"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
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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
"Finally found something to do with those sewing machine drawers ! Stenciled with General Finishes Bone White & Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paint." - Redesigned Frame of Mind
**GF Chalk Style Paint is discontinued. Replace Bone White with a custom mix of 3:1 Antique White Milk Paint, Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Bayberry with a custom mix of 3:1 Basil Milk Paint , Harvest Yellow Milk Paint.
"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...
"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!
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
"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.
This cut-out cross sign was made by Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month. Loving the color combo of Weathered Gray and Walnut Water Based Stain along with Persian Blue and Antique White Milk Paint.
Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST.
AUBURN, IN to pick up your favorite GF Products. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/
and check out their painting workshop...
Fun weekend project making frames and doing a layered wash with General Finishes Milk Paint. We watered down the paint and used two colors on each frame. These three boys are ours! We made simple frames with pine. - Craftsman Finishes
Top Left frame- 2 parts Emerald Milk Paint + 1 part Patina Green diluted 3:1 (3 parts water to 1 part paint)
Top right - Corinth Blue diluted 3:1
Bottom- Millstone Milk Paint diluted 5:1
"Very excited to finally post this piece and my new specialty finish I’m calling 'Knights Armor.' This Large Bombay Chest updates any bedroom or entry way with an elegant and classically aged style.
"Hand-painted using General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint as a base coat, with a secondary coat of Argentine Pearl, Pearl Effects; painted on and textured to give this unique look. Then layers of Bronze & Tawny Pearl Effects, applied to add to the depth.
"Finally a layer...
Check out this awesome upcycling project by Beverley of Revamped! So crafty!
She explains, "I made a hanging rail with an old foosball table rail and reclaimed timber. I used GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint over the wood, but as a wash to show the grain and give it a rustic feel."
Check out how Iron Orchid Designs creates a vintage china look from paper plated with GF Limestone Chalk Style Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Visit the link for a tutorial video on how to create this look.
"I would like to share our latest project. We used Klein Blue, Persimmon and Antique White to make this unique custom game table for our client." - From Old to Sold
What a lovely piece this is by Finn and Bo! This was white-washed with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint to tone down warmth and show off the natural beauty of the wood.
The Painted Chifforobe transformed this chair with GF Lamp Black & Holiday Red Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects. Definitely a conversation piece!
"These doors sat in the corner is our work area for 3 months, because I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do. One side is a bit dark & moody, the other side sweet & fun." - Flipping Fabulous
"I first sanded entire piece then applied stain to top, painted doors and top drawer with GF Buttermilk Yellow milk paint. The Middle drawers were decoupaged with fabric and the top was hand painted to match the fabric on drawers using GF Evening Plum and assorted acrylic paints, applied three coats of GF Flat Out Flat top coat then applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to drawer, doors and over the hand painted design" - Julia Petrie
The following products were used to finish this...
Can't get enough of this Italian love seat accented with GF Van Dyke Glaze Effects by Diane Llewellyn Grover of The Paint Factory LLC
Diane says, "I ventured out and used Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Olympic Gold. To tone it down a little, I used a General Finishes glaze, and sealed it with a dead flat finish. The end result is a beautiful muted gold. Quite exquisite, if I say so myself."
Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies created the perfect Thanksgiving DIY project using techniques that she learned at the 2016 GF Flippin' Furniture Expo!
To create the base for these aged copper chargers, she coated the plates in Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat Satin. She was able to create the texture using Copper Pearl Effects and Pitch Black Glaze Effects.
Learn about this awesome DIY project at http://bit....
Romantic Shabby Chic French Provincial Dresser highly disstressed and glazed with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with satin High Performance Topcoat.
"This amazing Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co, Hastings, Michigan Bookcase was in very poor condition when I found her. Damaged dirty with holes and missing inlay appliques. I have tried to restore her at first..however, peeling veneer and damaged wood make me change my mind. I decided to transfer the image of my favorite painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela from sane time period what my beautiful piece (1911-1917)
When I have enlarged print of the painting which I have bought on...
We at GF are so happy to share this fun and exiting this dresser by Sondra Foust is!
"Antiques don't always have to be stuffy, frilly, dated or chippy. They can be cool and trendy! This isn't your grandmas furniture anymore. It's young, trendy, and exciting," Sondra explains. "We painted this mid-century beauty with Snow White Milk Paint, Limestone Chalk Style Paint, and Burnished Pearl Effects with High Performance Topcoat Satin. We also updated this rather dated lamp with a...
Check out this jaw-dropping masterpiece by Not2Shabby Furniture! This dresser's finish had been creating using these GF Milk Paints: Coastal Blue, Snow White, Sunglow, Emerald, and Holiday Red. To add that extra POP, Not2Shabby used Argentine Pearl Effects.
See other unique designs that people have created by going to our Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/color-category/other.