Buttermilk Yellow

Indian furniture inspires me a lot. My quest for genuine cracks and chips has almost become an obsession.    I used milk paints from...
"This beautiful Eastlake wash stand dates between 1870-1890. For its age, it was in very good condition with only a few repairs. I used Minwax Classic Cherry stain for the top. The base was painted General Finishes Antique White (1 cup) and Buttermilk (1/8 cup) and finished everything with High Performance Topcoat in satin." - Newbac Designs    
The cherry top was stripped and refinished in Minwax Classic Cherry. There was a very dark, thick stain on the top as well as horrible sanding swirls, so it was a challenge to remove the deep swirls and the stain that had soaked deep into the wood. The belt sander was my friend on this one! The base is painted in a custom creamy white to match her dressers I did earlier this year. It’s...
"Gracefully Modern 'We Are Just Peachy' Farmhouse Dresser. Completely refinished W/ General Finishes Persimmon/Snow White/ and Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint to make a custom peach color. Stained in Minwax Espresso. Sealed for protection" - Gracefully Modern    
"Feeling inspired by late summer sunshine and sunflowers, this petite buffet is painted in a custom mix of Sunglow, Somerset Gold, Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paints, a few dashes of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effecs and some dollops of Antique White Milk Paint. Glazed the paint with a little Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed with Clear Enduro Poly in Satin." - Gravity Hill Home    

Wow!  Vintage transformed into modern!

You can’t go wrong with this weathered messanger dresser.  Perfect for your office or bedroom!

GF Driftwood 

1 oz each color dry brushed:

GF Antique White, Choc Brown, Snow White, Buttermilk Yellow

"How cute is this nightstand?!? I used General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow on the base and Linen on the drawers. The new black cup pull label holders were perfect for this farmhouse look." - Painted Pieces

"I’m usually a gray and black person but for this piece I wanted a warm and fun color. Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint was just the color for the job. I love it and it complements the decorative paper on the middle drawers perfectly." - KimG Design    
"Bittersweet sending this table back home with its family. This is the work I love to do! Refinishing, restoration, restyling, and with a little modification! I have to thank my clients for putting all of their faith into my work and allowing me to make executive decisions where deemed necessary. It’s the greatest feeling when your client exudes all confidence in your craftsmanship and truly respects your opinion and advice. Though I’m always nervous when I return belongings to my clients, I...
"This Bassett Mid-century set is FANTASTIC & in such great condition. I used Fusion Mineral Paint Ultra Grip on the tops, because they were 50's slick (Ultra Grip is amazing). The wood was darkened with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, & the drawers are a mix of Buttermilk Yellow & Somerset Gold, & the bottoms are a great gray mix of Seagull Gray & Persian Blue, all sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous  
"Loving this rustic buffet. It's a really great size! This yellow is a 1 to 1 mix of General Finishes Somerset Gold & Buttermilk Yellow. When I say 1 to 1... I mean 1 quart to 1 quart. It also has some GF French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint highlights." - Flipping Fabulous  

These divine dressers by Brass Tacks Resale were painted in a custom Milk Paint mixture using 50/50 ratio of Persimmon and Coral Crush with a dash of Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Semi-Gloss.

"I first sanded entire piece then applied stain to top, painted doors and top drawer with GF Buttermilk Yellow milk paint. The Middle drawers were decoupaged with fabric and the top was hand painted to match the fabric on drawers using GF Evening Plum and assorted acrylic paints, applied three coats of GF Flat Out Flat top coat then applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to drawer, doors and over the hand painted design" - Julia Petrie

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2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This beautifully layered buffet was accomplished by using only General Finishes products. I created the base coat by mixing the farmhouse green color that consists of GF Milk Paint in Basil, Dark Chocolate, Emerald, and Linen. I then dry brushed on some Buttermilk Yellow. The last coat of paint was a 50/50 mixture of the farmouse green and Antique White. I used the vaseline method of distressing to achieve the chippy look and many...

Shabby and Sew Much Mor used General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint for a fun pop of Fall color.              

Repurposed Love by Rhonda Donnelly are feeling festive for this fall season. They restyled this dresser in Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and Antique Glazing.

Lindsey of Lindsey Haven Painted Furniture delighted us with this dresser makeover!

She mentioned, "This dresser was painted with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. It was a pleasure to use, easy to clean up and great results!"

Deb and Diane of the 2 Junkin Gals blew us away with this color chest of drawers! They used multiple Milkpaints to create this "suitcase" style. They used Millstone Milk Paint for the Base while they used others like Evening Plum, Buttermilk Yellow, Corinth Blue, Tuscan Red, Dark Chocolate, Persian Blue, Lamp Black, and Queenstown Gray for the faces! They finished this piece with High Performance Topcoat Flat as well.

Diane explains, "We love the way this 'suitcase' chest came ...

