I think this beauty deserves a post on its own. I received several messages/comments asking me why would I paint a antique. First, this is not a antique, it dates back to the 50’s. Secondly, WHY the heck not! It doesn’t hurt the value, in my case, it raises the value. I have yet lost money painting anything
General Finishes Milk Paint in Dark Chocolate on the outside and shelves.
Dixie Belle Paint Company Coffee bean on back and Hemp Oil to seal.
I’d have used Dark...
Gorgeous custom mixed color! General Finishes Dark Chocolate 1.5 parts, and Sunglow 1 part.
"This Hepplewhite Buffet was literally saved from the landfill after sitting in a garage for decades. Sprayed with my Earlex 5500 using General Finishes custom mix (created by Saved By Design ) 50:50 ration of Emerald and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint." - Revived Creations by Autumn
"Not every roadside find turns out to be real wood and this is exactly what I encountered with these. Composite materials don’t stain well or consistently but I promised my client I would do my best to achieve the wood look he was after.
I removed all the old paint, primed and then spray finished these bedside tables using General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint to resemble a rich espresso stain look. I sanded the tops out and then created a “faux” wood grain look. First time for...
"We’ve been wanting to do a custom General Finishes color for some time now. We chose 50/50 of Emerald and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint for this rich jewel tone. The color really brings out the detail in this long dresser." - Black Dog Designs
"We’ve painted everything in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint with satin High Performance Topcoat." - Goodwillhunting Lawson
"Painted in General Finishes Emerald & Dark Chocolate 50:50 mix. Top was sanded down and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stain. Sprayed using the Earlex Spray Station 5500." - Revived Creations by Autumn
This custom shade was made using 1 part Sunglow to 1.5 parts Dark Chocolate.
I've been on the hunt for the perfect muted Olive. I think I may have achieved it today! I used General Finishes Dark Chocolate (1.5 parts) and Sunglow (1 part).
Made in 1957, this minimalist mid century modern dresser is constructed with Genuine Mahogany Association primaries and Poplar secondaries. Featuring nine full size drawers, dovetail joints and dowel details. Finished in a custom masculine green with brushed gold tab hardware and muted woodland drawer liners.
"Circa 1950, this classic nightstand pair was once a traditional desk. The custom deep green finish complimented by the rich antique brown top is the epitome of English Country House design.
• General Finishes Emerald and Dark Chocolate 50/50 mix, High Performance Top Coat in Flat, Antique Oak Water Based Stain over Mahogany wood.
• Hepplewhite pulls from Amazon" - Saved By Design
"Coined in the 1940s, English Country House design is popular as ever as this new century progresses.
It's simple and casual style carries an elegance that one can actually feel at home in and it doesn't take itself too seriously. A mix of antique and vintage furnishings, patterned textiles, rugs, table lamps, flowers, a pinch of modern accessories and the classic hunting artwork - the more the better really. It embraces wear and tear, and it's the furthest thing from minimalism...
"Before & After. Painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin." - Weathered Edge Furniture, LLC.
"I have done several of these hutch refinishes and this by far is my absolute favorite. So much that I have seriously given thought to keeping it (who else needs a bigger home !!!).
Refinished in General Finishes Westminster Green and Dark Chocolate, a deep green hue accented with new hardware, original stain inside with new wallpaper." - Sage Furnishings
"It’s a combo of Emerald and Dark Chocolate GF Milk Paint. I added a black glaze for dimension and sealed it with satin High Performance Topcoat." LaDeeDa Design
"We’ve taken it from its original state and refinished it in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects on top." - Good Will Hunting Lawson
"General Finish products used include Medium Brown Dye Stain, Espresso Water Based Wood Stain, and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. The lotus flowers on the drawer sides were all done by hand with the Espresso Stain and water. Found a grain enhancer that seemed to work with the products."
"This solid oak White Clad Furniture Co. cabinet has been updated for the Masters! It is a one of a kind wine and liquor bar! It has been painted a deep green (General Finishes Emerald + Dark Chocolate Milk Paint)r eminiscent of the grass on the course. Gold leaf damask stenciling has been added to the inside of the cabinet doors and matches the original gold hardware. The top has a light wash of GF Snow White, letting the wood grain peek through." - Radiant Light Restorations in Augusta,...
"Design for the present, with an awareness of the past.
The previous generations of craftsmen had timeless taste. Color and finish trends come and go, but some designs stand the test of time. This Hepplewhite dresser is one of them. Circa 1940 this piece was modeled after the original designs of English cabinet maker George Hepplewhite from the 18th century. It has an elegant serpentine front along with the lesser found serpentine sides on the top. True to it's English roots, we chose...
These end tables were very dated and the orange finish was failing. If you remember from a post a few days ago, I ended up removing the entire finish down to bare wood. We also added a plain piece of trim to cover the detail work that was on the front to make them more modern and up to date.
I started the refinishing with two coats of shellac to seal the wood and block the wood tannins from coming through my finish. I still wasn’t sure what direction I was going with these tables but because...
50/50 Emerald and Dark Chocolate. HPTC Flat. Sprayed with Earlex 5500
"GF Dark Chocolate for the win! These ‘made in China’ end tables weren’t worth refinishing, so a faux wood treatment on top saved the day. I love this paint."
