"After LOTS of sanding, we cleaning the set up and primed the chairs and base of the table and painted it in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and the top of the dining table is stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Since dining tables take so much punishment I made sure to give it plenty of coats of Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come." - Upcycling by Amy
"This gorgeous bar just went home! I cleaned, sanded it and coated it with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and topped with satin High Performance Topcoat. It’s a completely new piece and ready for another life!" - Soleil Furnishings
"Love a good before-and-after. The off-white is a custom mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White. The gray is General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with a light wash of Old Barn Living weathered stain." - Market House Restorations
"Who doesn’t love a little tea cart. What a lovely transformation she is! My client chose the colours Harvest Yellow & Snow White Milk Paint by General Finishes to compliment the beautiful Sunflower Fields transfer by Prima. GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain gives the top and wheels a beautiful, rich tone to the wood." - Angela’s Attic
"We used General Finishes Coastal Blue, a beautiful navy, for the bodies. I did very intentional distressing on the hard edges of the base and used Liquid Leaf in brass to recreate the original gold on the legs. For the tops, I started with General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut as my base and then layered paint and stain by dry brushing as well as paint washes. I used Dark Chocolate, Cardamom, Snow White and Antique White Milk Paint as well as more Walnut and Antique Oak stain. The...
"Unique United mid century dresser, featuring a curved top, solid brass handles, and gorgeous accent cutouts on drawers. Redesigned in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawer, complemented by a Lamp Black milk painted frame." - Just a Touch of Paint
"Life is too short not to redecorate. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Winter White Glaze Effects and Annie Sloan Antique Gold
gilding wax." - Becca Doing Things
"This poor piece really has seen some stuff... between contact paper, a broken door, broken handles, a burn on the top etc. But I knew it deserved another shot! I gave it a good sanding, cleaning, removed the contact paper, repaired the broken door, and removed some of the broken trim detailing. Gave it some good primer and painted it in General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint . The top, although not perfect, was so pretty that I knew I wanted to stain it. Stained it in GF Antique Walnut and...
"Full reveal time for this handsome, blue devil! Every drawer had veneer damage and loose veneer so I decided to remove it all with a paint scraper, moisture and heat. I only stabbed my wrist once and it was enough for a tetanus vaccine. After a good sanding and patching some holes I painted the dresser in a custom mix of General Finishes Costal Blue and Blue Moon and the legs are stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The whole piece is sealed and new hardware has been added!" - Upcycling by...
Before and After GF Gel Stain!
"Recent commissioned piece for a client. Grandmother’s buffet needed a new look for their new house. The top is sanded down and finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and satin topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors
"This piece was in need of a good facelift but otherwise in good shape. For the top I removed the chipping bad veneer and freshly stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I also gave the legs a fresh coat of the same stain. For the body I used General Finishes Reverent Gray. Hardware was left original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing
"Before vs. After! Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes for the win every single time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
"This Jacobean style cabinet is heading off to its new home with a lovely new look thanks to General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Amini Design Ashburn
"Isn't she lovely? This beauty turned out far better than even I was imagining. It took a few repairs, a whole lotta shellac, and more coats of paint than I cared to count. But, oh, was she worth it.
She was completely sanded down, using Varathane Dark Walnut stain on the top, the legs, and upper drawer front. Her body was paint in General Finishes Antique White, it is THE perfect creamy white. She was then sealed in High Performance Topcoat in a satin finish and all the hardware was rubbed...
"This buffet is just so fun! The top had some pretty severe veneer damage from water so we did some patching and puttying and sanded the whole piece down. Painted it a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green, China Blue, Emerald Green and Lamp Black, distressed it and sealed it in Dixie Belle Paint Company clear coat. The top decorative piece and top drawer were stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal." - Upcycling by Amy
"This piece turned out beautifully in General Finishes Coastal Blue! When in doubt-navy! Finished with Winter White glaze/white wash. Top sanded and stained in Antique Walnut. Original hardware done in a matte nickel." - Kimberly Designed
"Top was sanded down and stained in a subtle whitewash to keep it light and natural then sealed. Body was painted and distressed with a mix of General Finishes Antique White & a touch Reverent Gray." - Elm Street Designs
"Did you know green is a neutral color? It has so much versatility! It made a huge impact on this antique bed.
