Furniture Design Ideas featuring Buttermilk Yellow, Somerset Gold and Sunglow Milk Paints and Moroccan Yellow and Apricot Chalk Style Paints.

One-of-a-kind hutch in a custom mix of General Finishes Sunglow Milk Pain and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.    
"Love this custom color of half General Finishes Harvest Yellow and Antique White Milk Paint on this commission antique vanity. Top refinished in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and then a coat of Java to get just the right color. All sealed with GF Flat Out Flat to keep that antique look. This was my customer, Julie’s design with the little antique white detailed accents. Turned out so sweet ...but the yellow is a little washed out in daylight much richer in person."     

"The top was sanded down, stained, and sealed. The body has been painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold and glazed in their Van Dyke then sealed to protect. New hardware has been added." 


*Somerset Gold has been discontinued. Use Harvest Yellow for a similar look

"Inspired by Fall, this was painted in General Finishes Harvest Yellow with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The top was stripped and stained in Brown Mahogany water based stain and everything was sealed with High Performance Top Coat." 

NEW GF Harvest Yellow Milk Paint Dresser

Another one of Grandpa’s pieces that no one wanted. (Insert sad face.) He had started the process and just needed some help to get this beauty back to her glory. She was in pieces, with the mirror and doors detached, and just hoping everything was there. It was! 

Multiple layers of rich color make this antique beauty come to life! A base coat of GF Lamp Black peaks out from under two layers of GF Somerset Gold, showing off each curve and carved details on the drawers and doors of...

"How cute is this nightstand?!? I used General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow on the base and Linen on the drawers. The new black cup pull label holders were perfect for this farmhouse look." - Painted Pieces

Fantastic transformation with a vintage transfer and General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    
Adorable set in General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by The Painted Piano.   Only 7 more days to enter the 2018 GF Design Challenge. Submit your entries now through August 7 at   #generalfinishes #somersetgold #gfmilkpaint
"This sunny chest of drawers is painted in General Finishes Apricot Chalk Style Paint and darkened with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The cream drop pulls accent the yellow beautifully." - Helen Nichole Designs    
"I’m usually a gray and black person but for this piece I wanted a warm and fun color. Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint was just the color for the job. I love it and it complements the decorative paper on the middle drawers perfectly." - KimG Design    

This custom piece is such a doll - Eldorado Design completed this piece with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

How adorable is this set of furniture?! Finished by Shabby and Sew Much Mor using GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint, the "perfect color for Fall."

General Finishes Somerset Gold table by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations. Such a great color for fall!    

"This desk had seen better days when I acquired it. I loved the lines, the look, and oh... the legs! I wanted to go a little bolder with it, but not too bold that someone who was a more neutral decorator couldn't appreciate... It was painted in Somerset Gold Milk Paint, which is the perfect mustard yellow, and accented with Java Gel Stain." - VintagelessJules

"After many hours spent in General Finishes online design center we finally decided on a color that would work well with the other pieces in the house and make a statement. This piece was refinished using Java Gel Stain on the top with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects on the rest of the dresser. It will certainly make a statement now!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    

We're falling for this fall-themed buffet! Second Chance Studio refinished this piece with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

The Distressed Gentleman completed this dresser with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

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"Loving this rustic buffet. It's a really great size! This yellow is a 1 to 1 mix of General Finishes Somerset Gold & Buttermilk Yellow. When I say 1 to 1... I mean 1 quart to 1 quart. It also has some GF French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint highlights." - Flipping Fabulous  

Paint your home accessories with daylight using General Finishes Sunglow Milk Paint! Sunglow is a fresh yellow color that sets the tone for relaxation and is sure to perk up your mood.

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Ginger Watkins
Junque With A Purpose

Fun and bright dining set in GF Sunglow and Antique White Milk Paint by Vinterest Antiques: Hixson!   Visit Vinterest Antiques at 2105 Northpoint Blvd Hixson, Tennessee to purchase GF products.    
Bright and cherry GF Sunglow Milk Paint desk accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Junque With A Purpose.    

Tired of the same colors? Wake up your next project with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint! Adding a splash of yellow can give any home accessory a burst of energy. Mix in some Snow White and and your piece will instantly become cozy and soft. 
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Cassie Bustamante

Melanie Barden Nichols turned a toddler bed into a sweet bench with GF Sunglow Milk Paint. Such a fun, bright and cheery color!    
Bright and cheery dining set in GF Sunglow Milk Paint by Burr's Unfinished Furniture.    

Check out this gorgeous retro dresser by Made New Design! The body was painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint.

We absolutely adore this piece in GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations of Moville, IA.  

Bring the feeling of natural daylight into your home by using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! Buttermilk Yellow is a warm, silky, color that won’t overpower your home accessories; it's the perfect shade for anyone looking to add just a hint of nature to their interior! 

