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

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!

Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence, Klingspor, Amazon, or Lee Valley in Canada. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GFs retail and professional line EXCEPT Chalk Style Paint. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

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.


GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace with a custom mix of 5:1 Sunglow Milk Paint, Persimmon Milk Paint

Evey's Creations created this ottoman with General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Moroccan Yellow. Absolutely love this bright and cheerful color!


**GF Chalk Style Paint is discontinued. Replace with a custom mix of 10:1 Harvest Yellow Milk Paint, Antique White Milk Paint

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
Loving this bright and bold Sunglow Milk Paint dresser by Sharon G. Thomspon. Sharon say, "This is the happiest color! I painted this for a client to use as a changing table/dresser in her nursery. What a lucky baby girl!"
Jazmin at Antique to Chic by Jazmin_ shared the sweetest secretary desk restyle using Sunglow Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in Flat! Love it!
Can't get enough of this autumn-inspired beauty by Suzanne at The Painted Drawer_! Somerset Gold Milk Paint is perfect for fall. Suzanne shares, "A beautifully crafted and large dresser finished in Somerset Gold paint with gold highlights, distressed details and a refinished walnut stained top... Somerset Gold is a gorgeous, warm color that plays off beautifully against the walnut stained wood top. Another unique vintage find from The Painted Drawer!"
This sweet cabinet was refinished by Off The Beaten Path using General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Top Coat. Java Gel Stain was used for the top! 
How chic is this rustic industrial cabinet turned coffee table by Chris at Garage 9_! She distressed Somerset Gold over Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed this beauty with High Performance Top Coat. The original pulls added just the right amount of charm!

We adore this sweet dining set by Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC. The table and chairs were painted in GF's Somerset Gold Milk Paint, distressed and sealed with High Performance top coat. Check out that beautiful fabric!

The base of this table was finished in Burnished Pearl Effects Over Somerset Milk Paint. The top was drybrushed with Antique Brown Gel Stain and Glazed with Pitch Black Glaze.

"You can't go wrong with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow! Isn't it adorable on the side table! Add a little distressing and seal with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and you are all done. Love it- Kim Seitz - Seitz Antiques and Collectibles." ~Thanks so much for sharing this adorable piece, Kim!
Make a bold statement with a colorful front door restyle! Ginger Watkins upped her home's curb appeal with Lamp Black and Sunglow Milk Paints, sealed with Exterior 450 Top Coat in Semigloss for maximum protection against the elements. Learn more about General Finishes exterior products here:
This buffet is looking stunning in Somerset Gold Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and topped with Java Gel Stain by Nicole Kenehan!

This cheerful console would be a beautiful addition to any home! The top was refinished with a custom mix of Gel Stains by Jill at ReFind Design by Coco Clare_, and we recommend our Somerset Gold Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze to recreate the look! Jill says, "Just sent this beautiful Entertainment Center home with its new family! Thank you Donovan Family._ Top stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Gel Stains and sealed with High Performance Satin. The bottom was...

Funky fresh Sunglow statement piece by The ReStore Fermoy_! This beauty would be a bright addition to any space. :) "This funky table was completed for a customer and delivered this week. Originally a very dark wood colour,it was painted with General Finishes Sunglow Yellow, isn't it fab? What a great way to add a pop of colour to any room. Call 086-825-1551 for enquiries and next day delivery on all our paints, stains and varnishes."

We adore this end table with a frosty lemonade personality! Modern Vintage created this color using a mix of GF's Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paints frosted with Winter White Glaze Effects.

ReFind Design by Coco Clare hand painted this darling ray of sunshine using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint.
Lucky*Girl Vintage_ brightened up this cute nightstand with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and her client Cheryl used Antique White on the bed frame. What a cheery room!

Sophisticated French Provincial upcycle by Tara at Modern Vintage_! This beauty was finished with a custom mix of Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paints, then glazed with Winter White. Tara shares, "A mix of Buttermilk and Sunglow, frosted with Winter White Glaze, is without a doubt my new obsession! I loved it so much I knew right away that I wanted to do it again on this set when I got it. Perfect for a nursery, guest bedroom or even your own happy bedroom!"


"This is my first time using Buttermilk and I absolutely love it… Such a beautiful shade of yellow." -Theresa of Treasures Rediscovered ( The Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint is sealed with High Performance topcoat in flat.

This gorgeous frosty lemonade color was created by Modern Vintage using a mix of Buttermilk and Sunglow Milk Paint frosted with Winter White Glaze Effects.

Buttermilk Yellow Beauties
General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint goes with just about any color! Airdrie Furniture Revival has paired it here with GF Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Great combo!
Hello, sunshine! Samantha at A Little Simplicity painted this adorable table with Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint!
Alternatively Yours​ shared this lovely 1920's Malcolm & Hill dresser that was painted with a custom mix of equal parts Somerset Gold and Antique White Milk Paint. Just gorgeous!
Check out this desk from Trillium Park Designs​!"Finally...out of the basement and into some natural light! Painted in a Calcium Carbonate sage green with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint topcoat. A little stenciling and a lot of distressing for an Old World feel!"
Kelly from Soul Patina​ repurposed an unused sewing cabinet into a bright and cheery planter. It was painted with GF Sunglow Yellow Milk Paint and sealed with Exterior 450 top coat.
Red Shed Restoration shared this fabulous vintage polygon cabinet finished with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain on top!
Soul Patina transformed this sweet Martha Washington sewing cabinet into a fun spring planter with Sunglow Milk Paint! "Before & After of a sewing cabinet I turned into a cute front porch planter. I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Sunglow. I will have similar ones for sale at my booth at South & Main in Dalton's Funky Flea Market on May 16th." It's the perfect time to move your painting projects out into the fresh air! Find out how to spray General Finishes Milk Paint in this video...
Somerset Gold beauty by Rustic Roots! Since the drawers on this vintage dresser were broken, they came up with an ingenious idea to create shelves and make it into a multipurpose piece! "This is an antique dresser upcycled with shelving added and drawers removed. This is painted with General Finishes Somerset Gold! This sweet piece could be used in a bathroom, as a media center, entryway table, baby's room, etc!"
Spring is here! Headboard bench painted in Sunglow Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and seat stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and sealed in High Performance Top Coat. - Miss Daisy's Attic​ of Joplin, MO

Jen's Furniture Rehab​ is ready for spring!"Now this was a fun project!! It took two days and myself and two helpers to remove every bit of the stuffing and about 5 million staples from this chair!! I would refer whoever upholstered this chair to everyone!! Once it was naked, I covered it in General Finishes Sunglow Milk Paint, and since it's rated for outdoor use, I skipped the sealer! By the end of the summer, I hope to see it fully engulfed in a different kind of floral beauty!!"

Wouldn't this be a sweet setup for a laundry room? Team Sutton Designs shared this fresh farmhouse style with Java Gel Stain and SW paint! For a similar look, we suggest Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. "I love doing rustic and distressed pieces because they are always so imperfectly perfect. This fun little piece was done in Sherwin Williams " White Raisin" with a General Finishes Java top. Cute jute knobs and balloon liner just take this piece to an old-time rustic farmhouse."
Theresa Young refinished this gorgeous dresser in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. The entire piece was sealed with our water based High Performance Top Coat. Looks great! Perfect for a baby's room!
Beth from Rustique & Chic applied Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint to these lovely barstools!
It's beginning to look a lot like spring thanks to Shannon from Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats! "Sharing a cute country table painted in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. We love how it gets us thinking Spring! This color of yellow is the perfect shade - so soft and pretty!" -Shannon
The Cornish Painted Furniture Company shared this Buttermilk Yellow beauty! "The small dresser is turning out beautifully. I've painted it in General Finishes' Buttermilk Milk Paint (3 coats), and then aged it using their Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effect (1 coat), then their High Performance varnish in Satin (2 coats)... I wanted to achieve a kind of French olde worlde style with this dresser, so distressed it a little round the edges. It's beautiful."
Danielle at Gates Shabby Chic Repurposed.Reclaimed.Refinished restyled this lovely little accent chair with Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! So sweet! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at
Sarah at The Splattered Smock restyled this gorgeous oak claw foot dresser with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and AS Wax!