Products used: General Finishes mix of Antique White and Basil, Winter White glaze." - Saved By Design
"This custom order dresser is all done!! It’s been painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the drawers were stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"This cabinet was scored at a garage sale and it is STURDY!! After a good sanding the base was primed and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and distressed . The top was sanded down to bare wood and stained in a combo of GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. As the final touch I cleaned and painted the existing hardware matte black and sealed it in a matte top coat." - Upcycling by Amy
"This desk has definitely gotten quite the makeover!! We painted this in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and stained the top in their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The combination is amazing! " - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
"We refinished this with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint." - Painted Pieces
"This Drexel has been given a little bit of color!! Not sure exactly how I made this color, but it turned out so good that I’ve decided to keep it for myself!!! It’s a mixture of several General Finishes Milk Paints, and the drawers have been stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Beautiful Bassett 9 drawer mid century dresser...so much fun refinishing this piece. Drawers sanded and stained with General Finishes Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Top drawers finished with Burnished Pearl Effects for a shimmer of gold and bottom drawers finished with a green wash to create a rich brown color (many kinds of wood often tend to lean to red after sanded). All sealed with GF Enduro Clear Poly. Brass handles polished back to original shine." - Just a Touch of Paint
"These end tables were a custom order for my neighbor and her family. They were used by her parents for many many years and I feel so honored to be trusted with their little makeover! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood and stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for year and years of protection! "
"If I could sand all the time I’d be happy. I love instant gratification what can I say! Get a good sander and the best General Finishes stain and you’ll be addicted in no time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain
"Finished up both of these beauties just in time for the holiday weekend. I always love the classic simplicity of General Finishes Antique White." - Blu Soul Design
Beautiful dresser in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Blue Moon Milk Paint.
"These little oak dressers are one of my favorites to renew! The body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black while the top and drawers were stained in a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains, the two pair perfectly together! New modern farmhouse iron hardware and ticking stripe drawer liners complete this transformation and have given this beauty a second life!"
"Beautiful solid wood buffet freshly painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the the top was sanded down and freshly stained in GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain the bottom three drawers were also sanded and stained Antique Walnut. Stained areas were poly coated and the rest was dark waxed for protection."
"This one needed some love so we gave it a really good sanding and cleaning. The outside was primed and painted in The Chippy Barn Magnolia paint and sealed. The drawers were stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and also sealed. I even sealed the insides of the drawers with Wise Owl Paint furniture salve!!"
"Always such an amazing feeling when someone hands me a family heirloom that needs to be updated and restored! So we together created a new look! The top, rests and front medallion were all sanded down to the original veneer and wood. I needed to color match the rests with Honey stain because the woods were different. The remainder of the piece was painted in General Finishes Antique White and then accented with brown wax to add an aged look." - Steener's Attic Refinished, Repurposed
"It's always amazing what a little time and paint can do! Updated using #GeneralFinishes Milk Paint in Antique White and Gel Stain in Antique Walnut."
"Beautiful bombe style dresser painted in General Finishes mixture of Antique White and a splash of Basil. The drawers were stripped down to bare wood. A little distressing and new hardware completed the look. So versatile!"
"I love a good before and after, don’t you?! My client’s brother made this for her back when he was in high school and she’s kept it all these years. Isn’t that the sweetest?! It’s gotten a darker and richer stain along with new glass pulls. This was a 70/30 mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut & Black Gel Stain. Finished off with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Satin."
"It’s really not very often you come across one of these so I wanted to give it my antiqued paint technique using GF Perfect Gray with Antique White distressing then added Van Dyke Glaze Effects to give it a little more age and sealed it in satin top coat!" - NB.Restorations
"Pretty little antique oak dresser completely refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a High Performance Flat Finish. New ...
"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.
My client chose a...
"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."