"Can you believe it’s not antique?!? I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day looking for some new furniture designs to build and found this one! I think I literally went to Menards the next day to get all of the wood and supplies to build it! lol The octagon panels were my favorite part about this piece but I couldn’t imagine cutting out all those angles so I asked another local business to cut them out and they are perfect!!! We stained in a mix of General Finishes Provincial and...
"My favorite part about this refinished dresser? Probably the new stained top in Antique Oak Water Based Stain. The wood grain is gorgeous! The rest of this dresser was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint. My client picked this one from my unfinished inventory, and said she was fine with new hardware. I recommended cleaning it up first to see how they looked, and now the handles look brand new!" - Flipping Unbelievable
"Nightstand makeover! I stripped the “Brewer Blue” top and stained it using GF Antique Oak Water Based Stain. The rest was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Sofa table was stripped down to bare wood, stained using a combination of General Finishes Antique Oak and Graystone Water Based Stain, and then sealed in High Performance Top Coat. I’m so glad my client decided to have these pieces refinished and stained so that gorgeous wood grain could be highlighted."
"Got this one a few weeks ago off marketplace and it was pretty beat up but still in good structural shape…I really wanted to do a full wood refinish but the top is the only part that wasn’t solid wood so I decided to go with the dipped look look and I’m pretty happy with that decision! I Painted the upper section in melange paints Antique Black and stained the wood section in General Finishes Antique Oak and sealed it all up in a super smooth layer of matte top!"
"Isn’t that wood grain fantastic?!! When I purchased this piece it was stained in a medium brown color but you couldn’t really see the wood grain so when I stripped it down I knew a light natural finish would show off all that beautiful grain!
We gave it a wash of General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain then sealed it in matte top coat and sprayed the original hardware matte black for an updated look!" - NB.Restorations by Nathan Bridges
"Who doesn’t love a beautiful mid century piece?!? The quality of this piece is perfection! 100% solid wood and the drawers work perfectly! We decided to refinish this piece to show off that fantastic wood grain! We used General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based wood stain then sealed it in our favorite matte top coat! I love how this warm natural wood tone pairs up with any color pallet and it will always be in style!" - NB.Restorations by Nathan Bridges
I always enjoy doing these building projects! Earlier this year I built the arched bookcase then I saw this piece on a few different high end accounts and I loved that raw antique wood look so I decided we could maybe-possibly build it! I started by drawing out the plans then headed to Menards to get a truckload of wood so I could get started! It took a total of three days to complete this piece…I achieved the antiqued wood look by ruffing it up quite a bit with a handheld garden rake, a...
Isn’t this piece absolutely spectacular?!?? This piece would make such a huge statement in any room it’s placed in! It stands at nearly 8ft high and approximately 5ft wide…
When I saw this piece on marketplace over a month ago I knew it had sooo much potential, but it was a little out of our budget for a flip piece. I thought about it for a few weeks then decided to get it! It was in pretty decent shape but it needed a new back…I started by stripping the original finish then I sanded it down...
Circa 1885 this solid oak buffet was manufactured by Olbrich & Golbeck in Chicago. 138 years has passed since it's inception and it has stood that test of time effortless with quality craftsmanship. It features three drawers including one velvet lined silverware drawer and two doors concealing open storage. The light oak stain is complimented by William Morris Strawberry Thief liners and the original brass hardware. All interior components have been cleaned and oiled for excellent...
"Stained it with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain. The hardware was boiled in vinegar and water to remove the junk and get it back to its original beauty. The paint was stripped off the legs and they were stained too. Everything was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat." - Amanda Jones Furniture
"Lovely, vintage 7-drawer dresser refreshed using General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil. The top was sanded bare and stained with General Finishes water based stain in Antique Oak, then sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The beautiful, original antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2
Adorable, antique lowboy. This piece dates to the late 1800’s/early 1900’s and is solid oak.
The top and drawer fronts were sanded to bare wood, and then stained with a mixture of...
VINTAGE SOLID WOOD BUFFET / CONSOLE
Stained in Antique Oak from...
