Oh I love the flame burl and the inlaid on this federal style buffet. I loved it from the moment I saw it. I picked it up from a woman who was moving out west to go work at our national parks. She was emptying her townhome. I told her I would give the buffet new life and a lot of love.
In prep I cleaned her up with dish soap and water to degrease then scrubbed with a 50/50 mixture of denatured alcohol and water. The top and the drawers needed to have that beautiful wood grain...
Stunning transformation with General Finishes NEW Westminster Green Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Art is Beauty.
Parlor Table Makeover with GF's new Westminster Green Milk Paint.
"I get a little bit attached to every single piece I refinish. Sometimes that attachment runs deep, like this bench. I built this bench and then stained the seat in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and painted the rest Antique White. When it was complete I put it in my foyer just to see how it would look and I realized it will not be going anywhere! I can’t keep them all, but this one is staying in my home." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Added the stainless clock hands to make them pop more then the standard black hands. Finished it with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Stain and Enduro Clear Poly." - Rustic Grain Designs
"USMC clock done. Really happy with the way this one turned out. The natural look of the wood instead of painting the numbers and logo make this piece pop. What do you guys think of this look ? Finished it with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Stain and Enduro Clear Poly sprayed with the Fuji Spray Hvlp Q5 Platinum." - Rustic Grain Designs
Side by Side comparison of GF Gray, Black, Antique Walnut, Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stains.
"I had fun creating a different look with this dresser. The frame is painted in General Finishes Antique White and the drawers are stained in Brown Mahogany. You may not guess but this dresser actually has a total of four drawers!" - Flipping Unbelievable
"This desk is painted General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown glaze and a mixture of Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Sealed with GF Flat! My favorite! Makes the finish perfect!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
We absolutely adore these matching dressers by Painted Pieces! Refinished in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain
"I'm in love with this set! We refinished these with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. I used High Performance Top Coat in flat on the black and satin on the stain and it looks amazing!" - Painted Pieces
"When I found these pieces, they were a yellow-ish varnish color (ugly). I used GF Antique White Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel stain to give them a new life. Added a stencil design from Royal Design Studio for some fun, and sealed everything with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. Love that you can layer paints and gel stains!" - Rachel Gingold of The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique
"I have done another great piece using your GF stain.. I used a mixture of Java, Georgian Cherry and Brown Mahogany for the variation.. and sealed with poly satin.. I love your stains.. and products!! Thanks GF's!!" - Vintage 180
"Restored this beautiful 100+ year old accent table for a client. Delivering this morning! Refinished in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations
"This beautiful military dresser was painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The drawers were stained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. The piece is top coated in General Finishes High Performance satin topcoat!" - Just Chic
Check out this gorgeous Roll Top Desk refinished by ReFind Design by Coco Clare!
They explain, "We maintained some wood elements by refinishing them and the chair with a custom mix of General Finishes Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains. The body was hand painted in CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist with an antique finish. And to complete this transformation we added stunning new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware."
Obtain this white color by using General Finishes Snow White Milk...
"I had the opportunity to refinish a very sweet lady's childhood bed so she may pass it down to her own daughter! Got the bed all cleaned up and retained to bring it back to life using General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain... If I may say so myself, it's pretty dang gorgeous!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
"One of the 1930's dressers is done! I wish you could all see it in person - the pictures don't do it any justice! The original hardware has a pearly flat shell piece in the center. So unique! Painted with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with a mix of Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. I added a little dark wax to give it a more vintage look." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
What a creative wedding anniversary gift this is! This custom bean bag toss game was completed by Fish Brothers Board Co. and finished with GF Brown Mahogany and Black Gel Stain with Antique White Milk Paint.
They comment, "60 years of marriage - now that's awesome. This legacy set features the family brand, diamonds and the date they'll never forget!"
We absolutely love this table by Colleen Kendall of 58 Water Street! Such a beautiful rich color stain.
"I played with a combination of General Finishes Gel Stains colors: Brown Mahogany and Java," Colleen explains. "This was a test project - I wanted to see how it would turn out, tweaking the colors and adding details along the way."
Read more about Colleen's innovative process by going to her blog at http://bit.ly/2rAbhds...
"Beautiful piece just finished using all General Finishes products. This unique sideboard, circa late 1800's is a beautiful piece of furniture! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed and top coated in a satin finish. The top, doors and drawer were sanded down, leaving some of the imperfections to show the age and character of this piece. It is stained in Brown Mahogany (Gel Stain) and sealed with Arm-R- Seal. This beauty is solid wood, heavy and will last another 100 years!...
"The true beauty is in the reflection. Just look at those gorgeous mountains peeking through. What an amazing state to live in..we are truly blessed. Oh and this dresser isn't too bad either." - Just Chic
Just Chic, a GF retailer in Anchorage, AK, created this look with GF Antique White Milk Paint that's been stippled with Argentine and Burnished Pearl Effects then blended with touches of Antique White and the lovely Champagne Pearl Effects. The top is stained with a custom mix of...
Lovely MCM dresser in GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain, Snow White Milk Paint and satin High Performance Topcoat by Green Spruce Designs. The gorgeous painting is by Dionne of The Turquoise Iris. These 2 make a great team!
"We beautifully restored this vintage secretary using General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and High Performance Top Coat. The results were stunning." - Gild & Grain
Learn more about how to apply GF Gel Stain in this tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMJWz3mnEo&t=5s
"Today I bring you the most gorgeous buffet. Farmhouse meets chic with a lot of love! Crystal jewelry and gold leafed hardware!!
I cant get enough of this baby!!"
-Heavenly Chic Refinishing
Top: Brown Mahogany Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
Legs: Medium Brown Dye Stain & Enduro-Var Topcoat
Body: Farmhouse Milk Paint (not a GF product)
Can't get enough of the buffet transformation by Renewed Treasures Studios!
This stunning buffet was refinished with GF Linen Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.
This stunning table set was refinished by Renewed Treasures Studios! The top was stained with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain while the legs were painted in Linen Milk Paint.
Can't get enough of this GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stained table top by Farm Fresh Vintage Finds!
Farm Fresh Vintage Finds says, " I sanded the tabletop down to the raw wood before applying the stain. ******NOTE Sanding down the wood when applying GF isn’t always required but I’m pretty old school when it comes to staining and I like to apply stains to raw wood."
Get more details of this project at http...
"I absolutely love this gorgeous Mersman table that I recently refinished. But...I have no idea what to call this table...sofa table (too short?), foyer table (maybe?), Davenport table (I don't know what that is but it sounds fancy. LOL), console table (Winner winner chicken dinner?). Whatever YOU choose to call it will work for me. ;) The old stain was completely removed from the top, which was then stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut stain. The base was freshened up with Brown...
"Presenting the most amazing piece ever!!! I completely refinished this piece. Broken veneer, completely stripped and sanded!! Pre conditioned 50/50 denatured alcohol/shellac. Stained with a custom mix of Candlite Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany.
I absolutely love tiger oak, and this baby looks more amazing then I could have ever dreamed of!!!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer refinished this pretty piece with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and a custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains.
Learn more about how to prepare an existing finish for paint or stain in this video from GF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdS0X_TgpMI
"This buffet was painted in lamp black milk paint. The top was stained with brown mahogany water stain and the side detail with brown mahogany gel stain. The entire piece was then topcoated with High Performance Satin. General Finishes products never let me down!" - Sheila Pelle of Frugal Decor
We're feeling festive with this lovely desk refinish by Sarah Brackenridge of Redeemed Decor! The body of the hepplewhite desk was painted in Lamp Black while the sides of the drawers and top are stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.
"Custom built and finished using solid cherry, salvaged industrial parts and GF Gel Stains in Nutmeg and Brown Mahogany." - Jen of J Burns Design
This piece was entered into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest
"This beautiful coastal dining set was originally just an ordinary table and chairs. You know the type...orangey in color, out of style, ugly. The top of the table was removed and I cut down different widths of wood planks to fit. They were then sanded... and sanded some more. Next I stained using a combination of General Finishes stains. This combo is top secret, but I will reveal that Java, Brown Mahogany and Gray were used. This gives the wood an old, weathered look. I then dry...
"This beautiful antique dresser is now available! It is a 100 year-old dresser restored and refinished with General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain." - Rancho La Flor
"Restyled & Delivered! My client wanted to create a softness to this dresser that has been in her family for 100 years. Had great structure, just needed a new, fresh look for her guest bedroom! Hand painted in General Finishes products. Custom blend of Java Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Body is a custom blend of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Driftwood Milk Paint. Glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects to give it a shimmery sparkle along with new crystal...
2016 Design Center Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture
"GF Halcyon Milk Paint was used on the base, sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat Flat, glazed with a watered down mix of Brown Mahogony Gel Stain, and sealed again with GFHPTC. Brown Mahogony and HPTC on the top and middle drawers. Hardware sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. This piece was purchased and turned into a bathroom vanity."
"My heart belongs to our new media center! (This is our 4th in less than 2 years...was searching for the Perfect One!) Restyled the body in General Finishes Limestone Chalk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and Java Gel Stain. The top is a custom mixture of GF Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains. Sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat." - Kristi Lynn Collection
Check out this awesome transformation by Gina Zastany! She livened up this staircase using the oh so charming Brown Mahogany Gel Stain
"This gorgeous antique Tiger Oak chest with amazing beveled mirror. I couldnt cover up all her amazing wood grain, it made her who she is. So I stained her down and restained her. She got drenched in a custom gray with highlights throughout. To top her all off, she got all her sides of her drawers some beautiful flower decoupage!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
Heavenly Chic used Brown Mahogany Gel for the stain. To achieve the gray color, you could use GF Driftwood Milk Paint
"Finished for a client. Boy were these chairs a hot mess, had to be former bar/restaurant chairs. They have been used and abused, covered in greasy, grimy nicotine gunk. I ended up having to strip and sand them back to bare wood- not the initial plan, but sometimes the furniture itself throws in its own curve balls into your project. They were then stained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. After staining and sealing, two of the chairs were painted in a custom creamy blend. The...
"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...
"This secretary was stained in General Finishes Brown Mahogany gel stain. I just love the way the stain brought out the character of this piece." - VintagelessJules
"Just finished my railings using GF Gel Stain in Brown Mahogany. Did you know that WD-40 removes gel stain splatters and spills from carpet! Don't ask me how I know that. LOL" - Sharyn Meisner Ross
Check out this video from GF to learn how to prep existing finishes for stain or paint - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdS0X_TgpMI
Beautiful custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stain.