This project is a combination of a tile top table and a portable coaster.  The tile was custom made at a local pottery shop.  The table was inspired by the splay-legged table by Garrett Hack.  The top and aprons are natural cherry. The legs are stained cherry.  General Finishes products were used to complete the project.  The wood conditioner and stain were straightforward and easy to use.  For the topcoat I found applying the finish with a foam brush and wiping the excess off with a cloth...

Old chair was sanded and stained with GF Candlelight oil based wood stain and painted gold.Finished w/ GF satin top coat.


Winner - Runner Up in Dye Stain Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

"Love your stains. Recently did a dresser in an Annie Sloan mix but the top is the show stopper. I created a faux burl effect with a couple of your stains. It worked out fabulously. I used the water-based Orange Dye Stain first, then proceeded to use Candlelite and Java Gel Stains to aid in the burl effect!" - Tammy Sue of The Uppity

To achieve the teal-blue that has been created for the base, GF would recommend mixing Coastal Blue and Patina Green Milk Paint.

"Candlelight (liquid oil based) stain to the rescue on this antique drop leaf table. My client had it 'restored' and the water and heat damage was still visible. General Finishes products to the rescue!" - Amy of High Style Restyle   See all the details of this project at    
This drool worthy dresser from Modern Vintage_ was refinished with GF Candlelight Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. Very classy color combo!
Sweet and simple sideboard restyle in Antique White Milk Paint and a custom mix of Candlelite and Antique Walnut Gel Stains, courtesy of Drab2Fab! "It was sold this past weekend... We could have sold it 10 times over, and everyone asked what we used to finish it with!" Thanks for sharing!
Big congrats to Re-fab Home Furnishings on becoming a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Design contest!! Re-Fab Home Furnishings says, "Our table finished in Lamp Black Milk Paint and Candlelite Gel Stain is one of our featured products when we were nominated and it helped push us through the judging."
Check out this angled table made by John Capo / Art to Life Productions. It was stained with General Finishes Candlelight Gel Stain and it looks amazing!
This beautiful boxy buffet was painted by Restored By Rachel using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with Candelite Gel Stain on the top and High Performance Top Coat in Semi Gloss. "I used the sample of black undercoat Sara sent with my order and it made the black so much more uniform and deep. I'll be doing that again!" -Rachel