"A simple wood dresser underneath layers of latex paint, and some other kind of original stain. I could see it’s potential from the moment I saw it.
I peeled off as much of the latex as I could and sanded the rest (including the original stain). The grain that came out just made my heart so excited. I used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers and sealed with the Gel Topcoat. The frame was chalk painted using Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. Even though I filled the holes before...
"After a good sanding, they were primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and the top is stained in a custom mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains." - Upcycling by Amy
"This is one amazing dresser. Solid wood drawers, inside and out. You know it’s quality when the wood in a drawer is gorgeous! General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stained drawers, complemented by an Alabaster Milk painted frame. Unique gold painted handles make this piece stunning." - Just a Touch of Paint
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"I’m very excited to share this chest I restored for my friend. I did some research on it, and it was made in 1933 by the Rockford Cedar Furniture company, and has been in my friend’s family for generations. She remembers playing on it as a child. It had all the scratches and wear to show for it!
I was thrilled to be able to restore it to its former glory, and update it with accents of black to fit in with modern decor.
The top was finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain;...
"Oh my gosh, I am so excited this piece is finally done!! It needed a lot of work, but it's such a gorgeous and quality piece that it was worth it. Mahogany may be a real pain to work with, but the quality is amazing. The top was sanded down and brought back to life, the base needed lots of patching, sanding and I had to create a piece of missing trim. I patched and drilled new holes for the updated hardware, removed the green felt from the two small drawers and added fun paper instead. All in...
"This antique parlor table was saved from the garbage and given to me. ❤️ As I thought about what color to paint the base, I started sanding as part of the prep before painting. As I worked, I realized the table was perfect the way it was, partially sanded and sealed, kept a little antique rustic, while the top and sides were completely sanded and refinished in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain."
"This absolutely stunning buffet is all refreshed and ready for a new home. This lovely lady had great bones but was in desperate need of a face lift. The veneer on top was chipping away so I removed it completely and sanded the wood underneath. Gave it a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, I also did the same to the lower section of this piece. The rest was painted in General Finishes Reverent Gray. The stained areas were sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat, and...
"This piece was made between 1871 and 1900 because of the beautiful Knapp Joints on the drawers (those cute little scalloped joints in the second pic.) Knapp joints were only used for this short period of time in history. So that would make it between 120-149 years old! How cool is that?!
It is made from all solid Walnut with the exception of the burl veneer on the drawers and door front. I just couldn’t paint this beauty! It was missing it’s top so I made a new wood plank top painted...
"Wow! What a difference! This was my client’s vision and it turned out amazing! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain brought this mid century dresser back to a new beautiful. Those solid brass knobs are stunners."
Absolutely gorgeous in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain
"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 photos...so much richer in person."
"Here she is, my friends! Completely made over from top to bottom, this gorgeous family heirloom is a hand carved Schlingmann Wertmobel cabinet that belonged to my clients parents in Germany. Even after making the trip from Germany to the U.S., this beauty was in near perfect condition and honestly, I was a tad bit intimidated to put paint on her flawless goodness. But wow! The makeover made each carving, each curve, each detail even more stunning and truly stand out.
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"Refreshed in General Finishes Reverent Gray and for the newly sanded top we have lovely Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The hardware was also updated to antique bronze."
"This custom built bench is headed home. Painted it in a custom color General Finishes Blue Moon and Patina Green Milk Paint. The top was stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for protection.I love this color combo! So cute!!"
"This antique pew is absolutely breathtaking! Refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a High Performance Flat Finish; the perfect finish for this character filled piece. Talk about the perfect entryway bench!"
"Would y'all believe that I've never really been a fan of green furniture before? I've loved seeing other refinisher's green pieces but it never spoke to me as a color I wanted to paint myself, until I was looking for inspiration for this hutch. I just knew it was going to be white but I was just scrolling through pinterest one day and BAM! I saw a green hutch and my whole mindset shifted. And so this beautiful eucalyptus green hutch was born. And now I want to paint all the things green...
