Brown Mahogany

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:    
"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."


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 -    

Beautiful custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stain.

Green Spruce Designs restyled this mid century modern dresser with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and Snow White Milk Paint. Such a great classic look!   Check out the Green Spruce Designs shop in person at Sweet Clover Barn in Frederick, MD.    

Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 stunned us with this dresser refinishing! She used mulitple Gel Stains while also using water-based topcoats for the finish!

Laura explains, "I used GF Gel Stains in Nutmeg, Java and Brown Mahogany. The shell was sealed using Flat Out Flat. The wood drawers were sealed using the High Performance Topcoat Satin."

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Amber of The Amber Rose Emporium delighted us with this dresser in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.

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Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or Wood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations.  NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GF...

Michelle Bennet Warner of the Pallet Shed share this tantalizing hutch using the lovely Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. They finished the piece with Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat.

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Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC...

"Out with the trendy white and back to the traditional classic cherry. (original cabinets were honey oak) I used equal parts of Brown Mahogany and Georgian Cherry to get the exact color I wanted. Loved the results so much, I am currently updating my railings as well. Easy to use, clean up was easy. Topped off with High performance top coat. Loving my new kitchen!!"

General Finishes Gel Stains - top to bottom, left to right

Antique Walnut, Brown Mahogany, Java

Gray, Black, Candlelite

The right side of each board is one coat wiped back, the left side is multiple coats for a more opaque look.

Amber Armstrong of Paint Me Perfect restyled this antique dresser using DIY Behr "white on white", Gel Stains (American Oak, Brown Mahogany and Java) and finished with a layer of High Performance Top Coat Satin.

This antique night stand was painted in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and the legs were stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats.
"Beautiful Empire style desk redone in GF Antique White and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. A custom mix of Patina Green and Antique White for a pop of turquoise inside the drawer. Sealed with HPTC in Satin"- Amy of Southern Vintage Finds    

George Baumgartner refinished this lovely oak desk using one coat of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain topped with three coats of Gel Topcoat Satin.

Shannon of Sweet Threepeats restyled this dresser with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stained top and knobs. 

This sweet dresser was updated using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.

Gel Stain should always be sealed with top coat.

"Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats did this piece up for our school auction in General Finishes Lamp Black with Brown Mahogany Gel stain. Looking classy!!" - Shannon of Sweet Threepeats
"So lucky to get to refinish pieces like this! Makeover in General Finishes Lamp Black and Brown Mahogany stain, it looks so handsome now!!" - Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
Another amazing GF Gel Stain transformation!! Karen Tillinghast Painter shared these cabinet doors and says, "Love your Brown Mahogany Gel Stain, before and after two coats. So easy!!"

This vintage waterfall dresser closet was refinished with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Renewed Treasures Studios_ of Judice, LA. That gorgeous chevron pattern on the door was handcut! This one's definitely a head turner!

Divine vintage waterfall dressing table refinished with Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Tess at Renewed Treasures Studios_! How gorgeous is the hand-cut chevron pattern on front?!
"Wow. Just. Wow. Love this so much. It went from blah to BOOM! General Finishes Brown Mahogany on the drawers and GF Java Gel on the body. Replaced old knobs with new cup pulls. This is such an amazing transformation!!" ~Vintage Rust_ shared this stunning two-toned dresser transformation!
Check out the facelift this garage door got with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain from What Once Was Old Furniture Design_! It started as a white metal garage door and the end result is simply amazing! Quite the transformation!
Can't get enough of this incredible table by Verdigris Sky_ of Wharton, TX! Here's that beautiful black and stained set in it's home; and we are ready to do this finish again! Doesn't that top look gorgeous in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain? We custom mixed it to get just the look the client wanted.
Darling dining set makeover by Verdigris Sky_ using our gorgeous Brown Mahogany Gel Stain! "Beautiful dining set we recently finished for a wonderful repeat customer.. I love how it looks in her kitchen under that great chandelier." We agree!

This drool-worthy tea cart was restyled by crimson + oak designs using General Finishes Java and Mahogany Gel Stains. You can achieve a similar look using GF's Patina Green and Coral Crush Milk Paint topped with Glaze Effects. Learn more about Crimson + Oak's process: "A custom-painted tea cart that was so much fun to transform...especially when your client gives you pretty much full reign to do as you wish. Painted with Annie Sloan Barcelona Orange first, then Florence on top. The bottom...

This oval coffee table has just the perfect amount of elegance! The top is stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in a custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Black for a beautiful deep richness. - ReFind Design by Coco Clare​

Getting delivered today is this amazing and very antique Barrister Bookcase that we restored for a client for his wife - just in time for Mother's Day! It was her father's and in sad shape when we got it - broken drawers and base, missing glass, cross beams out of alignment... But isn't he a handsome fellow now?? We totally stripped him down, rebuilt the drawers, new glass, cleaned the cross beams and metal strapping and restained him in General Finishes Brown Mahogany. Love it! - The Copper...

Great kitchen transformation by Kristine Rebelein with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain!

Spring is here! Headboard bench painted in Sunglow Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and seat stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and sealed in High Performance Top Coat. - Miss Daisy's Attic​ of Joplin, MO
The Green Bureau at Black Dog Architectural Salvage refinished this vintage buffet using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain! The entire piece was then stained in High Performance Top Coat! "The original hardware suited the piece, so we reused it but freshened it up with just a bit of antique gold metallic paint."
"Here's another (curbside rescue) dresser that we painted & stained with GF's Antique White Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain, top coated with High Performance Top Coat in flat. So easy and fun to use your products!" -Rachel from The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique (
Linda Whitlock shared this table makeover. "This was stained with Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and topped off with HP polycrylic. The legs were painted Linen in milk paint. These products make it so easy!"
Larry of Pops Restorations restored this antique walnut washstand to its former glory using Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat in Satin! After some much needed rehab, this vintage beauty was ready to be finished. Larry says, "The color selected was Brown Mahogany by General Finishes. On this old walnut, it gave it a very rich look." Read about the full transformation here!