Nightstand in General Finishes Seagull Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain
"This one is for those mid century modern lovers and collectors out there! This classic, restored, cane front highboy was designed by famed creator Merton Gershun specifically for American of Martinsville. It came to our shop in perfect structural shape, it just needed a complete cosmetic refinishing. We started by stripping off the original finishing and sanding down everything very fine to show off that 1960s walnut veneer.
The veneer was stained using a custom mixture of General Finishes...
"This set was made with General Finishes Gel Stain in Candelite and Black on baltic birch. Summer is finally here!" - Walter Wood Works of Bemidji, MN
"Another gorgeous buffet and we have General Finishes White Gel Stain to thank.
This piece was completely stripped of its old finish, sanded, and stained. We did have to buy new hardware due to one being broken but we kept it close to the original design." - Primm n Proper Pickens
"This beautiful Drexel vanity got a lush green glow up! I found a chair to go with it, chose a cactus/succulent print to reupholster the seat cushion with, and I was off to the races. The top and chair have been stained in General Finishes Colonial Maple, a warm, rich tone that looks lovely with the paint color." - Pumpkin Seed Designs/Gray Road Candle Co.
"Mid Century Modern Drop Leaf Dining Table & Chairs. The wood grain is an absolute stunning feature and the star of this piece. General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain." - It’s About Flippin Time
Classic Stripe Cornhole Set in General Finishes Black, Grey, and Carbon Grey Gel Stain
"This mid-century modern tallboy dresser is ALL quality. To treasure the historical sleek solid wood frame, I exposed it through the leg base for a beautiful raw wood feel. I also sanded the wood veneer on the entire top section for added emphasis and balance for the wood and paint combo. The ingrained original yellow of the wood was toned down with a cream-colored stain to get this clean, light finish. A mix of two gel stains by General Finishes were used to get this cream washed look: White...
"This was a true labor of love and we just couldn’t wait to share it with you! We started by completely stripping the piece of its original finish. Followed by sanding (lots of hand sanding those details) and cleaning. We followed that up with White Gel Stain from General Finishes. The beauty of this piece is that it’s composed of different woods which is why you see the variation throughout the piece. Making it truly one of a kind. The last step was multiple layers of top coat for a durable...
When the light hits just right
Paint: Wise Owl Paint one hour enamel in Jett black
Stain: General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain
Poly: General Finishes High Performance flat
Primer: Zinsser BIN Shellac
"Finished up another little custom order for another return customer. This end table is OLD and the before picture doesn't really do it justice but it was in very rough shape. After a good sanding and cleaning we stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and painted the legs in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Upcycling by Amy
"I have never done a tea cart! Lots of parts to this piece to contend with but I love the end result. Its revival adds a touch of modernity to this family piece and I know my client will enjoy having tea with her granddaughter in the years to come. Finished in General Finishes Enduro Black Poly and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Paint and Hammer
"These were a part of an outdated art deco vanity, now they’re a gorgeous pair of nightstands / end tables! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black paired with their Java Gel Stain"
"Solid oak takes white stain SO GOOD. Wondering how we achieve this white wash look? First we sand our pieces down to completely remove the old finish then we apply General Finishes White Gel Stain and wipe it back!" - Primm n Proper Pickens
"This vintage Beauty came to me in need of some love, TLC and elbow grease.
I sanded down the drawers and gave them a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain along with a coat of High Performance Topcoat. The top was laminate so I had no option but to paint so I primed and then painted the shell/frame in General Finishes *Alabaster. The peg legs were also sanded and freshly stained in the same antique walnut stain." - Ray's Refurbishing
"Check out this antique dresser I just refinished! I wanted to bring out the natural beauty of the wood while giving it a modern twist. I sanded the drawer fronts and the top. Then revived that gorgeous wood grain by using Colonial Maple Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal in gloss by General Finishes. I updated the sides with some paintable wallpaper by Lowe's Home Improvement and stenciled a fun pattern in white paint on the sides of the drawers. The result is a fresh and stylish look that still...
"Our wonderful friends at UNika Customs, LLC hooked us up with this really cool, old, midcentury modern bench and we just fell in love with its potential!
We were able to strip down that worn down finish to the bare walnut wood before refinishing it with Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat by General Finishes.
The original leather had too much wear and tear to fix, so we decided to reupholster the cushions in a more modern, boho, white velvet. Unique pieces like this one don’t...
"Don’t Tread On Me. General Finishes Java and Prairie Wheat Gel Stain make a great background combo while black paint makes that rattler bite." - PhilsBoards
"Tall, sleek bedside tables perfect for small bedrooms while not sacrificing drawer storage space. Spray finished. #GeneralFinishes Enduro Black Poly, Antique Walnut #GelStain, Arm-R-Seal Topcoat" - Paint and Hammer
"This was another custom order for my client Katya and another piece that was built by her grandpa. I ended up taking the entire piece apart (because as you can see in the before photo, it was already missing a side and the other was the next to go!)
Once it was taken all apart, I sanded it completely down, stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. I added the original feet back on and put it all back together with a new round of wood...
"This antique drop leaf table needed a TON of work, i felt like I was working on it FORVER…so remind me to not do tables ever again
However, I am pleased with how it turned out. Legs were primed and painted in Dark Roast Country Chic Paint. The wood is stained in General Finishes Gel Stain in Colonial Maple and the whole piece was sealed with GF Flat Out Flat." - Kate’s Reclaimed
"3/4 Baltic Birch tops and frames. General Finishes Gel Stain in Black, Java, and New Pine. Varathane Worn Navy stain. Friction blocks for easy carrying and storage." - standard_woodworks
"Scratched and stained finish, mixed knobs and stickers galore. After a good cleaning and a good sanding it was painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and the top was stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain.
