"I had to remove a few old layers of paint to start with (not an easy/fun task). After hours and hours of removing paint I had to finish it all off with a good sanding the top to the bare wood. After that a good cleaning. Then on to paint and stain. Katie chose java gel for the top. And for the body she wanted white so I used...
"As you can see in the 'before' photo this piece had MULTIPLE layers of paint and had cracked over the whole piece. Also the panel on the right door was completely cracked almost all the way up the door.
So first we had to remove as much of the paint as possible with sanding snd chemicals (this was the bulk of the work honestly) and we also removed the top, broken door panel and the shelves.
We then added in new door panels and and created the new shelves and top. The piece was primed and...
Gorgeous solid wood dresser/buffet with loads of storage! This would be a gorgeous tv console and if I don’t get rid of it fast, it might be MY gorgeous tv console! Complete farmhouse transformation for this piece. Top stripped and sanded to bare wood, base painted in...
"We've take these cabinets from their original honey oak state to a bright and more modern feel with #GeneralFinishes Alabaster Brushable Enamel." - Goodwillhunting Lawson
"8 drawer dresser with plenty of storage. Stripped the top of the thick cherry finish to find cool wood grain so I opted to sand and seal it. That’s the natural color!
Body refinished in a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Alabaster & Snow White. Slightly distressed throughout. New oil rubbed bronze hardware." - Elm Street Designs
"When classic black meets deep woodgrain it’s always a perfect match. This small chest is handmade from solid oak by a local furniture maker. I love the simplicity of this piece and the clean lines throughout. After painting the body, I decided it needed one element of exposed wood. I sanded back the toe kick and gave it a very subtle whitewash. I love how it made the grain just pop!
For this piece I used General Finishes Lamp Black and Alabaster for the wash. The entire piece is sealed with...
"We’ve taken these cabinets from their original state to General Finishes Alabaster Brushable Enamel! They really POP and make a huge statement in her kitchen!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! That’s just what my client saw when she picked this piece up off the side of the road. When she dropped it off for me to save, we had a GOOD laugh! It was literally falling apart…we even named it “the lost cause!” She was adamant though, that we try and save it as she saw its potential and had a clear vision for it!
After a full days work of rebuilding this from the inside out, it proved itself that it was no longer a lost cause, but a strong and sturdy...
"Dixie dresser in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and top sanded to natural wood, bleached and sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat. Brass handles are the final touch to make this bright and elegant." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Minwax Espresso water base stain turned this basic dresser into a beautiful, simple piece with elegant lines." - Gracefully Modern
"I didn’t have an instant vision when I saw this beautiful Stanley mid century modern chest but I am very happy with how it all came together, renewed and refreshed!
General Finishes Alabaster which pairs beautifully with the natural wood of the spacious bottom three drawers and legs. The original hardware was kept brushed brass but refreshed, and the drawers were lined with a fun gold polka dot paper."
Water Based Enduro Poly Tinted to GF Alabaster
"Huge kitchen cabinet job! Love repeat clients. Client added crown moulding, cabinet trim, and upper boxes on top of cabinets. Island had to be stripped of previous paint. Finished this enormous job in one week! General Finishes Enduro Poly tinted to GF Alabaster." - Bellflower Grove
"Custom Vintage Thomasville 8 drawer Buffet/Media/Bedroom Chest. A full refinish/redesign takes this outdated piece to an on trend high end style. Layers of General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint paired with custom gold finished iron legs and hardware provide a softened but edgy style dynamic. Entire piece sealed in General Finishes flat sealer." - Raised Expectations
"This Dixie beauty came to me legs practically falling off and wobbly, chipped, cracked, and needing love all the way down to the badly spray painted hardware. I knew there was still magic in her bones.
Painted in General Finishes Alabaster, the top, drawers, and legs were stripped and stained using Varathane Premium wood stain in the shade Golden Oak. I really love the look of the Re Design With Prima Folk II transfer over the wood drawers."
