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...
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.
Claudia from Vintage Soul Barn here. Well again I'm testing new waters and used General Finishes products to update our vintage camper or "glamper" inside and out! I used a custom mix of 2 parts Persian Blue to 1 part Patina Green Milk Paint. Holiday Red for the stripe, Snow Thite and finished the whole camper with 3 coats of High Performance Poly in semi gloss. I love the durability of your products and the fact that they are UV resistant."
Visit Vintage Soul Barn at Tru-Finds...
Cabinet doors being primed with GF's Stain Blocker Primer. They will then get coated with GF Snow White Milk Paint.
Anne says, "Lightly scuffing the 1st coat of primer to prepare for the 2nd...so far loving this brand new stain blocker/primer from General Finishes...no signs of bleed thru on even the first coat!"
Roots and Wings Furniture restyled this antique dresser in a Lamp Black Milk Paint wash over wood, then sealed it with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Check out their tutorial on wood washing at http://www.rootsandwingsfurniture.com/blog/colorwashwood.
Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You...
Loving these textured abstract art pieces painted with GF Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint and Saltwash by Dani of Finding Silver Pennies and her kids!
Dani says, "I think you all know I love to paint. It relaxes me, both painting furniture and watercolor, but since the kids have been out of school, my paintbrushes have sat in the basement. What could be more fun than creating textured abstract art with my kids (or yours)?"
Get all the details of this project at...
Heather Walker blew us away with this extraordinary feat! She painted her vehicle in Patina Green Milk Paint before coating it in an automotive clear coat!
General Finishes Milk Paint is engineered to bond and tighten down to wood surfaces, and also be compatible with metal if the primer, such as Rustoleum Metal Primer, is added. However we cannot guarantee ideal results, especially when used on the frame of of a vehicle.
Oh, the possibilities with Milk Paint! Jenny of Rustic Roots shares an amazing steer painting with General Finishes.
She explains, "Amie Postman with Art To Feed used Persimmon, Persian Blue, Queenstown Gray and Antique White Milk Paint to get all these color! Her paintings are in Rustic Roots!"
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations...
"Got creative with General Finishes Snow White on this cute little dresser!" - Leilouta Designs
And indeed they did! What better way to make a piece pop than by painting beautiful and intricate designs with white paint.
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations. ...
Deb and Diane of the 2 Junkin Gals blew us away with this color chest of drawers! They used multiple Milkpaints to create this "suitcase" style. They used Millstone Milk Paint for the Base while they used others like Evening Plum, Buttermilk Yellow, Corinth Blue, Tuscan Red, Dark Chocolate, Persian Blue, Lamp Black, and Queenstown Gray for the faces! They finished this piece with High Performance Topcoat Flat as well.
Diane explains, "We love the way this 'suitcase' chest came ...
"Wow, not only is General Finishes paint fabulous on furniture but it paints like a dream on canvases. I thought I would share with you some of the paintings I have done with the left over paint! Your Milk Paint has the most beautiful properties for painting on canvas and suits my painting style perfectly! I wish I had known about it when I was at art school. Love being a stockist of the best paint ever! ~ Love from one of your Scottish stockists, Miss Pauley's"
If you're in Scotland...
High Style Restyle created this easy DIY table accent design using flower pots and pom poms. She applied Winter White Glaze Effects to the pots with a damp sponge, then sanded them to give them an extra smooth and aged appearance. Then she added a little ribbon and pom poms with straws.
Amy Blotzer of Back to Life Restoration & Home Decor created a very innovative and beautiful design for a table top. She applied inking techniques to a copper metal sheet to the table. She then stained the legs and edge of the table with Java Gel Stain and sealed the piece with High Performance Top Coat Satin.
Airdrie Furniture Revival says, "This weekend we had a big job of adding a feature wall to our living room. 18 hours solid of work, painting, building our own DIY shelves...I couldn't be be happier with the outcome!!
...I have always wanted the beachy themed bright living room and we have a fairly dark house with not a lot of natural light so this was our solution!"
Colors used: General Finishes Driftwood, Snow White, Corinth Blue and Van Gogh Fossil Paint Van Gogh, Chivalry, Tekapo
TatteredGypsy created this fantastic nautical table with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint highlighted with Tawny Pearl Effects and sealed with satin High Performance Topcoat.
Susan Davis of Meme's Ewenique Boutique restyle this chest of drawers with General Finishes Black Pepper and Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paints as well as Sunglow and Snow White Milk Paints. It was aslo accented with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. So creative!
Lovely display cabinet from Delia's Home Decor! Delia says, "Small, rustic spice cabinet I recently finished using all General Finishes products. Colors are Tuscan Red and Driftwood with a glaze of Van Dyke Brown. Love their products."
Aren't these adorable!? These were constructed by Recreated Creations Furniture of Syracuse, UT. Recreated Creations Furniture says, "I thought I'd share these Christmas trees I made out of pieces of frames and moulding. Then I painted them with Antique White and glazed them with Van Dyke Brown."
This beauty was refinished by Diane of The Paint Factory LLC. It was accented with GF Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Clear Glaze Effects. Looks amazing!
Carve pumpkins that will last a lifetime!
Woodcraft's Woodworking Adventures blog has created this helpful tutorial: How to Make Wooden Pumpkins in Ten Easy Steps with Rex Kenyon (http://bit.ly/1XE7NQV
General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat was used to seal this project. GF's Dye Stains could also be mixed to create this look!
This oak pub table by Alison at The Modern Cottage Company is the definition of gorgeous! She used Winter White Glaze to give this piece a weathered finish. Alison shares, "I am telling you pretty things coming to both the event and the shoppe! Go to moderncottagecompany.com and reserve your free ticket noon-4pm and to get details!"