Horse Lovers this ones for you! This transformation was an 8 step process and turned out exactly as I envisioned.
Products used: Saltwash (to add an old weathered affect), General Finishes Antique White and Lamp Black, Horsehead transfer, General Finishes Flat out Flat to seal and new hardware." - Vintage Sisters
"After a GOOD cleaning and sanding they were primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White and sealed in the GF High Performance Topcoat. The top was stained in GF Java Gel Stain and sealed in their oil based topcoat Arm-R-Seal for years of protection!!" - Upcycling by Amy
"This vintage Stanley 6 foot coffee table and end table set were completely made over from top to bottom. I stripped the old finish off of the tops and stained with Minwax Rustic Mahogany gel stain. Gel stain is a great alternative to my normal oil based stain when trying to match three table tops that want to stain completely different colors. It’s thicker and can be manipulated to get a closer match. The bases were painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique White with a tiny amount...
"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
"Feeling inspired by late summer sunshine and sunflowers, this petite buffet is painted in a custom mix of Sunglow, Somerset Gold, Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paints, a few dashes of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effecs and some dollops of Antique White Milk Paint. Glazed the paint with a little Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed with Clear Enduro Poly in Satin." - Gravity Hill Home
"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...
"The Lauren. A secretary with the IT factor! Softly and sweetly brought back to a beautiful life in General Finishes Antique White, with a warm aging glaze and High Performance Flat Finish. Insides had the old lacquer stripped down to bare wood and sealed in my favorite Arm-R-Seal. She took a good amount of time to rebuild those spindled legs, but I definitely think she was worth the wait!
Salvaged as much original hardware as she came with, and improvised on the rest!"
"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...
"My client picked this dresser from my Unfinished Inventory to customize for her daughter. I love that she chose Antique White by General Finishes for the body and Brown Mahogany for the top. Even though it meant more work for me, I suggested stripping the front legs and staining them as well, I love the look and was glad she agreed!"
"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."
Beautiful makeover in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
"This dresser was very basic to start off with. I love the idea of just a classic white dresser with a little surprise so I sanded it down, primed it and painted it in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. To get the wow factor I added pops of the Fern Wood transfer to the sides of the dresser. Lastly finished it off with some mercury glass knobs and TA-DA you have a whole new piece ✨!!"
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"Oak. Everybody has it. Not everybody Loves it. Tends to have a golden look too often then not. Well this client had a dream of ditching the Gold and simplifying her buffet!
A soft General Finishes Antique White with a subtle edge distress, and a sweet dark Walnut top, finished off in our favorite satiny Arm-R-Seal Hand applied finish!
Some rockin' iron pulls give this girl a beautiful tailored look for years to come!"
"Presley reNEWed cabinet. General Finishes
Mix of Snow White & Antique White Milk Paint, Water Based Stain mix of Antique Oak, Graystone with Greige wash,
Smooth & Durable Polyurethane finish" - Kenzie Lynn Designs
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"Most of you know my tastes tend to lean more modern with straight lines. However, I have so much respect for curvy furniture because I know how hard it is to make. These curvy gals are stunning Drexel pieces from the 1960s. They are in phenomenal shape, so well made and with their modern update I hope they will be loved for a long time. Hope you're having a great day. ❤️" - Boxwood & Brass
General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint & Java Gel Stain
"Before and after of this custom project! Love this classic combination my client chose. General Finishes Antique White and Walnut water-based stain is very fitting for this vintage dresser!"
"After some sanding, puttying and priming, this baby was ready for General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. I choose some subtle glam knobs to really ✨ highlight ✨ the glam of this piece!!"
"Check out Samuel, who was once a wallflower, now has his time to shine. He has a totally new farmhouse look that complements his new home. Products used:
-Top- Varathane Kona Gel Stain, Sealed in Polyurethane Satin
-Body- General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, Sealed in Flat out Flat
-Drawers- GF Blue Moon Milk Paint
-Hardware-Updated with Matte Black Pulls"
"This beauty was in rough shape but in the end came out shining! The top was sanded and stained to match the mirror and legs. Painted in Antique White from General Finishes which pairs so nicely with the warm wood tones. The simply stunning oak carved mirror is the crown jewel."
"Beautiful farmhouse coffee table. This has been painted in General Finishes Empire Gray, moderately distressed, and sealed. The top has been sanded raw and then painted in a wash of Lamp Black, Empire Gray, and Antique White, then sealed in their High Performance Topcoat."
"Just wow! Custom order with a customized mix of stain for an eggplant color using General Finishes water based dye stain, Merlot and Blue, with Graphite water based wood stain surrounded by Antique White Milk Paint. Beautiful!"
Classic and timeless look in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
"This adorable secretary was picked from my inventory to be renewed and I am so glad my client picked one of my favorite colors!
I started by staining the bottom a few shades darker using General Finishes Java Gel Stain while the top was painted with Persian Blue on the outside and Antique White on the inside. New catalog pulls and drawer liners that depict french address labels are the prefect final touches on this transformation!"
White Milk Paint side by side comparison
Stunning hutch in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
Classic and timeless in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
"I’ve been wanting to have the opportunity to turn a hutch top into its own piece. I added some beautiful curvy bun feet, new shelves and a custom cut top. Colors~ General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and WeatherWash’s stain in Rusted."
