Driftwood

"This large chest dresser has been totally transformed from yellowing white to this beautiful driftwood finish! Layers of General Finishes paints and glazes in Seagull Gray, Driftwood and brown glaze are what I use to achieve this look. New soft iron hardware from D. Lawless Hardware complete this transformation!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations    
Beautiful hutch in a 50:50 custom mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Reverent Gray Milk Paint.    
"Mid century modern has always been one of my favorite styles, and this record player cabinet is so unique. This piece went through quite the transformation...new speaker fabric, the top and legs were stripped and sealed and the rest painted in General Finishes Driftwood." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"We used General Finishes Linen, Driftwood and Antique White layered with dry brushing and a salt wash finish. I had inspiration from a combination of French cottage and primitive styles. It's so simple but I love it!" - Saved By Design    
"These end tables were a custom order for my neighbor and her family. They were used by her parents for many many years and I feel so honored to be trusted with their little makeover! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood and stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for year and years of protection! "     
"This antique table is so cute. I don’t normally do small pieces but this one stumbled across my path and I could pass it up. It’s been painted in General Finishes Driftwood and the top has been sanded down to it’s natural walnut color."     
Beautiful desk makeover by Art is Beauty! Top was sanded down and stained with GF Java Gel Stain and the base was painted with GF Driftwood Milk Paint. Love the copper pulls!!   Get all the details of this project at https://www.artisbeauty.net/2016/08/gray-and-copper-desk-makeover-fab.html    
"This table tested me in many ways but I am always up for a challenge and the end result was beyond worth it. This table was well loved throughout the years, passed down from mother to daughter. The inlay was severely warped and damaged particle board but overall this piece had really good bones. I removed the particle board and built the stunning poplar herringbone inlay. Painted in General Finishes Driftwood and stained in Varathane Dark Walnut, lightly distressed, and sealed, with beautiful...
"This Henredon dresser was chosen from my inventory to be a young boy's dresser. I created the custom color using General Finishes Lamp Black, Queenstown Gray and Driftwood. The whole thing, drawers included were top coated in HPTC (High Performance Topcoat) Flat."    
"I’m crushing hard on this transformation. What a difference paint and new hardware made, giving this vintage American of Martinsville dresser a fresh & modern look. General Finishes Driftwood (my go to gray)." - Kenzie Lynn Designs    

Oak chest is painted in General Finishes Driftwood, and stained in the color Flint. Top and sides were washed in a white wax! Everything sealed in high performance for a beautiful finish!

Fresh and modern bed frame in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint by Kenzie Lynn Designs.   Check out GF's full video library for product overview and how-to videos at  http://bit.ly/GFHowToFinishVideos

"Tall dark and handsome accurately describes this dresser. Painted in General Finishes Driftwood with Provincial Water Based stain on the top and top drawer."

"With all that’s going on in the world today, I prefer to lose myself in refinishing furniture. That’s no exception with this card catalog style cabinet. This used to belong to my client’s grandparents, and they couldn’t part with it but it needed a makeover. It was painted in Driftwood by General Finishes and a new wood top was added to the metal cabinet."   
Absolutely stunning dresser! It's General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and Driftwood mixed with black for the darker shade and topcoated with water based High Performance Topcoat satin.    
"He is pretty damn handsome!!! So thrilled with the final results on this Kroehler 8 drawer dresser. We opted to re-stain the top in Antique Walnut and paint out the base in General Finishes Driftwood. This piece is sprayed and the finish is flawless. We kept the original hardware but sprayed them matte black."    Check out our video "How to Spray Milk Paint" http://bit.ly/2GKCjZX
Dresser in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and a white wash glaze.    
"Beautiful, vintage, French Provincial buffet. This was given a refresh using General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood. It was then lightly distressed. The pretty, antique brass, original hardware was cleaned, but otherwise left as is." - Garage 9   Learn more about GF Milk Paint in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductMilkPaint
Beautiful table makeover with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a custom mix of Persian Blue and Driftwood Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    
 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 antique table/writing desk was in bad shape when it first came to me. It was sporting a rather orange pine patina and an uneven top. My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix made a new top for me, and I stained it with General Finishes "Graystone" Water Based Wood Stain. To compliment the gorgeous gray stain, the base was painted in Driftwood Milk Paint."     
"I painted these in General Finishes Driftwood then I stripped down the dark mahogany drawers and left them in a natural wood color and sealed it all in matte top coat!"
"I LOVE THIS BUFFET! I had to scrub this one for hours. It wasn't necessarily dirty, but the finish was literally washing off, so it was brutal to prep.   The top was sanded down and weathered with Weatherwood Stains, LLC Salvage layered under Restoration Reactive Stains. It is sealed with General Finishes High Performance Semi-Gloss. The body is painted with General Finishes Driftwood.   Check out the drawers! I added the re•design with prima®️ Tropical Paradise, & sealed with...

Loving this metallic look by Flipping Unbelievable! It's a combo of GF Argentine Pearl Effects, Driftwood Milk Paint, Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat.

Comparison of Carbon Gray and Ash Gray Gel Stain vs. Graystone and Graphite Water Based Wood Stain Vs. Driftwood Milk Paint 

"I am loving this 2 piece Ethan Allen China cabinet! This piece was refinished using General Finishes Driftwood and Seagull Gray Milk Paints. Love it!!!" 

