Chalk Style Paint

"This turned into quite the project! Our client took all of these pieces off of an old wardrobe and had them painted to be used as wall art and an artificial fireplace! What a great idea. They turned out absolutely gorgeous! These were done with a mix of Limestone, Seagull Gray, and Antique White Milk Paints by General Finishes, and glazed in Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, Slate Gray, and Patina Green." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

Elegant makes a comeback with this mirror that was transformed from boring bronze to something one woud find in France using Seagull Gray Milk Paint, a wash of French Vanilla and dry brushing as well with gilding wax applied along raised areas and details in Gold Leaf, Ebony and Silver. Sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Flat. 

PRODUCTS USED

  • GF Seagull Gray
  • GF French Vanilla
  • Rub N Buff Ebony
  • Rub N Buff Gold Leaf
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What was once a well loved and badly worn vanity, is now a charming pair of long legged nightstands. We began this project by separating the side portions of the vanity from the center to form two separate nightstands. Extensive repairs were completed to fix wood and veneer damage as well as molds being made to mimic missing trim on the draw fronts. Once this lovely pair was structurally solid, we cleaned and prepped our surface for paint and stain. The body of each was hand painted in...

These were such a fun project! We originally bought the pair, but only one had the faux apothecary card catalog look. So we took a router to the other dresser drawers to create the same look! Can you tell which one?? Each dresser opens up to either 3 or 4 drawers with the stunning new label pulls. Painted in a rich cream with fresh wood tops! These dressers are ones that I just couldn't part with. 

Any French Provincial piece is stunning on it's own but adding paints and glazes can bring out its curves and details!  After looking at this piece for sometime as it took up the majority of space in our dining room I finally decided on breaking out of the norm of the white distressed base with a stained top and went for blends and washes of different grays. Everyone in the house was happy that a decision was finially made and I was no longer second guessing my decision!

COLOR...

The french countryside came calling when this piece was transformed from a china hutch to a french-infused multi-purpose etagere. Using a 50/50 mix of GF Chalk White and GF Chapin Gray on the body, with the detailing done in GF Chalk White and Modern Masters metallic paint bringing life and vibrance to the carved florals, the colors in this piece are reminiscent of traditional country french furniture of old. This piece is now enjoying new life!

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"Another black and wood beauty! I absolutely love this color trend and think it suits this buffet perfectly! I had so much fun playing around with the design when deciding which parts to paint and where to show off the wood grain. I think the end result looks super sophisticated and classy. The body is hand painted in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint and sealed with Annie Sloan black wax. The top was stripped down to raw wood then stained in a mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel...

"This gorgeous antique solid wood desk has been given a total makeover! The body is hand painted in a custom grey using a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray, and their Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax on the body for a great sheen, and the top received multiple layers of GF High Performance Topcoat for extra durability. The dovetail drawers were stripped, sanded and stained in a mix of Gray and Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then whitewashed...

"Antique vanity turned stunning nightstands! This set was painted in General Finishes Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and then color washed with Antique White to enhance all the beautiful detailing. For extra durability both were sealed in High Performance top coat in satin. New porcelain knobs and floral lined drawers complete this huge transformation." - Nap Time Creations    

"This custom painted solid wood beauty just received a fresh new look! It was hand painted in General Finishes Rembrandt Red Chalk Style Paint with touches of Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint for shading. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear and black wax. This was my first time trying Rembrandt Red, and I am in LOVE with this color. It's a sophisticated crimson with the perfect balance of brightness and depth. I love how well it pairs with farmhouse styling. The buffet top was stripped, sanded...

"Gave my media console a makeover with paint, faux wood grain, and redesign with prima's Seaweed transfers. I'm loving this coastal look." - Eclat Designs by Crystin

"Elegant, one-of-a-kind piece for your dining room or home. This antique buffet is solid wood, sturdy, and offers TONS of storage space. It features gorgeous curvy legs, two side cabinets, two smaller pull out drawers, and one long central drawer. It has been hand painted in General Finishes Slate Gray and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint, with Winter White Glaze Effects on all the raised details. It has been sealed with Annie Sloan clear and black wax on the body, with the top sealed in GF High...

"My Minimalist Coffee Table is finally complete. This one took much longer than my usual projects for many reasons. My original vision was derailed after I wasn't able to strip it completely of the horrid paint. I decided to try my hand at wood graining for the first time and I'm in love. No more excuses for not being able to achieve a wood look for me anymore. I also did some faux wood graining with paint on the side panels as well. I had painted it white first but it was too stark of a...