"This amazing dresser has gotten quite the transformation! The stunning book-matched top has been stain in General Finishes Light Brown Dye stain to emphasize the amazing grain. The body has been hand painted in General Finishes Linen and Antique White milk paint with an antique glaze finish. Original hardware are the perfect compliment to this beautifully aged piece."
"All done! She's a stunner in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with Antique Walnut Gel Stain in the legs. She got some new feet, new molding and a smooth top with some veneer removal. Ready for a new life."
General Finishes Antique White and Linen Milk Paint
"Solid wood Bassett set with beautiful wood tops. Custom gray created using General Finishes Antique White and Queenstown Gray."
"A lot of elements changed for this dramatic difference - cabinet colors, wall color, lighting. This is only a part of her whole house refresh, which is all coming together beautifully! ❤ Cabinets - General Finishes Antique White and Queenstown Gray, Walls - Sherwin-Williams Colonnade Gray"
"This piece is everything a modern farmhouse decorator could ask for! Crisp Antique White, matte black hardware, subtle distressing, and a NEW stain color called Carbon Gray by General Finishes. There are some pieces that I have the hardest time parting with, and this is one!"
"Antique White Milk Paint for the win again. I have to admit I don’t always like painting white but when I do the end results are always amazing. This piece has a raised stencil on the drawer fronts and a gorgeous flower design on the top corners. ❤️❤️"
Having an extra property that you could rent is considered a luxury nowadays so you have to treat it as such. Luckily, in recent years, the popularity of Airbnb has made it easy to rent your space and earn extra income. In case you own a beach house, you’re probably booked as it is, but in order to make it more appealing to your guests, it’s necessary to give your house...
"I am loving how this antique dresser turned out!!!!! Our client chose General Finishes Antique White with Dark Chocolate for the top and satin top coat!
And as you can see I may have gotten some of the fall decor out already....
"This sweet antique vanity was brought back to life by Silverleaf Interiors using a blend of Ballet Pink and Antique White. The crowing touch was Burnished Gold Pearl Effects on the carvings."
"This table was brought to us, your average, run of the mill golden oak color, but with sanding, General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal, it is gorgeous! The base is painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint & sealed with High Performance Satin. The art is a DIY frame from Hobby Lobby, given color by a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint & the NEW Summer re•design with prima®️ Floral Collection decor transfer with 2 decor waxes, Gravity & Eternal Gold, with a touch of Fusion...
"Hello color! This Art Deco Era Waterfall Curio just had one heck of a makeover! Painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint on the exterior and Coral Crush on the inside. We added one of the brand new ReDesign by Prima Floral Transfers." -
Many of us live in concrete jungles, and it’s not uncommon to start feeling the need for nature, greenery, and everything that comes with it. However, in order to satisfy that need, we’d often have to travel outside the city, go to the countryside for the weekend, or wait until our summer vacation. That is, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a house with a backyard. In that case, you can easily bring nature to you. And, due to the listed need for nature, having a house with such a...
"It has a gorgeous solid oak top stained with a blend of General Finishes Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The chairs and base of the table are painted Antique White and distressed to bring out all the detail." - The Savvy Songbird
Our return client lives in a modern rustic house on 5 acres. She has a keen eye for art and asked us to be creative. This was a painters dream! We found an inspiration piece and went to work. We hand painted GF Antique White using a crosshatch method. GF Brick Red and Somerset Gold were painted in meandering stripes. A wash of Antique White was used over the red. The hardware was sprayed in Rustoleum Black Spray Paint.
No question this is a beautiful buffet. With great carvings and detail work. And it has it's flaws; although quite minor and cosmetic.
I really wanted to embrace the British Colonial era, and I knew I wanted to focus more on the finish of the body, rather than the center image transfer.
I think, on this piece, the image transfer is secondary. And because of that, I choose to mute the image.
My aim when working on a piece of furniture is never to make it look '...
General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Antique White milk paints were used to create this Chalky effect on this pretty chest of drawers. I wet blended the colors during application and then added a little DIY Paint Kissing booth for a pop of color. The top was painted in Antique White and glazed with a custom gray glaze. The body of the dresser was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Satin. Then the beautiful IOD Transfer was applied. I sealed again with the HP Satin...
Where to begin.... viewing the before/after you can barely see this is the same space! The selection of GF Antique White and Driftwood Gray is the perfect combination for a bright, modern farmhouse design. Add in the gorgeous red island and this space looks as if it is straight out of a magazine!!
Wowza was this a big one! This is a beautiful kitchen, but the cabinets needed an update and bring some light! Using General Finishes Anitque White Milk Paint we transformed this kitchen to be enjoyed for many year!
"Just finished this beautiful custom dresser for a client. We used Antique white by General Finishes and satin HPTC." - J&L Vintage Decor
This kitchen underwent an amazing transformation using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The cabinets were sanded and cleaned and prepped to a super smooth finish. Then, starting with hand rolling and brushing the base cabinets and spraying on the paint for the doors and drawer fronts in GF Antique White Milk Paint. Next, topcoating with GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin. After came the depth and detail that was brought out, using the General Finishes Pitch Black glaze. This...
An elegant twist on the homey feel of farmhouse design! This subtle two-toned look was achieved by using GF Antique White on the upper cabinets and GF Seagull Gray on the lower cabinets finished off with GF Driftwood on the island!
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