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:
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!
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.

MDG Contracting & Design, LLC​ of Bumpass, VA revamped this kitchen with a two tone look. The uppers were painted with GF Linen Milk Paint and the lowers got a new look with Basil Milk Paint. Looks great!
This kitchen has charm! Airdrie Furniture Revival​ transformed these cabinets with a great combination of Milk Paint colors! "My weekend project! The red cabinets were beautiful cabinets but the customer felt they were too dark... so she wanted it to brighten up a bit! These were done using all General Finishes products! Linen, Millstone, Basil, Dark Chocolate (Milk Paints) and High Performance Top Coat in Satin."

Theresa at House of Krafts shared this stunning buffet restyle! She says, "I used a custom mix of Basil and Patina Green with a little Antique White - the color was a little more bold than I was trying to achieve so I did a stain wash to mute it and sealed with High Performance in Flat. The top was stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal in Satin!" Confused about which topcoat to choose for your next project? We'll help you choose in this quick video!...

Marcy from R Old House Vintage & More refinished this table top with a Dark Chocolate and Millstone Milk Paint base and Patina Green, Halcyon Blue, Basil, Red and Somerset Gold Milk Paints layered and distressed on top.

This vintage painted beauty got it's new look with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Chulie's Boutique​ of Bulverde, TX did a fantastic job! Love the distressing!

Chulie's Boutique shared this beautiful Basil Green & Espresso vintage dresser makeover, the perfect color combo for the first day of spring! "Once property of US Government, this vintage solid 4 drawer dresser has so many purposes! Hmmm, maybe I'll keep it after all! Kidding, kidding! Painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and top has been stained with Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain!"

This beautiful Basil Green dry sink by Sweet Parsley Home looks just as amazing as the cake on top! (And we suddenly want some cake...) SPH says, "This dry sink is so sweet, it may just inspire you to bake a cake! Irresistible as a kitchen prep station, coffee bar, or mini buffet in your dining room."

Can't get enough of this beachy cottage style desk from Modern Vintage​. It was painted with a custom minty mix of Basil, Antique White and just a touch of Corinth Blue General Finishes Milk Paints.

Check out this amazing workbench made from salvaged wood from Burlap and Boots ( Two old wood panel doors, a set of table legs and a old barn door for the top and we now have a work bench/station/store counter/kitchen island, etc. We made her for the studio. Painted in General Finishes Antique White and Basil Milk Paint. Open on the other side for storage and probably...

Another piece done in beautiful Basil with an undercoat in Brick Red. Antiqued in Van Dyke Brown and top coated with Satin High Performance. The inside of the cabinet was left in the Brick Red alone which adds a wonderful contrast we think! Love these two colors together. - Reblessed, LLC​

Love this beauty by Helen Nichole Designs​! It was painted with a custom mix of GF Basil, Lamp Black, Halcyon Blue, Corinth Blue and Emerald Green. The color was a nice deep sea green color but it needed something.It needed dry brushing!! Great choice! The end result is amazing! Get the recipe for this custom milk paint color at http://www.helennicholedesigns....

We're loving this sweet Basil secretary by Reblessed LLC (! "Secretaries are so gorgeous in just about any color. We painted this one in Basil, lightly distressed, and glazed with the Van Dyke Brown antiquing glaze."

Modern Vintage of Hartville, OH created a custom minty mix of GF Milk Paints with Basil, Antique White and a bit of Corinth Blue. The top is decoupaged napkins. Great idea!

Well I'm in love. This is my first project with GF milk paint. My stockist convinced me to try it and I'm so happy she did. Love the Basil color and the beautiful finish the High Performance Top Coat leaves. Bravo GF! ~Rhonda Donnelly shared this gorgeous chest! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

We are in LOVE with this linen cabinet by Chrissie's Collection ( using GF's Basil Milk Paint with detail glazing!

This dahlia drum table is much prettier than a bouquet of flowers, don't you think? Jen at Jen's Furniture Rehab shared this darling piece refinished in Basil Milk Paint, Java Gel Stain, and High Performance Topcoat. Jen says, "Girls love flowers on Valentine's Day, and this won't wilt and die a week later! This Mersman drum table has a lovely dahlia stained on the top with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, that is sealed with several coats of HP Top Coat in Satin. The Base is GF Milk Paint...

Pair of end tables showcasing the amazing brand that is General Finishes! They are rustic yet feminine and painted in Basil with walnut glaze. Wood tops are stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and will last a lifetime with High Performance Top Coat. I cannot say enough about the ease of application and product quality of General Finishes. Made in America! Bon Chic Refurbishments loves ya baby! ~These sweet Basil side tables were shared by Bon Chic Refurbishments!

This beauty was refinished by Modern Vintage of Hartville, OH. This dresser was painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Basil Green, Antique White and just a splash of Corinth Blue Milk Paint. The details were highlighted with Linen and Millstone Milk Paints. Love her sweet and subtle style!

Nancy of 4 Heaven's Sake says, "This project turned out exactly how I envisioned! GORGEOUS! I didn't have enough of one color to complete this piece so I mixed equal parts of Antique White and Millstone, then 1/4 Basil and 1/4 Buttermilk. I then used High Performance Top Coat in flat and VanDykeBrown glaze over the entire piece. I can ALWAYS count on GF products! LOVE THEM!" Remember that GF's Glaze Effects always requires a top coat sealant! Great work, Nancy!