Faux wood graining made with graining tool.
Early 1900’s wardrobe, made in England and moved to the US in 1940 by a wonderful couple who were in the Royal service. Refinished in...
1st Layer: custom mix of 7 parts Persimmon Milk Paint + 1 part Dark Chocolate Milk Paint
2nd layer: Water Based Exterior 450 Stain in Coffee Bean
3rd and 4th layer: Exterior 450 Topcoat
**adjust colors to suit to needs
Stair railing makeover with GF Dark Chocolate Milk Paint.
"Hello yellow, it’s been a while! General Finishes Harvest Yellow is one of the best pale yellows out there… I blended in Dark Chocolate to accent all the details and distressed." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
"This is painted using Brushable White Enamel in Semi Gloss - But because I’m a rebel I sprayed it. I did thin by adding Extender and it went on nicely! The legs are painted in a mix of Lamp Black/Milk Chocolate for a deep espresso color." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC
Staircase makeover with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel by Goodwillhunting Lawson.
"This desk has definitely gotten quite the makeover!! We painted this in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and stained the top in their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The combination is amazing! " - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
"I’m pretty proud of how it turned out!!! The look I went for was a $2,000 Hooker chair that I loved but obviously not as much at that price...So I was pretty excited to find an ugly 60s chair on Marketplace for only $10!!! I completely updated it with all new foam and a beautiful camel leather fabric from Hobby Lobby and I painted the frame in a layered General Finishes Dark Chocolate finish! What do you think?!?" -NB.Restorations
Dark chocolate milk paint on the cross and Cinnamon dye. We are partial to stains, dyes, conditioners and finishes.
General Finishes Dark Chocolate for the win!! We have refurbished this little side table for our client and it was a great way to give a special piece new life. ❤️"
Use Dark Chocolate Milk Paint by General Finishes to get the look of stain on surfaces that don’t stain well. This baby Jacobean Buffet had a Tulip Poplar top, which does not take stain well. I found a way around that using 2 coats of Dark Chocolate and 2 coats of High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Amazing front door makeover with exterior rated General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint by Chris Rodriguez (product purchased from GF retailer Antica Modern)
Absolutely stunning by Home Girl Decor with GF Milk Paints!
"Painted base coat in Queenstown Gray, then used a color wash technique with spray bottles and a blow dryer with watered down Coastal Blue, Patina Green, and a custom orangey color mix using Sunglow, Holiday Red and a tad of Dark Chocolate."
Custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray, Queenstown Gray and Dark Chocolate for the darker shade. Glazed with black glaze and the lighter color is Driftwood. Floral transfer from redesign with prima.
This Victorian Style Oak Buffet has been completely refinished using Lamp Black and Dark Chocolate with a custom antique flat finish. The Java top and accents give it the perfect finishing touch.
This kitchen went from dark and boring to light and modern with GF Alabaster Milk Paint on the cabinets and Dark Chocolate on the island.
"I am loving how this antique dresser turned out!!!!! Our client chose General Finishes Antique White with Dark Chocolate for the top and satin top coat!
And as you can see I may have gotten some of the fall decor out already....
Hand painted in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, distressed and then sealed with HPTC (High Performance Topcoat).
Beautiful buffet in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. Check out those carvings!
This ordinary builder grade oak bathroom vanity has gotten an high-end makeover! I am often asked how to approach deep grain oak cabinets. My solution is embrace it! Using General Finishes Milk Paints, I created a faux gray stain that has transformed this vanity into an undeniable beauty fit for a Pottery Barn Catalog. New DLawless hardware was the perfect touch to this stunning makeover.
After living with my kitchen cabinets for over 30 years, it was time for an update! I added trim molding to the plain doors and drawers and gave everything 2 coats of General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. I then stenciled a subtle design inside the newly-created "panels" using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. After sealing everything with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin, I added new knobs and pulls. The cabinets look brand new and are such a...
"Check out this beautiful farmhouse style dresser we refinished for a customer!!!! We painted this in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed in satin top coat then we painted the top in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with semi-gloss top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations
Dresser turned island with storage. A new wood top was added in General Finishes Walnut Water based stain. The base was done in Persain Blue and Dark Chocolate with High performance semigloss finish.
This showstopper was custom made using the headboard, footboard & siderails from an Antique bed.
There was no exact formula for the layered finish. A combination of paint color were layered to achieve an old world finish. The turned front legs were lightly sanded and painted washed in Dark Chocolate. Distressing added in all the right places.
The Lourdes features wood plank seat with custom
2018 GF Design Challenge 2nd Place Winner - Upcycling Category...
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.
Custom Green of Emerald + Linen + Dark Chocolate
Antique Walnut Top and High Performance in Flat
Wow! Vintage transformed into modern!
You can’t go wrong with this weathered messanger dresser. Perfect for your office or bedroom!
1 oz each color dry brushed:
GF Antique White, Choc Brown, Snow White, Buttermilk Yellow
The body of the desk and coordinating chair are painted in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint from General Finishes. The drawer fronts are painted in Antique White. The top three drawers have buffalo check accents hand painted in 3 shades of gray (Seagull Gray, Driftwood and Queenstown). The top of the desk is painted in a Dark Chocolate. Sealed with Semi-gloss High Performance Top Coat." - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings