"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
Fantastic dresser in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats!
"How sweet is this darling little desk?! We completed this look by fully stripping this baby down and smoothing out the imperfections. We used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for that rich brown color and Charles Neil Woodworking blotch control to keep the color nice and even. We coated everything in GF Arm-R-Seal for some extra sheen and durability." - Twig & Thyme Design
"I refinished this desk in my favorite color General Finishes Driftwood and stained the inside, top, and legs with GF Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). Everything is sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat-satin." - Painted Pieces
"This beautiful solid mahogany buffet is a statement piece! Top refinished in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain to bring out the wood grain. Doors and drawer display the gorgeous tiger mahogany. General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black enhances the casing and woodwork. Original hardware with beautiful unique design completes the look!" - Redhead Refinishings, LLC
"Another gorgeous pair of vanity nightstands up for sale! This set has been hand finished in blended layers of General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for that perfectly aged look. We polished up those beautiful long legs and stained the tops to match. They feature two smooth gliding drawers for all your bedroom essentials and all original hardware." - Twig & Thyme Design
"This antique beauty has a rustic, warm feel. The drawer fronts were stripped of their veneer to reveal the beautiful solid wood underneath and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The top was sanded and stained to show the walnut grain. General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black enhances the sides and front casing. 5 dovetailed, solid wood drawers, for all your storage needs. The original hardware was enhanced with Spanish copper gilding wax. This is a very unique and...
"My awesome customer who recently purchased my black farmhouse buffet wanted me to refinish her dining room table to match. I love the way it turned out! All General Finishes products were used. Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint for the base and Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the new wood planks on top. The base was sealed in High Performance Topcoat and the top was sealed with wipe on Gel Topcoat." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture
"This beautiful girl is 100% GF products! Linen Milk Paint and a custom blend of gel stains... Black, Nutmeg and Antique Walnut. And of course HPTC in Satin to protect her new finish. Why not just use Java for a deep rich color? Because these older veneers love to pull red and that’s not the look I designed for my client.
"The drawers, doors and top were sanded bare prior to staining. A quick wipe of mineral spirits was also done to help my gel stain glide on more evenly. (I learned...
"We stained this lovely wood piece with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. We removed the old fabric-lined backing and added the beadboard painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint." - Fine Flipping
"My client's nearly 100 year-old antique dresser got an updated look! Frame in Driftwood Milk Paint and HP topcoat; dresser top and drawer fronts in Antique Walnut Gel Stain with Arm-R-Seal topcoat. It's looking pretty for the next 100 years!" - Trillium Park Designs
Stunning waterfall dresser in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Coastal Blue Milk Paint and satin High Performance Topcoat by Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.
"I love this walnut Bassett credenza... The frame was brightened in Fusion Mineral Paint Lamp White, sealed with non-yellowing Tough Coat. The top & drawers received Antique Walnut stain, General Finishes Black Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous
Keepsakes Redefined gave this desk a sleek makeover using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers and legs and Seagull Gray Milk Paint for the body.
"This walnut mid century modern style dresser has been updated and is perfect for those who like modern/minimalist style decor. Drawers were sanded and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, enhances the body. Original brass hardware cleaned that goes perfectly with the look." - Redhead Refinishings
"Heritage (Drexel) Mid Century Modern Credenza from the Perennian Collection
The original top was scratched and faded, so we restored using several colors of stain. The body was sanded bare, stained General Finishes Antique Walnut, Mahogany and New Oak Gel Stains to get the color combination that best matched the original color. Drawer fronts also stained a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut, Mahogany and New Oak, to restore the pieces brilliant contrasting colors....
"Who doesn’t love a good Cinderella story?This cabinet with its red paint and bird design, no longer fit in my clients new modern home. Painted in its General Finishes stain blocker to prevent any bleed through of the deep red colors. Seagull Gray and Gel Stain in Antique Walnut completed the look. Sealed with my favorite High Performance Topcoat. New hardware completes the look. She is fresh and fits into my clients beautiful modern home now." - Lily Pond
"Newly reupholstered Queen Anne style chair, completely restored using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and wipe on polyurethane.
We love these freshly painted nightstands by Boxwood & Brass! They comment, "I've said it before and I'll say it again, General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain is ALWAYS a winning combination! In love with how these beauties turned out."
"This is a General Finishes custom mix of Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain finished with their mega durable Arm-R-Seal Polyurethane. Knotty Pine never looked so good!" - Wood Junkies
Loving this buffet refinish by A Cut Above The Rest! Painted in Persian Blue Milk Paint with distressing and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.
