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...
Custom Green of Emerald + Linen + Dark Chocolate
Antique Walnut Top and High Performance in Flat
I was drawn to this dresser because of the combination of drawers and doors. It was covered in layers of sloppily applied paint and I originally just planned to refresh the paint. However, as I was prepping and lightly sanding, I noticed these vertical lines on the drawer fronts coming through the paint. After sanding the drawers more heavily, the wood panels were revealed and my vision began to take shape. I started with a couple of fresh coats of Persian Blue Milk paint. I followed that...
What was once a well loved and badly worn vanity, is now a charming pair of long legged nightstands. We began this project by separating the side portions of the vanity from the center to form two separate nightstands. Extensive repairs were completed to fix wood and veneer damage as well as molds being made to mimic missing trim on the draw fronts. Once this lovely pair was structurally solid, we cleaned and prepped our surface for paint and stain. The body of each was hand painted in...
Gorgeous chair makeover with General Finishes Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Sewphisticated Upholstery.
"I'm excited to share the photos of the recent transformation this channel back underwent during my 3-day upholstery workshop in Lodi, CA. Lots of little details were added after the workshop and I'm loving the end result. I used Barrow Industries Freya and Flatbread fabrics that make this everyday channel back truly a one-of-a-kind piece.
I will say I came away from...
This Faux wood finish was created by a base coat of Seagull Gray milk paint, dry brushed on Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then a white and brown glaze! I literally made this finish up by getting out all my products out, giving them a good stare for about 30 minutes, then a little trial and error. End result was a happy client!
"There is something about taking wood that has seen better days and making it beautiful again that I find so satisfying. This buffet top had some deep scratches and water stains before I stripped and sanded it. Now look at it!! Using General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut looks amazing on this piece." - ReLoved Rubble
Stained shims really added some much needed texture to this boring flat front dresser. A mixture of General Finishes Queenstown and Lamp Black with High performance flat topcoat. Shims stained in Antique walnut.
- 1 part Queenstown
- 1 part Lamp Black
The Southern Hills coffee table features a two-tone white and weathered driftwood finish.
The top was custom made with new wood cut and attached in a herringbone pattern.
The detailed cut-out apron and elegant turned legs were painted in Antique White. The herringbone top was given a wash with diluted driftwood paint. Antique white was then dry brushed over the top, creating a refined rustic look.
"Another black and wood beauty! I absolutely love this color trend and think it suits this buffet perfectly! I had so much fun playing around with the design when deciding which parts to paint and where to show off the wood grain. I think the end result looks super sophisticated and classy. The body is hand painted in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint and sealed with Annie Sloan black wax. The top was stripped down to raw wood then stained in a mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel...
"This gorgeous antique solid wood desk has been given a total makeover! The body is hand painted in a custom grey using a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray, and their Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax on the body for a great sheen, and the top received multiple layers of GF High Performance Topcoat for extra durability. The dovetail drawers were stripped, sanded and stained in a mix of Gray and Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then whitewashed...
"This custom painted solid wood beauty just received a fresh new look! It was hand painted in General Finishes Rembrandt Red Chalk Style Paint with touches of Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint for shading. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear and black wax. This was my first time trying Rembrandt Red, and I am in LOVE with this color. It's a sophisticated crimson with the perfect balance of brightness and depth. I love how well it pairs with farmhouse styling. The buffet top was stripped, sanded...
"When I started on this 102 year old Empire dresser I would never have guessed it would end up like this! This gorgeous ribbon veneer was hidden from the world under a deep opaque cherry stain for far too long.
My client had a preferred color but also understood that wood furniture can have a mind (and color) of its own, and old finishes can penetrate so deep that sometimes you aren’t left with a lot of options. I am pleased to report that my hours of stripping and sanding paid off and...
"Just finished up another custom order! This piece is painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and the top is stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Contact us today if you have a piece needing a little TLC!" - Belle Maison of Huntsville, AL
"My favorite new piece of the year! Completed in all GF products. Candlelite and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Tribal batik pattern in Linen. Entire piece sealed with 3 coats Arm-R-Seal in semi gloss." - Wild at Heart - Fibers & Furnishings
"So here he is all done up and ready for a fresh start. When I picked this piece up it was left out on the curb and hours away from being scooped up by our bulk trash pick up (before pictures towards the end). I saw this sad dresser sitting in the rain and looked passed all the imperfections and saw potential! Since this Mid century modern dresser is a Heywood Wakefield it’s made of all solid wood, no veneer here which is why I was able to work a miracle on the top. I used a customs mix toner...
Absolutely beautiful cabinet in Black Pepper, Chapin Gray, and French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint & Antique Walnut Stain used as a glaze by Amini Design Ashburn
Stunning vanity refinished in a 50/50 mix of GF Antique White and Snow White Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain along with three coats of High Performance Topcoat by Jubilee Vintique.
Side by Side comparison of GF Gray, Black, Antique Walnut, Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stains.
"I finished up this red dresser to use as a coffee bar in our house. This is my hubs fave color combo, and we both love the way it turned out! ❤️ General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Holiday Red Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Fury Design Co.
Antique Tall Boy refinished in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Flat Out Flat Topcoat by ReFind Design by Coco Clare.
"These incredible Eastlake Chests were refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a wax-like finish. Now they make the perfect oversized nightstands." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare
Another beautiful cabinet refresh by Drab to Fab Designs with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint.
"Recently transformed this china cabinet top with a custom mix of Black Pepper, Chapin Gray, French Vanilla, Chocolate & Antique Walnut Gel Stain used as a glaze. Added beautiful feet & new knobs and now it fits perfectly with today's style <3" - Amini Design Ashburn
"This old blanket chest has been given a new life indeed!
