Basil

Custom Mix of equal parts Driftwood+Basil 

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This pantry door was SO FUN to paint... and it was also for my own kitchen (YAY!) so I could reallly get creative with it! It’s actually “half” of a French door set that I found at our local Habitat ReStore.... and what do you know, it was the EXACT size of our pantry door... easy swap!!!

It all started with a coat of “Costal Blue”... I was going to distress and stop there... but since I was keeping it for myself, I decided to have a little bit of fun!  I started getting carried away...

Lovely farmhouse nightstands in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint.  
"I found this mirror at a yard sale and used General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil to give it a pretty makeover. It was an awesome find!" - Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer    
Beautiful dresser transformed with GF Basil Milk Paint and transfer by Art is Beauty.    
"This beauty was refreshed with General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil, lightly distressed then glazed with a custom mix of GF glazes. New hardware by D. Lawless Hardware finished off the transformation! I’m considering calling this glaze mix “Black Coffee” - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting   Visit www.captivahomedecor.com to purchase GF products.  
Cute nightstands in GF Basil Milk Paint    
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    

"This cute little entry/side table is actually a repurposed, refinishing sewing table! Painted with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, sealed with clear wax. It's a calm green color. The little drawer in the front is perfect for your keys or loose change!" - Fresh Coat

"Finally back at it after a few crazy occurrences in the last two weeks. Just finished up this double vanity set in Fenwick Island, DE done in Basil Milk Paint by General Finishes..." - Little Bean Designs

"Are you thinking of Spring yet? I am! And Basil Milk Paint from General Finishes is the perfect plucked from the garden green, finished with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. You know every room needs a touch of green!" - Reloved By Lori

My journey for my inspiration began with a newspaper article I read about Louis XVI King of France, but more interestingly his wife Marie Antionette the Queen of exquisite taste.  She amassed artworks of extraordinary opulence and beauty.  Particularly her furniture collection, the extravagant life of Queen Marie is surrounded by elegant French furniture and fabrics, very beautiful designs that are still prevalent today. 

So I dedicate my entry piece to one of the most trend setting...

Loving this solid walnut buffet makeover by The Modern Vintage. The body was painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, then distressed and glazed in a dark walnut stain. The top was stripped then stained with Early American Water Based Wood Stain.

Lovely buffet in GF Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects & Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Delilah Tree   Learn more about how to use GF Glaze Effects in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jifX-ZCHDI&t=1s    
"Just finished up this pretty lady tonight. She is a vintage style farmhouse dresser made of solid wood with dovetail drawers. Her base has been refinished in General Finishes Driftwood grey, then glazed with General Finishes Winter White and then top coated in GF High Performance Top Coat. The drawers are done in General Finishes Basil on the fronts, Driftwood on the inside and she has a pretty flower pattern to match her new knobs on the sides of each drawer. The fronts of the drawers have a...
We adore this farmhouse buffet by Gravity Hill Furnishings, GF's August 2017 Retailer of the Month.   "The body was brush painted with the Basil Milk Paint and then slightly distressed. Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects were also applied to really give it a farm house feel. The top was sanded to bare wood and stained with Java Gel Stain. The piece is sealed with HPTC Satin."   Visit Gravity Hill Furnishings at Gilley's Antique & Decorator Mall located at 5789 US-40 Booth C-11...
"This may be my new favorite color! A custom General Finishes mixture of Basil + Persian Blue + Queenstown Grey. Can't. Stop. Staring." - Carver Junk Company Minneapolis    

"Persian Blue Milk Paint from General Finishes was a great choice for this classic piece. The hardware is painted with Driftwood Milk Paint and Pearl Effects in Argentine Pearl as a nod to old pewter." - Gravity Hill Furnishings

Check out this charming dresser by Belle Maison! Refinished with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint.

"This is a buffet I completed for my house with Milk Paint in Basil, sealed with GF HPTC (High Performance Topcoat). I am loving this sage green color. It's added a nice pop of color without being too bright. Thanks again General Finishes!" - Lily Pond  
GF Basil Milk Paint is such a lovely spring time color! We love this dining set by Lucy Lu's Shabby Chic Furniture & More!    

What a sweet cupboard by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations this is! Painted with General Finishes's Basil and Antique White Milk Paint.

See more projects completed in the charming Basil Milk Paint by going to the Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/tags/basil,

For a hue that’s been plucked straight from your garden, try General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Basil is a healthy, natural green with earthy undertones that projects an inviting feeling throughout your home.

Color Mix Recipes from top to bottom:

1 part Basil + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Basil + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Basil + 1 part Snow White

Original Basil

20 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

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"Coffee table is GF Basil Milk Paint! I love this color!! Has a light glaze affect to give it a more vintage look." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This beautifully layered buffet was accomplished by using only General Finishes products. I created the base coat by mixing the farmhouse green color that consists of GF Milk Paint in Basil, Dark Chocolate, Emerald, and Linen. I then dry brushed on some Buttermilk Yellow. The last coat of paint was a 50/50 mixture of the farmouse green and Antique White. I used the vaseline method of distressing to achieve the chippy look and many...

