Glaze Effects

"We’ve taken it from its original state and refinished it in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects on top." - Good Will Hunting Lawson    
"Design for the present, with an awareness of the past.   The previous generations of craftsmen had timeless taste. Color and finish trends come and go, but some designs stand the test of time. This Hepplewhite dresser is one of them. Circa 1940 this piece was modeled after the original designs of English cabinet maker George Hepplewhite from the 18th century. It has an elegant serpentine front along with the lesser found serpentine sides on the top. True to it's English roots, we chose...
"Stunning, vintage trunk. Handmade. I kept all the original charm intact. The bronze iron latch, hinges and gorgeous feet. I also left all the little “beauty marks” it has acquired over the years. Painted Basil, dry brushed with Antique White & glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects all by General Finishes! I also added that front wood embellishment, dry brushed, glazed and lightly distressed." - Ollie Rose Market    
The tops are textured harlequin. General Finishes Lamp Black, Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance Topcoat with Rustoleum Metallic Accents in Classic Bronze.
"The tops of these end tables left a lot to be desired. They came out easily and left an inset. I thought this was a perfect time to learn how to apply veneer. I headed to Exotic Woods Inc and they were amazing in helping me! I found a 1/4” birch board that was cut to size and a roll of cherry veneer to match the drawer. I used my t-square as guide and, leaving a little overage on each side, cut using a sharp knife. To apply the veneer to the board, I used heavy duty contact cement. I...
"Gorgeous 9 drawer dresser that exudes elegance. General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects is the perfect color choice for this beauty!"     
I have been waiting for just the right piece to do a deep emerald green on and once I got this sideboard home, I knew this was the piece!! When I found this mahogany beauty, the top was in horrible shape and there was no key to unlock the door. The owner said it had been years since they had the key but I knew we could remove the back and figure it out from there and I hoped for a treasure inside. Once we removed the back and got everything opened, all that was in there was a penny and a...

 

I just love what some good old fashioned elbow grease, some restoration and replacement, and an amazing neutral paint color can do for a tired, old piece! The previous orangey-black finish was quite ugly (scroll to see the before picture) and totally camouflaged the true beauty of this vintage 4 drawer chest! I just love how it transformed from tired, dark and meh…to romantic, sophisticated and beautiful!!

Like many pieces before her, this one had some issues and those...

"Refinished in my new favorite green Westminster Green, by General Finishes and General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze added. Top stained in General Finishes Java Gel stain with multiple coats of GF Gel Topcoat for durability." - Keri Traditional Designs    

Just finished turning this old church pew into a farmhouse decor lovers dream! I used...

"We came across this perfect vintage linen chest while back and somehow it ended up lost in the midst of other projects. But all comes to light in it's own time...and this one was well worth the wait! To transform this piece we sprayed a custom mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Snow White for the subtle ash black I had in mind. It carries the perfect muted tone. The top coat has the perfect matte sheen that feels amazing to the touch. The original brass hardware was polished and glazed...
"Coastal Vibes. General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint W/ Van Dyke Glaze brought this dresser back to life!" - Gracefully Modern    

Do you ever have mic drop moment? When I finished this buffet, that's exactly how I felt 

Stripping furniture is no easy feat, no matter how you spin it, but some pieces demand it. This was one of those pieces. Let me tell you why...

Made in Norwich England around 1860 by Trevor Page & Co cabinet makers, it lived the first century of it's life close to it's origin. Fast forward to 1976. A young military wife expecting her first child took a daytrip to a...

"I stripped the top, which is laminate, and gave it an extra heavy sand with 80 grit sandpaper. Usually 220 is sufficient but this was extra slick. The paint was adhering well to the body so I gave it a really good sand and gave the entire piece three coats of primer, checked for adhesion issues and everything was sticking. The paint color is a custom light, warm gray. I used General Finishes Snow White and Antique White in equal parts (1 cup each) and added a little Perfect Gray (1/8 cup)...

