General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the win
General Finishes Antique Walnut and Black Gel Stains.
I absolutely love a vintage piece that has classic styling…great bones…which to me makes a piece timeless.
This beauty just needed a furniture refresh and we achieved it using...
The top is stained in a custom combo of...
"Idaho ✔️ Mountains ✔️Trees ✔️Super cool wood grain✔️
This set had all of my favorite things. General Finishes Gel Stains: Antique Walnut, Black and Ash Gray mixed with Black for the reflection." - 208 Boards & Bags
"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 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
"So many different General Finishes Gel Stain colors used on this set. From the horse down: Java, Antique Walnut, American Oak. On the left mountain: Brown Mahogany, Prairie Wheat, New Pine. White and Mixol #9 Blue make up the pool and Yellow and Georgian Cherry round out the sun. Please take a moment to check out the incredible job Burly Bags." - PhilsBoards
"General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain! Y’all I LOVE the stuff." - Sugar Creek Furnishings
"Gorgeous solid wood buffet. This piece was in amazing condition to begin with, so left a lot of it natural wood. Freshened it up with a coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and their High Performance Topcoat. And for the shell/body I used General Finishes Reverent Gray. The hardware was left original to the piece. It’s got a great mix of classic and modern." - Ray's Refurbishing
"Creating custom stain colors with General Finishes isn’t just for furniture… the client wanted me to match her floors. To achieve this color I layered Candlelite Gel Stain with Antique Walnut Gel Stain . Painted the spindles white." - Thrifty Designs LLC
"The perfect tall and skinny matching end tables! Painted in General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain!" - Upcycling by Amy
Beautiful in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Black Gel Stains.
"This adorable little piece wasn’t always so clean and pretty. It came to me with thick black paint. It also had a little something carved on the top. I sanded away all the old ugly black paint and brought this piece back to life with a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top along with their High Performance Topcoat. And for the body I used GF’s Perfect Gray Milk Paint. I gave it all new antique bronze hardware as well." - Ray's Refurbishing
"Lots of sanding got us down to the barebones and I stained in in a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains. Lastly, we topped it off with some new gorgeous knobs and sealed it!" - Upcycling by Amy
This beautiful buffet has been spray finished in Enduro Black Poly in a satin sheen. The buffet was badly water damaged but I was able to salvage it. It was completely sanded and re-stained in...
"After a full sanding and cleaning, treated to a round of pre-stain wood conditioner and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the base and mirror and General Finishes Java Gel Stain on the top for some contrast!" - Upcycling by Amy
"This was a good 10 hours of scrapping and sanding to remove all the layers of paint on this one but I’m thrilled with the results. General Finishes products were used in this project: Antique walnut Gel stain and High Performance Topcoat in satin which was sprayed for a flawless finish." - Paint and Hammer
"Sometimes pieces really put me thru my paces but when they turn out this beautiful, it is worth it! Originally discussed staining the entire piece but after painstakingly removing the top layer of veneer on the top of the dresser that was pretty severely damaged, we realized the wood underneath was not pretty and no matter how much sanding I did, it did not look good stained so we pivoted and decided to paint the frame and stain the drawers. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained...
"After LOTS of sanding and several rounds of chemicals we got down to a clean slate. We stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the base and Java Gel Stain for the top. We kept the original knobs on the two drawers in the middle but picked out some new drop handles for the other drawers to really tie it all together!" - Upcycling by Amy
"After a good sanding, I painted the dresser in...
"After a good sanding, I painted the dresser in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint. The top was stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains." - Upcycling by Amy
"We just love when we get rare vintage pieces into the shop. This original Broyhill Premier buffet from the Saga series came into the shop last week, and we knew there was no other option than to completely restore it back to its original condition. Some pieces just aren’t meant to be painted!
It was stripped down before being restored with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The original hardware was refinished to give it that classic Saga series walnut/gold look. Everything was then...
"I posted these end tables on my page as a piece I was working on and someone asked to customize them and I took them up on it! Painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains." - Upcycling by Amy
"Gorgeous curved desk! The original finish was flaking and cracking off so we gave it a good sanding, primed it and painted it in a custom mix of Mélange Artisan Mineral Paints Mink and Khaki. The top and drawers were then stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed." - Upcycling by Amy
"Fresh out of the shop is this stunning and unique Mid Century Modern dresser set. Made in the 1960’s, this set has been restored to look like it did when it was first manufactured 60 years ago.
