"This vintage Stanley 6 foot coffee table and end table set were completely made over from top to bottom. I stripped the old finish off of the tops and stained with Minwax Rustic Mahogany gel stain. Gel stain is a great alternative to my normal oil based stain when trying to match three table tops that want to stain completely different colors. It’s thicker and can be manipulated to get a closer match. The bases were painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique White with a tiny amount...
"Get the Look: Finished in General Finishes Linen over a solid mahogany base. We've taken all those details and smothered them in Van Dyke Brown Glaze to make those details surface again. Finished with a High Performance Flat finish for a subtle glow. We took that old red mahogany lacquered top and transformed it into a deep brown satiny crown to top her off!" - Restoration Reserve
"A French Scrolling Console table with two matching benches. This set is phenomenal! Get the Look: Finished Exclusively in General Finishes Reverent Gray (which is actually a bit more of a stone color and agreeable with many other warm tones), Van Dyke Brown Glaze and a matte finish. A rustic Kona Top with our Hand applied Arm-R-Seal Finish. " - Restoration Reserve
"Feeling inspired by late summer sunshine and sunflowers, this petite buffet is painted in a custom mix of Sunglow, Somerset Gold, Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paints, a few dashes of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effecs and some dollops of Antique White Milk Paint. Glazed the paint with a little Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed with Clear Enduro Poly in Satin." - Gravity Hill Home
"This sweet thing got to go home today! His traditional cedars on turned legs are a sultry look for sure! And the color! General Finishes Klein Blue, Pitch Black Glaze and a medium walnut top pair sweetly together to add a pop of color to this clients boudoir!"
Circa 1960's Cole Steel METAL parts cabinet. 27 drawers had their original hardware removed and a grinding wheel used to remove its old finish and rust. Degreased, primed and updated in a custom Midnight Blue finish (General Finishes Blue Moon/Lamp Black Milk Paint) with blackened antique wash. The original hardware was cleaned and received an updated modern finish with vintage number tags. All drawers are metal as well as entire base. Custom fabricated legs bolted to base and finished to match...
"Talk about a before-and-after! This rock maple server had good bones and excellent construction. The only problem it has was a dated finish and even more dated hardware. To solve that, I painted it with Coastal Blue Milk Paint by General Finishes and glazed it with Pitch Black Glaze Effects. After adding some oil rubbed bronze cup pulls, it had a new lease on life!"
One-of-a-kind hutch in a custom mix of General Finishes Sunglow Milk Pain and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
"This end table was painted in General Finishes Perfect Gray with Smokey Gray Glaze over it for a subtle color contrast. Glaze is always a good way to add a little bit of depth to a piece instead of having one solid color. General Finishes has a few different glaze colors to choose from, depending on the look desired."
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"I couldn’t be more pleased with how this project turned out! I have always loved the antique card catalogs but they are crazy hard to find and sooo expensive so I made a new version! It took several hours to turn a this once boring dresser into a faux antique catalogue I painted it in a new General Finishes color called Reverent Gray then aged it to perfection with my chippy paint technique and added Van dyke glaze with a super smooth layer of matte top coat for extra protection!"
"General Finishes custom mixed Seagull Gray, Empire Gray coated with Winter White Glaze. Accents & details in Alabaster with Van Dyke Glaze."
"This may be my new favorite color! This client owned piece was refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes Key West Blue and Snow White and glazed with Winter White Glaze Effects! Another family heirloom ready for its next 100 years of enjoyment!"
"Here she is, my friends! Completely made over from top to bottom, this gorgeous family heirloom is a hand carved Schlingmann Wertmobel cabinet that belonged to my clients parents in Germany. Even after making the trip from Germany to the U.S., this beauty was in near perfect condition and honestly, I was a tad bit intimidated to put paint on her flawless goodness. But wow! The makeover made each carving, each curve, each detail even more stunning and truly stand out.
My client chose a...
"These nightstands actually came from a vintage kneehole style desk! My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix split the desk apart and installed a reclaimed oak top on each side.
They were refinished using Brushable White Enamel tinted to Antique White by General Finishes. To age them a bit, I applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The reclaimed oak tops are stained in Antique Walnut and sealed with High Performance Satin."
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"We just finished up this gorgeous custom order wardrobe! This beauty was stripped to its natural finish, sealed and glazed using General Finishes winter white glaze effects."
"We finished up this beautiful French table and 6 chairs. This table and chairs was refinished using General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint and the detail was glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. It looks amazing!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
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"This cabinet is a beast! I love these old pieces! It was a handmade family heirloom that we sanded down to raw wood and applied General Finishes White Gel Stain. We then sanded it back giving it a nice worn beachy look and highlighted the grooves with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. We also added feet making this cabinet more then 9’ tall! It turned out beautiful! The picture doesn’t do it justice!!"
"I think this one goes down in the books for epic before/after. I ended up popping off the drawer fronts and was left with THE most fabulous old wood. I bought site unseen and almost dragged it to the curb when I brought it home :/ GF Gel Stain rub down :) ✔ THAT off the list!"
This look was achieved with General Finishes Candlelite and Java Gel Stains and Pitch Black Glaze Effects to give a deeper black tone to top and sides.
"These have been stripped down to the natural finish and glazed using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects."
