China Blue

This modem farmhouse buffet is the perfect statement piece with deep blue shade! Multiple washes with dye stain and paint created so much depth and dimension, it looks different depending on the light.

I used General Finishes dye in blue and Milk paint in China Blue which is a beautiful true navy.

"Custom pieces are my FAVORITE pieces!!! Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes China Blue & Lamp Black." - 8 By Design  
"This custom cabinet is a wrap! Simple classy and elegant. Painted with Milk Paint by General Finishes in color China Blue." - Furniture By Anastasia    
"Bold, Blue and Beautiful. This sweet heirloom buffet got an overhaul. Primed in Boss clear, painted in China Blue by General Finishes and sealed in satin topcoat!" - The Broken Masterpiece    
"Navy & Gold is one of my favorite combinations and what better Navy than Coastal Blue by General Finishes. This color was 4:1 Coastal Blue:China Blue to give it a bit brighter pop! Finished in high gloss. It has a beautiful sheen to compliment the gold leaf pulls." - The Broken Masterpiece    

"This Dixie nine drawer dresser turned out so pretty! She was kinda raggedy before with a very tired finish. No structural issues, just a ton of nicks and gouges. This gorgeous blue is a custom mix of two parts China Blue and one part Perfect Gray from General Finishes. It’s not as purple as a periwinkle, not as navy as navy and not as gray as a blue gray. It’s just a lovely blue. I was inspired to create this color by a blue in one of my drawer liners. I was so excited to use the color and...

"Pair of Basset end tables. These two tables came to me in great condition other then some scuffs and old spilled paint stains on top. So for this dynamic duo I sanded down the tops and gave them a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. And for the body I painted then in GF China Blue. After they were all dried I gave them a good coat of dark wax to help protect them and keep away fingerprints. The tops were sealed in gf’s high performance top coat. Hardware was left original...
"Just finished up this stunning buffet! We painted it in General Finishes China Blue Milk Paint with a natural top. What a statement this absolute stunner makes!" - Belle Maison    
"Brooke. Typically we don't re-do hand built furniture, but this piece was just too cool to let go!! Being a crazy plant lady myself, I saw this open concept shelf unit as an amazing display for a collection of any kind! Refreshed in General Finishes China Blue with a satin topcoat finish. I saw those round rods and knew we had to make them look like metal accents! Hand gold leafing in liquid gold made this piece look like an ultra mod addition for any corner space!" - Restoration Reserve...
"I’ve been buried in this custom for over a month. My client wanted the inside white but the shelves, back and side panels did not come off. I had to twist and turn and literally paint upside down inside this piece. But guys the pop of blue on this is amazing! I love a modern navy with some royal flair and this was the perfect statement color for this hutch. The original French provincial hardware was sprayed gold and gold wallpaper was added to the middle drawer. I used General Finishes paint...

We were thrilled to work with...

"My Fuji Spray paint gun is a must for a piece like this with all these spindles! This one was painted in General Finishes China Blue, a nice navy color." - Flipping Unbelievable

"Peony Dresser is done! The body is General Finishes Alabaster over China Blue and the drawers are covered and lined in Spoonflower peony paper. New crystal knobs are the icing on the cake!" - Soleil Furnishings    

"Our neighborhood had a yard sale when I spied this bed frame. It is painted with General Finishes Antique White and China Blue, sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. The seat is hinged with a piano hinge and it has a lid support to hold it open." 

"The moment we saw this stunning MCM buffet we knew she’d need an equally stunning color! And China Blue from General Finishes was just the ticket!" - High Street Studios

"Would you believe these nightstands were once a desk? True story! I separated them and refinished them in China Blue Milk Paint by General Finishes." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC

"A colour I've never used before, China Blue from General Finishes, a lovely solid oak unit looking very regal. Top was sanded and a dark oak wood stain applied, sealed with Polyvine Ltd in a dead flat finish, new handles and drawer liner complete it's new look." - Reloved By Mags    
"The cutest little record cabinet has been painted in a creamy yellow called Somerset Gold by General Finishes as well as their Coral Crush and China Blue on the inside. This is a great pop of color to store your records." - Indigo + Spruce    
"OH sweet Iris. Sometimes I get a vision immediately of what I want something to look like- and when that happens- there's NO stopping me! So here she is! Iris is a salvaged old radio cabinet. She's been created into a fabulous nightstand.... up on 4" brass toned tapered legs, she's been refreshed in General Finishes China Blue and a beautiful sultry matte finish! Look at that polished original brass hardware- it's spectacular!" - Restoration Reserve    
"Before and after of a French provincial dresser. Color: China Blue by General Finishes" -    
"This buffet is just so fun! The top had some pretty severe veneer damage from water so we did some patching and puttying and sanded the whole piece down. Painted it a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green, China Blue, Emerald Green and Lamp Black, distressed it and sealed it in Dixie Belle Paint Company clear coat. The top decorative piece and top drawer were stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal." - Upcycling by Amy    
Beautiful custom blue of GF Twilight + China Blue Milk Paint and Snow White.  
"Finished in General Finishes China Blue with a beautiful Flat High Performance Top Coat and brass polished to the guild!" - Restoration Reserve    
"My first time using General Finishes China Blue and won’t be the last! It’s a classic navy color that isn’t too dark and I love it. The drawer handles and bottom were stripped down to natural wood." - Flipping Unbelievable    
In love with this makeover in General Finishes China Blue Milk Paint.  
"This piece is GREEN with envy! This cabinet was my Granny and Gramps from my dad's side of the family aka my OWN family heirloom. It was in ROUGH shape from years of use. Missing veneer pieces, piece of the ornate feet had fallen off over the years and the top had multiple water rings. Lastly, the cabinet door was cracked and would no longer hold the screws in the hinges. It may have been in a sad state but it was DEFINITELY worth saving. I gave it a VERY good sanding and cleaning. Then I...

