"This paint is so versatile. General Finishes Milk Paint is my go to for a beautiful smooth clean finish. Now it’s my go to for blended, faded and weathered finishes too.
Both the Cotton Stem canvas and vanity were created with General Finishes paint and sealers and a bit of Saltwash additive. The base coat is a blended mix of GF Driftwood, Linen, Halcyon Blue and yellow. When painting the Cotton Stems I added SaltWash to my paint to create some texture. I glazed the entire piece with GF...
"This vintage washstand or commode as it also called needed a refresh. I love the lightness is the color and the natural oak top. The color is Halcyon Blue by General Finishes." - Croire Home Decor
Found this at a garage sale for $20...
General Finishes “Halcyon Blue” milk paint with HPTC in Satin. Gilders Paste Wax in Pure Gold. I also used a fine gold paint pen on the drawer fronts and on the bottom of the mirror.
"My mom came to visit me a couple weeks ago and told me she needed a coffee bar, so of course we went to my basement and “shopped” through my inventory. Can you believe this used to be a changing table?! Ironically enough probably from around the time I was born!
The top was sanded bare and stained with Espresso Water Based Stain from General Finishes, then sealed with an oil based poly for extra protection in the kitchen. The bottom was painted in layers starting with Snow White, followed...
Lovely dresser in General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and a white glaze by Tallulah Ravens Emporium.
"This gorgeous vintage French Provincial credenza is in absolutely FLAWLESS condition! Completely refinished & restored from top to bottom, it has been hand painted in the loveliest shade of Tiffany Blue!" - Second Chance Studios
This custom color is a mix of GF Patina Green, Snow White and Halcyon Blue Milk Paint.
This Valentine's Day, give your loved one a piece of furniture finished with a custom color mix by General Finishes! Blush tones and pastels radiate a sophisticated and playful style, perfect for accent pieces such as side tables and small chairs. Create that subtle impact you've always wanted for your home! Colors featured in this palette are as followed:
• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and...
Absolutely loving this MCM dresser in GF Gel Stain and a custom color mix of Patina Green, Halcyon Blue & Costal Blue by Painted Pieces!
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"Super CUTE custom piece for a special client that matches another piece that I did for her. Love how fun and cheerful this color is!" - Second Chance Studios
Second Chance Studios created this custom color mix by combining GF Patina Green, Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paint.
We adore this lovely table makeover by Marci of Reesestore Design, LLC!
The painted the base with a custom color of 1 part Coastal Blue Milk Paint to 4 parts Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and top-coated with a mix 1 part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint to 1 part Snow White Milk Paint. The piece was finished with a crackling product and lime wash glaze with gesso.
This was a piece I'd previously painted but it just wasn't selling and I'm a firm believer that if at first you don't succeed, try again! Pieces can be reinvented time and time again, no finish is forever.
I started with a base of GF Coastal Blue. Then used my custom mix(Patina Green, Coastal Blue, Antique White and Halcyon Blue) together with Seagull Grey to create a faux finish. I'd already added the mouldings for the previous finish so just had to put some gold leaf on...
Loving this cedar chest hand painted by Nap Time Creations. Layered in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint, Halcyon Blue Milk Paint, and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
"This gorgeous 1920’s Buffet was hand painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Persian Blue, Halcyon Blue, and Antique White with a custom antique finish. We converted the top drawer into a drop down cabinet to stow away electronics and finished it with a stunning stenciled back." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare
"Oh, this vanity. This vanity had a rough life before it found us! We used Salt Wash mixed with Coastal Blue, Linen and Seagull/Driftwood mix for the first layer. For the second layer, we put 12 (TWELVE!!!!) different colors on a palate and mixed our brush around without fully mixing the colors together which gave this gal an ombre look. The colors used were: Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Stillwater Blue, Summertime Blue, Fjord Blue, Halcyon Blue, Patina Green, Persian Blue, Millstone, Driftwood,...
"This may be one of my favorite pieces I have done. Top is Java (Gel Stain), bottom is Halcyon Blue, Seagull Gray & Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Second Lives Second Chances
"I used a paint sprayer to paint my existing cabinets on my kitchen island and my kitchen desk. The island is finished with Halcyon Blue GF Milk Paint and the desk is finished with Snow White Milk Paint. I plan to follow by painting upper and lower kitchen cabinets Snow White Milk Paint." - Marcia Burke
"The color is a custom mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Coastal Blue, Queenstown Gray, Lamp Black Milk Paints with a splash of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint. Finished off with Autentico Paint copper wax." - Room Thirteen
Not only is summer the best time to hit the beach, it’s also the best time to start your next DIY project with General Finishes! Using a combination of our pigmented Milk Paints, you can create the perfect pastel to match your summertime mood. Colors featured in this palette are as followed:
• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
This cabinet underwent quite the transformation from ReLoved by Maja Komasa with General Finishes Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Halcyon Blue, Persian Blue & Snow White Milk Paint and Argentine Pearl Effects.
Look at this gorgeous desk and chair set we just added! We painted this in a custom color we created using General Finishes Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paints!" - Retta's Ruffles
Let the serene, frothy colors of the ocean inspire you. With help from the General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, you can find the perfect shade of aquatic blue for your next big project! The colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):
• Custom Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
• Custom Mix: 4 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
• Custom Mix: 1 Part Custom Mix Teal and 10...