Recognize this deep blue??? It’s that same custom color mix I’ve done a few times recently - General Finishes Coastal Blue mixed with a touch of Queenstown Gray. It’s so pretty. I can see why it’s been so popular! I also completely refinished the top in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and put on completely brand new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC
"Custom MCM dresser in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Fusion Mineral Paint Natural Stain and Finishing oil." - Flipping Fabulous
"I love the simplicity of this antique dresser and the original glass knobs. I used General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on the drawers to bring out the beautiful tiger oak grain. The base is General Finishes Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The whole piece was sealed in General Finishes High Performance Poly in Flat." - Vintage Soul Barn
"Pretty sure this is making my top 10 all time list! Painted in General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint & sealed with High Performance Satin, this curved drawer mid-century chest is super cool. The drawers were darkened with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then got some Fusion Mineral Paint Hemp Oil. The top of this dresser got a coat of Fusion Ultra Grip." - Flipping Fabulous
"French Provincial Furniture always has such a classy high end, yet relaxed look to it. With its carved and curved feet and all the delicate details it has such a luxurious style. This French Provincial dresser was painted in layers of General Finishes Milk Paints in Lamp Black, Antique White and Linen. A mixture of Burnt Umber Glaze and Van Dyke Brown Glaze have been added to make the details pop. The top has been stained with GF Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel Stains and sealed with a Gel top...
"As soon as I saw this dresser I knew I wanted to give her gold accents and show off her beautiful wood grain drawers and I love the finished look. General Finishes Queenstown Gray is definitely my favorite gray! It’s so rich and I love how the gold gilding wax just pops off of the dark gray. The drawers were stripped and sanded then re-stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain then several coats of GF Arm R Seal. The rest of the piece has several coats of GF poly and Annie Sloan...
"Choosing a black and white finish is a great way to update a beautiful vintage piece without taking away from its classic beauty. This gorgeous oak Curio Cabinet has been passed down three generations and has now received a modern yet classic makeover to bring her up to date.
We used General Finishes Black Poly paired with Antique White poly for that perfectly smooth and durable finish. The dainty paw feet, scroll detail, and edges were all lightly distressed for some added rustic...
"This stunning solid maple buffet was stained in layers of General Finishes Antique Walnut, Black, and Java Gel Stains to achieve this beautiful top. The bottom was then hand painted in Linen with a heavy color wash of Persian Blue then gently distressed. New gorgeous hardware from D. Lawless Hardware complete this amazing transformation!" - Nap Time Creations
"Look at this big beautiful dresser!! This custom piece was done in General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique Walnut Gel Stain - a wonderful way to go when you want to preserve some of the original finish. Love this one!!!" - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
"Such a bright and updated look, achieved with the gorgeous color scheme of General Finishes Antique White and Coastal Blue Milk Paints, perfectly finished off with sleek new hardware in oil rubbed bronze." - Drab to Fab Designs
"Loving this buffet! What an amazing coffee bar this would make :-) Cabinet and drawers offer some really nice storage and you can even use the key to lock it up!! This antique was lovingly refurbished using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The top has this perfect honey hue that is super pretty!!!" - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
"Farmhouse style table with bench. The top is stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and painted in an Antique White blend." - Lucy Lu's
"I love corner cabinets!! They are so practical and fit in their space just perfectly. This piece could work in any room of the house as an accent piece, china storage, or linen cabinet! We refinished this one in a combination of Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes and slightly distressed for some Farm house charm." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Empire furniture has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine so I was so happy when my client asked me to give this piece a facelift! We started by stripping off layers of paint taking her down to the bare wood so that her new finish would be silky smooth. We stained her top in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and topped her with layers of HPTC for that glossy shine. Her body was painted in creamy Antique White Poly for a smooth satin finish." - Twig & Thyme Design
"This vintage Lane end table is sitting pretty with the help of General Finishes Coastal Blue (Milk Paint) and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed for a slight sheen with HPTC in Satin." - Amini Design Ashburn
"This farmhouse-style cabinet would be a perfect addition to any kitchen, dining room, or entryway. The doors are on tracks and slide open.
We refinished this with General Finishes Antique White and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Painted Pieces
"This cutie was in rough shape but now it really shines. We refreshed it with some detailed molding to dress it up, added a new base shelf and gave it a much-needed color update in General Finishes Black Pepper [Chalk Style Paint], Antique Walnut [Gel Stain], and HPTC in Satin for a subtle shine." - Amini Design Ashburn
Lovely dresser painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint with an Antique Walnut Gel Stained top by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats.
"This vintage Lane side table has been renewed and given a second life! The top has been sainted in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stian and the bottom painted in a custom blend of Coastal Blue and Snow White Milk Paint, achieving this beautiful shade of navy." - Nap Time Creations
"Refinished in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint, a gorgeous light blue/green color, this dresser is truly unique! The top was stripped and stained in Antique Walnut with new hardware updating the look." - Flipping Unbelievable
Beautiful stenciled side side table in GF Antique White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Kenzie Lynn Designs.
This little beauty has had quite the transformation. First our followers helped us choose the color & ultimately decided on General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil Green. We used Antique White for the highlights & the results were good, but it felt a little unfinished. A quick shadowing with General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze added some incredible dimension & was the perfect finishing touch!!" - Captiva Home Decor
"We are LOVING this antique piece turned modern farmhouse dresser! Refurbished in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with a satin topcoat for durability." - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats