"A full ground up redesign of this Brickwede vintage solid wood piece creates a truly stunning piece for the home. Base built out for the addition of beautiful turned feet with offset vintage inspired casters. All original drawer and cabinet trim removed and replaced by mitered beaded trim molding. Drawers and door faces all received custom raised finish. This finish is not embossed wallpaper, glued on appliqués etc. This is a custom hand created finish. A new rustic wood, layered finish top...
A little coastal and maybe a little farmhouse but definitely one of a kind
This Solid wood console is tremendous quality but needed a make over...
Now completely custom from top to bottom.
A custom inlaid natural wood design top was custom created and ties in beautifully with the bottom shelf.
A multi layered weathered finish using...
"Harmony House vintage MCM dresser and desk. Refinished in General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint. Sanded and stained the drawer fronts and legs in a custom brown/gray mix to compliment the paint. Hardware updated to champagne gold.
Drawers are lined and slide effortlessly. These pieces are in AMAZING condition!" - Elm Street Designs
"The top on this piece wasn’t salvageable so it received a whole new one with lathe wood stained in a custom mix of browns and grays. Body was refinished in a mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Empire Gray then slightly distressed." - Elm Street Designs
"Kroehler 3 drawer dresser. Refinished in General Finishes Empire Gray, added a grain sack stripe, lightly distressed, original hardware is now an oil rubbed bronze. Added a wood plank top in a muted wood finish." - 3s a Charm Wood Decor
"A very large, functional vintage desk. This French Country desk was made by DMI Furniture. It is constructed of mostly wood and some engineered materials.
Updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Empire Gray. It was lightly distressed, and the beautiful, original antique brass pulls were left as is." - Garage 9 v2
Empire Gray Milk Paint custom painted secretary.
"Wondering if you’re TOO gray and if it’s on its way… out? Consensus - you’re SAFE! According to interior designers everywhere, gray is here to stay! Shown: Our B41-14AB Vista Sofa Table. GET THE LOOK with General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint & Antique Oak Water Based Stain." - Whitewood Furniture
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"A LOT of sanding later and a custom paint mix starting with...
"Just finished this adorable desk for a customer. Painted in General Finishes Empire Gray. New legs and hardware were added." - Lilly and Cedar
Empire Gray Water Based Milk Paint
"Another project down, finished and delivered this Dry Bar and Dining table! Finished in a 50/50 mix of Seagull and Empire gray by...
"The Stella Set. Simple and classy was the goal with these babes. They already had enough style in the body to add some glam but we wanted to make them a bit more versatile. So we went with General Finishes Coastal Blue on the french style bases, with a satin finish topcoat.
Laminate tops were sanded down and did our OWN hand applied marbling technique. Each one is one-of-a-kind and different! A blend of four different General Finishes products: Seagull Gray, Empire Gray, Perfect Gray and...
"General Finishes Empire Gray bodies and a deep stained top - but as I was sanding and stripping down, I quickly decided it might be a highly couture look if we stained the top rows too! Ended up with a high-end custom look instead of just a painted dresser. Super modern and yet completely timeless set- for years to come! Hand applied Arm-R-Seal top over a deep Kona stain on those oak fronts." - Restoration Reserve
"Loving this finish lately! We have done so many different projects for clients in this finish.
Base: GF Empire Gray Milk Paint
Dry Brushing: GF Antique White Milk Paint
Top Coat: GF High Performance in Satin." - Rockin' Rehab Furniture
"The top was stained using General Finishes Water Based Stain in Graystone while the bottoms were painted in pure white followed by an Empire Gray color wash to achieve this light and airy beachy vibe!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations
"Excited to share the first piece I've done since taking a few months off. It was challenging, but it reminded me of how much joy I find in taking something old and giving it a new life. General Finishes custom blend of 50/50 Seagull Gray and Empire Gray" - Boxwood & Brass
"I’ve finally expanded my color palette, and this cute Dixie dresser got two new colors I’ve never tried yet. I used General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint and their White Gel Stain. I’m so happy with how these two colors turned out." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Refinished in General Finishes ‘Empire Gray’ and sealed for protection. Hardware has been cleaned, and painted in a beautiful gold to vibe that elegant look... " - PNW Beautiful Finishes
"This gorgeous buffet was painted in General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint with an Antique Walnut stained top." - Belle Maison
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"Great small sized chest with a felt lined top drawer for jewelry! The bottom is painted with General Finishes Empire Gray, a smooth, mid-tone gray/taupe. The details are accented with GF's Antique White & Fusion's Coal Black; the top was stripped, sanded, & stained with Fusion Mineral Paint Cappuccino Stain and Finishing Oil." - Flipping Fabulous
"This is Phoebe. She's a beautiful Mahogany Duncan style buffet that we 'personal shopped'. YEASSSSS!!! did you know we do that???? Anyways, she was in great shape already. This client has a very tailored Farmhouse style..... again, the things I know about you all by walking around your beautiful homes!!.... Updated in a popular request lately, General Finishes Empire Gray.... it's a lovely warm griege that agrees so well with warm wood tones! We love it around here! Warm Pitch Black glaze in...
"This... my lovely friends.... is Gail. As many of you saw my earlier post- we named her Gail even before we found out that her previous owner's name WAS indeed Gail... creepy. Anyways, we're fairly certain that's the point that the creep factor ends because what lays beyond that is just pure and simple... Class. A beautiful example of simple French inspired design with clean lines and delicate decor. Gail has been refreshed after a full sand down and shellac base, in General Finishes Empire...
