This table is just an instant classic, am I right???
We were approached by a larger business to create a farmhouse style with a traditional twist sofa table. We custom built this table from the ground up just for them! We used General Finishes pre-stain wood conditioner and followed with the General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain and sealed with their Arm-R-Seal in a satin finish.
"Love how this dresser picked for customization turned out! General Finishes Antique Brown Water Based Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss are perfect!" - Flipping Fabulous
"Another custom request out the door. Lynn wanted a Walnut log slice end table for her daughter so we made it happen! After removing all the bark we sanded it, epoxied the cracks in the wood and sealed it in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Semi Gloss. The customer got to pick the legs and the specific height she wanted and that's it!!" - Upcycling by Amy
"General Finishes Arm-R-Seal made this wood look amazing! No stain needed. This beauty is finished and sold." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Walnut build. This is probably my favorite table due to the incredible grain. This table will see many years of family gatherings, and has plenty of room in its 9 foot length to seat extended family." - Mack Wood Worx
"This table was picked out of a new line we brought in of unfinished, new furniture, made of solid wood. No mdf, no particle board, no veneer. It's really been fun creating pieces that we know are great quality and will last a lifetime!
Stained with General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain, sealed with Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss." - Flipping Fabulous
Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and Satin Arm-r-seal.
"While the project requires some time, it was relatively easy to do! Bonus...saved me over $10K!"
"Classic mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with drawers sanded to a gorgeous wood grain and sealed in GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
Cool small humidor that I refinished recently. Was pretty rough when it came in but it went back looking like new!! Finished in...
"I had some time last week and this 1957 Drexel Campagna drop leaf table had been sitting around the shop since last year, so I figured now was as good as time as any!! The apron, legs and chairs are all finished in General Finishes Enduro White Poly and as I was sanding the top down I noticed that it was a beautiful Walnut Veneer with Pecan accent so all that needed was to be sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal to make it pop! Reupholstered the chairs in a cool check pattern and it was complete. This...
"Benjamin Moore Avocado on the outside, and stripped down to the bare base of MCM Walnut. We've brought these ladies into the modern world and haven't asked them to give up any of their originality in the process! With beautiful grains like that, why would we need anything further than General Finishes Arm-R-Seal over the drawers and tops! Beautiful original sweeping brass pulls." - Restoration Reserve
Made this walnut coffee table and finished it with Seal A Cell and Arm R Seal.
"Vintage Mahogany Chest of Drawers. The top and all the drawers were sanded down and clear coated with oiled based polyurethane which is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. The exterior perimeter was painted in black chalk paint and then distressed and sealed. I actually kept the original hardware only because I didn’t want anything flashy that would draw your attention away from that wonderful veneer. So I just sprayed it with hammered black satin spray." - Steener's Attic Refinished, Repurposed and...
Java and sealed with Arm R Seal satin. Scuffed sanded the veneer top. Stain applied with a foam brush and wiped it back and I did get some lines… so my final coat was a thin amount of the gel with a roller (more of a paint method) and it turned out beautiful. Some areas did pick up slight texture from the roller, but nothing offensive or anything that I would try to fix.
"I asked the client what they wanted. She said, "Black....and just do your thing". I love when they say that!
So, this beautiful, mahogany gal is all dressed out in black, but with some sliming stripes, and some raised design on the drawers and doors. These stunning silver pulls add the perfect finish to the look." - Designs by Dee
"Solid Cherry, she has an amazing top we just couldn't get over- so we bleached the red tones out and were left with a fabulous neutral! No stain at all, just clear coated in our absolute favorite hand applied General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.
Base has been refreshed in Persian Blue with Pitch Black and light grey glazes for detail." - Restoration Reserve
First coat of satin ARS on walnut cabinet top. Nothing compares to the look of walnut hardwood. Arm-R-Seal, visibly drives home the point.
"This solid mahogany antique chest of drawers (circa the late 1800s/early 1900s) is by far the most beautiful piece of furniture I’ve ever had the pleasure of refinishing. The quality of the wood speaks for itself, so it’s no wonder mahogany furniture is so difficult to find these days. In addition to the rare Knapp Joints on the drawers, each one has a functioning lock with the original key.
