"I recently restored these staircases and their handrails in a historic building in Newburgh, NY. The handrails are a mix of old existing walnut, and new walnut where the handrails & fittings were missing. On these handrails I used GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal gloss followed by 1 coat of Arm-R-Seal satin. I really love the deep rich quality of the Gel Stain and the way that the Arm-R-Seal lays down, and how these products can be easily hand applied."
"This vintage hutch is painted in GF Empire Gray and for the darker shade is a mix of Lamp Black and Empire Gray, and black glazed throughout. The inside is painted a mix of Antique White & Millstone by General Finishes. I added flowers and butterflies as this reminds my client of her mom. Sometimes furniture holds memories of times and people and those are the pieces we treasure the most. And I’m happy and honored to paint this piece for my client that now she will keep in her home and...
Solid Cherry manfactured by Kincaid Furniture Co.
A custom inlaid wood top was constructed and a "grout" technique used to amplify the design.
Multilayered finish using...
"Solid wood quality but lacking in style, a full redesign now gives these a edgy, modern transitional style. Finished in General Finishes Antique White. My go-to color as it mixes seamlessly with whites and creams.
The addition of new legs add needed height and custom designed wood tops and bottom shelves add an organic element. Beautiful glass and antique brass drawer handles give an added layer of sophistication." - Raised Expectations
The difference a day makes! We’ve painted and glazed these. Finish in...
This antique vanity is such a cool piece. It’s true when they say they just don’t make furniture like they used to, and this is the perfect example.
Painted in Antique White by...
"What an incredible transformation this table has had! The paint job was pretty tired when my client found it and was in desperate need of a makeover.
I stripped the old paint so we could start fresh. There was a ton of wear/water damage on the bottom which was made of an MDF substrate. We added a wooden bottom and I used an epoxy wood filler to fill the gap between the table and the new bottom, sanded and shaped it to the original and now it looks like it has always been that way. And it’s...
Custom mix of General Finishes Antique White + Linen Milk Paint for a perfect creamy white.
"This Dixie dresser war refinished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with Java Gel Stain on top. She’s looking pretty again!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration
Gorgeous cabinet in General Finishes Antique White with gold accents.
"Oh my! Sometimes things turn out better than you plan. This beauty is such a statement piece painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with gold accent!" - Belle Maison
"I used one of my favorite green mixtures on this piece. It’s a 50:50 mix of Basil and Antique White by General Finishes. We added mouldings by WoodUbend Mouldings I love the chicken wire too.. So much character in one piece." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
Great little walnut top with the greatest character and all the little flaws we love to see!
Top stripped, sanded and refreshed in natural walnut and our hand applied...
"Chunky harp table with bun feet, updated in General Finishes Antique White and Sunglow! I think this sunny beaut would make the perfect little bistro table! Your day would start off so perfectly happy after enjoying some coffee or tea seated at this cutie.
Again, I'm impressed with the blend-ability of General Finishes Milk Paint. It made creating this ombre base a dream. (The sunflower was also hand-painted in the same colors as the base.)" - The Boho Basement RVA
"I've been itching to do a blended piece for a while and finally had the opportunity with this beaut!...
"Vintage French Provincial desk by Dixie Furniture freshened up using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. The hardware is not original to the piece but was on it when I bought it. It suits the style of the desk well." - Garage 9 v2
"Mint is a hard one to mix but this bright mint is going to be perfect for a child's room! Paired with gold and rolling drawers, this dresser flip is pending pick up already. Made with General Finishes Patina Green, Halcyon Blue and Antique White Milk Paint it's giving this dark piece a brand (and bright) new life!" - The Broken Masterpiece
"Whether you call it your “Living” room or your “Family” room, it’s one of the MOST important rooms in your home. It plays two roles: Showstopper & Gatherer!
GET THE LOOK with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint & Tobacco Water Based Stain." - Whitewood Furniture
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"Stunning, vintage trunk. Handmade. I kept all the original charm intact. The bronze iron latch, hinges and gorgeous feet. I also left all the little “beauty marks” it has acquired over the years. Painted Basil, dry brushed with Antique White & glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects all by General Finishes! I also added that front wood embellishment, dry brushed, glazed and lightly distressed." - Ollie Rose Market
"Adorable antique chest sanded to raw wood, refinished in a soft antique white and paired with bleached drawers that got a soft weathered stain. New champagne/crystal like handles give this beauty the perfect farmhouse glam. This gal is definitely old and has all her tweaks and character but doesn't stop her from being a show stopper." - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
Products: General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain and Enduro White Poly
"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
"What a transformation right!? General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue with Brown Glaze for the outside and Antique White for the inside. The 2 colors chosen are a gorgeous pair for this piece. I'm LOVING all the bold colors our clients are choosing lately!" - Painted Pieces
"One of my creative pieces to date. This piece reminds me of my time in the South Asian country of Loas. Tall mountains hover over each other in northern parts of Vang Vieng. Refinished using General Finishes Antique White, Halcyon Blue, custom mix of Lamp Black and Halcyon Blue and Gulf Stream Blue. This piece is upcycled by removing bottom base, cutting off the sides and attaching new metal feet. Top has been sanded and sealed using High Performance in satin." - Sage Furnishings
Built by Ethan Allen, this maple /birch cabinet is the perfect piece to use in the entryway , additional storage in the bedroom or living area.
Refinished using General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue for the first time. Blended with Antique White. Top has been sanded and sealed with General finishes high performance satin. This piece has been up-cycled by removing old wooden bottom base and adding new metal feet.
