First I removed all the wax and dirt with a good scrub of wash up liquid and water, and then cleaned with methylated spirits and water until all the wax was removed, then sanded smooth.
I primed the piece with shellac bin primer, then 3 coats of custom grey linen:lamp black 5:1, on the body and I then added a coat of the hptc and champagne pearl effects mix, 50:50. The drawer fronts were painted in linen
I used efex and resin mouldings, both painted in the grey and pearl...
"This chest of drawers has been brush blended with 5 layers of colors. (DIY Paint Kissing Booth, Joanna Gaines Weekend, General Finishes Coastal Blue, Royal Purple and Champagne Pearl Effects) & clear coated for durability." - Odds and Ends
"Blaknite Bespoke Furniture is proud to present this beautiful french dressing table with triple mirrors. It will take pride of place in any girl's bedroom.
"The entire piece has been stripped down to bare wood before being primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The table has also been painted in High Performance Topcoat to which Champagne Pearl Effects have been added. The drawers have been lined in cream and gold paper." - Blaknite Bespoke Furniture
I did a very quick board yesterday to show how Champagne Pearl looks when made into a glaze. Using a very light touch it creates a beautiful shimmer
General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects
After months of searching for the perfect book cabinet and not finding anything I loved, I finally decided to order a custom unfinished piece. Fenton MacLaren's in Berkeley, CA made this alder bookcase for me and I was beyond excited to finish it! I used a combination of Seagull Gray and Persian Blue to create a beautiful color to match my living room. I then used Champagne Pearl mixed with Clear Base Glaze Effects to add a bit of shimmer. The whole piece was topped with High Performance Top...
My journey for my inspiration began with a newspaper article I read about Louis XVI King of France, but more interestingly his wife Marie Antionette the Queen of exquisite taste. She amassed artworks of extraordinary opulence and beauty. Particularly her furniture collection, the extravagant life of Queen Marie is surrounded by elegant French furniture and fabrics, very beautiful designs that are still prevalent today.
So I dedicate my entry piece to one of the most trend setting...
"Isn't this one a beauty! This vintage French Provincial triple dresser was chosen out of our current inventory and customized for a client using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint with detail glazing in Argentine Pearl. The whole thing was finished off in a mix of Champagne Pearl Effects and HP in Semi Gloss to give it an all over shimmer. Love the way it turned out!!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture
"Vintage wardrobe painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paint. Patina Green and Klein Blue Milk Paints were then mixed with Champagne Pearl Effects and blended. A final coat of Champagne Pearl Effects was added to give it that extra dose of shimmer my mermaid loving five year old client wanted." - VintagelessJules
Such a fun and happy color! Not2Shabby Furniture restyled this dresser with GF Coral Crush Milk Paint. The canvases named "Beauty & The Beast" were also created with General Finishes products: Coral Crush, Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Champagne and Argentine Pearl Effects.
"The true beauty is in the reflection. Just look at those gorgeous mountains peeking through. What an amazing state to live in..we are truly blessed. Oh and this dresser isn't too bad either." - Just Chic
Just Chic, a GF retailer in Anchorage, AK, created this look with GF Antique White Milk Paint that's been stippled with Argentine and Burnished Pearl Effects then blended with touches of Antique White and the lovely Champagne Pearl Effects. The top is stained with a custom mix of...
What a charming statment piece this is by Live Dwell Interiors! The base was painted in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with dark waxing. Accented with Champagne Pearl Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin.
Complete kitchen cabinet and countertop transformation by Boutique Unique!
The cabinets were painted in General Finishes Driftwood Gray and the countertops were given the looks of Carrara marble using General Finishes paints and pearl effects!!
Boutique Unique says, "To achieve this marble look we practiced and practiced and watched several tutorials in addition to attending some faux finish training. Here's what we did: first we sanded the existing countertops to get some...
This vintage telephone table was completely reimagined by Camie Morrison of Farmhouse Relics 2 Roses!
Camie explains, "I used 2 coats of GF Antique White Milk Paint, 3 coats of Champagne Pearl Effects and 3 coats of High Performance Matte."
Spectacular work, Camie!
This piece is perfect for a young girls room! Bellflower Grove completed this piece by painting it in General Finishes Evening Plum (discontinued) Milk Paint, Winter White Glaze Effects and Champagne Pearl Effects.
Vintage Vanity: this is what Antique White Milk Paint, Champagne Pearl Effects, and bling bling knobs look like when put together. We hand-painted three coats of Antique White Milk Paint and followed with two coats of HPTC in Satin. We then dry brushed Champagne Pearl Effects in all the right places. All was sealed again with HPTC in Satin. The knobs are gold glass.
"This pearlized beauty is headed to the booth at the Funky Monkey Vintage Store! A gorgeous antique buffet painted in Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes which we then topped with Champagne Pearl Effects! The top is stained in Java Gel Stain." - Belle Maison
"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...