Lamp Black + China Blue

Minwax Gray on top

"Took this piece all the way down to raw wood on the top and added a beautiful dusty blue, a mixture of General Finishes Milk Paints in Reverent Gray, Perfect Gray and a touch of China Blue to the body and drawers of the desk. The top was topped with a rich, solid coat of gunstock stain to add a two tone look. The original hardware was cleaned and refinished with a Spanish copper finish. This piece was extra special to recreate for this client and the happiness and excitement they reacted...

"She's got fabulous simple lines and those awesome built-in pulls that everyone LOVES.... so she was a perfect paint candidate! Indigo is finished in General Finishes China Blue with a beautiful Flat High Performance Top Coat and brass polished to the guild!" - Restoration Reserve    
Beautiful in General Finishes China Blue Milk Paint     
"We had a visitor pop in for our photo shoot. Dakota is adorable so we let her stay for a few pictures. We are in ❤️ with this dresser too. General Finishes China Blue is the perfect navy." - The Charming Home    
This commissioned piece was so much fun! She came together really nicely and turned out better than I imagined!   My client wanted something fun that coordinated with a blue desk she currently has in her bedroom so I went with General Finishes milk paint in China Blue. It’s such a rich, gorgeous color!   I’m so thrilled she was willing to have fun and go bold and so I chose IOD - Iron Orchid Designs Wallflower transfer.   New hardware, new legs, and a fun WoodUbend Mouldings...
"Making the most of summer☀️Let’s face it, buying new outdoor (AND indoor) furniture is expensive...keeping it looking good isn’t. Our customer, Donna Herrlich, infused some new life into her bench and rocker with General Finishes China Blue Milk Paint and Exterior 450 Topcoat.   GF Milk Paint is exterior rated! Add Exterior 450 Topcoat for added protection.
"Ladies and Gents, check out this beast we overhauled for a client. Looking best in Blue with General Finishes China Blue, and original brass hardware polished to perfection! High Performance Flat Topcoat for durability. We added 7.5" legs to lift her up off the ground and give that floating chest something to boast about!"     
"Beautiful Americana style hutch cabinet painted in General Finishes China Blue, distressed with crackle and finished. Original eagle hardware makes this piece very unique."     
Did you know General Finishes Milk Paint is exterior rated!??   Loving this adirondack chair makeover with GF China Blue Milk Paint purchased from Antica Modern in Lakewood, OH.

"These little cabinets are one of my favorite pieces to refinish. I think because they are easy to move around my shop alone, easier pieces to complete and I usually add a fun paper on the inside. This piece was sprayed with my Fuji Spray Hvlp Q5 Platinum (look at that shine!) for a very smooth and even finish. I used a custom color created with General Finishes equal parts of Lamp Black, China Blue and Blue Moon. I never tire of Spoonflower wallpaper and their endless design options and...

"I am a total sucker for a curved front buffet and I love the bold color my client chose of General Finishes China Blue! Complete with a newly refinished top in General Finishes water based wood stain in Tobacco and brand new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware, this gorgeous piece is ready for a new life!" 

"I’m not a blue person unless it’s some darker shade of Navy. This blue has me questioning all that. Sideboard finished with General Finishes China Blue and Flat Topcoat." 

"I'm really pleased with how this trunk came out. Our customer picked it out of our warehouse and wanted to keep the mid-century vibe with some wood showing. She picked the new General Finishes Carbon Gray Gel Stain & GF China Blue for the base.   Gray can be tricky for older woods. The top came out nicely, but the other areas struggled to take any stain - totally normal, as they probably weren't the same cut of wood. I used a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint Ash and Clear Glaze to tone...
"This handsome chest of drawers is all ready to go! He cleans up nicely in General Finishes China Blue. His fine lines pop by distressing the edges, giving a subtle golden highlight.    

Stunning hutch in GF China Blue Milk Paint

Suitcase Rustic Entryway Table. I dont know if it's really supposed to look like a suitcase but I thought it did. I painted the top in General Finishes China Blue, with GF Dark Chocolate on the drawer handle. The bottom is GF Lamp Black. Distressed with Dark wax for a vintage/rustic finish. It has faux leather straps to enhance the suitcase feel.

"This lovely solid wood dresser and nightstand features dovetailed drawers. Finished in General Finishes China Blue (NEW COLOR!) and sealed with a satin poly. Beautiful Hepplewhite hardware was given a rose gold color . Light distressing adds a vintage feel." - J&L Vintage Decor

"Drumroll please! Here's the little blue cabinet that I have been working on. Used General Finishes Milk Paint NEW color China Blue. Accented doors & drawer with Prima transfer called patchwork. Changed the hardware to some bling knobs and done." - The Shabby Chicas

"We could not pass up this beautiful new color China Blue from General Finishes. It really brings this primitive piece to life. We replaced the top with these tongue and groove pine boards. Prefect size to add a little color to any room." - Weathered and Worn Home Interiors