To really finish off the new look we added these beautiful antique bronze knob handles and new key hole covers to match." - Upcycling by Amy
"I am so excited to wrap up this project and make this post. The owner of Canyon Hills Plumbing reached out with a new logo and asked for a set of full sized boards. We discussed mini boards and decided to make a set and the mini basketball hoop too. If you live in Riverside County, CA or the surrounding areas you’ve certainly seen their shiny clean trucks.
General Finishes General Finishes Gel Stain Black and New Pine make CHP’s new logo pop." - PhilsBoards
"First time making some custom cribbage boards for some good friends in Alaska. Peg storage on the back. These were made on hickory and the designs with General Finishes Java Gel Stain." - Walter Wood Works
"Another banister makeover completed. I used General Finishes Carbon Gray Gel Stain. First time using on a banister and I love the way it turned out "
Thrifty Designs LLC
"Finished up this black gel stained banister today as always using my favorite General Finishes." - Thrifty Designs LLC
Circa 1920's fully restored/refinished sideboard
Solid antique oak. This heirloom quality antique sideboard had undesirable orange undertones in its finish and a water damaged top.
Now fully restored using toning, color wash and glazing layers by...
"Got these gorgeous end tables finished up this week. It’s so satisfying seeing something old become new again! We stripped these down to raw wood and stained them with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and top coated with GF Enduro Clear Poly. They are absolutely stunning!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Before, after, and during! I stripped this Jenny Lind style bed to bare wood and then applied General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I absolutely love this color! It’s a rich, warm brown without red tones." - JF Refinishing Co.
"A matching pair of 1930s Art Deco end tables with a stunning inlay, they have been refinished using the color Black Lace by Lilly Moon Paint , Candlelite Gel Stain by General Finishes and a custom paint wash." - Pumpkin Seed Designs/Gray Road Candle Co.
The IBEW Helicopter Set
Apparently transporting and installing utility poles via helicopter in the Monterey Bay Peninsula is a thing.
General Finishes Gel Stain...
This piece will be headed to the mountains with the last piece. This beautiful oak chest was purchase...
"3/4" Baltic Birch and hand stained in General Finishes Java and Nutmeg Gel Stains." - Walter Wood Works
"I recently restored these staircases and their handrails in a historic building in Newburgh, NY. The handrails are a mix of old existing walnut, and new walnut where the handrails & fittings were missing. On these handrails I used GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal gloss followed by 1 coat of Arm-R-Seal satin. I really love the deep rich quality of the Gel Stain and the way that the Arm-R-Seal lays down, and how these products can be easily hand applied."
"The Padres \ Red Sox Set. This house divided set is a favorite for sure. Padres board is made up of General Finishes Java, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine Gel Stain. Red Sox is General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain with Mixol Blue, Ocean Blue, Black, and Red. The B is Old Masters Crimson Fire" - PhilsBoards
"Lady Liberty. I’ll definitely be doing this set again. I love, love, love how it turned out. I will never let my shop run out of General Finishes Java or Georgian Cherry Gel Stain. The perfect combination for any design." - PhilsBoards
"Came up with this one of a kind design using the pictures my client sent me for her to gift to her folks for Christmas. So happy with how all these colors came together.
General Finishes Black, White and New Pine Gel Stains mixed with Mixol tints for the purple, green and grey shades." - 208 Boards & Bags
Dining table project with Siberian elm. 80” x 48”. Stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, and top coated with satin Conversion Varnish.
"Banister turned out beautiful. We used General Finishes Java Gel Stain to achieve this look." - Thrifty Designs LLC
"Finished up this adorable kitchen. The client replaced the uppers and we gel stained the bases black using General Finishes Black Gel Stain" - Thrifty Designs LLC
"The Renowned Plumbing Set. Been saving this wood grain for just the right set. I hope you all over at Renowned Plumbing & Rooter get a ton of use from these boards. It took Mixol blue, ocean blue, red, and black to get these regal blue using General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain as the base. Burly Bags with the assist and lucky to get them before Christmas." - PhilsBoards of Murrieta, CA
"This one was a lot trickier than we were anticipating, but we couldn't be happier with the final outcome. The finish on this handmade, maple drop-leaf table was flaking and needed to be updated- just in time for Christmas! The stain color Candlelite by General Finishes was a great match." - Pumpkin Seed Designs/Gray Road Candle Co.
General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the win
General Finishes custom Gel Stain colors used:
Ash Grey + Colonial Maple
Prairie Wheat + yellow tint
Prairie Wheat + green tint
General Finishes Antique Walnut and Black Gel Stains.
I absolutely love a vintage piece that has classic styling…great bones…which to me makes a piece timeless.
This beauty just needed a furniture refresh and we achieved it using...
Black Gel Stain, White spindles
"Sometimes you just gotta keep it classic! That was definitly the case with this baby!
After a good sanding and cleaning (yes I had to Google how to clean marble) I stained this dresser in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and sealed in the Arm-R-Seal. Lastly I switched out the big wood knobs for some vintage metal ones I had and it got a whole fresh start!" - Upcycling by Amy
"The best part of my week was te finishing this MCM Dixie chest of drawers. I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg." - The Cozy Cottage KY