She's a dark beauty that had a fantastic old world look, but with a blend of Maple and Oak (neither stain the same). We decided she needed something more so we took her down the bold route!
Refreshed with a dramatic Black Gel Stain by General Finishes and sealed in our favorite hand applied Arm-R-Seal in Gloss and Satin after a gentle edge distress to show off those curves!" - Restoration Reserve
This stunning solid African Mahogany table was custom designed and built by Sakonnet Furniture Makers Inc.. Finished with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and a water based varnish.
"Love a good before-and-after. The off-white is a custom mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White. The gray is General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with a light wash of Old Barn Living weathered stain." - Market House Restorations
"Who doesn’t love a little tea cart. What a lovely transformation she is! My client chose the colours Harvest Yellow & Snow White Milk Paint by General Finishes to compliment the beautiful Sunflower Fields transfer by Prima. GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain gives the top and wheels a beautiful, rich tone to the wood." - Angela’s Attic
I sanded the tops, two inside drawers, the bottom frame and legs. I used...
Loving this custom built dining table by Northern Roots Woodworking.
12’x4.5’ white oak
Stain: General Finishes Java Gel Stain
Topcoat: General Finishes Enduro-Var II
GF Enduro-Var II is an oil-modified, ambering, water-based topcoat. So get the look of an oil based topcoat with all the benefits of a water based product. Learn more in this video: https://generalfinishes.video/ENDURO-VAR-II-...
"This gorgeous antique oak table was stripped and sanded then refinished with General Finishes Gel Stain in New Pine. She is glowing and ready to head back to her home to be loved for years! I highly recommend this gel stain. It is flawless!" - Peach St Studios
"This color combination will never grow old. It’s such a timeless color!! This table, 4 chairs, and bench seat was refinished using General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. It’s ready for it’s next 20 years of life in it’s beautiful new colors!"- Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Unique United mid century dresser, featuring a curved top, solid brass handles, and gorgeous accent cutouts on drawers. Redesigned in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawer, complemented by a Lamp Black milk painted frame." - Just a Touch of Paint
"Life is too short not to redecorate. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Winter White Glaze Effects and Annie Sloan Antique Gold
gilding wax." - Becca Doing Things
"It’s no secret that navy & gold is one of my favorite combos, so you know I was excited when my customer chose those colors for her heirloom china cabinet. This special piece has been in her husband's family and they love it, but the dated orange finish didn’t complement their beautifully decorated home. One thing that was important to my customer, is that we showed off some of the wood and stain it in a less orange, more brown finish. We decided to paint the body, and then refinish the...
"This poor piece really has seen some stuff... between contact paper, a broken door, broken handles, a burn on the top etc. But I knew it deserved another shot! I gave it a good sanding, cleaning, removed the contact paper, repaired the broken door, and removed some of the broken trim detailing. Gave it some good primer and painted it in General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint . The top, although not perfect, was so pretty that I knew I wanted to stain it. Stained it in GF Antique Walnut and...
"Redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Java Gel Stained drawers and top that were also washed in Lamp Black to give a dark rich tone. New gold handles and gold legs add a sleek, modern look." - Just a Touch of Paint
"Full reveal time for this handsome, blue devil! Every drawer had veneer damage and loose veneer so I decided to remove it all with a paint scraper, moisture and heat. I only stabbed my wrist once and it was enough for a tetanus vaccine. After a good sanding and patching some holes I painted the dresser in a custom mix of General Finishes Costal Blue and Blue Moon and the legs are stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The whole piece is sealed and new hardware has been added!" - Upcycling by...
Before and After GF Gel Stain!
"Recent commissioned piece for a client. Grandmother’s buffet needed a new look for their new house. The top is sanded down and finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and satin topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors
"For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to these antique oak sideboards. I am lucky enough to have one in my possession and finally treated it to a makeover!
General Finishes Black and Nutmeg Gel Stain and their Brushable White Enamel in a satin finish.
