"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
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
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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
2017›Upcycling›Mad Scientist "Create a New Color" (Popular Vote)›3rd Place
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