Driftwood

"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...

This lane cedar trunk was boooooring and orange. I knew I needed to add a simple appliqué and some trim to give it some character. I love how it came out. Painted in GF Driftwood grey with gold gilding wax on the details. 

"This vintage oak secretary has a fresh new look. We completely refinished this gorgeous piece with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and paired it with natural oak accents. New cast iron hardware give this cool piece a farmhouse twist." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare

"We absolutely adore this versatile MCM dresser/server! This piece was finished with a custom mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Snow White Milk Paint. The legs and drawers were sanded and satined to show their natural wood grain." - Bel Harbor Design Co    

Stunning kitchen cabinets in General Finishes Snow White and Driftwood Milk Paint by Boxwood & Brass

"This paint is so versatile. General Finishes Milk Paint is my go to for a beautiful smooth clean finish. Now it’s my go to for blended, faded and weathered finishes too. Both the Cotton Stem canvas and vanity were created with General Finishes paint and sealers and a bit of Saltwash additive. The base coat is a blended mix of GF Driftwood, Linen, Halcyon Blue and yellow. When painting the Cotton Stems I added SaltWash to my paint to create some texture. I glazed the entire piece with GF...

Top: Primer

Top Left: Seagull Gray

Bottom Left: Empire Gray

Top Right: Perfect Gray

Bottom Right: Driftwood

This antique, solid wood dresser was hand painted in a custom gray made from General Finishes milk paints using a blend of Linen and Driftwood with Pitch Black glaze effects over all those details and crevices. The piece is sealed with multiple layers of High Prformance Top Coat in satin for extra protection. Silver leaf gilding wax adds the final bit of sparkle to give this beauty all the drama it deserves. 

How could you cover up that beautiful wood grain?  Their were some pieces of trim that were missing from the doors.  So, after careful reconstruction the doors and frame received two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood followed by Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  The wood grain drawer fronts and top surface were sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by GF Arm-R- Seal.

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Anyone ready for the beach! I know these end tables are! Beach inspired end table are ready to take home. Finished with General Finishes Persian blue then dry brushed with gray and white accent.

Blended from Snow White to lamp black with gold hardware. She is the perfect size for a small buffet or for a statement piece in your entry way

Wow!  Vintage transformed into modern!

You can’t go wrong with this weathered messanger dresser.  Perfect for your office or bedroom!

GF Driftwood 

1 oz each color dry brushed:

GF Antique White, Choc Brown, Snow White, Buttermilk Yellow

Those curves just said “armour” to me, so I went with it! A fantastic faux finish to look like galvanized metal. Layers of Driftwood Gray, White Glaze Effects, and Van Dyke Brown bring this dirty, rustic metal feel to life. This end table became the center of attention in a modern farmhouse living room and completed the look with perfection!! 

With all of the details on this coffee table I knew I wanted to do something with lots of layers.  First I painted the base in Driftwood Gray, a nice medium gray color.  Next I added a topcoat preparing it for the glaze.  I used pitch black glaze effects to get in all the little areas and make them pop. For the final step I used the Argentine Pearl Effects along with the pitch black glaze to layer a texture on the entire piece.  I used a short stubby brush to pounce the products on the...

The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

Custom Mix of equal parts Driftwood+Basil 

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"This Stanley dresser was custom painted to go in a beautiful bedroom with a barnwood wall!! General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood gives them the perfect grey hue to compliment the original wood top and bottom. The inside drawers were brightened up with taupe and white stenciling." - Olive & Fern    

"We’re very excited about this French Farmhouse style server! This solid wood piece would make a great coffee bar, server, or entertainment stand. Finished in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and given a custom stain treatment for a more rustic look." - Vintage Reloved

"This beautiful piece went home today, and I couldn’t be more excited with how it turned out. It was a family heirloom; I’m so grateful for the opportunity to give it a new look. I stripped the veneer from the top and stained it with General Finishes “Nutmeg” Gel Stain with a number of layers of High Performance Topcoat in semi gloss for a nice shine! The body was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in “Driftwood” and “Lamp Black” for the perfect dark gray. The glass knobs...

The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

 

The  Southern Hills coffee table features a two-tone white and weathered driftwood finish.

The top was custom made with new wood cut and attached in a herringbone pattern. 

The detailed cut-out apron and elegant turned legs were painted in Antique White. The herringbone top was given a wash with diluted driftwood paint. Antique white was then dry brushed over the top, creating a refined rustic look. 

This pantry door was SO FUN to paint... and it was also for my own kitchen (YAY!) so I could reallly get creative with it! It’s actually “half” of a French door set that I found at our local Habitat ReStore.... and what do you know, it was the EXACT size of our pantry door... easy swap!!!

It all started with a coat of “Costal Blue”... I was going to distress and stop there... but since I was keeping it for myself, I decided to have a little bit of fun!  I started getting carried away...

This antique secretary was lovely as is, just a bit dated. With the faux barnwood finish, I was able to give it a fresh new look that perfectly complements my clients space! 

"I'm a sucker for the curves of French Provincial pieces. This lady was painted for a client using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Linen using a 2:1 ratio. The body was glazed with GF Pitch Black Glaze Effects for a streaky finish. The top was darkened by adding some Lamp Black to the paint mix and then streaked with the glaze. The entire piece is sealed with High Performance Topcoat for a satin finish. Last but not least the pulls were freshened up in silver...

Farmhouse desk by Odds and Ends. The top is a layered in General Finishes Driftwood and Seagull Gray and the base is Linen.

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

 Seagull Gray Milk Paint Vs. Seagull Gray MIlk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects

"I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in General Finishes Driftwood, glazed in their Winter White, and sealed to protect. New crystal knobs have been added. The top was sanded down and dry brushed in Driftwood and Winter white." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

"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

You guys voted and grey won! I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in...

"I heart grays! This little beauty was refinished using a base of General Finishes Driftwood. Her gorgeous details were accented in a black glaze and her original hardware renewed in a matching hammered black finish." - VannJean Designs        
"I love this old vintage secretary desk! I used General Finishes Milk Paint and did some color blending with “Driftwood” and “Antique White” - The curved drawers and the claw feet make this piece so unique!" - Hailey Duncan Home  

This beautiful dresser was painted with several products from ...

6 legged beauty in GF Driftwood Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Nap Time Creations.    
"The bathroom remodel is complete! It went from basic builder grade to eye catching. Vanity painted in Driftwood by General Finishes and milk glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware. The trim painted in GF Antique White with my favorite Zibra paintbrush. The large frameless mirror was replaced with a thrift store find also painted in Driftwood. Walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt. A new faucet required my first plumbing DIY experience but the biggest difference? Updating the tile with...
Beautiful hand crafted farmhouse table by Edge Grain Wood Studio.   "Your products are top notch! For the legs, Lamp Black for base coat, 1 coat of Driftwood, distressed, sanded, then 3 coats High Performance Topcoat. Top and seat, 2 coats Weathered Gray Water Based stain. Sealed, stained with Black Water Based Stain, lightly distressed, 4 coats HPTC."    
"Because we all love a before and after. The transformation on this one really makes me happy! This old gal was totally updated using a paint wash with General Finishes Chocolate Brown & dry brushing with Driftwood Gray." - Kenzie Lynn Designs