Basil

"I love getting to do different colorful things! It’s so much more fun then the typical white and gray! Although I always love those when they are done too, I just love getting to use my blues and greens! We had a great time with this job! There’s still a little bit more work that needs to be done to the trim but how pretty is this fireplace?! We painted this using General Finishes Reverent Gray, Queenstown Gray, Cardamom, Basil, and Persian Blue. To add a little sparkle we glazed the whole...
"Lima. She's a soft and serene triple serpentine lady in a tranquil moss green that will play nicely with all warm tones in your home! We paired GF Basil with a moderate Jacobean oak top, finished in our buttery smooth General Finishes Arm-R-Seal hand applied finish! We added some soft champagne brass bar pulls to update her into a classic and simplistic style." - Restoration Reserve    
"This General Finishes Basil desk is gorgeous with it's lucite hardware." - Smith Traditions    
Absolute stunner in General Finishes Millstone, Linen & Basil Milk Paint as well as Burnished Pearl Effects.     
"These matching icebox White Clad tables have been completely refinished. Tops have been sanded down smooth and sealed. Bottoms have been painted in a custom color, a beautiful, earthy, cool green. (5 parts Basil 2 parts Lamp Black) Original hardware has been cleaned and refreshed back to it’s original beauty. General Finishes is my favorite paint ever, I foresee more custom colors in the future!" - Early One's Niche    
"Kroehler MCM tallboy. Can you believe that awesome walnut grain was under that original finish?!?! Top and wood drawer fronts only sanded and sealed. Body refinished in a gorgeous sage green… General Finishes Basil. Original hardware cleaned and updated to match feet caps." - Elm Street Designs
"When you get free furniture you create! Painted General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Glazed using General Finishes Graphite Water Based Stain. Top is stained with Graphite too. Clear coated using Aqua Coat water base clear lacquer." - Tara Lou Designs   Learn more about how to create custom glazes with GF water based products here: https://generalfinishes.com/faq/how-can-i-create-...
"Six Drawer Rustic Farmhouse Chest/Buffet/Media.This solid maple wood chest has been re-engineered, redesigned and refinished. The base was completely rebuilt to accommodate its new turned wood feet. Wood accents were added to the entire bottom apron. A custom wood patterned top was built and finished to match the layered stain finish base. A custom mixed mid tone green finish of General Finishes Basil w/touch of Queenstown added was created and given an antique aged wash of GF Van Dyke Brown...

"This 3 drawer dresser got a refresh in General Finishes Basil and beautified with a ReDesign With Prima White Fleur transfer, new hardware added. So many people have told me this transfer was made for this piece and I couldn’t agree more! It’s the icing on the cake!" 

"These two tables now look very soft and light. The ugly orange pine glow is gone forever. I used the same technique for both. First the tops were sanded down and then a pickleing stain was applied, lightly sanded and sealed. My customer wanted some of the grain from the pine to show through. Next the bases were painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint then lightly distressed and sealed." - Steener's Attic Refinished, Repurposed and Antique Furniture    
"Green. BOLD. & Beautiful. This color reminds me of everything spring!! Basil by General Finishes finished in matte to show its soft and flawless features." - The Broken Masterpiece    
"This set of matching end tables is painted in General Finishes Basil and the drawers were stained in GF Whitewash Water Based Stain and both pieces were completely sealed and are ready to go to their new homes!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"I have had the opportunity to use this beautiful green a lot lately!  This small custom dresser has been painted in General Finishes Westminster Green with a soft blending of Basil on the drawers and sides to create a subtle contrast." - Nap Time Furniture Creations    
"Bellini.That's the brand, but I sort of like the name also! Subtle and serene this beautiful shelving cabinet is refreshed in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint with a beautiful but subtle grey glaze. Inside we have Reverent Gray, which is a very light warm griege (think stone) and a Flat Topcoat. Hand rubbed bronze pulls are simple and stately, like he is." - Restoration Reserve
"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    

Loving this green custom mixed paint color using General Finishes Milk Paint!

Emerald + Basil + Costal Blue + Lamp Black

The wood was refinished and stained using Minwax Dark Walnut.

How adorable is this kids kitchen in GF Basil Milk Paint??!!   "Revamped the kids play kitchen for the third time because I have zero chill and little DIY projects bring me joy.✨ Guess third time’s a charm because this one may be my absolute favorite. The play kitchen currently resides in our living room so having it be aesthetically pleasing is definitely a plus. The green with pop of black and natural wood. Perfection!" - Jess Party of 4        
"This cute little bench needed a refresh for the new year. We used a custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Reverent Gray and a touch of brown to achieve this lovely neutral."     
Gorgeous cabinets in a one of a kind custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Westminster Green & Twilight Milk Paints.   Recipe: 4 parts Basil + 1 part Westminster + 1 part and Twilight
"Just wrapped up this gift for my friends’ first baby! General Finishes Basil Milk Paint was the perfect gender neutral color for their bundle of joy. I added new modern pulls to coordinate with the original brass capped feet and a new poplar top to finish off this makeover." - Blush Vintage    
"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!"   

 

"This desk was done for my friend whose son is virtual learning. She picked General Finishes Basil for the color and then decided to incorporate Walnut stain for the seat and desk top." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"This color is so good... and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t replicate it if I tried! It’s General Finishes Lamp Black, Emerald, Basil, and Coastal Blue... equal parts(ish)! The hardware felt perfect left it’s original gold... and the curved drawers... well they just speak for themselves!"     
Dramatic kitchen cabinet makeover with General Finishes Linen and Basil Milk Paint.    
"Adorable dresser painted in General Finishes Basil, distressed and finished. Sanded and stained top for a two tone look."     
"This piece is such a cute little nugget!! After a good sanding and cleaning this baby was primed and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and the top drawer was painted in GF Basil. I added some botanical transfers to the front of the bottom 2 drawers and lastly added some gold little legs to match the gold and glass knobs ✨.  
"My client dropped off this chair to be refinished and told me an awesome story of how this chair came to her. Apparently there was a running joke in her family that her mom was not allowed to use the checkbook, and that was because of this chair. Around 60 years ago she purchased 2 of these chairs at $600 each. That’s a lot of money back then!! Heck that’s a lot of money today! Her husband was a little upset when he found out the purchase price. Now that the chair was passed down, I’m...
"Would y'all believe that I've never really been a fan of green furniture before? I've loved seeing other refinisher's green pieces but it never spoke to me as a color I wanted to paint myself, until I was looking for inspiration for this hutch. I just knew it was going to be white but I was just scrolling through pinterest one day and BAM! I saw a green hutch and my whole mindset shifted. And so this beautiful eucalyptus green hutch was born. And now I want to paint all the things green...

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Custom Mix Basil + Emerald

Coastal Blue

Harvest Yellow

Beautiful dresser makeover with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. 

"Beautiful refinished mid century dresser. The base/legs were sanded raw and all the metal was cleaned and resprayed. This piece was painted in Basil by General Finishes...it’s a very light/muted green." 

"Check out this bow front Drexel. We revitalized this old gal using General Finishes Basil Milk Paint with a brown glaze. The top has been stripped and redone using Candlelight Gel Stain."     

"It's hard to capture the green on this custom set but it's amazing! This color is a custom mix of General Finishes Basil, Queenstown Gray, and Westminster Green. The drawers got a wash with layers of White and Gray glazes. I love this green so much I've already picked out a piece for the store I'll be painting this color ❤" 

Before and after with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint

Her golden crown sits atop copper highlights in her hair. The Sea is a wash of watery blues and greens. She is Athena, queen of the Sea. 

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...