Belle Maison created this shimmering beauty with GF Bone White Chalk Style Paint and Champagne Pearl Effects.
Roots & Wings Furniture share a heavy-duty cabinet they beautifully restyled!
They explain, "Remember that 9,000 lb, cabinet of awesome? Well, here it is, it's finally finished! I refinished this with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint (mixed with a little Champagne Pearl Effects and HP Topcoat Satin for a slight shimmer). The brass hardware is original and was touched up with Antique Gold Rub N' Buff. This was the first time I tried going for a subtle metallic finish...
Loving this shimmering desk and chair refreshed with GF Antique White Milk Paint and Champagne Pearl Effects.
Jenny of Rustic Roots made over this buffet with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint. The details were accented with Snow White Milk Paint then topped with Champagne Pearl Effects followed by Bronze Pearl Effects. The top was stained with Java Gel Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in satin and Flat out Flat Top Coat on everything else.
Flaunt My Refurbs gave this dresser a magical shimmer with General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects!
The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique created a custom mix of GF Royal Purple and Antique White Milk Paint to achieve this adorable lavender color. It was also accented with GF Champagne Pearl Effects. Love everything about this piece!!
"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
Reblessed, LLC says "Pearl Effects are such a sophisticated way to add a metallic look to any item. We've used ours on furniture, lamps, picture frames, furniture trim, artwork, decor, and more. They can be applied as a solid metallic for a more bold "dipped" look or as a glaze for a more subtle look. We generously applied the Argentine Pearl and the Champagne Pearl over the Driftwood Milk Paint as a glaze. We then decided to add the Van Dyke Brown glaze over it to give the silver tones more...
Check out this awesome transformation from Nutmeg Creative Cafe_! This brown French Provincial side table was salvaged from the trash and brought back to life with General Finishes Champagne Pearl Effects and gold paint. Nutmeg Creative Cafe entered this piece into The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest_ for September whose theme was "geometric design". GF was honored to be part of the contest by being a sponsor!
Champagne Pearl Effects was applied by Michelle James Designs to this lovely guest room bedside table!
Buy Smart Now_ shared this French Provincial desk refinished with GF Antique White and Seagull Gray Milk Paint with a touch of Champagne Pearl Effects. What a classy look!
If you haven't been following along with The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest_, you don't know what you're missing out on! We're loving Thea at Sweet Tea Refinishing_'s take on this month's theme of "geometric design." Thea used Patina Green Milk Paint with Snow White and Champagne Pearl Effects on the details, and her circle-stenciled drawers add the perfect touch! Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/1FwHwPr
Thea also gave us the absolute...
Great before and after from Flaunt My Refurbs! This side table was painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint and topped with Champagne Pearl Effects. "PEARL EFFECTS in CHAMPAGNE!! I'm in LOVE with the subtle shimmer and glow!!"
Isn't this the sweetest? Yadi at Oh Lola! Vintage Home accented this cute frame with our Champagne Pearl Effects and The Artisan Chalk's Oh Lola Paint in Blossom! "LOVE!! Oh Lola Paint and General Finishes are available for sale at Frisco Mercantile."
Take a look at this gorgeous "Zinc Washstand with Pearl Effects" from Helen Nichole Designs! The washstand was first painted black. It was then topped with the Champagne Pearl Effects and dry brushed with a little more black paint for a lovely metallic look. This one is definitely a head turner!
Fabulous French Provincial upcycle by Stephanie at Rehab to Fab! Steph used Champagne Pearl Effects and Java Gel Stain on this beauty. Steph shared, "This French Provincial chest of drawers is elegant & classy! It was painted in Heirloom Traditions Paint 'Buff Rose'. The most beautifully subtle pale pink color! General Finishes Pearl Effects in 'Champagne Pearl' was used to add some glam! GF's Java Gel Stain was used on the top & sealed with Arm-R-Seal. The body was top coated with...
I've been having a blast using General Finishes new Pearl Effects! I painted a base coat of Millstone(Milk Paint), distressed it down some, then brushed on Champagne Pearl Effects. The result is a beautiful shimmer on my taupe chair(s). I changed it up and did a jade velveteen seat and a decorative embroidered trellis on the back. Of course my signature lace trim to finish it off. There are a pair of these and they are stunning!- Restored By Rachel
Fish River Furnishings painted this curvy nightstand with General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and topped it with Champagne Pearl Effects for a very glamorous new look.
Southern Vintage Finds created their own custom milk paint color for this dresser by mixing GF Holiday Red and Antique White Milk Paint. The top and drawer accents were topped with GF's Champagne Pearl Effects for an extra special touch!
Divine vintage chest restyle by Rochelle at Made New! Rochelle used Driftwood Gray Milk Paint, Winter White Glaze Effects, and our new Champagne Pearl Effects on this beauty!