BIN shellac white primer
Re·Design with Prima sunflower transfer"
"This piece was in need of a good facelift but otherwise in good shape. For the top I removed the chipping bad veneer and freshly stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I also gave the legs a fresh coat of the same stain. For the body I used General Finishes Reverent Gray. Hardware was left original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing
"This custom set of boards and bags is headed over the Potomac to the Commonwealth of Virginia... They will look great at Matt’s open houses and vendor shows. Looks like an easy and fun way to advertise!
Lumber - 1/2” maple deck; 1x3” prime pine frames from Lowe's
Hardware - The Hillman Group 3/8” bolts, washers, and wingnuts; Kreg Tool 1” & 1.25” screws
Stencil - Designed in Silhouette Studio Business Edition; Cut using the Silhouette #Cameo4pro; Orafol Americas Oramask 813...
"This Hepworth Mid-Century Modern dresser is so wonderfully constructed. Built in Southampton, Ontario, this dresser has six separate drawers - the top row is actually 3 separate ones.
For the top, I stripped the veneer and sanded the residue. I used General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain with the High Performance Topcoat with a satin finish. After sanding, I used the same products on the drawers. I removed the extraneous wood pieces on the base and sanded. The grain that came out after staining...
"Before vs. After! Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes for the win every single time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
"Some customs come through these shop doors and I just wonder how did I get lucky enough to work with this? Donna's chair is one special piece, loaded with history...full of stories...truly unique.
We stripped some old paint away, filled some holes, reinforced some joints, and glazed the details with General Finishes Java Gel Stain...now WOW, there she is again!" - Coat of Charms
"This Jacobean style cabinet is heading off to its new home with a lovely new look thanks to General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Amini Design Ashburn
"I sanded the whole piece down completely to bare wood, stained it in General Finishes American Oak and Colonial Maple Gel Stain to try to compliment the color of a dresser in her bedroom already. Once happy with the color match the whole piece was sealed in 3 coats of GF Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come! To really finish off the new and improved look, I did a deep clean on the hardware to take off all the black tarnish from year of grime. Stained pieces are a LOT of work especially...
"Totally craving a latte and some dark chocolate when i look at this combo of General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain! This big triple dresser got a desperately needed fresh look with new modern hardware.
I told my client at first that I was hesitant to refinish the veneer top because of some damage to it, but I’m so glad she asked me twice! I got over my fear of sanding veneer for fear of burning through it down to the MDF and it did NOT disappoint! So glad i did it! Look at...
"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
"This buffet is just so fun! The top had some pretty severe veneer damage from water so we did some patching and puttying and sanded the whole piece down. Painted it a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green, China Blue, Emerald Green and Lamp Black, distressed it and sealed it in Dixie Belle Paint Company clear coat. The top decorative piece and top drawer were stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal." - Upcycling by Amy
"This piece turned out beautifully in General Finishes Coastal Blue! When in doubt-navy! Finished with Winter White glaze/white wash. Top sanded and stained in Antique Walnut. Original hardware done in a matte nickel." - Kimberly Designed
"Dixie dresser with 2 matching nightstands, redesigned in a neutral General Finishes Reverent Gray along with GF Colonial Maple Gel Stain for a light and modern feel. New brushed silver hardware complete the look." - Just a Touch of Paint
"I have come to realize cedar chests are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Each one is original and as special as the treasures tucked tightly inside.
I spent some time with this beauty the last couple weeks. Thank you, Linda for bringing her for a visit and entrusting her in my care. She just needed a light sand, some fresh stain and a poly treatment. General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain and Semi-Gloss High Performance Top Coat restored her youthful glow." - Coat of Charms
"Mid century six drawer dresser, redesigned in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint with Colonial Maple Gel Stain on the drawers." - Just a Touch of Paint
"This gorgeous dresser has had a HUGE makeover and is ready for purchase!! Refurbished in Dixie Bell Painte Company Drop Cloth and the top was stained in General Finishes Colonial Maple - it's an eye catching combo!! It had some very dated knobs, so new cup pulls were a must."