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1 part Buttermilk Yellow + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Buttermilk Yellow + 1 part Snow White

Oringial Buttermilk Yellow

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"I had had my eye on this dresser for a few months. I could never get ahold of the seller so I gave up. Then a few months later it showed up for sale by another seller. I was so excited and snapped it up. It is a HUGE dresser! It would make a beautiful entry piece, or entertainment center. Painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and finished with a polyacrylic. The top has been stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and finished with GF gel...


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"I love painting bold so when my friend asked for a custom buffet I was pretty excited that she chose General Finishes Apricot Chalk Style Paint.  I applied three costs of paint, wanting very solid coverage.  The top of the buffet was sanded and I applied two coats of General Finishes Java Gel Stain.  I also added a bit of Java Gel Stain in the detailing.  I used General Finishes water based top coat on...

Shabby and Sew Much Mor used General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint for a fun pop of Fall color.              
"This adorable little magazine table was painted in apricot chalk paint and stained in Java gel by General Finishes We added new hardware from Hobby Lobby and just love how it turned out! This is such a cute little statement piece and and perfect for fall decorating!!" - Mel & Mar Creations    

Repurposed Love by Rhonda Donnelly are feeling festive for this fall season. They restyled this dresser in Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and Antique Glazing.

GF Apricot Chalk Style Paint is such a great color for Autumn! This dresser by Country Style Accents is just beautiful!   Check out all GF's Chalk Style Paint colors here:    

This daring dresser was livened up with Apricot Chalk Style Paint by 2nddoorontheright! This a great piece to add a pop of color to the room!

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Karin of Art Is Beauty share this fast and lovely dresser restyle!

She explains her project, "I decided since most [of the dresser's damage] was really surface scratches, I could get away with just a light sanding and then use my General Finishes Java Gel Stain on it to bring out the richness of the wood... I wanted to add a little pop of color so I chose Somerset Gold Milk Paint... When it was dry I used their High Performance Topcoat Satin to seal all of it."

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Lindsey of Lindsey Haven Painted Furniture delighted us with this dresser makeover!

She mentioned, "This dresser was painted with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. It was a pleasure to use, easy to clean up and great results!"

Can't get enough of this bright and bold dresser in GF Sunglow Milk Paint by Leilouta!    

Red Door Furniture Co. spoiled us with this share! They used Milk Paint and Glaze Effects for this dresser.

They explain, "This cutie is providing all the sunshine we need this weekend! Painted in a mix of Somerset Gold Milk Paint and VanDyke Brown Glaze Effects."

Check out how creative Sheindel Zelmen-Lukach of Painted Petals was with this adorabe dresser! After painting it in Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint, she hand-painted the birds on branches and finished the piece with a coat of High Performance Top Coat Satin.

This antique night stand was painted in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and the legs were stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats.

This adorable duo in GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint from Shabby and Sew Much Mor is just perfect for spring!

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Sweet Tea Refinishing says, "This Gorgeous Vintage dresser was refinished in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Apricot. The Vintage Souls White Liming wax was used to go over the entire piece and Polyvine Ltd to further Protect!"

Boutique Unique freshened up this adorable side table with General Finishes Apricot Chalk Style Paint.
Evey's Creations created this ottoman with General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Moroccan Yellow. Absolutely love this bright and cheerful color!
Sheri, a client of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC, finished this sweet antique table using GF's Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Beautiful work, Sheri!

Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC says, "I was so very excited to see this piece completed ever since I started working on it!! It turned out better then I could have imagined and I know whoever gets it will love this unique one of a kind piece in their home! This beautiful accent table is painted in Somerset Gold Milk Paint by General Finishes and lightly distressed and sealed with High Performance top coat. Also the drawer fronts are layered with vintage floral napkins and...

Jenni at Roots & Wings Furniture_ transformed this charming coffee table with Somerset Gold Milk Paint! We suggest pairing it with our Nutmeg Gel Stain to recreate this lovely combo. Jenni says, "A custom order coffee table all finished up! Somerset Gold is such a pretty fall color, perfect for this time of year!"
Gorgeous vintage Henry Link Bali Hai set by Chris at Garage 9_! Chris shares, "The color? General Finishes Buttermilk! I love the color Jackie chose for the dresser set. I hadn't used that color before. When Jackie's parents came with their truck to pick everything up, I remarked what a happy color it was. Her mom, Susan, said it was funny that I used the word happy, because that was the same word Jackie had used to describe the color while she was looking at paint chips."
Yellow makes us happy too! This adorable drop leaf table got a Somerset Gold makeover by Julie's Home Decor_. Check out the General Finishes YouTube channel for great tips, tricks, and how-to's at