We started by stripping down the original walnut finish. We then stained everything with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. To make sure it kept that gorgeous finish for years to come, we then gave it multiple coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat." - First State Vintage
General Finishes Gel Stain vent hood makeover by BricksnBlooms.
"Add a modern touch to your office with this contemporary desk refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes." - 612ReDo
"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...
Classic, timeless table stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain.
"This antique table consists of 4 leafs and 5 legs! And she is HEAVY! Stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat Satin." - Weathered Edge Furniture, LLC.
"This piece came to me as quite a mess... the wallpaper inside the hutch would have been a big hurdle on its own but include that with the 5 layers of paint underneath it, the random can lid that was permanently adhered inside the lower cabinet and the tacks on almost every shelf under all the paint.
I didn't really know what I was getting into but I got into it pretty darn quick. It took over two weeks of sanding, peeling wallpaper, scraping chemicals off on repeat to get it to a point that...
"These ones took a few tries to get all of the details tied in and the design perfect but they were well worth the work! They came out awesome! General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain, Varathane cherrywood acrylic paint used for orange and blue." - 208 Boards & Bags
Beautiful wood grain on this Krug dining room table.
General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Enduro Black Poly
"Solid mahogany wood buffet. All I can say is WOW!! This piece is absolutely stunning. I sanded down all the doors, drawers and the top to reveal the gorgeous wood with a little accent piece around all the edges. Gave it all a fresh new coat of Antique Walnut Gel Stain a few coats of High Performance Topcoat. For the body I chose General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Ray's Refurbishing
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Colonial Maple, Black, Nutmeg, Antique Walnut
"When you and your family are all about maximizing your summer fun you get a set of boards that has a little bit of lake life and a little rzr action. If you want to see my process on how I stained this set check out my stories highlights . Thank you @cam.carrico for having me create this beautiful set for you guys!
mixolusa (9,99,10) General Finishes Gel Stain (ash grey, Java, antique walnut, black) Burly Bags (impeccable mad stitching skillz)" - 208 Boards and Bags
"Love this transformation on this stunning piece. Painted in General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue with General finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat." - Sage Furnishings
"French Provincial pieces by Drexel primed and then painted in Linen by General Finishes. Tops were sanded down and then stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm R Seal Satin. A classic and clean look that really turned out great!" - Twin Grove Design
"A LOT of sanding later and a custom paint mix starting with...
"Pair of Basset end tables.
These two tables came to me in great condition other then some scuffs and old spilled paint stains on top. So for this dynamic duo I sanded down the tops and gave them a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. And for the body I painted then in GF China Blue. After they were all dried I gave them a good coat of dark wax to help protect them and keep away fingerprints. The tops were sealed in gf’s high performance top coat. Hardware was left original...
"I have been tempted to keep this one, it offers tons of storage and isn’t overwhelming huge, so it wouldn’t make the space look cramped. Additional pantry?? It sure is a versatile piece. French bonnet top bookcase refinished in General Finishes Antique White with Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the shelves. Popping color with the wallpaper, this piece is spacious and stunning." - Sage Furnishings
Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it!
The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of antique walnut and Java gel stain while the body was painted in...
"Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it!
The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black for one of my favorite color combinations! All new hardware complete this mega transformation!" - Nap Time...
"After some solid sanding and repair work it was painted inside and out in...
"This was more restoration than refurb! Sometimes you aren’t really sure what you are dealing with until you get started. I originally thought I was dealing with severe veneer issues but I am beyond pleased with how much of the natural wood I was able to salvage.
The body of the buffet was spray finished in General Finishes Enduro Black Poly in Satin and the wood was stripped, sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stains. Look at the beautiful spindle legs that were lost...
This table is just an instant classic, am I right???
We were approached by a larger business to create a farmhouse style with a traditional twist sofa table. We custom built this table from the ground up just for them! We used General Finishes pre-stain wood conditioner and followed with the General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain and sealed with their Arm-R-Seal in a satin finish.
"TA-DA This beast is all done and back at his home! This was Maria's grandparents piece and she wanted to just give it a good refresh to bring it into their home. After wrestling with the doors more times than I care to admit to try to get them off the tracks, only to have come to the conclusion that they were built into the piece. This did complicate things a bit but I worked around it. Sanded down inside and out, primed and painted in General Finishes Snow White and stained in General...
"Refinished in Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes. Antique Walnut Gel Stain on feet. New wallpaper and a vintage knob. A great way to up-cycle hutches into a functional smaller pieces." - Sage Furnishings