No question this is a beautiful buffet. With great carvings and detail work. And it has it's flaws; although quite minor and cosmetic.
I really wanted to embrace the British Colonial era, and I knew I wanted to focus more on the finish of the body, rather than the center image transfer.
I think, on this piece, the image transfer is secondary. And because of that, I choose to mute the image.
My aim when working on a piece of furniture is never to make it look '...
Another one of Grandpa’s pieces that no one wanted. (Insert sad face.) He had started the process and just needed some help to get this beauty back to her glory. She was in pieces, with the mirror and doors detached, and just hoping everything was there. It was!
Multiple layers of rich color make this antique beauty come to life! A base coat of GF Lamp Black peaks out from under two layers of GF Somerset Gold, showing off each curve and carved details on the drawers and doors of...
"French Provincial Furniture always has such a classy high end, yet relaxed look to it. With its carved and curved feet and all the delicate details it has such a luxurious style. This French Provincial dresser was painted in layers of General Finishes Milk Paints in Lamp Black, Antique White and Linen. A mixture of Burnt Umber Glaze and Van Dyke Brown Glaze have been added to make the details pop. The top has been stained with GF Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel Stains and sealed with a Gel top...
The Paint Factory highlighted the beauty of this buffet with General Finishes Clear, Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre Glaze Effects.
"Here’s Mr. Peacock showing off all his beautiful colors. They do say the male displays the most vibrant colors. He’s all dressed up in many vibrant colors. I used red, teal, blue, yellow and antiquing stain on him. This poor guy had no feathers when I bought him. He had lost his backside and his top. My husband added a old wood plank to the top and a old wood beam as a backsplash. Now he’s dressed to impress!
Mr Peacock also has colorful backside. I left the back off and decoupaged the...
"Antique White Milk Paint with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Combination of Empire Red and Medium Brown Dye Stain on this cherry top." - James of JR's Timeless Treasures
Diane of The Paint Factory blew us away with this masterpiece transfer: 'Swan Song' Ophelia! She used a combination of Clear, Van Dyke Brown, and Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for the finish. Words cannot express how gorgeous this piece is.
She describes, "And while working with Ophelia, I realized that she was quite possibly my last image transfer. I feel that this particular 'voice/vision' (whatever you want to call it), has been expressed... It feels right to go and exercise a new...
Karie of Lush•Paint Designs took inspiration from this GF Get the Look found on our Design Center. This beauty is layered in General Finishes Coral Crush, Halycon Blue, Burnt Umber Glaze Effects, & sealed with High Performance Topcoat.
Loving this headboard turned bench from The Vintage Chicks, Tx Home Interiors! It was painted with GF Driftwood and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and accented with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects.
"Just finished a customer's "new" built-ins and mantel. She decided to warm the room up with __General Finishes_ Antique White. Next, to help her mantel stand out, we added General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, a touch of Burnt Umber Glaze Effects and topped it off with a hearty coat of Champagne Pearl Effects. She ___ it and we are so happy she's happy!" - Reclaimed Karma
This beauty was refinished by Diane of The Paint Factory LLC. It was accented with GF Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Clear Glaze Effects. Looks amazing!
Notjustpaperandpaint shared the perfect DIY project for a festive fall centerpiece! She crafted this sweet little box out of pallet wood and finished it with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for a subtle weathered style. She shares, "With fall upon us, it’s a great time to add something new for your decorating, which can also be used later. I have seen these everywhere and wanted one for my own use. The farmhouse style, rustic look is still going strong... Using one of my favorite glazes, General...
Thanks to Mike Valichka Sr. for sharing this lovely bench painted with GF Brick Red Milk Paint and glazed with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Great look!
Feast your eyes on this one of a kind beauty! "The Virgin, Jesus and Saint John Baptist by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1875. I wanted to pay homage to The Madonna. A shrine, so to speak. And I wanted the fresco feel to it (especially on the panels) and gold leaf. Because, in Italy, everything is gold leafed. Lots of GF glazes on this. Clear, Burnt Umber, Van Dyke Glaze with Glaze Extender (which rocks)." - Diane of The Paint Factory LLC_
You know how much I love your glazes, GF!! And now I love the glaze extender. Just what I needed for this piece. This is my latest creation. I wanted it to look like a fresco, and I needed the right amount of aging (and I hate using dark wax). Clear/Van Dyke/Burnt Umber GF Glazes. - The Paint Factory by Diane Llewellyn Grover
I need to share this. This turned out so cool! My client had an antique door and wanted to install it in her new home. Completely her idea/creative thought process - I just followed her directive. Her husband used antique barn hardware to install it (the coat closet is behind the door). Ageing done with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown/Burnt Umber/Clear Glaze Effects (my favs)! - Diane of The Paint Factory_
Go for the gold with this look! Try Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint accented with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Learn how to apply Glaze Effects in this tutorial! http://bit.ly/1u8ZgYV
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: http://bit.ly/1v4ne8b
Cowgirl Pearl's Farmhouse Door
Farmhouse chic hutch upcycle by Bonnie at Bon Chic Refurbishments! Bonnie shares, "A challenging task for a furniture painter is to match a new piece to an existing piece in a client's home... I color matched to Sherwin-Williams for Your Home Antique White with Burnt Umber Glaze. The wood top was also too glossy and had several scratches and scuffs. So I sanded it down and stained in my go-to: General Finishes Java Gel. Beth agreed that keeping the interior of the hutch natural completed the...
Diane of The Paint Factory created the "The Miranda Dresser". She used GF Van Dyke Brown, Clear and Burnt Umber Glaze Effects to get this great look. Truly a work of art!
Diane at The Paint Factory (http://on.fb.me/1Bhhn3x
) is the queen of shabby chic! Her layering style is gorgeous, we love this cabinet glazed with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects for extra depth! If you'd like to recreate this look, we recommend pairing it with our Linen Milk Paint. Diane says, "This is the first time I have used your Burnt Umber Glaze (normally I'm a Van Dyke kinda gal). The Burnt Umber on the ASCP french linen was quite divine."
Peculiar Treasures says, "Look how General Finishes products helped bring new life to this cabinet in our booth. I love how easy this paint works on any finish...it literally is like spreading butter across your furniture. Brings new life to old things."
Simple Redesign gave new life to this beautiful buffet! "The top was refinished with your Burnt Umber Glaze for a rich, warm red tone and the base was refinished with the ONLY products I will use when doing a piece black, your Enduro line! Here I used the Black Undercoat with the Black Poly, topped with the Enduro-Var Top Coat (I spray all of my finishes). This is by far the most beautiful finish I have ever been able to achieve in black, and I have tried them all!" Learn how to prep...
Wonderful Antique White kitchen makeover by Suzanne of Finely Finished, "I just wanted to share a kitchen update I did using GF Antique White Milk Paint with Burnt Umber Glaze. Love using your products!"
Here's a dramatic before and after table transformation by Number Fifty-Three. This table got the full General Finishes treatment. The top was finished with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and the base was painted with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and accented with Burnt Umber Glaze Effects. Then the entire piece was covered in our waterbased polyacrylic topcoat. Gorgeous!
How charming are these Corinth Blue accent tables?! After painting, RPK Interiors glazed the tables in Burnt Umber and sealed them with High Performance Polyacrylic Topcoat in Flat. Says Robin, "It was great to work with such a fun color! Thanks GF for your great products!" P.S. This just shows how great staging and photography can bring out the best of your piece! You don't need fancy equipment or a lot of extra effort, even a phone camera works well if you use natural light and add some nice...