Check out how creative Sheindel Zelmen-Lukach of Painted Petals was with this adorabe dresser! After painting it in Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint, she hand-painted the birds on branches and finished the piece with a coat 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.
"We used a custom mix on this one - General Finishes Antique White and Buttermilk Yellow. Love mixing colors - soft and pretty." - Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats in St. Charles, MO. They call this color "Buttecream" .
Sheri, a client of Red Poppy Pickin' by Chelsea's Creations LLC, finished this sweet antique table using GF's Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Beautiful work, Sheri!
Gorgeous vintage Henry Link Bali Hai set by Chris at Garage 9_! Chris shares, "The color? General Finishes Buttermilk! I love the color Jackie chose for the dresser set. I hadn't used that color before. When Jackie's parents came with their truck to pick everything up, I remarked what a happy color it was. Her mom, Susan, said it was funny that I used the word happy, because that was the same word Jackie had used to describe the color while she was looking at paint chips."
This oak dining set was done in a base coat of General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint, then topped with a custom mix of GF Buttermilk Yellow, Snow White, and Antique White Milk Paint. Lightly distressed and some of that wonderful General Finishes Java Gel Stain on the table top!! We finished it off with two coats of General Finishes High Performance Satin Topcoat. You can also pick up all of the General Finishes Paint, Gel Stain, and High Performance Top Coat at my shop in Hampstead, NC or just...
"You can't go wrong with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow! Isn't it adorable on the side table! Add a little distressing and seal with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and you are all done. Love it- Kim Seitz - Seitz Antiques and Collectibles." ~Thanks so much for sharing this adorable piece, Kim!

We adore this end table with a frosty lemonade personality! Modern Vintage created this color using a mix of GF's Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paints frosted with Winter White Glaze Effects.

ReFind Design by Coco Clare hand painted this darling ray of sunshine using General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint.

Sophisticated French Provincial upcycle by Tara at Modern Vintage_! This beauty was finished with a custom mix of Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paints, then glazed with Winter White. Tara shares, "A mix of Buttermilk and Sunglow, frosted with Winter White Glaze, is without a doubt my new obsession! I loved it so much I knew right away that I wanted to do it again on this set when I got it. Perfect for a nursery, guest bedroom or even your own happy bedroom!"


"This is my first time using Buttermilk and I absolutely love it… Such a beautiful shade of yellow." -Theresa of Treasures Rediscovered (http://on.fb.me/1E8wBWb) The Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint is sealed with High Performance topcoat in flat.

This gorgeous frosty lemonade color was created by Modern Vintage using a mix of Buttermilk and Sunglow Milk Paint frosted with Winter White Glaze Effects.

Buttermilk Yellow Beauties
General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint goes with just about any color! Airdrie Furniture Revival has paired it here with GF Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Great combo!
Hello, sunshine! Samantha at A Little Simplicity painted this adorable table with Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint!
Theresa Young refinished this gorgeous dresser in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. The entire piece was sealed with our water based High Performance Top Coat. Looks great! Perfect for a baby's room!
Beth from Rustique & Chic applied Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint to these lovely barstools!
It's beginning to look a lot like spring thanks to Shannon from Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats! "Sharing a cute country table painted in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. We love how it gets us thinking Spring! This color of yellow is the perfect shade - so soft and pretty!" -Shannon
The Cornish Painted Furniture Company shared this Buttermilk Yellow beauty! "The small dresser is turning out beautifully. I've painted it in General Finishes' Buttermilk Milk Paint (3 coats), and then aged it using their Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effect (1 coat), then their High Performance varnish in Satin (2 coats)... I wanted to achieve a kind of French olde worlde style with this dresser, so distressed it a little round the edges. It's beautiful."
Danielle at Gates Shabby Chic Repurposed.Reclaimed.Refinished restyled this lovely little accent chair with Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! So sweet! 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 http://bit.ly/1pEtZMu.
Add some sunshine to your day with this beautiful Buttermilk Yellow desk restyle by Alison at The Modern Cottage Company! Alison used MMS White Wax on the details, but we suggest our Winter White Glaze for a more maintenance-free finish! Wondering whether to use wax or a glaze and topcoat? This post weighs the pros & cons of each, along with some suggestions for achieving that vintage wax look using GF products, without the hassle of waxing! ...

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!

We were absolutely blown away by this table refinished by Theresa from Painted Twice Designs in GF's Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint! Theresa says, "I absolutely love your product and use it all the time."
Hello Sunshine! Modern Vintage gave this chest a bright and cheery makeover with a mix of GF Buttermilk Yellow and Sunglow Milk Paint.
Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats says, "This adorable vanity was brought to us all the way from Kentucky. We went for General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow and got rid of the dated knobs. The pretty new fabric for the bench and drawers finishes the makeover."
Chrissie's Collection painted this 12 drawer mahogany dresser with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint. Love the antiqued finish and dark stained top. Such a stunning piece!
This sweet vanity was upcycled with Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint by Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats! Says Shannon, "Buttermilk Yellow is such a soft, pretty color and we think it looks perfect on this vanity!" Find out how to hand apply General Finishes Milk Paint in this video tutorial! http://bit.ly/1xCLHkp
As winter nears, I need as much sunshine as possible! - Modern Vintage. This dresser and chair painted with GF Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint are definitely bright and cheery. Just what we need on this cold and snowy Wisconsin day!
Sharing my latest creation in your fabulous Somerset Gold Milk Paint. Great color for Autumn! - Shackteau Interiors
Chrissie's Collection created a new gorgeous look for this Mahogany bow front dresser with General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and our Java Gel Stain.
These French end tables have been given a Buttermilk Yellow makeover by Tracey of Hidden Vintage Studios. The color of the original handles compliment the brown glaze perfectly!
Sharon at Southern Marketplace is on fire this week! Here's another beautiful buffet restyle using Buttermilk Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze.