Antique desk and chair painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"The bottom drawer was trash so a new wood shelf was installed in its place. Trimmed rattan added to the door fronts after I removed the damaged veneer. Then fully sanded and painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The shelf and top have been stained in Mocha and sealed for protection. Plus brand new hardware! This beauty got a full makeover!" - Paws in the Paint
"What do I love about this set? Well, for one… the antique colonial style chairs!! This set features two captain’s and two brace back (hard to find) chairs. They, like the table, are absolute solid oak and as sturdy as they come. The table top is gorgeous! Constructed in a butcher block fashion and is… I’ll say it again, SOLID OAK.
I refinished the chairs in a slightly weathered Lamp Black by General Finishes because this style chair just feels extra beautiful in classy black. The table top...
"Vintage Drexel buffet. This piece was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. It was lightly distressed and sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. Some of the original hardware was missing, so I replaced it with vintage-look library pulls." - Garage 9 v2
"Vintage dresser by Owosso Furniture. I’ve never heard of this brand so I looked it up. The dresser is solid wood and very nicely made. Turns out they are a very high end company and one article said other companies, including I believe it was Thomasville and Bassett, aspired to make as good quality furniture as Owosso did!
Solid wood, sturdy, drawers work well and have all wood drawer boxes and dovetail joinery.
This was given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black....
"I gave it a good cleaning, sanded the failing finish from the top and then gave it a new black dress. I’m super tempted to keep it, but I won’t. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Deer Run Vintage Company
Vintage Broyhill sofa/hall table. This sturdy piece is in great condition. It is constructed from mostly oak and some engineered materials. It likely dates to the 80’s.
We “farmhoused” it up with...
"Vintage dresser set. Sanded and stained in Briarsmoke. Body painted in General Finishes Lamp Black."
"A quick and easy art update that anyone can do! I found this piece at a local thrift shop and was given a quick update with my favorite black paint, Lamp Black by General Finishes. It’s an easy & cost effective update and anyone can do this to add decor to their home." - REmade
"Meet Adeline. This piece is really quite old. Solid oak. Painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes and a tissue paper with a botanical print was used to decoupage the top and bottom. On the underside, a name, handwritten in cursive. Adeline. I didn’t have the heart to paint over it…the bottom was left exactly as I found it. It is part of its story." - REmade
"Absolutely gorgeous, vintage Italian Provincial dresser with 7 drawers. It was given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, and was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The beautiful, original antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2
"This is a vintage 3-tier folding pie/cake stand. It has been given a modern, updated look painted in Lamp Black with chunky numbers painted in Antique White, both by General Finishes. Distressed and then sealed for durability. This chunky, funky piece would be a fun plant stand, bathroom toilet paper holder or whatever you can imagine-definitely a conversation piece!" - REmade
"Finished up another little custom order for another return customer. This end table is OLD and the before picture doesn't really do it justice but it was in very rough shape. After a good sanding and cleaning we stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and painted the legs in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Upcycling by Amy
"I am so glad we didn’t pass up this adorable set! Lexington dresser and nightstand in General Finishes Lamp Black and water based Provincial stain."
"These were a part of an outdated art deco vanity, now they’re a gorgeous pair of nightstands / end tables! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black paired with their Java Gel Stain"
Gorgeous, vintage 9 drawer dresser by American of Martinsville. This baby is looooong! It’s in great condition, with 9 solid oak, dovetailed drawers that work properly. The body of the dresser is made of wood and engineered materials. There are antique brass caps on the front legs. 6 visible drawers with the middle doors that open to reveal the remaining 3 drawers.
This was given a makeover using...
I have to admit I’m more accustomed to black or blue but I’m in love with this green and now I see why so many of you love these green tones. Check out my reel to see the before of this orange oak buffet. I’m so happy with the result and I’m loving the new door fronts and more modern base. This buffet has ample storage inside and would work great as a side table, console or coffee bar as well.
Paint: General Finishes Basil mixed with Lamp Black
Top Coat: General Finishes dead flat...
"Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Top had deep gouges that couldn’t be sanded out so I opted to add lathe wood and stain. Added feet for an extra boost." - Elm Street Designs
"Can’t believe this is the same piece…I love the new updated look so much.
This is client owned and passed on to her from her grandmother. They removed the top. We converted the base for new legs, removed the wood from the doors, and added new hardware. This beauty is refinished in my favorite black by General Finishes, Lamp Black." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
"Isn’t this set stunning?!? It is Sooo rare that I ever find a set of nightstands so when I saw this set for sale I grabbed them! I love the elaborate carved design and oval shape this set features! I painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed in matte top coat." - NB.Restorations
Circa 1920's fully restored/refinished sideboard
Solid antique oak. This heirloom quality antique sideboard had undesirable orange undertones in its finish and a water damaged top.
Now fully restored using toning, color wash and glazing layers by...
"I love combining natural wood tones with dark and sultry colours. By combining these colours, this doubled hooded secretary evokes a warm, but moody and seductive charm, the keeper of secrets. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Dead Flat topcoat." - Paint and Hammer
Fully redesigned solid wood vintage chests.
The original bases were cut and removed for the addition of iron legs.
A custom wood tongue and groove top was added.
Each drawer was custom face trimmed and black iron hardware added.
These were finished in...
"Vintage MCM dresser. Sanded and refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Elm Street Designs
"I can not say enough great things about General Finishes Lamp Black and WB stain in Antique Brown. Smooth finish every time, seals fantastically with hemp oil. These products make me look good!" - Coat of Charms of Southwick, MA
This exquisite solid wood vintage Empire dresser was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed and black waxed. The drawer fronts and top were sanded and sealed with polyurethane to the reveal the most beautiful natural wood pattern." - Estrella Design
"Custom shelving and top in a gorgeous bleached natural wood finish provide a stunning contrast to the General Finishes Lamp Black finish. Entire piece fully sealed with General Finishes flat finish. The bottom 2 drawers were kept for concealed storage. Paper lined and simple black hardware keep with its streamlined look. Stunning as an alternative to a "closed" buffet but also works as a media piece or even in a home office setting." - Raised Expectations
"We had this Uber ugly Thomasville buffet base….. it was a China cabinet and we ditched the top completely. We pulled off all that scrolly trim and sanded out every square inch of that body. Up on 4” steel feet for the needed height. Voila! There she is! General Finishes Millstone in a wash to neutralize that oak! GF Lamp Black on the doors. Sealed in High Performance Topcoat satin." - Restoration Reserve
"A whole lotta work went into this before & after! Top was gross shiny laminate so I made a new one with lathe strips stained in Early American. Added trim to the drawer fronts to accommodate twenty new pieces of hardware. Painted in layers of General Finishes Perfect Gray, Lamp Black and glaze, then distressed to give the finish some depth and texture." - Elm Street Designs
"Joy to the World! A super, simple, thrifted, holiday decor idea!! I made my stencil for this project, using my Cricut machine. I clear coated the globe first then once dried, I place the stencil on and clear coated again. Once that dried, I painted on the message (two coats). I chose my favorite, go-to black by General Finishes called Lamp Black. Once that dried, I put on another clear coat of GF water based High Performance Topcoat." - REmade
"Purchased this cabinet from an old medical supply store. It’s solid wood and just awesome but needed some TLC. The top wasn’t attached and was split into two pieces. It was missing a back and the sides had about 157 nails in them.
Built a new top with a mosaic pattern and stained in walnut. Sides had wood lathe planks added. New base with metal feet were added. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and slightly distressed."
Black furniture is so hot right now and I love this trend!
When my client’s husband saw this refinished he barely recognized it!
Paint color: Lamp Black by...
Beautiful mirror in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint .
"This vintage hutch is painted in GF Empire Gray and for the darker shade is a mix of Lamp Black and Empire Gray, and black glazed throughout. The inside is painted a mix of Antique White & Millstone by General Finishes. I added flowers and butterflies as this reminds my client of her mom. Sometimes furniture holds memories of times and people and those are the pieces we treasure the most. And I’m happy and honored to paint this piece for my client that now she will keep in her home and...
"The top of the table was stripped and stained and then sprayed with High Performance topcoat for durability. Lamp Black Milk Paint by General Finishes and GF Walnut Water Based Stain." - Flipping Unbelievable
"After a few rounds of chemical strippers and sanding I did a wood conditioner on it and stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed it. We also decided to paint the lettering in General Finishes Lamp Black to really set it apart. I also did a round of Wise Owl Paint furniture salve in the drawers to freshen and hydrate those too!" - Upcycling by Amy
"The set has many beautiful details including a low footboard on the King/Cal-King bed, rattan in strategic places, and matching hardware. The bed and nightstand have been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black." - Say Yes To The Dresser
"I have wanted to try this technique for awhile, and finally decided to give it a go on this beautiful solid maple dresser. I love how the black legs coordinate with the antique brass drawer pulls. Yes, it definitely can be ok to mix metal finishes even on the same piece! Top: Maple with a custom tan wash and whitewash. Base and Drawers: General Finishes Lamp Black" - Sarah Bezanson Interiors
"As part of our living room makeover this antique dresser chest from the 1800’s that I love so much got a little makeover of its own!
From the day I found this piece a few years ago I haven’t done anything to it, I loved it as is. But the new color tones of our living room left it looking very orange so I knew it needed a little updating and I am very happy with its new look in our new space. Be sure to check out the before in the comments below!
Keeping with its antique look I...
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”This dresser is soo good! Even better in person! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black. The mountains done in Minwax Early American, Ebony + True Black stains!" -
"My new coffee bar. I love this little black bar, and the wood grain in all its beauty!
Painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes." - LIME & Co. Designs
"The body was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black while the drawers are Antique Walnut Gel Stain & Alabaster. The entire set is sealed with GF Satin High Performance Top Coat. Custom frames were built to add those iconic legs and new hardware was added for that final touch." - Delilah Tree
"This set is sooo nice and it’s made out of solid maple! When I purchased this set it was finished in a very dated orange wood color and had ugly hardware…So I got rid of all the ugly!
I gave the set a whole new look by painting the bases in General Finishes Lamp black and refinished the tops in GF Graystone Water Based Wood Stain then added new hardware to complete the new look!" - NB.Restorations
"I started this one by sanding the gloss off and giving it an uneven wood look by sanding some areas more than others. I wanted to give this piece an elegant style but still keep a rustic farmhouse look. I used a stain and paint combo. I hand painted light coats of General Finishes Lamp Black, distressing in between each coat. My final coat was a black/brown glaze I made with my seal, paint and stain." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
"Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black (she's more black than she appears), lightly distressed, and sealed in GF High Performance Topcoat in satin followed by Flat Out Flat Topcoat, this piece is timeless." - Red Geranium Restorations
The piece was originally a dated orange color pine dresser…My original plan was to strip it down and finish it in a natural wood look but the wood didn’t look how I wanted it to so instead I decided would give it a very worn black finish!
I painted it in General Finishes Lamp Black the gave the piece a heavy distressing to make it look 100 years old then sealed it up in matte top coat and added all new hardware to give it the card catalog look then added a set of metal legs to give the piece...
"Lately it seems like all I paint is black…but I’m okay with that because it’s such a great color! My client wanted this dresser in Lamp Black by General Finishes. I had to do a lot of stripping to remove the previous paint job which was not properly prepped and covered in thick brush strokes. Once I had that finish removed and made a mold for the missing trim, it was ready for primer and paint! I love how this one turned out." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Apothecary inspired side table. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with a satin finish. Such a cute piece that will add interest to any room!" - Rustic Owl Furnishings, L.L.C
This color combination is classic yet modern. Removing the mirrors, swapping out the hardware and updating the color gave my client’s hutch an entirely new look!