"Bathrooms are so hard to photograph! I had to climb in my client’s tub (with her permission) in order to get a picture of these cabinets. They were painted Alabaster by General Finishes and it really brightens the space!"
Matching nightstands in Alabaster Milk Paint
"Gave this dresser a fresh update in a timeless finish. General Finishes Alabaster, base trim in GF Lamp Black. Top sanded and left in a natural wood finish.
New hardware and lined drawers!" - Elm Street Designs
"Even though I have been a professional refinisher for years…these transformations never get old! From boring and blah to wow! My client picked this piece from my Unfinished Inventory and had it customized. Paint: Alabaster by General Finishes
Stain: Walnut Water Based Stain by General Finishes" - Flipping Unbelievable
"Check out the transformation on this waterfall dresser. Stripped and stained the drawer fronts in Provincial and then painted the rest Alabaster by...
Do you ever have mic drop moment? When I finished this buffet, that's exactly how I felt
Stripping furniture is no easy feat, no matter how you spin it, but some pieces demand it. This was one of those pieces. Let me tell you why...
Made in Norwich England around 1860 by Trevor Page & Co cabinet makers, it lived the first century of it's life close to it's origin. Fast forward to 1976. A young military wife expecting her first child took a daytrip to a...
"Rarely found style of an Eastlake Secretary chest refinished in General Finishes Alabaster with distressing to embrace the true aged character that can't be duplicated." - Saved By Design
Beautiful desk in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Minwax Simply White
Even small tables can have a big impact with paint and stain. This end table was painted in...
"The power of white paint! Alabaster by General Finishes really lightens up this dresser! The top was stripped and stained in GF Graystone Water Based Stain." - Flipping Unbelievable
Another before and after! It’s amazing what a little paint can do for a room. We updated this room by white washing the brick fireplace with General Finishes Snow White and Alabaster Milk Paint. The mantle piece was stained and the beams were freshened up with Antique Walnut Gel Stain! Looks like a brand new room!! So beautiful! " - Duke Interiors and Restoration
"It’s no secret I love the two tone look, and these stools are no exception. The bottoms were painted in Alabaster by General Finishes and distressed. The tops were a custom stain to match the rest of the dining room set." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Cherry tallboy refinished in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint. Top sanded and stained in Pewter Dye Stain. New black hardware to compliment new feet." - Elm Street Designs
"A modern update to a dated piece! This piece is solid cherry wood. I wasn’t a fan of the shell design in the trim so I removed the entire base and built out a new one. Added some modern feet to bring it back to a decent height.
I went way over budget with the new hardware but I think it was well worth it! Body is General Finishes Alabaster, the perfect shade of white. I added a raised stencil to the top row of drawers.
Top was stripped and sanded and finished in General Finishes Dye...
"Another orangey oak kitchen updated with a popular shade of white and new cabinet pulls. GF Enduro Poly tinted to the popular Alabaster! Sprayed with Fuji Q5" - Bellflower Grove
GF Enduro Poly is a professional, spray-only, high solids pigmented water based finish that's perfect for cabinets! Stock colors include white and black but can be tinted to any GF Milk Paint color or any major paint brand color. Contact your local retailer to inquire about ordering a custom color!
"How cool is this old desk! It was in pretty rough shape when we got it but it cleaned up beautifully! They took the main structure of the desk and added a new bottom, the side shelves, and a new top! Such a great idea and is going to look great in its new space! We refinished this piece in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Gorgeous!!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration
Perfect little bench in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint.