"Loving this smooth gray Mid-century mis-matchy set in General FinishesEmpire Gray with Fusion Mineral Paint Natural Stain and Finishing Oil on the drawers. A few veneer chips, but overall, this is a really nice wood set by The Real McCoy."
"This mid century chest is painted in a mix of Empire Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint by General Finishes. We love how this one turned out!"
"We are absolutely loving this custom order buffet we just finished up. It is painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paint!" - Belle Maison
"French provincial chest of drawers painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray and Seagull Gray Milk Paints!" - Belle Maison
"9 drawer dresser given a farmhouse makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint, in Empire Gray, with some light distressing. The original hardware was spray painted in oil rubbed bronze."
"General Finishes custom mixed Seagull Gray, Empire Gray coated with Winter White Glaze. Accents & details in Alabaster with Van Dyke Glaze."
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.
"You won’t want to keep your distance from Cliff. He is charming, versatile and neutral. Besides using him as a dresser he would make a great changing table, entry catch-all or even a media center. His body is a custom light gray color mixed with General Finishes Empire Gray and Snow White and slight distressing. The drawers have been rebuilt, painted in GF Queenstown and now function perfectly with updated matte black hardware. The top is in stained in a layer of Minwax weathered oak followed...
Beautiful bathroom vanity update with a custom mix of General Finishes Empire Gray and Perfect Gray Milk Paint topped with High Performance Topcoat satin
"This french provincial buffet was refinished in General Finishes Empire Gray with dry brushing and shading of Queenstown Gray and antique brown glaze over the entire piece. Hardware is now a hammered black. Top was sanded and re-stained with a custom mix to create a rustic look."
"Beautiful farmhouse coffee table. This has been painted in General Finishes Empire Gray, moderately distressed, and sealed. The top has been sanded raw and then painted in a wash of Lamp Black, Empire Gray, and Antique White, then sealed in their High Performance Topcoat."
Beautiful dresser in General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint
"This client owned dresser set was refinished using General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint and was glazed with Burnished Pearl, Argentine Pearl, and Pitch Black Glaze Effects! It turned out amazing!"
"I had planned to put the paint brush down for all of Christmas break but I just couldn’t! I didn’t want to distract from all the beautiful curves on this console table so I kept the paint simple and bright. The bottom was painted with General Finishes Brushable White Enamel while the top was first painted in Empire Gray, followed by a white wash and finished with a dry brushing of Van Dyke Brown Glaze. New black hardware and floral lined drawers complete this New Years revival."
"Petite server with the most adorable details. This is my first smaller sized buffet, I don’t find these very often!
Color: Empire Gray by General Finishes"
"This stately piece is finally ready to serve in style for the holidays. Can you believe it sat in the workshop for months just hanging out. So happy it finally spoke to me. Sometimes pieces just need time to let us know what outfit they want to wear. This one wanted to be classic and able to dress your space for years to come. This is General Finishes Empire Gray and the fabulous D. Lawless Hardware drop pulls."
Side by Side comparison of GF's Grays courtesy of Lori from Woodcraft
This cute set of nightstands was given a handpainted farmhouse makeover! General Finishes Alabaster on the bases and Empire Gray in the tops and feet. They also have new hardware on the drawers including card catalog hardware on the top drawers!
"This beauty has been done in one of General Finishes new Milk Paint color called Empire Gray and glazed over with white to give a soft look. The top has been stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain then sanded down to give that rustic wood look. Sealed for protection!" - PNW Beautiful Finishes
Top Left: Seagull Gray
Bottom Left: Empire Gray
Top Right: Perfect Gray
Bottom Right: Driftwood
What was once a well loved and badly worn vanity, is now a charming pair of long legged nightstands. We began this project by separating the side portions of the vanity from the center to form two separate nightstands. Extensive repairs were completed to fix wood and veneer damage as well as molds being made to mimic missing trim on the draw fronts. Once this lovely pair was structurally solid, we cleaned and prepped our surface for paint and stain. The body of each was hand painted in...
"Gave my media console a makeover with paint, faux wood grain, and redesign with prima's Seaweed transfers. I'm loving this coastal look." - Eclat Designs by Crystin
"My Minimalist Coffee Table is finally complete. This one took much longer than my usual projects for many reasons. My original vision was derailed after I wasn't able to strip it completely of the horrid paint. I decided to try my hand at wood graining for the first time and I'm in love. No more excuses for not being able to achieve a wood look for me anymore. I also did some faux wood graining with paint on the side panels as well. I had painted it white first but it was too stark of a...
"This little table was sporting a heavy cherry stain and an ugly chippendale handle when I got my hands on it. I swapped the handle out for an older one with worn patina, and gave it a neutral gray treatment with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint. To further soften it, I sealed it with Furniture and White Wax by Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint."
You can shop for General Finishes products in Eight Hundred Furniture's antique booth on the second floor of Morgantown Market at...
"The blending and layering of General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Key West Blue, Empire Gray, and Bone White creates a dreamy look." - Eclat Designs by Crystin
GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replicate with the following custom mixes
Bone White: 3:1 Antique White Milk Paint, Seagull Gray Milk Paint
Key West Blue & Empire Gray are available in Milk Paint
Absolutely beautiful cabinet in Black Pepper, Chapin Gray, and French Vanilla Chalk Style Paint & Antique Walnut Stain used as a glaze by Amini Design Ashburn