"Shaker-style secretary kept it's antique charm with distressed Lamp Black milk paint from General Finishes. Open the secretary door to find a pop of on of my favorite colors: soft, sweet Basil. Original hardware and vintage stripes paper inside the drawer make this secretary one-of-a-kind!" - Daylily Custom Design    
This mahogany secretary was revived by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations with GF Millstone and Basil Milk Paint.    

"This amazing Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co, Hastings, Michigan Bookcase was in very poor condition when I found her. Damaged dirty with holes and missing inlay appliques. I have tried to restore her at first..however, peeling veneer and damaged wood make me change my mind. I decided to transfer the image of my favorite painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela from sane time period what my beautiful piece (1911-1917)

When I have enlarged print of the painting which I have bought on...

We adore this lovely little desk dry brushed with GF Basil Milk Paint .    
Lovely bench with GF Basil Milk Paint by Gigi's Hope Chest.   "This bench was purchased for a new home and new memories for a wonderful family! Happy to have had the opportunity to customize this piece to remind them of their new start!"    
This beautiful desk was refinished with GF Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and satin High Performance Topcoat.   

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations livened up this chest of drawers with a custom blend of Basil and Emerald Milk Paint! They also used GF's jiving Java Gel Stain for the top.

To learn more about our Milk Paint, go to http://bit.ly/1Y6iMUK.

To see more Custom Colors and more Design Ideas, go to GF's Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/.

"This solid oak table and chairs was found on the side of the road by my Man Friend, who smartly loaded it up! The set has hints of General Finishes Basil Milk Paint & Bayberry Chalk Style Paint peeking through a finish of General Finishes Antique White, thanks to Saltwash texture! Sealed with High Performance Flat Topcoat, this adorable addition can be found at Lush•Paint Designs located in Flipping Fabulous" - Karie Bogart   Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence,...

These lovely side tables were refinished with Basil Milk Paint, Winter White Glaze Effects and flat High Performance Topcoat. 

This lovely hutch was made over with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat.     Learn more about how to apply GF water based topcoat in this tutorial video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUp_x4fDzqk  

"Love GF Milk Paints and Glazes! This lovely chest of drawers is a completely different piece thanks to Basil Milk Paint (blended with Snow White on the trim detail!) with Winter White Glaze Effects first washed over/wiped off, then dry brushed for an overall chic and antique look! Sealed with HP Topcoat in Flat both before and after the glaze." - For Love of the Paint

MiMi's Shabby Chic Furniture by Tonya Silva restyled this dresser with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Gorgeous combination!
"Antique sewing cabinet that we think would look super cute as a night stand. Painted in General Finishes Basil over a white base, it's distressed to give a beachy look. I forgot how much I LOVE the Basil color!!!" - Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats in St. Charles, MO
"In between my latest custom jobs I squeezed in some time to transform this piece that I found at an estate sale. With the addition of copper casters , a stripped top - restrained with CeCe Caldwell hickory stain and painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil - this vintage and versatile piece is chippy and distressed in all the right places." - ReLove
Elegantly Shabby Decor_ refinished this dresser with GF Basil Green Milk Paint accented with Winter White Glaze Effects. The top and knobs were both stained with Java Gel Stain. Great look!
Simpatica_ shared this fantastic front door face lift. "General Finishes Millstone and Basil Milk Paint used to refresh this front door area in Kingsbarns, Scotland. Looks lovely and even the painter was impressed with the coverage and overall performance of this paint. And we stock it in the shop!"
This desk received a sweet and simple new look with GF Basil Green Milk Paint by Redposie Resale Vintage furniture St Louis St Charles_! Wonderful transformation!
This pretty table was refinished by Alternatively Yours_. It was first painted with GF Linen Milk Paint then with Basil. Love how those details pop! Check out more from Alternatively Yours at http://www.alternativelyyours.com/
Tone it down with muted neutrals - get the look with Basil Green Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
Life is a work of art, so why can't furniture be too? Get this masterpiece of a look with Basil Green Milk Paint hand-distressed over Brick Red Milk Paint, accented with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Want to seal in the goodness? Learn how to hand apply General Finishes Water Based Top Coat in this video: http://bit.ly/1v4ne8b
Spring is on the horizon! Get the look: Basil Green over Brick Red Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
Tired of plain white pieces? Add some style with color underneath, like our beautifully subtle Basil Green! Get the look with Antique White Milk Paint hand-distressed over Basil Green Milk Paint. Learn how to hand-distress General Finishes Milk Paint in this video! http://youtu.be/DQilIHtFxpY
This bench is a great transformation from the twin size headboard we started with! The bench turned out much differently than my original vision but I am so glad I chose to follow where it was leading me because I love the vintage feel to it! It was fun making the gussets and the arms to further enhance the feel of something your grandma might have had in her garden. I chose not to take the existing paint (very chippy!) off before beginning the work with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. I...

Phenomenal French Provincial buffet in Basil Green Milk Paint with Antique White accents and dark wax by Helen at Helen Nichole Designs​! Try our Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for a similar finish.