"One of my favorite styles of furniture. She has been refinished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with a whitewashed top. Original hardware in brushed gold." - Sage Furnishings
"Refinished in General Finishes Antique White with a white washed top. Perfect for guest room, entryways, nursery or a mini buffet." - Sage Furnishings
"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
"Perfect entryway piece. Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique White. I spent some time blending and dry brushing to give it a statement look. Original hardware in gold." - Sage Furnishings
Antique White Water Based Milk Paint
"Gorgeous antique dresser in Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes. We just love a classic white dresser." - Belle Maison
Antique White on cabinets, Perfect Gray on island
"We recently gave this sofa table a little update. It is painted in our favorite General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. Such a beautiful piece and would make a great entryway table in a foyer as well." - Belle Maison
"This beautiful Eastlake wash stand dates between 1870-1890. For its age, it was in very good condition with only a few repairs. I used Minwax Classic Cherry stain for the top. The base was painted General Finishes Antique White (1 cup) and Buttermilk (1/8 cup) and finished everything with High Performance Topcoat in satin." - Newbac Designs
The cherry top was stripped and refinished in Minwax Classic Cherry. There was a very dark, thick stain on the top as well as horrible sanding swirls, so it was a challenge to remove the deep swirls and the stain that had soaked deep into the wood. The belt sander was my friend on this one!
The base is painted in a custom creamy white to match her dressers I did earlier this year. It’s...
"Beautiful antique dresser refinished in Antique White with floral transfers. GF High Performance Flat Poly protects it. Crystal knobs add a touch of glam." - Flippin Fab Furniture Design
"This smelly, stained, wobbly MCM sewing table was completely restored and refinished; from the severely damaged wood top all the way down to the brass leg caps. Not a detail was missed.
Blood (literally, the cuts on my hands are still healing), sweat (so much sweat), and tears went into this piece so to say it tested me would be the understatement of the year. That's why I'm always grateful for these challenges and their fast approaching deadlines. Sometimes I do my best work under...
"Gorgeous, vintage, mahogany chest of drawers. This Duncan Phyfe style piece also boasts a bow front. This piece was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White, with some light distressing. The top was sanded bare and re-stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in Java, then sealed with their High Performance Topcoat in Flat. The original, Hepplewhite style pulls were left as is."
"And here is the gorgeous table! The final piece of a beautiful dining set my clients parents owned in Germany that she inherited and brought back to the states and will eventually go to her daughters.
The table had been previously painted so I stripped all of the old paint off to start fresh. I never just paint over old paint as I can’t guarantee my finish since I do not know the steps the previous painter took to prepare the piece for paint. After stripping, cleaning, sanding and cleaning...
"This buffet was quite the undertaking but so worth the effort!! After stripping it down, sanding and scrubbing I painted it in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and lightly distressed the edges. I wanted to do something special with the top and legs so I mixed a custom stain of General Finishes Whitewash, Tobacco and Graystone Water Based Stains. Some topcoat and new knobs make this baby SHINE!!" - Upcycling by Amy
"I stripped the top, which is laminate, and gave it an extra heavy sand with 80 grit sandpaper. Usually 220 is sufficient but this was extra slick. The paint was adhering well to the body so I gave it a really good sand and gave the entire piece three coats of primer, checked for adhesion issues and everything was sticking. The paint color is a custom light, warm gray. I used General Finishes Snow White and Antique White in equal parts (1 cup each) and added a little Perfect Gray (1/8 cup)...
Have you ever tried painting fabric? The process is very different than painting furniture but I'm so pleased with the results!
When I found this $20 chair at the Habitat for Humanity Restore I walked past, admiring it, multiple times and even sitting down to test it out before I decided I couldn't leave without it.
Fabric - General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint (mixed with water & fabric softener to achieve a cake batter consistency)
"General Finishes Whitewash Water Based Stain for the top, and Antique White Milk Paint for the base. The chairs also got a makeover with some fresh black paint." - Moses Restorations
"A Deilcraft dining table is such an amazing find! With the top a gorgeous walnut veneer and the skirt and legs ash, this table and it’s two leaf extensions exude mid century modern goodness.
I started by sanding the top using my DEWALT 5” random orbit sander. I don’t mention nearly enough that I use the corded type but I should! Have constant power running to this tool helps with consistent results. I find it more powerful and I never need to worry about a battery running out. It’s...
"Charming vintage curio hutch refinished in farmhouse distressed Antique White by General Finishes. The back is floral paper in shades of green, pink and blue. A perfect addition to modern or rustic home." - Blue & White Living Home Decor
"Solid maple 2 piece hutch refinished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with heavy distressing for a rustic farmhouse inspired look. The serving top has been sanded and washed using barnwood wash and sealed for durability. Perfect for additional storage in the kitchen or dining area. Great piece to use as a coffee bar." - Blue & White Living Home Decor
We've been playing around & having fun here! This in-house...
"This is a fun before and after!
My client kept this piece of her father’s after he passed away and asked me if there was anything that could be done with it. New shelves, new door, removed the crown molding, filled holes, new hardware, and a fresh paint job. It keeps the structure but gives it an update. Paint color: General Finishes Antique White" - Flipping Unbelievable
"This gorgeous buffet is painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with a natural top!" - Belle Maison
Handsome hutch in General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique White Milk Paint by Just picked and painted.
"Went with General Finishes Antique White for the base and was inspired by some wood and bone style knobs found online and we found a similar style at Shackteau Interiors and they were the perfect finishing touch to update this otherwise plain dresser." - Upcycling by Amy