Suzanne of The Painted Drawer transformed this wicker table using General Finishes Basil Green Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects.

Isn't this antique radio cabinet restyle to die for?! Create Inspire gave this sad piece a stunning makeover using a custom 50/50 mix of our Linen Milk Paint with a white from Sherwin Williams, and the center with 50/50 Basil Green Milk Paint and a gray from Sherwin Williams. See the entire transformation here! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada....

Rochelle of Made New restyled this divine vanity and bench with Antique White and Basil Milk Paints, then topped it with Java Gel Stain! Get some tips for prepping existing finishes before painting or staining here:

Oh I can't say enough about how cute this table turned out!! This is a customer piece we refinished in General Finishes Seagull Gray, Basil, Persian Blue, and Halcyon Blue all at the customers request. Couldn't love it anymore! -Mellanie from For The Love of Furniture

Take a look at this absolutely gorgeous buffet by Helen of Picked & Painted. "I used Basil by General Finishes for the base and I dry brushed a thin coat of Linen. I loved the dry brush because it showed so much texture on the wood. Plus the Linen ties in with the white pulls. I sprayed the metal circles on each corner with thin coats of oil rubbed bronze, metallic gold and aged copper spray paint to have them blend with the gold on the pulls. I found the pulls at Home Goods. I am so...

Susan DeAngelo updated this tired dresser using Basil Green Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain! What a gorgeous makeover! Susan also sealed in the goodness using High Performance Top Coat. How to apply Gel Stain on bare wood vs. previously finished wood:

The Jolly Green Giant by Modern Vintage "This used to be a cabinet, but with the doors removed it is an open shelf ready for books or baskets or anything in between. It's been painted a bold green that has been toned down a bit with the dark stained top and drawers. Dressed up with a tiny bit of fancy on the original pulls." The green is a mix of GF Basil Green and Emerald Milk Paint and the top and drawers were stained with our Java Gel Stain, aka, "The One Coat Wonder".

Tara of Modern Vintage shared this gorgeous set refinished with GF Basil Milk Paint and GF Java Gel Stain. "This small antique oak washstand shows the beautiful wood-grain through the new dark stain. The case has been paint an herb-y green and glazed and the crazy ornate original hardware has been updated in a two-toned silver."

My favorite color, again! Basil GF Milk Paint with Antique White Milk Paint as a glaze. Great vintagey color! Now at Southern Marketplace. - Sharon Oliff Pittman.

We're loving this sweet secretary desk by Rachel of Rachel's Repurposed Restorations ( painted in our Basil Milk Paint! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, Rockler Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

The Velvet Rocker refinished these beautiful chairs using General Finishes Milk Paints! The tables were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, and the chairs were painted with GF's Evening Plum, Basil, Brick Red, Persimmon and Somerset Gold Milk Paints. "The General Finishes colors are wonderful and paint is fabulous!" -The Velvet Rocker #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint

Suzanne from The Painted Drawer painted this vintage mirror with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. She then distressed it to show off all the lovely details. To see more of Suzanne's work, check out The Painted Drawer's page, #gfmilkpaint #generalfinishes

Fabulous flea market flip by Diana's DIY Den & Treasure Showcase! Diana added "a bit of personality" with our Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze, and High Performance Topcoat! We recommend our Java Gel Stain to achieve a similar look, Diana used an ebony stain.

"This adorable table was refinished by Chrissie's Collection. It was painted with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and the top was stained with Java Gel Stain. You can visit Chrissie's Collection and buy General Finishes products at University Pickers in Hunstville AL, The Crafty Behr in Madison AL or her warehouse in Athens, AL. #generalfinishes #milkpaint #custompaintedfurniture"

I really loved working on this chest of drawers. I used General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by General Finishes. The knobs were done using an image transfer and the whole piece is finished with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. It sold before I even listed it for sale to a private buyer. -Plantation Chic

Beanz Thingz used General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and Pitch Black Glaze Effects to give this lovely little table a fabulous makeover. It went on beautifully, the coverage was great, and I loved the finish it gave. I can't wait to try more colors!

Restored By Rachel gave new life to this maple chest. She painted it in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. She then created her own homemade glaze using a medium and our General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and glazed the piece lightly. The chest turned out beautifully Rachel thank you for sharing it with us!

Bright breakfast nook painted in our lovely shade of Basil Green Milk Paint by Shabby Pickins! This would provide an amazing contrast with Java stained cabinets.

This Empire style buffet was painted in General Finishes Basil Green Milk Paint, glazed in GF's Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat. This is so beautiful! Thank you, Mamye from The Distressed Fleur De Lis. #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint #GlazeEffects#PaintedFurniture

Check out this triple threat, triple dresser shared by Restored By Rachel. This beauty was painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint with a "wash" of GF Antique White Milk Paint.

This beautiful side table was created using General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, Lamp Black Milk Paint, and VanDyke Brown Glaze Effects and a custom stained frame. Thank you for sharing, John H. at Black Velvet Customs! #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint #GlazeEffects #Restyle
This poplar coffee table was refinished by Jason Bedre using GF's water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.
This lovely hutch and buffet was refinished by Chrissie's Collection using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint.
This beautiful distressed secretary desk was painted with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and glazed with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. Great work Julia of 551 East Design!
This lovely end table was refinished by Oiliver and Rust using General Finishes Basil Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.