"He is pretty damn handsome!!! So thrilled with the final results on this Kroehler 8 drawer dresser. We opted to re-stain the top in Antique Walnut and paint out the base in General Finishes Driftwood. This piece is sprayed and the finish is flawless. We kept the original hardware but sprayed them matte black."
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"These nightstands actually came from a vintage kneehole style desk! My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix split the desk apart and installed a reclaimed oak top on each side.
They were refinished using Brushable White Enamel tinted to Antique White by General Finishes. To age them a bit, I applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The reclaimed oak tops are stained in Antique Walnut and sealed with High Performance Satin."
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"Lane cedar chests are my most favorite pieces to revive! The second I saw this chest for sale I knew I was going to remove the bottom and add tapered wood legs and I couldn’t be happier with how it updated the look. I used a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. It seemed a little boring to me so I decided to add some fun stripes. The original hardware and lock were painted gold to complete this transformation!"
"I've had this desk lingering around in my storage area for over a year! It was finally the right time to let this retired library desk shine ✨!! Sanded down and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and the top was stained in a custom mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed!! Such simple, clean lines and so timeless!!" - Upcycling by Amy
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Beautiful table makeover with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a custom mix of Persian Blue and Driftwood Milk Paint by Art is Beauty
"Latest gorgeous mid century dresser. Love this style! Refinished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawers and Lamp Black Milk Paint to accent. Perfect combo to make those brass handles pop!"
This beautiful mid century modern dresser was manufactured by West Michigan Furniture Co. right here in Holland! I found this in the attic of a home that was being torn down, I am so glad I was able to rescue it.
The top and drawer fronts were stained in General Finishs Antique walnut gel stain and the remainder of the body painted in lamp black, one of my favorite colors combinations. New more current hardware was added to complete this transformation.
"This custom dresser needed a lot of love and repairs but we brought her back to life! Painted in one my most popular color combinations, General Finishes Coastal Blue and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The original hardware was painted gold and beautiful floral liner was added to the drawers."
"This sweet Antique Half Moon Table is ready to go back home! This antique table holds a special place in my client's heart as it belonged to her mother. She wasn’t looking to change it but definitely wanted to bring it back to life. We completely refinished it with General Finishes Antique Walnut and a custom tinted High Performance Satin finish. A perfect match to the original look!"
"I love the way these farmhouse style tables turned out!!! My client chose General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with lots of distressing and satin top coat!"
"This lovely antique commode was in phenomenal shape and just needed to be cleaned and refreshed. The top was sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain) while the body was painted in General Finishes Perfect Gray. I then distressed the piece some and added dark wax for contrast and protection. I also gave it new antique bronze hardware."
"This was one of those pieces that I knew immediately could not be made better with paint. It was a light stain. It was, up close, pretty beat up. But it had fantastic bones and details! Stripped, sanded, filled and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). It’s a long exhausting process! But worth it in the end♥️"
"This piece was sanded down raw, white washed in Antique White by General Finishes, and sealed in their High Performance Topcoat. New hardware has been added for a faux card catalog look and new paper in the drawers."
"I fell in love with the last red one so much that I new this piece was getting the same finish. Now that she’s finished I have to say this one is a stunner!!! I’m so glad I chose the red, this piece needed a bold color. General Finishes Holiday Red with Van Dyke Brown glaze and Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the top and legs."
"All done! She's a stunner in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with Antique Walnut Gel Stain in the legs. She got some new feet, new molding and a smooth top with some veneer removal. Ready for a new life."
Gorgeous dresser makeover with General Finishes Westminster Green Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain
Stunning buffet by The Tin Shed Design Studio! It was painted with GF Driftwood Gray Milk Paint and washed with Antique White. The top was sanded to bare wood and stained in a dark walnut and sealed GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Beautiful kitchen cabinet makeover with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in flat
"We're swooning over this lovely vintage 9 drawer French Provinical Dresser. Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. re•design with prima®️ transfer was applied."
"General Finishes Lamp Black is always so gorgeous on a piece!!! LOVE!! This pretty little thing is sealed for a smooth finish and top has been stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain."
