Flat Out Flat

Stripping this thrift-store find down to her bones, I rebuilt her to last another lifetime! Using General Finishes Weathered Grey on the entire piece, I brought out the beautiful wood grain she had hiding beneth the surface of her old garb. After allowing her to dry, I lightly sanded with a 400 grit to accent the wood grain further. To lighten the piece up even more, I used a mix of General FInishes Snow White and water to make my own white wash to place around her outside and edges, leaving...

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.

I’m in love with this piece and how the wood grain pops out of the finish.

I painted it in a persian blue than sealed with sanding sealer, applied pitch black glaze and sanded till wood grain appeared.  Than sealed with flat out flat for a perfect matte finish.  Lightly distressed for a farmhouse shabby chic finish.

 
Antique Tall Boy refinished in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Flat Out Flat Topcoat by ReFind Design by Coco Clare.    
"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    
"Y’all! This is a custom piece for a customer.... It is precious! I adore it!... and I had to show you all! Do you love it as much as I do?! I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Antique White (one of my favorite color blending combos...) and sealed in GF Flat Out Flat top coat." - Hailey Duncan Home   Check out GF's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/GeneralFinishes for tutorial videos...

Beautiful custom designed corner cabinet with punched tin door panels. Solid birch finished with General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint & Flat Out Flat top coat. Trying to create an Early American / Farm House look with the cabinet. Designed & built by Dan Bernier, finish by Sharon Bernier.

"We painted this table in our favorite black paint, General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top and drawer front was stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. We lightly distressed the entire piece and sealed it with General Finishes Flat Out Flat to give it a wonderful finish with just a slight sheen. Perfect for this piece." - Fine Flipping    
"This gal was saved and refinished with General Finishes Java Gel and Snow White Milk Paint with a Flat Out Flat top coat!" - Ever After Unique Home Decor and Furnishings    

"Awesome mid-century dresser refinished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

I thought the drawers for this dresser were a perfect candidate for something bold, like a colorblock. Unfortunately the dresser needed a lot of work before I could carry on with my vision. I rebuilt the top and sealed the body with General Finishes Stainblocker before painting it with Antique White Milk Paint. I used Lamp Black Milk Paint on the bottom drawers and refinished he rest of the drawers with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I loved how it turned out and I can't wait to recreate this...

This Classic Chic kitchen is one of our favorite makeovers to date.  Out with the dated honey color and in with the white and Pitch Black Glaze detail. The glaze sets the cabinets and island off and brings the transformation to a whole new level. Sealed for durability with flat out flat topcoat to help give the more modern finish. 

Winner - Runner Up in Cabinetry(Paint or Stain) Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

This gorgeous Eastlake style dresser quickly became one of my all-time favorite projects with a custom blend of General Finishes Milk and Chalk Style Paints with 2 parts Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, 4 parts Seagull Gray Milk Paint, and 3 parts Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The resulting paint was smooth, creamy, and effortlessly beautiful! My favorite part of custom blends is that they tend to be chameleons - they can appear to take on different hues based on their lighting and other...

"I sanded a cable spool table then painted it in Queenstown Gray and white wash wood stain both products of General Finishes.  with a damp rag blending in colors. I then dry brushed to highlight areas. I applied a French transfer to the top and then sealed it in high performance top coat. I cut the foot out for storage in center of the table. I added another transfer to the door as well. I then used Flat out Flat and then High performance to seal it with. I added rollers to the bottom for...

"First of all I had sanded it and filled the gouges and scratches with putty. When dry I've applied two coats of Milk Paint in Seagull Gray. Sealed it with Flat out Flat.

I decided the piece needed some more color to go along with plain gray and picked this cute wrapping paper with triangles. I laid the wrapping paper over each panel inside to get an idea of what size to cut it down to. 

Once I cut it out, I put a coat of decoupage glue on the wood panel, laid the paper on...

Simple yet delightful end table set in General Finishes Coral Crush Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat topcoat by Vineyard Designs.

Green Spruce Designs gave this sweet dresser a fresh look on life with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. Sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat.

We wanted this little gal to have a French country look, so she's painted in Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The middles of the drawers, around the handles, are painted with Linen (Milk Paint) then layered with Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint and again with the Charleton Blue. The handles on the top dated this gal, so we added glass knobs. Everything is finished with Flat Out Flat." - General Finishes November 2017 Retailer of the Month, Boutique Unique    

We adore this china cabinet beauty refinished by Vintage Sisters! Painted with ivory lace/ Paint Minerals, Gray lime waxed and sealed with General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat.

You can match this white color by also using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

"My client and I were both jumping up and down in her kitchen with excitement because this gorgeous table turned out perfectly!... The base was wet-blended with General Finishes Milk Paint (Lamp Black & Driftwood) and artfully glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire piece was sealed with HPTC Flat and the last two coats were GF Flat Out Flat for the ultimate matte look.

"For the top I used 4 different stains...Varathane sunbleached, Minwax weathered oak, Driftwood...

"Here is the finished piece! If you want to learn how to create this look, be sure to check out my tutorials on how to wet distress & glaze. Painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, glazed and sealed with General Finishes Flat polyurethane topcoat." - Naila's Nook    

Flipping with Color completed this bedroom set using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers, Fusion Mineral Paint Soap Stone for the body and Flat Out Flat Topcoat to seal the pieces.

You can achieve this brilliant gray by also using General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint

This dresser is so pretty - this would be perfect for a nursery. Roots & Wings Furniture first painted with General Finishes Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat. Then, it was watered down and Coastal Blue Milk Paint was used to color-wash the entire place. Learn more about this project at http://bit.ly/2twE2MM.

"8 ft live edge sycamore table. Seal-a-cell and Salad Bowl Finish. Base built from scratch and done with Lamp Black and Flat Out Flat. Thanks GF! JR's Timeless Treasures Antiques and Consignments   Visit JR's Timeless Treasures Antiques and Consignments at 2418 Baldwin Mill Rd Fallston, MD to purchase your favorite GF products.        
"This piece was found just down the road from where I live. I plucked it right off the curb and saved it from the trash! It's been given a new life thanks to General Finishes Java Gel Stain and their Flat Out Flat Topcoat." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.    

We're drooling over this charming piece by Thistle & Pine! Refinished with General Finishes Tuscan Red Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat.

This thrift store bench got a much needed facelift with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection.    
"My client wanted to glam up her coffee table and I couldn't have been more excited to help! What once was a sweet, but understated little table, is now a chic center of attention!" - Goebig & Go Home   This beauty was refinished with GF Antique White Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.    

Check out this lovely two-tiered pie table by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations! Painted with GF Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint with Flat Out Flat topcoat.

We adore this chic buffet by Absolutely Shabbulous! Painted in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat.

"A basement bathroom makeover on a 100 budget. Yep, you read THAT right. 100 dollars. I painted the vanity with two coats General Finishes Grey Gel Stain, followed by two coats of Flat Top Coat I had on hand. I am a BIG fan of this brand and I am not getting paid to say this! It is so easy to use, thick, not messy, great coverage, and you get such a smooth finish!!" - Sawdust Sisters   Check out...

"Antique solid oak dresser painted in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Summertime Blue. This is a unique color; it's a very faint blue.. This is perfect if you love the farmhouse/shabby chic style. Paint was sealed with GF Flat Out Flat and the top was stained with GF Java Gel and sealed with GF Gel Topcoat." - The Shabby Shack