"A little creative thinking, lots of elbow grease and General Finishes Brushable White Enamel tinted to Alabaster took this cabinet from what looked like an afterthought to something awesome with a purpose The butcher block counter top was stained with 2 different water based stains and the finished with beeswax from mmsmilkpaint The paint went on like a dream!! The new home owners absolutely loved it!!!" - In Sweet Time
"Solid maple wood buffet. This gorgeous buffet was not always quite this stunning. After a good cleaning and some elbow grease, I sanded the top down to the original wood and stained it in General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain. For the body, I chose General Finishes Alabaster, a beautiful mix of Antique White and Snow White. The hardware also got a fresh look in antique bronze. The edges were given a light distressing for that worn, antiqued effect." - Ray's Refurbishing
"How cool is the shape of this oval piece!?! It’s unique for sure and that’s what I love about it! Top and legs: natural wood with a paint wash, Body: Alabaster by General Finishes, New knobs: D. Lawless Hardware." - Flipping Unbelievable
"MCM maple dresser. Drawers were sanded to bare wood. Fun geometric metallic gold pattern over gray paint. Wood was left natural, no stain. Body refinished in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint. Entire piece sealed in a flat finish." - Elm Street Designs
"General Finishes Alabaster for the win again! This is the most popular white by far. Turned out Ah-mazing." - Painted Pieces in Klamath Falls, OR
"•DESI• I asked for help with choosing a color for this blank canvas! It was nearly an even split between General Finishes Queenstown Gray, Alabaster, and Persian Blue! SO I did a little custom mixing since all of General Finishes Milk Paints can be blended and came up with this lovely gray!" - Studio 111; Restoration & Transformation
"Mid Century Art Deco style. Before and after shows the transformation in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and an Antique Walnut stained drawer and top." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Perhaps this pretty pink piece will brighten your day! It has a base coat of General Finishes Coral Crush and then Alabaster over it, heavily distressed. The drawer fronts have adorable delicate lace wallpaper covering them, also distressed. Cute bun feet and New glass rose hardware top it off. " - Soleil Furnishings
Before and After!
"This piece belonged to my client’s grandmother. It’s staying in the family, but got a completely different look!
Paint: General Finishes Alabaster" - Flipping Unbelievable
"Peony Dresser is done! The body is General Finishes Alabaster over China Blue and the drawers are covered and lined in Spoonflower peony paper. New crystal knobs are the icing on the cake!" - Soleil Furnishings
"Refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes paints. Let’s see, we have Halcyon Blue, Millstone, Reverent Gray, Antique White, Perfect Gray, and Alabaster. I went a little crazy mixing. The result is a very pretty teal/gray/baby blue. I added some GF Winter White Glaze Effects over it and lightly distressed to create a worn, layered look. Some fun wallpaper on the back completes the look!" - Elm Street Designs
"Mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Nutmeg Gel Stain. Beautiful wood grain on top and drawers with new brushed silver handles, featuring original wing handles on sides." - Just a Touch of Paint
"Holy cow this was a lot of doors!!! Over 60 pieces, 2 sprayers, and 4 onsite painters later it’s complete. This kitchen is in General Finishes Alabaster and Driftwood, such a pretty combo.
Keeping the countertops was highly debatable but it’s so hard to replace nice granite and I think the cabinets really helped with making the countertops work and even the floors. The hubs did the board & batten and the homeowners did my favorite MCM matte black hardware.
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"Mid century nightstands. Perfect size and redesigned in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat to protect the top surface. Solid brass handles give these a little extra shine."
"Wowza! This gorgeous kitchen was painted in the perfect shade of a creamy white called Alabaster by General Finishes. Best feeling in the world when a client enters on in to her “nearly new” transformed kitchen & gasps .... ooooo myyy goshhhh & sighs w/ pure delightment."
"This color combination will never grow old. It’s such a timeless color!! This table, 4 chairs, and bench seat was refinished using General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. It’s ready for it’s next 20 years of life in it’s beautiful new colors!"- Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Even though I tried to convince myself that I didn’t need to buy these at the thrift store, they ended up coming home with me. Painted in Alabaster by General Finishes. Bottom stripped and left natural wood with a topcoat for durability." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Leave it to this duo to upgrade your space with their distinctive modern style. Their strong bodies are covered in General Finishes Alabaster. The drawers have been stripped and sealed to their original wood tone. A custom retro pattern painted in a metallic vintage gold gives them an added unique flair. New hardware and sleek legs complete their new look." - Barely Vintage Restorations