"It’s desk season and when I received a request for a small desk I knew I had the perfect one in my inventory! I have had this desk for over a year just waiting to be transformed and given a new life.
This solid oak student desk was stained using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and painted in Lamp Black. The inside was then lined with this adorable planet paper from Spoonflower. Ready to be loved once again for many more years!"
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Left to Righ (darkest to lightest): Millstone, Linen, Antique White, Alabaster (50/50 Antique White/Snow White) & Snow White
"A simple redo of an antique oak dresser. Simple but beautiful. I used all General Finishes products (my favorite). Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the drawer faces, Queenstown Gray Milk Paint on the exterior with Van Dyke Brown glaze. Everything is sealed with a 50/50 mix of Satin and Flat - High Performance Top Coat."
"Here she is! My little flower garden. I’m a little obsessed with this piece. ☺️Redesign transfer “Floral Collection”. Prima Marketing Inc. Dixie Belle Paint Company custom mix: Drop Cloth, Sand Bar & Rebel Yellow. Drawers custom mix, Holy Guacamole, Burlap, Evergreen, Gravel Road. General Finishes Gel Satin Antique Walnut.Sealed with Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin. Handles from D. Lawless Hardware." - Heartland Vintage Market
Mid century pieces are for sure growing on me. I love the simple lines and being able to mix wood grain with paint, my favorite thing to do! This dresser did not last long in my inventory, in fact I had a waiting list of interest. I will for sure be the hunt for more! Jill was the lucky lady who got to pick the colors that worked best in her home. She chose the beautiful color combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with Coastal Blue Milk Paint, one of my favorite combos...
"It has a gorgeous solid oak top stained with a blend of General Finishes Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The chairs and base of the table are painted Antique White and distressed to bring out all the detail." - The Savvy Songbird
"Coffee anyone? Coffee table that is ☕! Painted in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and the top stained in Antique Walnut with a second coat of Java. Same with the knobs as well and sealed in a flat top coat." - Upcycling by Amy
This old gal brings flair to any room . Not your tech look. But for those of us that beat to a different drum and live of the beated path. Its the perfect fit.
"I love to paint furniture but sometimes the job calls for completely stripping and refinishing. It takes a lot of hard work but it turned out even better than I could have hoped for! Stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut (the light parts being wiped back with mineral spirits to accentuate the lighter wood) and sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal. The first two coats were gloss for clarity and the last coat was satin to tone it down to a gentle glow. I don’t normally include a...
We did a bathroom remodel for our very tiny master bathroom. We needed a small vanity. We had my husbands parents old microwave cart just sitting in the garage and realized it was the perfect size but hated the yellow oak. I decided to give the General Finish Gel stain a try. It was my first time ever using it and I couldn’t believe how easy it was! I sanded the top down to the raw wood but wasn’t able to get the legs completely sanded down so I was concerned it would be splotchy. It...
This was a piece for the books. She was old, moldy, dirty, barn fresh, bird poo covered, but yet still had a lot of potential. We needed a bathroom vanity for our bathroom and I knew she would be perfect! After lots of elbow grease, she was thoroughly cleaned. For some reason she had lots of drill holes all over so those were filled with putty. This dresser was sanded and prepped, we cut her legs off and cut her depth down to fit in our super tiny bathroom. Her base was painted in GF...
6 Chairs: I painted an undertone of GF Driftwood, followed by a custom mix of GF Snow White and Antique White, then lightly distressed to bring through the Driftwood color.
Table: The base of the table was done exactly like the chairs. As far as the table top goes, I stripped and sanded it down so you could see the beautiful herringbone pattern. I sealed the top with Oil and Wax by Old Barn Milk Paint to help bring out the natural raw beauty of the wood, but everything else is the...
This unique oval desk with the burlwood top begged for the burlwood desktop to be the star of the show, and man o man, is it ever! To play up it's stunning beauty, I chose to downplay this uniquely-shaped desk's "body" with a 50/50 blend of General Finishes Bone White Chalk Paint and General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint...a perfect blend, in my humble opinion. The body is finished off in three coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin. But the real stunner of this...