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."
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Rembrandt Red with a custom mix of 2:1 Tuscan Red Milk Paint, Holiday Red Milk Paint, directly replace Black Pepper with Lamp Black Milk Paint and...
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.
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Chapin Gray with a custom mix of 2:1 Reverent...
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!"
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Rembrandt Red with a...
"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."
Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can...
Centsibly Chic Home, LLC used Lamp Black Milk Paint and Flat out Flat for this lovely vanity!
"When my new client sent me pics of the piece and the beautiful white and gold trellis pattern wallpaper it will be in front of I knew black was the only way to go. It's always classic and beautiful and will really pop against the wallpaper.
When I want to create a deep black modern finish General Finishes Lamp...
"This beautiful full size bed was painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk paint. Antiqued by using General Finishes Van Dyke brown glaze & sealed with their Flat Out Flat."
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence, Klingspor, Amazon, or Lee Valley in Canada. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GF’s retail and professional line EXCEPT Chalk Style Paint. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at ...
Loving this amazing laundry room upgrade from Rustic Charm Creations, our June 2016 Retailer of the Month!
"We transformed this plain non-functional laundry room into a dreamy laundry/mudroom. The custom solid wood cabinets were handcrafted to fit perfectly in the client's space. We painted the cabinets in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint using a professional-grade airless paint sprayer. I added some rustic charm by glazing the cabinets and highlighting the lines of the...
This Broyhill, Danish Modern 6 drawer dresser was chosen by one of Garage 9's clients. The shell was painted with Coastal Blue, then sealed with HPTC Flat. The drawer fronts were gorgeous as is, and were left alone.
Amber Armstrong of Paint Me Perfect restyled this antique dresser using DIY Behr "white on white", Gel Stains (American Oak, Brown Mahogany and Java) and finished with a layer of High Performance Top Coat Satin.
"The cedar chest is finished! I took it glam with sharp black and gold details that highlight the brass hardware. This is such a great vintage piece. It can be used as a table or in the bedroom to store linens. There are just so many uses for this piece.The paint is General Finishes Lamp Black, the gold stencils are in Royal Stencil Creme and the piece was sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat sealer. I also added a coat of their wipe-on urethane to the top to give it extra protection. Well...
We adore this dresser painted in GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat by For The Love of Furniture and Home Design!
Mellanie of For The Love of Furniture says, " I love all General Finishes products. All the amazing colors really speak to my customers and I am confident the newly refinished piece will last many many years."
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Chapin Gray with a custom mix of 2:1 Reverent Gray, Antique White Milk...
David MacIver of MacIver Carpentry and Remodeling located in Russell, MA hand crafted these built in shelves from locally sourced American Black Walnut. No stain was used! Just GF Flat Out Flat Topcoat. That natural color is amazing! David says, "Your water based products are easy on odor, dry fast and really highlight the depth and beauty of natural wood. I've only recently discovered your products, and so far love them."
Check out this video from GF to learn more about how to apply...
Jenny of Rustic Roots made over this buffet with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint. The details were accented with Snow White Milk Paint then topped with Champagne Pearl Effects followed by Bronze Pearl Effects. The top was stained with Java Gel Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in satin and Flat out Flat Top Coat on everything else.
**General Finishes Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace with Empire Gray Milk Paint.
We absolutely adore this dresser by Jenni of Roots & Wings Furniture! Jenni says, "This dresser was painted in General Finishes new Chalk Style Paint in Stillwater Blue. I sealed it with Flat Out Flat Topcoat. Then watered down Coastal Blue Milk Paint and color-washed the entire piece."
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Stillwater with a custom mix of 2:1 Halcyon Blue Milk Paint, Queenstown Gray Milk Paint
Designed Decor gave this drum table a fresh new look with General Finishes Slate Gray and Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Chapin Gray with a custom mix of 2:1 Reverent Gray, Antique White Milk Paint. Directly replace Slate Gray with Queenstown Gray Milk Paint.
Anastasia Vintage gave this nightstand a face lift with General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint, Java Gel Stain and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
**General Finishes Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace with Empire Gray Milk Paint.
Restoration@StudiosOnSheridan gave this cherry coffee table a new life! General Finishes Gray Gel Stain was used on the top and Driftwood Milk Paint topped with Snow White Milk Paint was used for the base. The base was lightly distressed to reveal some of the gray Gel Stain and the entire surface was sealed with General Finishes Flat Top Coat.
"This week, I was lucky enough to try General Finishes new chalk paint line. I mixed half part Black Pepper to half part Empire Gray and created a gorgeous deep gray/almost black hue. While drying, I dabbed the black onto my brush to basically streaked it over the deep gray. I only lightly brushed over the detailed sides to highlight the design and then used 220 grit sandpaper to distress it. The whole piece was easily sealed in General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat. I used a simple sponge...
File under: chair envy. We're wishing we could cozy up with one of those tartan blankets on this gorgeous Queenstown Gray chair refinished by Meg at Oliver and Rust! Meg shares, "These chairs are done in Queenstown Gray by General Finishes. I topcoat these with Flat Out Flat by General Finishes and then a satin wax coating to smooth everything out and they turned out perfect... plus I had fun with a pile of tartan blankets because I love them and could have a million in all the colors!" See the...
Delightful Frozen-themed dresser redesigned by Shades of Shabby_! Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paint sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat and High Performance Topcoat in Satin were used on this beauty.
Dressers and Jujubes painted this beautiful buffet in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and white glaze. After some light distressing, the piece was sealed with Flat Out Flat Top Coat! "LOVE your products!"
Gorgeous vintage bedroom set restyled with Seagull Gray and Snow White Milk Paint on the accents by Vintage/Old/Loved_!
Stunning French country farmhouse table transformation by Jenny from Rustic Roots_! She used Halcyon Blue Milk Paint sealed with new Flat Out Flat Top Coat, then she restyled the top with Java Gel Stain! She shared, "Thought you might like this French Country farm table I got a lot of hits for it. I painted it with Halcyon Blue, FOF sealer for the base and chairs. I roughed up the top of the table and let the sun bleach it out a bit than I lightly sanded it and rubbed a tiny bit of Java over...
This started out as a plain chiffarobe, with no detail other than the one wooden applique on the bottom drawer. First step after cleaning of course, was GF Persian Blue. Then lots of time to create all of the embellishments on the piece. Followed by GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze, lastly GF Flat out Flat Top Coat. Nine days to make something old look hundreds of years old! - Adornment_
Sondra of Reblessed, LLC refinished this adorable end table using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint distressed and finished with Flat Out Flat top coat. Adorable!
Lisa Jones-Colfer shared her gorgeous refinished dresser. Love how this piece turned out. Painted with General Finishes Patina Green. A little dark glaze. Top coated with my favorite General Finishes Flat Out Flat.