Have you ever tried painting fabric? The process is very different than painting furniture but I'm so pleased with the results!

When I found this $20 chair at the Habitat for Humanity Restore I walked past, admiring it, multiple times and even sitting down to test it out before I decided I couldn't leave without it. 

Products used:
Fabric - General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint (mixed with water & fabric softener to achieve a cake batter consistency)
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"Another roadside rescue! Painted with...

" I used General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and Burnished Pearl Effects accents." - Ivory & Oak    
"A sidewalk sale find turned into a soft and inviting dresser! The top left a lot to be desired but I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous Art Deco waterfall dresser. I started by thoroughly cleaning the piece and sanding the top and drawers. That wood that I uncovered is seriously unbelievable. Using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects, I applied one coat, left for a couple minutes and then wiped off. The whitewashed look the glaze achieves is perfection. Three coats of GF High-...
"Solid Cherry, she has an amazing top we just couldn't get over- so we bleached the red tones out and were left with a fabulous neutral! No stain at all, just clear coated in our absolute favorite hand applied General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Base has been refreshed in Persian Blue with Pitch Black and light grey glazes for detail." - Restoration Reserve    
"The Stella Set. Simple and classy was the goal with these babes. They already had enough style in the body to add some glam but we wanted to make them a bit more versatile. So we went with General Finishes Coastal Blue on the french style bases, with a satin finish topcoat. Laminate tops were sanded down and did our OWN hand applied marbling technique. Each one is one-of-a-kind and different! A blend of four different General Finishes products: Seagull Gray, Empire Gray, Perfect Gray and...
"From a tired looking finish to a sleek modern beauty! As I started sanding the drawers and that beautiful wood emerged, I was a smitten kitten. After sanding the drawers and the legs, I applied one coat of General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. I absolutely love the whitewashed/lightened wood it creates. It was then sealed with two coats of the General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. The top was repaired to the best it could be. It was a laminate finish so there were a few bumpy...
We've been playing around & having fun here! This in-house...
"Sanded it down to the natural finish, sealed it, and glazed it using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects." - Belle Maison    

Thia is a 32x80 pantry door co structured from clear alder. Stained with a General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain, simply to take out some of the red. Then I clear coated the entire thing then worked some black antiquing glaze, also from my friends at General Finsihes over the entire door.

"This bare/lightened wood look is such a good way to highlight the wood grain of these gorgeous pieces. For this dresser, I sanded most of the dresser to bare wood using my Dewalt orbital sander. I like to do this sometimes, sand most of the piece, because then I’m not limited when I figure out the design. In this case, I ended up only leaving the top and the drawers with the wood exposed. The frame and legs were chalk painted using Annie Sloan’s Athenian Black. The paint was sealed using...

Here’s a beautiful Mid Century Modern piece. She’s a solid wood dresser finished in...