"Isn’t it spectacular?!? Just 3 weeks ago it was a sad little hutch with a bad paint job now it looks like a antique cabinet that came from a old mercantile a hundred years ago but in reality it is probably only 30 years old…lol
This cabinet wasn’t very attractive when I purchased it but I thought it was pretty unique because of the 4 upper doors that gives full access to the the interior unlike most china cabinets….I wanted the cabinet to have a grand feel so I made it about 12” taller by...
"Isn’t that wood grain stunning?!? When we received this piece it was stained in a really dark walnut color and the top was in pretty rough but with a little varnish stripper and a whole lot of sanding we finally bought it down to the natural wood!
Keeping it in a light natural color was definitely a bit of a challenge with it being made from a darker wood but we were able to keep it in a lighter natural color by using General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain then I sealed it in matte...
"This circa 1960 Bassett Gala dresser has the best bones but needed a fresh finish.
To achieve this look we did a full strip with Klean Strip Premium Stripper, followed with a light sand in 220 grit to even the natural color. Made a wash with 1 tbsp General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain and 1 cup of water. Mixed and brushed on, wiped back excess. Sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Flat." - Saved By Design
"Circa 1950, this classic nightstand pair was once a traditional desk. The custom deep green finish complimented by the rich antique brown top is the epitome of English Country House design.
• General Finishes Emerald and Dark Chocolate 50/50 mix, High Performance Top Coat in Flat, Antique Oak Water Based Stain over Mahogany wood.
• Hepplewhite pulls from Amazon" - Saved By Design
"Refresh on a dining room table top is all done! Stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Oak and Black Cherry (60/40) Water Based Stain and top coated in GF High Performance Topcoat for protection. Its back to looking brand new!" - Twin Grove Design
"Here in Southern Idaho, we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by agriculture. So many of my friends and family are connected to the ag industry. When asked if I could use a picture of an actual tractor he used I said you betcha! Love doing these challenging designs taken from pictures!
Mixol and General Finishes New Pine, American Oak and Antique Walnut Gel Stain."
"Dining room table set refinished. This two tone look brings new life to the set and gives it a modern look.
Base and chairs: General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
Table top: General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain" - Flipping Unbelievable
Paint: Lamp Black Milk Paint
Stain: Antique Oak Water Based Stain
Hardware: Gold Pulls from Wayfair
Gorgeous color combo by Flipping Unbelievable! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Oak Water Based Stain.
"Cozy & Classic. Get the look with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain!" - Whitewood Furniture
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"This Dixie nine drawer dresser turned out so pretty! She was kinda raggedy before with a very tired finish. No structural issues, just a ton of nicks and gouges. This gorgeous blue is a custom mix of two parts China Blue and one part Perfect Gray from General Finishes. It’s not as purple as a periwinkle, not as navy as navy and not as gray as a blue gray. It’s just a lovely blue. I was inspired to create this color by a blue in one of my drawer liners. I was so excited to use the color and...
Mid Century thrift store find sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain
Table top was refinished to match the existing apron. Sanded and then stained in Antique Oak by...
"My pantry is finally done! It feels so good to declutter and organize. This was a small space, but had a huge impact on my kitchen as now I gained so much extra counter space in the rest of the kitchen.I custom built the shelves, modified the upper cabinets to look more like built in, then added a custom countertop." - Flipping Unbelievable
Cabinet color: Empire Gray by General Finishes
Shelf stain: Antique Oak Water Based Stain by General...
These end tables were very dated and the orange finish was failing. If you remember from a post a few days ago, I ended up removing the entire finish down to bare wood. We also added a plain piece of trim to cover the detail work that was on the front to make them more modern and up to date.
I started the refinishing with two coats of shellac to seal the wood and block the wood tannins from coming through my finish. I still wasn’t sure what direction I was going with these tables but because...
"I had so much fun creating this piece using an old hutch top. General Finishes in Linen on the body and Antique Oak Water Based Stain on all the new wood components. Tons of storage and beautiful…perfect for any room." - Blu Soul Design
"My client convinced me to leave the drawers stained, even though there were a lot of chips in the veneer. I’m glad she did, because I love the wood grain! I did my best to fill in any missing veneer and match to the wood tones, then stained in General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain. The rest was painted Coastal Blue Milk Paint." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Coffee table and end table done! Single piece of 30"x60"x2" piece of solid maple. Took some work to undo 35 years of age. I was also able to turn an offcut into a cutting board as a momento for the woman that donated the table. Some specs:
- steel hairpin legs 16"H (coffee) and 20"H (end table), rated at 300lbs
- General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain & HPTC (spray application)
- Walrus Oil Cutting Board oil" - Goose Woodworking
I am in awe of how gorgeous this dresser turned out!