"We stripped this down and finished it with General Finishes Carbon Gray Gel Stain. This is the first time I have stained an entire piece this color and it is gorgeous!" - Painted Pieces
"Didn’t this turn out gorgeous! I definitely could have kept this one! We stripped this corner cabinet down to raw wood and refinished it with ...
"This custom order dresser is all done!! It’s been painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the drawers were stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"This cabinet was scored at a garage sale and it is STURDY!! After a good sanding the base was primed and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and distressed . The top was sanded down to bare wood and stained in a combo of GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. As the final touch I cleaned and painted the existing hardware matte black and sealed it in a matte top coat." - Upcycling by Amy
"This desk has definitely gotten quite the makeover!! We painted this in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and stained the top in their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The combination is amazing! " - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
"Extremely happy with how this dining room buffet/hutch came out. This is built from red oak and is finished with Carbon Gray Gel Stain and General Finishes Clear Poly." - Furniture By Matt
"We refinished this with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint." - Painted Pieces
"Haven’t used a lot of red, but I sure love this Tuscan Red! Used Java Gel Stain on the top and High Performance water based topcoat in satin. Along with the mud cloth stencil, this turns this boring old cabinet into a boho focal point!" - Jess's Mess Designs
Beautiful dresser in a creamy white and General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain.
"This Drexel has been given a little bit of color!! Not sure exactly how I made this color, but it turned out so good that I’ve decided to keep it for myself!!! It’s a mixture of several General Finishes Milk Paints, and the drawers have been stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Beautiful Bassett 9 drawer mid century dresser...so much fun refinishing this piece. Drawers sanded and stained with General Finishes Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Top drawers finished with Burnished Pearl Effects for a shimmer of gold and bottom drawers finished with a green wash to create a rich brown color (many kinds of wood often tend to lean to red after sanded). All sealed with GF Enduro Clear Poly. Brass handles polished back to original shine." - Just a Touch of Paint
"These were a Christmas gift made for a local Deputy to honor his service in the Marine Corp and the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff. Hope he liked them... ———————— Deck: 1/2” birch, Exotic Lumber, Inc Frame: 1x3” prime pine, Lowe's Fasteners: Kreg Tool screws; The Hillman Group carriage bolts, nuts, and washers Artwork Designs: Silhouette Studios and Cameo 4 Pro Vector Design: EGA - Full Steam Designs Maker Resources; QAC patches - Me Stencil: Orafol Americas Oramask 813 Stain:...
"These end tables were a custom order for my neighbor and her family. They were used by her parents for many many years and I feel so honored to be trusted with their little makeover! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood and stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for year and years of protection! "
"This roll top desk was painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and stained in Java Gel Stain for a beautiful rich look. The whole piece was sealed in High Performance Flat for a durable finish. I love the way this turned out!" - Vintage Actually Decor
"If I could sand all the time I’d be happy. I love instant gratification what can I say! Get a good sander and the best General Finishes stain and you’ll be addicted in no time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain
"This is a stunner. Totally refinished Broyhill Emphasis 9- drawer dresser. The wood grain on this is lovely, and it's super solid." - Modern Vintage Refinishing
General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and oil based Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
"This desk turned out so good! I wasn’t so sure about it at first. My husband found it and I didn’t see a picture of it before he brought it home, but he did good! It’s also a Henredon so bonus points there! This desk is completely solid wood, dovetailed drawers and brass hardware. It’s been fully restored with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and the legs are stained in Java Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Just in time for Winter!! This fully functional bench is made out of a vintage toboggan and would be a great conversation piece for any room in your home! Stained with Java Gel Stain and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat, this toboggan sits on four custom Rub 'n Buff Metallic Finishes hairpin legs." - First State Vintage
"This vintage oak side table received a fresh new update and is ready for a new home. The top has been sanded down and stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain and painted in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint." - Designs by Willow Farms