"Dining set refinished with General Finishes Linen and Brick Red (Milk Paint) and topped off with an antiquing wax on the white only. The top and little bench were stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. This product was amazing at covering up all the water marks from the previous owner. What a makeover!!!" - Red House Reverie
"I love a simple, classic black piece of furniture! This vintage buffet was finished in all General Finishes products. Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint slightly distressed with new wood planks on top stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The entire piece was sealed in High Performance Top Coat. All new antique bronze hardware." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture
"Trash to Treasure! We found this little tray while out hunting for treasure. We sanded and stained it with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. It will be the perfect addition to our ottoman." - Fine Flipping
Learn more about how to apply Gel Stain in one of GF's tutorial videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/GeneralFinishes
Check out this fabulous vintage, French provincial nightstand and dresser set by Redhead Refinishings! They comment, "The drawer fronts were hand sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The body was painted in GF Milk Paint 'Driftwood' and coated in their High Performance Satin Topcoat for durability."
"Sharing a gorgeous curved front chest refurbished using General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Thank you for making our favorite gel stains!!!!" - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
Lovely side table in General Finishes Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paint, Snow White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by GarageMama Vintage
General Finishes Design Challenge Winner
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We have been trying to create this color since we started painting 2 years ago and after many failed attempts we finally feel like we have "The Perfect Turquoise."
This color is made up of 4 parts Snow White milk paint, 1/2 part Patina Green milk paint, and 1/4 part sunglow milk...
General Finishes Design Challenge Winner
2017›Upcycling›Bling it on U.S.A.(Merit Judging)›1st Place
This GORGEOUS credenza features our newest finish called the "Abstract Gold Leaf". Showcasing AUTHENTIC 24 KARAT GOLD LEAF, this exquisitely unique design is inspired by the beautiful gold leaf paintings normally seen on canvas today.
Since I absolutely love creating designs that intergrate a...
"I know I get excited about a lot of furniture....but...this combo is all <3, General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain) & Coastal Blue." - Remember When Furniture
Such a handsome mid-century dresser refinish by Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC.
Kristin explains, "Using all quality General Finishes products, the drawers were stripped and restained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and the body is painted in a custom color mix of Lamp Black and Coastal Blue Milk Paint to create a deep 'midnight blue.' Body and drawers given protective topcoats as well."
Loving these stunning tables refinished by Designs by Willow Farms.
"These Mid Century Modern Henredon Nesting Tables have been beautifully painted in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint and stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed all over with HPTC in Flat." - Designs by Willow Farms
"I have renewed several cedar chests over the years but none like this beauty. This extra long mid century modern cedar chest is simply stunning! I refreshed this gorgeous wood chest with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, it allowed the beautiful wood grain to come back to life!" - Nap Time Creations
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"We just finished up this gorgeous full size French Provincial bedroom suite! It is painted in our favorite, Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes." - Belle Maison
I thought the drawers for this dresser were a perfect candidate for something bold, like a colorblock. Unfortunately the dresser needed a lot of work before I could carry on with my vision. I rebuilt the top and sealed the body with General Finishes Stainblocker before painting it with Antique White Milk Paint. I used Lamp Black Milk Paint on the bottom drawers and refinished he rest of the drawers with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I loved how it turned out and I can't wait to recreate this...
"I so badly wanted to keep this gorgeous, shabby sofa table, but sadly I had to let it go. Refinished in antique white milk paint with a custom glazed top using seagull gray milk paint and antique walnut stain as a glaze. "
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Country Chic Category
Beautiful Empire dresser with delicate veneer, so a careful refresh was in order. A light sanding and some Antique Walnut gel stain along with Arm R Seal to protect and its true beauty was brought back to the surface.
You have to check out this Farmhouse Style Table makeover with GF Antique Walnut Get Stain and a custom mix of GF Driftwood and Persian Blue Milk Paint by Art is Beauty
"This bookcase has been darkened with General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut and the back wall is painted with Burnished Pearl Effects. The gossip bench was given a complete overhaul. From blonde to deep java... yum!" - GarageMama Vintage
Digging this table refinish by Missy at Gypsy Magpie. Completed with GF Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain, and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.
Learn more about this project by going to Gypsy Magpie's blog at http://bit.ly/2zqDWbB.
"Had to tie this big guy to the top of my car to get it home! But we made it and now he is all made over and ready for a new home! It was a fun piece to complete! It is painted a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Lamp Black with an Antique Walnut stained top with Pitch Black Glaze over the entire piece and then finished off with GF Flat Topcoat!" - Sparrow Furniture Restoration