It is marvelous how painting and staining a piece can give it new life and bring it back to the modern world. My client knew that she wanted to keep the top unpainted and we decided to stain the insides of the middle drawers to match the top and give it some contrast as well as accentuate the angles of the piece. She decided to go with the color Mink by...
"My client brought this to me in rough shape, but it had once belonged to her mother and she wanted to save it. Her sister had started stripping it but never fully finished so there was a lot of paint and stripper residue that I had to remove. After it was cleaned and bare wood I stained it in what I’m calling my signature stain (a mix of Antique Oak and Graystone Water Based Stain) by General Finishes and then added new hardware. My client was shocked at the transformation and said her sister...
"We used General Finishes Coastal Blue, a beautiful navy, for the bodies. I did very intentional distressing on the hard edges of the base and used Liquid Leaf in brass to recreate the original gold on the legs. For the tops, I started with General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut as my base and then layered paint and stain by dry brushing as well as paint washes. I used Dark Chocolate, Cardamom, Snow White and Antique White Milk Paint as well as more Walnut and Antique Oak stain. The...
"Introducing our new Zander bed. This rustic-modern design is crafted with high quality Douglas Fir lumber. What makes this bed different from our other styles is that it has a low profile footboard giving it that added modern touch. This bed would bed perfect for any home decor style and goes great paired with our Cleveland dresser and nightstands. Finished in General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain." - Meli-D Creations
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"Who doesn’t love a bit of Mid Century sleek and clean lines? The top and sides are done in General Finishes Coastal Blue and the front in Antique Oak Water Based Stain with some great geometric gilding in keeping with the lines of the piece....and finally not forgetting the sweet gold legs." - Emporium K Designs
Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain applied to raw wood.
Completely restyled vintage pine furniture. Cleaned and sanded then painted in a lovely soft cream mineral paint, the tops were sanded and stained with General Finishes Antique Oak water based wood stain and then finished with Dixie Belle Company's Gator Hide for a water resistant finish and the insides treated with DB Big Mamma’s Butta in orange grove.
"Manufactured by Michigan Furniture Company, Holland MI
A beautiful transitional piece that could be used as a dresser, media stand or buffet. Custom finish: Greige base with General Finishes Antique Oak & Graystone Water Based Stain wash."
"Presley reNEWed cabinet. General Finishes
Mix of Snow White & Antique White Milk Paint, Water Based Stain mix of Antique Oak, Graystone with Greige wash,
Smooth & Durable Polyurethane finish" - Kenzie Lynn Designs
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"Check out my take on a metal looking finish. This was done using Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine Pearl Effects, Pitch Black Glaze, High Performance Topcoat and Antique Oak stain all by General Finishes. I removed the bottom of the dresser to get rid of the curved wood and give it a cleaner look then added hairpin legs."
This hutch received an update while staying true to the client's decor. Refinished in Black Stain with the doors and drawers done in Antique Oak, a two tone combination challenging the outdated stigma that black and brown can pair well together.
This beautiful piece features a worn General Finishes blackish finish, natural legs, with black and white floral lined cabinets and drawers. Full of original character and mixed with a modern finish, this piece will undoubtedly make a statement in your home!
- 50:50 mix of General Finishes Antique Oak and Black Cherry Water-Based Stains (top only)
2018 GF Design Challenge 3rd Place Winner - Upcycling Category - Roll Out the Burl-El
"Painted in General Finishes pigmented Enduro White Poly and stained using their Antique Oak Water Based Stain. What a classic combination!
"Get the ultimate in storage with this apothecary cabinet. This unique furniture is best known for its use in pharmacies from days gone by, but now you can own this piece in your own home. Stripped and stained in General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain and all 20 drawers received new card catalogue hardware. Both functional and decorative, this apothecary cabinet provides visual interest and loads of drawers." - Flipping Unbelievable
Cool industrial style bar cart hand crafted by Reformed Wood and finished with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain.
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