I sanded off the existing finish and stain, conditioned the natural wood and sealed it with my...
"Mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and natural Danish Oil. Top is sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
Products used: General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, Semi-gloss Arm R Seal, Dixie Bell Paint White Lightning, Slick Stick, White Boss, Fusion Mineral PaintCashmere, Ageing Wax, Wood U Bend
"Finished this classic Hepplewhite buffet with Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Enduro Poly Topcoat. The drawers and top were sealed with Arm-R-Sea " - Redhead Refinishings, LLC
"General Finishes Empire Gray bodies and a deep stained top - but as I was sanding and stripping down, I quickly decided it might be a highly couture look if we stained the top rows too! Ended up with a high-end custom look instead of just a painted dresser. Super modern and yet completely timeless set- for years to come! Hand applied Arm-R-Seal top over a deep Kona stain on those oak fronts." - Restoration Reserve
"A Repaint Job turned Original Restore....
This client had done this desk once awhile back..... unfortunately, she was a bit disappointed in the way the paint looked and decided maybe we should give it a shot in our studio! We started stripping it down again, and found ourselves some beautiful walnut... and I don't just mean veneer..... Those grains match the entire depth of the wood.
Soooooo she loved the aging in the legs which weren't painted previously and we decided a timeless look...
"Finished up this live edge, locally sourced Black Walnut coffee table today. Tapered brass legs, maple and purple heart bow tie keys. Finished with several layers of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Kamarka Makerworks
"Whew... this might have been my longest running project to date .Lori asked me to refresh her secretariat and honestly, from the picture, it didn't look in too bad of shape but if you zoom in you can see all the crackle texture on the finish that all had to be stripped off with chemicals and then sanded down. The outside was stained in a mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. The inside was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and...
"Classic style mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint with drawers sanded and left natural with GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0
"Every inch of this one was sanded down and sealed. No stain. That’s all the natural wood shining. Sometimes I use stain, and others I don’t because the woodgrain is often so pretty as is. Sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal." - Amost Simple Home
"Modern, streamlined maple end tables. These are a perfect addition to a bedroom, guestroom or livingroom. These are built by my husband and sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin finish topcoat." - Upcycling by Amy
"I’m not going to lie. I was “Blue” when I bought this cabinet, sight unseen, and was a little disappointed. The “Solid wood” description turned out to be a wood frame with thin hardboard sides. lesson learned. Again. I contemplated just donating it somewhere but I really liked the compact style and figured there must be SOMEONE out there that can use a little lightweight vintage record cabinet….. for some extra storage. So while it has ALL the right style, please know this isn’t a super...
Custom entry table in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Waterbased Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semigloss.
"Y’all say ‘hey’ to Ben. He’s that guy standing in the corner of the room…… Filled with Utilitarian bulk and gorgeous eyes. Hefty and strong this old Empire guy has the bones of an ox and the mahogany burl veneers of a model.
Top is a solid piece if chestnut toned walnut that makes all the brunette ladies out there jealous. One single swirled curl in the middle.
He’s trimmed out in General Finishes Twilight, a rich deep navy with hardcore midnight blue-purple undertones- which agree with...
"The Annika Set.
Annika reminds me of a beautiful blond hair, blue eyed Sweed. She's got strong features but gentle in stature and grace. Earthy and versatile, light and airy. Annika here is a modern dresser and nightstand combination set. She had some fabulous graining that we absolutely HAD to pair with a perfect white.
Couldn't you see this literally ANYWHERE? Clean lines and ultra durable finish in a simple crisp white by Benjamin Moore. Drawers and base have been sealed in General...
"I pulled up my big girl pants for this one guys…my client wanted to pass this 1947 Lane cedar hope chest down to her son that her husband had purchased after he got out of the military. And to increase the stress level - no paint. It was damaged almost beyond repair having sat in her garage for decades with major veneer damage, mildew, water stains and a bunch of other problems. This transformation makes me so proud. I took my Festool and was able to sand back down to bare wood on the veneer....