"Beautiful and elegant, this nine drawer dresser needs no jewelry. The wood handles are stunning and General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint surrounds the frame, accenting the gorgeous wood refinished in General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects."
"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."
These pieces were stripped to the natural finish sealed and glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects!"
Loving this metallic look by Flipping Unbelievable! It's a combo of GF Argentine Pearl Effects, Driftwood Milk Paint, Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat.
Blue Moon Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
"These end tables aren’t twins, but definitely siblings! Refinished in General Finishes Perfect Gray with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and sealed with High Performance Topcoat."
"The top was sanded down, stained, and sealed. The body has been painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold and glazed in their Van Dyke then sealed to protect. New hardware has been added."
*Somerset Gold has been discontinued. Use Harvest Yellow for a similar look
"When a great customer loves a piece but needs a different color, you repaint. I did cringe a little because she loves red and I don’t but I have to say it came out amazing. Stepping out of my comfort zone sure did pay off. General Finishes in Holiday Red with Van Dyke Brown Glaze."
"As sad as I am to see Summer come to an end, it is nice sometimes to experience the seasons changing. This cabinet was my clients grandmother’s and she wanted it proudly displayed in her home but it needed updating. Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with Van Dyke Brown glaze as an ode to its antique history and the top freshly stained in Cabernet."
Autumn Styled Buffet
"This gorgeous buffet is painted in General Finishes Driftwood with lots of layers of neutral glazes (Pitch Black, Winter White, Van Dyke Brown). This versatile piece has 3 deep drawers and 2 super roomy side cabinets with shelves! Sure to make a beautiful addition to your entry way, dining room, or even living space as a media console!"
"Love the details and the shelf/cubbies on this nightstand.
It’s painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze to highlight the details and add some depth."
Driftwood Milk paint glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
Beautiful buffet painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, glazed with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed to protect
"I am swooning over these French nightstands! These were updated using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with Winter White Glaze Effects. They turned out absolutely stunning!"
"This beautiful piece was stripped down to the original finish, sealed and glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects!" - Belle Maison
This piece has been painted in General Finishes linen and then glazed in their van dyke brown glaze. The top has been planked, stained, and sealed to protect. There is one drawer which slides well, and one shelf for additional storage. A hole has been precut out of the backing for wiring. This is a super cute, solid piece that would work great for your TV.
I loved the lines of this petite china cabinet but almost didn’t buy it. It was missing a glass panel and shelves and had a couple other things wrong with it. But my friend made me a good deal and challenged me to “make something cool”. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I loaded it in my car. It lingered in my studio for a long time before I knew what to do with it. Taking my cue from the architecture of the piece I decided an Indian inlay look was the way to go. Playing off the...
No question this is a beautiful buffet. With great carvings and detail work. And it has it's flaws; although quite minor and cosmetic.
I really wanted to embrace the British Colonial era, and I knew I wanted to focus more on the finish of the body, rather than the center image transfer.
I think, on this piece, the image transfer is secondary. And because of that, I choose to mute the image.
My aim when working on a piece of furniture is never to make it look '...
The bones of this kitchen are amazing, we just needed to add paint and glaze to make it brighter, and custom to the clients decor. The outer cabinets had Antique white and Van Dyke Brown glaze and the hutch and island had several layers of glaze. And when I say layers, it was 7 and that doesn’t include priming and sealing. Yikes, we sure did need an arm massage at the end of this one!
"Check out this beautiful farmhouse style dresser we refinished for a customer!!!! We painted this in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed in satin top coat then we painted the top in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with semi-gloss top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations
This kitchen underwent an amazing transformation using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The cabinets were sanded and cleaned and prepped to a super smooth finish. Then, starting with hand rolling and brushing the base cabinets and spraying on the paint for the doors and drawer fronts in GF Antique White Milk Paint. Next, topcoating with GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin. After came the depth and detail that was brought out, using the General Finishes Pitch Black glaze. This...
"Beautiful entertainment center up for grabs. This has been painted in Linen by General Finishes and glazed in their Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. This used to be a dresser but all the drawers have been removed, shelves have been added, and it’s sealed to protect." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
"Check out this awesome lingerie chest we customized for our customer a couple weeks ago. Loving how it turned out and can’t wait to use this finish again!" - Twig & Thyme Design
This piece was painted with Queenstown Gray Milk Paint lightened with Snow White and then accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects.
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.
GF Retailer - Milkmaid Creations and Antiques
406 Court Street
"This turned into quite the project! Our client took all of these pieces off of an old wardrobe and had them painted to be used as wall art and an artificial fireplace! What a great idea. They turned out absolutely gorgeous! These were done with a mix of Limestone, Seagull Gray, and Antique White Milk Paints by General Finishes, and glazed in Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, Slate Gray, and Patina Green." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"She’s finished and she’s beautiful! Done in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. All the old veneer was removed and top and legs stained in Nutmeg Gel Stain. Picked up these sweet new flower pulls to give it a whole new look. It will grace the center of a room to show off all of its unique beauty!!" - Kimberly Designed
Custom Mix of GF Coastal Blue + Emerald Green, accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects
"We saw the grain of this old oak dresser and just had to let its natural beauty shine through. This piece was sanded down, glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects and sealed with Enduro Clear Poly! This gorgeous piece would be perfect for an entryway." - Belle Maison