Can't get enough of "The Finicky Fox Buffet" by Stephanie of Rehab to Fab!   "This antique buffet has gotten a HUGE makeover. The entire top needed to be replaced. So I built a new top and stained with multiple layers of stain to get the dimension I was looking for. The body was painted in General Finishes Limestone & Chalk White Chalk style paint. Limestone is a beautiful mix of gray & tan. It needed just one more unique touch, so I grabbed IOD's new Fox Transfer. I rubbed on...
"This Baker Furniture sideboard was spruced up with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Top Coat. Original brass pulls. Artwork by Jan Allmon Studio." - Green Spruce Designs    
This faux barn wood spool makeover by Denise of Salvaged Inspirations is fantastic! She used GF Bone White & Cardamon Chalk Style Paint, Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat to achieve this rustic look.    
Can't get enough of this teal color washed dresser by Jenni of Roots & Wings Furniture!   The base is a custom mix of 3 parts Patina Green + 1 part Driftwood + a splash of Lime Green Milk Paint. The color wash on top is the same custom mix as the base with a little Coastal Blue Milk Paint mixed in. It was then sealed with GF Flat Out Flat Topcoat.   Check out http://www....
"I spruced up this Empire Dresser with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat Top Coat."    
"I rescued this piece from the curb. After hours of cleaning, stripping, and sanding, I spruced it up with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint (a favorite of mine!), Flat Out Flat Top Coat and bronze Anthropologie knobs. And so it lives on!" - Green Spruce Designs   Check out this video from GF to learn more about how to choose the right topcoat for your project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
"Cutest little server I ever did see! Painted in a new custom color! This is General Finishes Coastal Blue, Millstone, and Emerald with Flat Out Flat topcoat. Turned out just like I wanted!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    

What a gorgeous desk this is by Amanda of Ferpie and Fray!

Amanda explains, "I used the color Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint, its really pretty! I was expecting a dark grey but was pleasantly surprised to find blue/green undertones. It really is the perfect shade. I sealed with Flat out Flat for a little extra durability."

"I first sanded entire piece then applied stain to top, painted doors and top drawer with GF Buttermilk Yellow milk paint. The Middle drawers were decoupaged with fabric and the top was hand painted to match the fabric on drawers using GF Evening Plum and assorted acrylic paints, applied three coats of GF Flat Out Flat top coat then applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to drawer, doors and over the hand painted design" - Julia Petrie

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"I’m finally done with my kitchen – just in time for Thanksgiving! I had already painted the bottom cabinets in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Millstone. I decided to paint the top cabinets in their Antique White to lighten them up and give a bit of contrast. The General Finishes Antique White was a subtle change but it really makes quite a difference. I applied General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat for a durable finish." - Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection...

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"We've taken this Old All Solid Wood 48" Long Hard Rock Maple Buffet and completely Sanded and Striped the original Maple colored finish off of it..We then used General Finishes "White Wash" Water Base Stain on the Top and Body of this Piece..We Sprayed "Dixie Belle" Sea Glass on the Drawers and all interiors..We lightly distressed the "White Wash" & "Sea Glass" Then Sealed it all with General Finishes "Flat-Out-Flat...

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"Secretary desk painted in General Finishes Black Pepper, Rembrandt Red & Chalk White Chalk Style Paint. Sealed with Flat out Flat & Arm-R-Seal in High gloss. I used antique pocket watch faces as backplates."

 

These 1970's Heritage side tables were freshened up with GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint, Java Gel Stain, & Burnt Umber Glaze Effects by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection.   Check out http://www.thepainteddrawer.com/2016/09/1970s-heritage-tables.html for all the details.    
We absolutely love this Empire Chest refinished by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection   Suzanne says, "I used General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Rembrandt Red and their Flat Out Flat Topcoat to seal the piece. It was lightly distressed to give it charm and interest. Not too much distressing on this one – just the edges. I am in love with this one! That red is such a gorgeous, deep hue!"    
"Coastal Blue is one of my go-to paint colors, and this Martha Washington sewing cabinet looks "all dolled-up" in it with a Java Gel top and Flat Out Flat. Love your paints and finishes. Thank you, General Finishes for such great products." - The House at the End of the Road    

Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 was so creative with this gradient-style dresser she livened up! She used New Pine, Nutmeg, and GF's jiving Java Gel Stains for the drawers! She sealed the shell of the dresser in Flat Out Flat, then used High Performance Topcoat Satin to seal the drawers.

Learn a few tips on creating a uniform stain color using Gel Stains at http://youtu.be/J-9_c0Ku6zA.

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Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 stunned us with this dresser refinishing! She used mulitple Gel Stains while also using water-based topcoats for the finish!

Laura explains, "I used GF Gel Stains in Nutmeg, Java and Brown Mahogany. The shell was sealed using Flat Out Flat. The wood drawers were sealed using the High Performance Topcoat Satin."

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