"Solid wood vintage vanity or desk finished in General Finishes Driftwood with base of Limestone on the 7 drawers. The hand painted buffalo check has both colors, plus a touch of Queenstown Gray. The stripped and sanded top was finished with a rustic stain. Heavily distressed for a time-worn feel." - GarageMama Vintage

"Are you as in love with the black trend as me?!? So simple and classy, you can't go wrong. Add some burled wood and trim and you have a show stopper! This solid wood antique China cabinet has been hand painted in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint, was sealed in Annie Sloan black wax, and buffed to a beautiful satin sheen. The wood was restored to all its original glory with a little bit of Restor-A-Finish in red mahogany and polished up with Howard's Feed -N-Wax. I love the...

"Since I can't go to Morocco I'll pretend I'm there with this dresser. I painted it in General Finishes Klein Blue, Key West Blue, and Patina Green. I used redesign with prima's patchwork stencil. The surface has been given a luminescent sheen with redesign with prima decor wax in element and milky way. I created my own shimmery glazes with mica powers and general finishes top coat in satin. I also added a touch of ruby icing paste. You can watch video tutorials on my page of how I created...

"General Finishes Chapin Gray, Walnut Stain, HPTC Satin, wood graining tools and a planked shelf all came together to transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan." - Amini Design Ashburn    
"This AMAZING mid-century solid wood antique end table set is ready for a new home! The body has been hand painted using a custom mix of General Finishes Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint and Patina Green Milk Paint. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear and dark wax for shading and has silver leaf gilding wax to showcase the beautiful trim details. The top was stripped, sanded, and stained in GF Java Gel Stain and sealed with their Gel Topcoat for a durable satin finish. Mersman furniture pieces...
"This little table was sporting a heavy cherry stain and an ugly chippendale handle when I got my hands on it. I swapped the handle out for an older one with worn patina, and gave it a neutral gray treatment with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint. To further soften it, I sealed it with Furniture and White Wax by Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint."   You can shop for General Finishes products in Eight Hundred Furniture's antique booth on the second floor of Morgantown Market at...
"Here’s the Grand Finale of Gloria!!! She’s glorious finished in General Finishes Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint , multiple shades of glaze and a beautiful deep Kona top." - Restoration Reserve    
"This cute nightstand set is a great find if your needing something in the smaller size! Painted in General Finishes Key West Blue Chalk Paint. Lightly distressed and finished with Howards Clear Wax." - The Downtown Farmgirl    
"I finally finished the campaign dresser set. I know a lot of you suggested Navy but I knew the French Quarter Green from Jolie Home LLC would be perfect for the look I wanted to achieve. This stunning emerald green is so vibrant and rich that it makes the brass standout. I sealed with their creamy wax for a matte finish. I love the basket weave stencil from redesign with prima. Paired with the green and in General Finishes Bone White (Chalk Style Paint), it gives it a modern boho vibe. I also...

"Painted in very subtle blended layers of General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint. The original hardware was updated to Satin Bronze. The best thing about this piece....the top is granite. Perfect for serving those hot dishes this time of year!"

    "This beauty is simple and classic! This green has to be my favorite light green ever that blends so well with the natural honey colored legs. It has received a complete overhaul from when I bought it and is now ready for its new home!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    
"The blending and layering of General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Key West Blue, Empire Gray, and Bone White creates a dreamy look." - Eclat Designs by Crystin    
Absolutely beautiful cabinet in Black Pepper, Chapin Gray, and French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint & Antique Walnut Stain used as a glaze by Amini Design Ashburn    

Hollie's Place

61 Endicott Street - building 25 
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062

"This piece has been in my entry foyer for years but it has gotten dinged up and chipped and I was tired of the dark color so I decided it was time for a change! I mixed a custom color using General Finishes Chalk Style Paints in equal parts of Bayberry Green and Empire Gray to create this soft farmhouse color. I also blended a little Bone White to add subtle highlights and some Dark Chocolate Milk Paint for the shaded areas. The top was done in a base of Empire Gray and a few washes of the...
Adorable bench in General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint by Black Lab Furniture Revival.    

 

126 South 5th St 
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Absolute stunners by Katie Clemente Studios in GF Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint and Snow White Milk Paint and Bungalow 47 Denim Sofa and Parlor Drapes.    

Absolutely stunning vanity painted with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with a bit of of Key West Chalk Style Paint and the top in Bone White Chalk Style Paint by Eclat Designs by Crystin.

Great transformation with GF Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint and black powder glaze by Southern Rusted Tin.    
Fantastic chest of drawers makeover in GF Cardamom Brown Chalk Style Paint and white wax.   
"I am so pleased with the way this China cabinet turned out. This piece was in such rough shape when we got it! It has to be one of the best before and after pieces we have done! This one was painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Midnight Blue and Limestone Chalk Style Paints on the outside and Limestone on the inside. It was then glazed with Limestone and Midnight Blue to add a bit of dimension. This piece will add a bit of farm house charm to any room in the house!" - Painted Paradise...
"Recently transformed this china cabinet top with a custom mix of Black Pepper, Chapin Gray, French Vanilla, Chocolate & Antique Walnut Gel Stain used as a glaze. Added beautiful feet & new knobs and now it fits perfectly with today's style <3" - Amini Design Ashburn    
Incredible dresser by Boxwood & Spruce. They painted with GF Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint and refreshed the drawers with Old Barn Milk Paint oil+wax.    
"Too early? I couldn’t resist pulling out the fall decor for this classic dresser! Paint: General Finishes Chalk Style paint in Bone White, Sealer: The Chippy Barn Top Coat in flat finish." - Deer Run Vintage Company    
Absolutely lovely head and foot board in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint by Chipped & Bliss.    
"This antique dresser is made of high quality, solid wood construction. Star Furniture Co. manufacturer, made in Jamestown, NY. This gorgeous piece was lovingly refinished in General Finishes chalk paint in Black Pepper, then sealed with black wax for extra durability. It features beautiful wood grain on the top drawer, gorgeous floral trim work, and the original French provincial pulls with a perfect patina to show their age. This piece screams sophistication and style, all with modern...
"This antique 1940's era solid wood Duncan Phyfe style dresser has been hand painted in a beautiful aqua color for a bright, fun new look. The custom color was created using blended layers of General Finishes Chalk Style Paints in Key West Blue, Bone White, and Summertime Blue to accent the beautiful bow front shape. It is lightly distressed on the edges and sealed with Annie Sloan white wax, clear wax, and black wax for shading. The elegant carvings on the sides are highlighted using silver...
"I finished this bedroom set, let me just say I will NEVER pass up a set like this again. I LOVE the way these look!! These were refinished with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, GF Chalk Style paint in Slate Gray, then Powder Glazed in White and sealed with GF HPTC in Gloss. They are now at their new home and ready to be loved!" - Bella Renovare LLC    
"I love the simplicity of this antique dresser and the original glass knobs. I used General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on the drawers to bring out the beautiful tiger oak grain. The base is General Finishes Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The whole piece was sealed in General Finishes High Performance Poly in Flat." - Vintage Soul Barn    
A true beauty in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint by Soul Patina.    
"Remember the video of us staining the top of this piece with General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain? Well here is the finished product and we love it. It’s also painted using General Finishes Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint and glazed using Pitch Black Glaze Effects." - Belle Maison   Check out the video here: https://www.facebook.com/BelleMaisonAL/videos/1747913508591032/    
"This sunny chest of drawers is painted in General Finishes Apricot Chalk Style Paint and darkened with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The cream drop pulls accent the yellow beautifully." - Helen Nichole Designs    
"This beauty is ready to go to her new home, this is a custom piece that was painted in General Finishes Slate Gray (Chalk Style Paint) and finished with a white powder glaze by Axalta Axalta Coating Systems. This beautiful piece has so many curves and character it had to be accented." - Bella Renovare LLC    
"I love corner cabinets!! They are so practical and fit in their space just perfectly. This piece could work in any room of the house as an accent piece, china storage, or linen cabinet! We refinished this one in a combination of Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes and slightly distressed for some Farm house charm." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration r
"We had the pleasure of refinishing this vintage Lane cedar chest for a client. They chose General Finishes Fjord Blue Chalk Style Paint with some highlights in Seagull Gray. I absolutely love how this piece turned out!! I only wish I would have found this piece before she did! I've never seen a cedar chest like this before!! If you have something that needs an updated look contact us today for a free quote. We provide custom painting and staining. All of our products are professional grade...
"Coffee stations are one of the requests we get a lot. When we got this I knew it would make a perfect coffee station or wine bar. We refinished this in General Finishes Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and Gray Gel Stain." - Painted Pieces   Visit Painted Pieces at 126 South 5th St. Klamath Falls, Oregon to purchase your favorite GF products!