Driftwood

"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    
"Looking to add some elegance to your decor? This Jacobean buffet is the perfect piece. Hand painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paints in Driftwood and Queenstown Gray. The top was stained in General Finishes Java Gel. Curvy details applied with Modern Masters metallic silver. The entire piece coated with protection to last years to come." - Keri Traditional Designs    
"We gave this piece an old world inspired finish of layered General Finishes Empire Gray and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Great coffee bar or entryway piece!" - Odds and Ends        
Gorgeous apothecary styled cabinet in GF Driftwood Milk Paint and taupe wash by Kenzie Lynn Designs.    
Adorable grain sack bench in GF Antique White and Driftwood Milk Paint by Kenzie Lynn Designs      
"Can you believe this cute cabinet has 6 paint colors layered and blended to create this unique finish? I used all General Finishes Milk Paints from one of my favorite local retailers Woodcraft Manchester to create this piece. I used Patina Green, Emerald, Halcyon Blue, Coastal Blue, Snow White and Driftwood. Oh seven colors if you include the stain on top too! For the top I used my favorite stain color Jacobean by Minwax I then sealed everything with Polycrylic top coat in Satin for a long...
"This solid wood bookshelf has been painted and then lightly sanded to create this faux barn wood look. Using General Finishes products I started with Seagull Gray, followed with a color wash of Driftwood, and finished with a dry brushing of brown glaze. Wire panel doors and new hardware complete this amazing transformation!" - Nap Time Creations  
"What do you think - because I LOVE this piece! This amazing console cabinet is definitely easy on the eyes and has SO much storage. Some maybe find this color combo simple but I think it’s one of my favorites - classic, clean, and handsome! The base and inside of the super roomy cabinets are painted in a custom gray mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Driftwood Milk Paint and I stripped and re-stained the top using Java Gel stain. All sealed and protected - but of course. The hardware...
Absolutely loving this finish by Kenzie Lynn Designs.   "Finished in a rustic gray brown, achieved by layering General Finishes Dark Chocolate, Driftwood & Custom Taupe. Durable and smooth polyurethane finish."                

This Thomasville 3 drawer chest is a perfect example of how you can save a well constructed piece of furniture from the trash pile by updating it with a bit of paint.
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The color is equal parts Driftwood and Millstone.

"Totally feeling this rustic buffet! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood & sealed with GF Flat Out Flat topcoat, it's distressed just enough to make it coordinate with it's top. The top was given one coat of General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain & then a coat of Fusion Mineral Paint Golden Pine Stain and Finishing Oil." - Flipping Fabulous    
"This one of a kind piece has a pretty new finish, blending General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood into Queenstown Grey! Fresh cup pulls in a deep Antique Pewter completed the transformation Not sure what I’m more excited about here...that I finally got to use this funky giraffe photo or that this beauty is FOR SALE!!!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting                
Fun dresser makeover with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint by Art is Beauty.   
"Custom vanity in General Finishes Driftwood with High Performance satin and aging wax. Top refinished with Fusion Mineral Paint Cappuccino All in One and Natural Finishing Oil." - Flipping Fabulous    
"I decided to go for a vintage style look! This has been done in General Finishes ‘Driftwood’ and glazed in General Finishes ‘Pitch Black’. I love how this turned out!" - PNW Beautiful Finishes   Here's a video to learn more about how to apply General Finishes Glaze Effects: http://bit.ly/VideoGFApplyGlazeEffectsToATable        
Beautiful before and after with GF Driftwood Milk Paint and Antique White dry brushing by Kenzie Lynn Designs.    
"Our "Fair Lady” Antique sideboard is finally.... done and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how beautiful she turned out! It may have taken over a week, but the layered finish and all the details were well worth it : ) Color is a custom taupe (coco) with General Finishes Driftwood Gray and Antique White dry brushed throughout. Durable Polyurethane finish." - Kenzie Lynn Designs    
"One of a kind Boho Otomi bookshelf. If you are looking for a cute piece to display your favorite books, your collectibles, or just some of your awesome finds, this is it. The beautiful spindles have been painted and distressed to show character in a mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Snow white. The shelves have been stained in a delicious dark chocolate stain and then accented with a Otomi print in GF Snow White." - Lilly's Home Designs      
"This gentlemen right here is sporting General Finishes Driftwood on the body and Lamp Black on the original wood hardware. It has 8 big strong dovetailed drawers with the fronts stained in Weathered Oak and the insides lined with weathered wood paper liners. Sealed from top to bottom in silky smooth satin." - Lilly's Home Designs