love the combo of the natural wood and brass." - Belle Maison

"Leave it to this duo to upgrade your space with their distinctive modern style. Their strong bodies are covered in General Finishes Alabaster. The drawers have been stripped and sealed to their original wood tone. A custom retro pattern painted in a metallic vintage gold gives them an added unique flair. New hardware and sleek legs complete their new look." - Barely Vintage Restorations    

I used Persimmon, Coral Crush, Royal Purple, Klein Blue, Sunglow, Emerald, Patina Green and Holiday Red milk paints along with a few other acrylic colors on this painting. The coverage is nice, blending is easy, and I love seeing all the bright colors together.

"Tell me this isn’t gorgeous!! This solid oak table was sanded down to raw wood and white washed using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint mixed with Clear Glaze Effects and finished in Enduro Clear Poly! Absolutely stunning!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    
Absolutely love this signature look from Belle Maison!   These pieces were sanded down to raw wood, sealed with GF Enduro Clear Poly and glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects.    
"I love the way this bench turned out! The base is my popular General Finishes glaze concoction of Gray, White, and Brown glazes." - Painted Pieces  
"These lockers were a great find and originally I was gonna clean them up to resell them but after realizing they had a perfect pole inside to hold hangers, we decided to use them instead of our plan to build a closet in this space. The outside was covered in rust when we bought it so I sanded it all off and then top coated it in a flat top coat to seal and hopefully stop further rusting. The inside I scraped off the old paint, primed and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and...
"General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance in Flat gave this finish the perfect aging." - Saved By Design    
"From dated orange to light and bright, this cutie got a fresh makeover. Sanded down and given a wash of Winter White General Finishes Glaze Effects. Some new drop pulls from D. Lawless Hardware and this pretty thing is ready for a new home." - 3rd&5th Furniture Co.    
"Took a couple additional challenging steps to recreate this piece but I’m so glad I had the chance to do it. Unfortunately the veneer on the top and both sides was in very poor condition and needed to be removed. Luckily I was able to save the bottom portion of the waterfall design and literally cut it horizontally so I could remove to top portion and then apply a border appliqué. The top and sides were then painted in General Finishes Lamp Black along with the borders of the whole vanity....
"Just finished up this gorgeous table set! For this custom order, we sanded the tables down to the natural finish, sealed, and glazed using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. One of our most popular finishes!"     
"This antique blanket chest was painted in Antique White from General Finishes and given a heavy distressing to show that oak woodgrain. New baroque handles from D. Lawless Hardware give it that special touch!"     
"This vintage mid century modern desk is the perfect mix between wood and white! This piece was sanded and topcoated to let the gorgeous walnut show. Accented in Antique White from General Finishes on the drawer fronts and geometric design on the top. Beautiful original brass pulls."     
"The only good thing about painting spindles is painting them fun colors! So thankful my client wanted to be brave with these stools that will be at her island in her new kitchen. First we picked the fabric then some fun colors to coordinate. These oak stools were painted in General Finishes Harvest Yellow, Persian Blue and Blue Moon and the three colors look beautiful together!"   Check out GF's full video library for product overview and how-to videos at ...
"We just finished up this gorgeous custom order wardrobe! This beauty was stripped to its natural finish, sealed and glazed using General Finishes winter white glaze effects."     

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Custom Mix Basil + Emerald

Coastal Blue

Harvest Yellow

"These have been stripped down to the natural finish and glazed using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects." 

"Beautiful and elegant, this nine drawer dresser needs no jewelry. The wood handles are stunning and General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint surrounds the frame, accenting the gorgeous wood refinished in General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects."     

Every public institution simply must have a safe and properly designed interior, especially if this institution is some sort of health organization. It doesn’t matter if it’s a public hospital or a private medical practice, the building has to have respectable interior design. Therefore, if you are designing a medical practice or you own one, you have to meet a certain standard when it comes to interior design. So, if you want your hospital to be successful and respected by the members of...

"My nesting tables came out good I think! Those vibrant colors! Oh me! Oh my! General Finishes Milk Paint and top coat Is always my go to! (Left) Gulf Stream Blue (middle) Snow White (right) Persimmon. Top coat High Performance Top Coat Flat." 

These pieces were stripped to the natural finish sealed and glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects!" 

"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.

Alabaster

Ballet Pink

Blue Moon

Key West 

Gulf Stream Blue

"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. 

Twilight with raised stencilling highlighted in Alabaster and Holiday Red Milk Paint.

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.

 

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