"I transformed this boring orange pine coffee table into a farmhouse dream using products I’d never used before. Don’t be scared to try new things! I knew I wanted a sort of barnwood farmhouse look to this table. I sanded the ugly orange pine to bare wood and applied Amy Howard At Home Better with Age which reacts to the tannins and oils in the wood and ages it. It’s a crap shoot what you’ll get and the pine turned a slight grayish color on the grain. Next I added General Finishes Van Dyke...
"This beautiful oak table and chair set turned out gorgeous! I love the light wood with the black chairs! The table was stripped to raw wood and white washed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects and the chairs were done in Lamp Black. A beautiful combination!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"This piece was refinished using General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and glazed with GF Winter White Glaze Effects on the base and Stonecoatcountertops.com on the top. It turned out absolutely stunning! A statement piece for sure!!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"Refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes paints. Let’s see, we have Halcyon Blue, Millstone, Reverent Gray, Antique White, Perfect Gray, and Alabaster. I went a little crazy mixing. The result is a very pretty teal/gray/baby blue. I added some GF Winter White Glaze Effects over it and lightly distressed to create a worn, layered look. Some fun wallpaper on the back completes the look!" - Elm Street Designs    
"General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. What a transformation!" - Gracefully Modern    
"I love when my clients go bold! Especially on big pieces! This was painted in Holiday Red by General Finishes and then Pitch Black glaze was applied. I love refinishing these Hepplewhite buffets, they really do look good in any color!" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Phew! This Canada Cabinets tall dresser was WORK. In total, I sanded for 2.5 hours to get through the finish and veneer on the drawers. But look at that beautiful wood underneath. The frame was painted using Annie Sloan’s Athenian Black and sealed with clear wax. The drawers had one coat of General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects applied and then wiped. This created a whitewash look and I LOVE it! Once dry, I sealed with their High Performance Topcoat. I added new gold hardware that *...
"Six Drawer Rustic Farmhouse Chest/Buffet/Media.This solid maple wood chest has been re-engineered, redesigned and refinished. The base was completely rebuilt to accommodate its new turned wood feet. Wood accents were added to the entire bottom apron. A custom wood patterned top was built and finished to match the layered stain finish base. A custom mixed mid tone green finish of General Finishes Basil w/touch of Queenstown added was created and given an antique aged wash of GF Van Dyke Brown...

"Oh My! LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece! This armoire was sanded down to the natural finish, sealed and glazed using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. What a statement piece." - Belle Maison

"French Provincial beauty finished in General Finishes Key West Blue Milk Paint and glazed in Winter White Glaze Effects. Perfect beachy look!" -     
"It’s always fun to give a little update to a room. General Finishes Milk Paint is a way to add new life to household items. I used Queenstown Gray with Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance flat." - Kimbellishments      

"We sanded, sealed and glazed this piece using General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects. Absolutely love the combo of the natural wood and brass." - Belle Maison

"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    
"Persian Blue by General Finishes is a soft and soothing shade. Top it with Winter White Glaze Effects to bring out carved details, like those on this depression-era dresser with mirror. Recreate the look at home by shopping online at eighthundredfurniture.com." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.    
"The before and after on this one is exactly what our client said, Wow! We used General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Winter White Glaze to brighten up this custom piece " - Painted Pieces    
"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    
"I just fell in love with this cabinet as a soon as I saw it. It’s a petite charmer perfect as a nightstand or in an entryway. Perhaps in a bath for added storage and organizing? Painted in a mix of General Finishes Persian Blue and Westminster Green and then aged with Van Dyke Glaze. Do not be afraid to mix your own colors my friends! If you’re hesitant, trying mixing just drops of colors on a scrap piece of wood or paper before you mix up a larger quantity." - Gravity Hill Home    
"This large chest dresser has been totally transformed from yellowing white to this beautiful driftwood finish! Layers of General Finishes paints and glazes in Seagull Gray, Driftwood and brown glaze are what I use to achieve this look. New soft iron hardware from D. Lawless Hardware complete this transformation!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations    

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Absolutely love this signature look from Belle Maison!   These pieces were sanded down to raw wood, sealed with GF Enduro Clear Poly and glazed with General Finishes Winter White Glaze Effects.    
"I love the way this bench turned out! The base is my popular General Finishes glaze concoction of Gray, White, and Brown glazes." - Painted Pieces  
"Before and After of "The Jackie". What a SUPERB color choice! One of our favorites that blends with soft and serene. General Finishes Persian Blue over a stripped down Waterfall Vanity, we added some Pitch Black and White glazes for some dimension. What an awesome update!"- Restoration Reserve    
"General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance in Flat gave this finish the perfect aging." - Saved By Design    
"From dated orange to light and bright, this cutie got a fresh makeover. Sanded down and given a wash of Winter White General Finishes Glaze Effects. Some new drop pulls from D. Lawless Hardware and this pretty thing is ready for a new home." - 3rd&5th Furniture Co.