Stunning buffet by The Tin Shed Design Studio! It was painted with GF Driftwood Gray Milk Paint and washed with Antique White. The top was sanded to bare wood and stained in a dark walnut and sealed GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin. 

"Check out my take on a metal looking finish. This was done using Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine Pearl Effects, Pitch Black Glaze, High Performance Topcoat and Antique Oak stain all by General Finishes. I removed the bottom of the dresser to get rid of the curved wood and give it a cleaner look then added hairpin legs."   

"A lot of elements changed for this dramatic difference - cabinet colors, wall color, lighting. This is only a part of her whole house refresh, which is all coming together beautifully! ❤ Cabinets - General Finishes Antique White and Queenstown Gray, Walls - Sherwin-Williams Colonnade Gray" 

Autumn Styled Buffet   "This gorgeous buffet is painted in General Finishes Driftwood with lots of layers of neutral glazes (Pitch Black, Winter White, Van Dyke Brown). This versatile piece has 3 deep drawers and 2 super roomy side cabinets with shelves! Sure to make a beautiful addition to your entry way, dining room, or even living space as a media console!"   
"Love the details and the shelf/cubbies on this nightstand. It’s painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze to highlight the details and add some depth." 

"This smaller sized buffet was updated using General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint. I did a shadowing technique using antiquing glaze to make the shape and details stand out more." 

Side by Side comparison of GF's Grays courtesy of Lori from Woodcraft

Driftwood Milk paint glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

"I have had a lot of requests for matching nightstands lately. They can be hard to come by but I got lucky finding this oversized set and they turned out beautifully! The tops were striped down to bare wood and stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal for maximum protection. The bottom was then painted in layers starting with Alabaster, followed by a color wash of Driftwood and a dry brushing of brown glaze. Once I sanded down and blended all three colors I...

Beautiful buffet painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, glazed with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed to protect 

"What a difference some paint makes! The veneer was removed then finished with both General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain." - Paper Kite Creations    

The look of this dresser makes my heart beat faster. Age-old, made of solid wood with elements of oak veneer. One of its kind, aged by multi-layered application of a whole range of mixed colors on the furniture, which gently penetrate each other creating an impression of being damaged by time. The inspiration for it was impressionist paintings trying to capture the fleeting moment and the sensual play of colors.

"Vintage desk turned night stands! I’m super in love with these. They’ve been painted in General Finishes Driftwood, distressed, and sealed. New plank tops have been added, stained a dark chestnut, and sealed for protection." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

A 50/50 blend of General Finishes Linen and General Finishes Holiday Red, then I wet blended with Linen applying both the mix and the linen with the same brush.  The 50/50 blend was then placed in a water bottle with a 60/40 water to paint ratio, and I sprayed starting at the top of the dresser for some cool weathering and a drippy effect. General Finishes Driftwood was used for the top, I then sealed everything with with High Performance Topcoat in satin.  The IOD Transfer was applied, then...

Working with transfers is becoming one of my favorite things to do.  This dresser was painted in Driftwood Gray for the base and Seagull Gray for the drawers. I stained the top in Java Gel.  I added the transfer to the front to take the piece to the next level. It came out perfectly. 

"Another stunning custom piece. This one a Drexel from our inventory. The client had a vision of modern meets classic and I think this is it. We used General Finishes Driftwood and a custom mix of Seagull Gray and Snow White to create this master piece. Most of what we do is custom painting. We love working with our clients to turn furniture into works of art. If you are looking for that one of a kind statement piece, message us for details on how we can help." - The Charming Home    

Where to begin.... viewing the before/after you can barely see this is the same space! The selection of GF Antique White and Driftwood Gray is the perfect combination for a bright, modern farmhouse design. Add in the gorgeous red island and this space looks as if it is straight out of a magazine!! 

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.

his honey oak kitchen was needing some love! 

 

For this project, I cleaned the cupboards and doors three times using dawn and water, krud clutter, and then plain old water. Next, I sanded the wood with a 220 grit and cleaned off with rustoleum branded tack cloth. 

 

Because I was painting oak, I primed the cupboards with 3 coats of Kilz Stain blocking primer, with a light sand in between each coat with a 400+ grit paper. The top cupboards took 3 coats of...

An elegant twist on the homey feel of farmhouse design! This subtle two-toned look was achieved by using GF Antique White on the upper cabinets and GF Seagull Gray on the lower cabinets finished off with GF Driftwood on the island!

 

2018 GF Design Challenge Kitchen Cabinet Category Runner Up

"What a beauty this one turned out to be! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood. All it’s curves and details accented with black glaze. Then to tie it all together I cleaned up the hardware and let them shine. We left the inside alone and it pairs nicely." - Just picked and painted    
"This antique walnut empire style dresser has beautiful hand cut dovetail joints dating it to the mid 1800’s, almost 200 years old! I found this gem in a local thrift store and the curves and grain took my breath away. Too beautiful to sit in my basement it found a home as is in my foyer. Well last week I decided it was time to totally revive her and give her a second life (or third, fourth, fifth...)! I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Medium Brown on the top and drawer fronts to bring...

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...

6 Chairs: I painted an undertone of GF Driftwood, followed by a custom mix of GF Snow White and Antique White, then lightly distressed to bring through the Driftwood color. 

Table: The base of the table was done exactly like the chairs. As far as the table top goes, I stripped and sanded it down so you could see the beautiful herringbone pattern. I sealed the top with Oil and Wax by Old Barn Milk Paint to help bring out the natural raw beauty of the wood, but everything else is the...