"I call her Clara. Because our objective here was to "Clear" her up. You know what I'm talking about..... that old aged Lacquer look that tends to 'cloud' over all the wood grain. We could see the imprints of the fine woodwork below, but it was hard to distinguish the grain patterning below that thick old finish. Honestly I'm not sure I've ever had a buffet with THIS many different wood species in it!
She wasn't in terrible shape. A little moisture damage here and there, a few pieces of...
"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
Stunning drums finished with GF Arm-R-Seal and Tung Oil by Bucks County Drum Company!
"A Mid-1800's Empire redesigned into a kitchen cart, coffee or liquor bar or hallway storage. We removed two drawers and shiplapped inside to create a fabulous storage nook. Add some old wire baskets, or perfect for bottle storage! Inside finished in General Finishes Lamp Black for that slightly industrial feel. Outside has been fully stripped to reveal some pretty fantastic grain patterning even with a few pieces missing, and sealed in multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin.... because I mean......
"This gorgeous live edge Walnut Desk and moveable riser is the perfect size space to get your work done without taking up too much space! This would also make an amazing sofa table or coffee bar. The wood is really the showstopper here and was completely sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in a Satin finish to protect the look for years to come ." - Upcycling by Amy
"I must say the transformation of our den has been wonderful with the addition of the hand hewn beam. Finished with General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal products." Aron Roberts
"Thank you General Finishes for such great products. I designed and built this custom closet for a house in Palo Alto, CA. Figured sapele, all finished with Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal. The pictures don't do it justice, the panels feel like silk and absolutely glow. Arm-R-Seal for the win!
The finishing took ~150 hours, and ~4 gallons." - David Zaret of Curl and Burl (http://curlandburl.com/
) in Ann Arbor, MI.
This table top was sanded down and restained with...
"I can’t get over all the beautiful details on this tall boy. From the weaved cane drawer fronts to the coolest brass pulls I’ve seen, this one is just. I sanded off the original dark finish then sealed it with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. No stain needed to make this one shine." - Amost Simple Home
Learn more about GF oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat in this video: https://bit.ly/GFVideoHowToApplyArmRSealTopcoat
"Sven took me a little out of my comfort zone as I realized his hardware measurements are virtually impossible size to find nowadays. He looks to me like a beautiful blended piece between likely the 40's and late 50's as the decorative veneered waterfall style turned into the more moderne MCM style. His walnut-veneered body is fully stripped down to naked grain and sealed in General Finishes hand applied Arm-R-Seal in satin. No stain, no frills. Just the tones of the bare wood beneath!
Stunning combo of General Finishes Westminster Green Milk Paint with a natural wood top sealed with GF oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat.
"This beautiful dresser and table have been given a new refreshed look and will be heading back home. Refinished with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and General Finishes Onyx Water Stain with Arm-R-Seal Satin." - Just By Happenstance
Learn more about using water based and oil based products on the same project in this video: http://bit.ly/VideoGFOilAndWaterBasedFinishesTogether
Specially constructed, designed and donated to the Canadian Cancer Society for their Hope Blooms Daffodil Campaign in April 2021 This has been a true labour of love through countless hours of work put into the creation of this amazing bench!
With many thanks to Prima Redesign for their beautiful “We Care” transfer that gave me the inspiration. A special thank you to Windsor Plywood PG for generously donating the wood and General Finishes milk paint & HPTC, my good friends Scott &...
"General Finishes in for the win! Lamp Black Milk Paint, Seal-A-Cell and Arm-A-Seal turned this project back to its former glory. The pulls are original solid brass. How cool is that!? Added legs to make it a little more modern and lighter and removed the dated glass. Overall very happy with the outcome. Thanks GF!" - Dianne Hunter
"I sanded the whole piece down completely to bare wood, stained it in General Finishes American Oak and Colonial Maple Gel Stain to try to compliment the color of a dresser in her bedroom already. Once happy with the color match the whole piece was sealed in 3 coats of GF Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come! To really finish off the new and improved look, I did a deep clean on the hardware to take off all the black tarnish from year of grime. Stained pieces are a LOT of work especially...
"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