Basil

"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 

Read blog for all the details. 

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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