Mid-century modern dresser. Painted with General Finishes Halcyon Blue, Van Dyke Brown glase, and Java gel stain for the drawer fronts.
"I updated this 1940's swivel mirrored vanity with a custom mixed General Finishes paint (50/50 Driftwood and Antique White and a bit of Halcyon Blue) & Dixie Belle Paint Company silver glaze to give it a Restoration Hardware look." - Remember When Furniture
Give GF Pearl Effects in Argentine a try for a similar look!
"These doors sat in the corner is our work area for 3 months, because I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do. One side is a bit dark & moody, the other side sweet & fun." - Flipping Fabulous
Project feelings of happiness and contentment throughout your home by using General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint on your next household furnishing project! Halcyon is a misty, cool blue with green and gray undertones that enhance your mood.
Custom Mix Recipes from top to bottom:
1 Part Halycon Blue + 1 Part Snow White,
1 Part Halcyon Blue and 4 Parts Snow White,
4 Parts Halcyon Blue and 1 Part Coastal Blue,
1 Part Halcyon Blue and 1 Part Coastal Blue,
"Used three different General Finishes Milk Paint colors for this layered/distressed top. I used Halcyon Blue, Driftwood & Lamp Black, painting it on and also dry brushing multiple layers. The Tiger Oak had such amazing texture so I wet distressed it down all over which brought the grain back out. For the body I mixed General Finishes Glaze Effects, Pitch Black & Winter White to get just the right grey to get in all those amazing grooves throughout this piece. And the grey was a...
The New Year brings with it revitalization and personal resolutions. For many of us, plans to broaden our horizons involve new experiences and adventure. With General Custom Color Mixes, you can immortalize your voyages by painting your home accessories with the colors of the world.
The General Finishes colors featured in this palette are as follows (from left to right):
• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persian Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
"Restyled & Delivered! My client wanted to create a softness to this dresser that has been in her family for 100 years. Had great structure, just needed a new, fresh look for her guest bedroom! Hand painted in General Finishes products. Custom blend of Java Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Body is a custom blend of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Driftwood Milk Paint. Glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects to give it a shimmery sparkle along with new crystal...
2016 Design Center Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture
"GF Halcyon Milk Paint was used on the base, sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat Flat, glazed with a watered down mix of Brown Mahogony Gel Stain, and sealed again with GFHPTC. Brown Mahogony and HPTC on the top and middle drawers. Hardware sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. This piece was purchased and turned into a bathroom vanity."
"Beautiful and unique antique Roos Cedar Chippendale Chest. Drool-worthy for certain!" - Junie Byrds
This delightful piece was painted with a custom color of Halcyon Blue and Coastal Blue Milk Paint and the top was layered with Java Gel Stain.
"Here is another piece redone with your awesome products! This is a European-style TV cabinet that was left out for the trash. Can you believe it? ...The outside is painted in a custom mix of Halycon Blue and Seagull Gray Milk Paint.... The body is waxed and the top sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin, then waxed over that. Now it's a bar!" - Rebecca of Best Designs by Rebecca
Karie of Lush•Paint Designs took inspiration from this GF Get the Look found on our Design Center. This beauty is layered in General Finishes Coral Crush, Halycon Blue, Burnt Umber Glaze Effects, & sealed with High Performance Topcoat.
Suzanne Bagheri of The Painted Drawer Collection updated this Mid Century Table using General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint. Check out her YouTube video to see how she cleaned up that beautiful brass hardware (http://bit.ly/1ZtmupX
) and see more pictures in the blog post here: http://bit.ly/1UPwhWm
Cindarella's Attic Vintage Furniture re-styled this vintage sideboard using General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint accented with white glaze. Java Gel Stain was used for the top! Beautiful!
"My very first DIY furniture painting project turned out amazing thanks to your Milk Paint! I used a mix of 2 parts Halcyon Blue and 1 part Lime Green to get this lovely color." - Meghann of Practically Hippie
Gigi's Hope Chest created this lovely bedroom with General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint! Loving this bright and fresh look!
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.
Loving this delightful desk re-style by Vintage Junkies. Looking great in General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint!
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...
Ready for some Hollywood glam? Vintage dresser refinished with Seagull Gray, Snow White and for a little surprise, Halcyon Blue in the drawers. Sealed with HP Topcoat in Satin. This is one of my most popular color combinations! - Mary Beth's Place_
"Susanna Dussling of Hope and Happiness Fine Vintage Furniture_ did this extremely shabby chic coffee table in all General Finishes products. Painted in layers with Dark Chocolate, Halycon Blue, and Linen. Distressed, antiqued with Van Dyke Brown Glaze, and sealed with the amazing Flat out Flat." Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful piece, Susanna!
What a stunner! This modern coffee table was refinished with a Java Gel Stain base topped with ASCP by Melinda at crimson + oak designs. General Finishes Corinth and Halcyon Blue Milk Paints can be used for a similar look!
Loving this stylish antique secretary desk from Rehab to Fab_! It was painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint on the outside and the inside got a fresh coat of a custom mix of Antique White and Halcyon Blue.
The bolder the better! Get this colorful look with Klein Blue Milk Paint hand-distressed over two layers of Halcyon Blue and Holiday Red Milk Paints! Learn how to properly prep General Finishes Milk Paint in this tutorial: http://bit.ly/1llHz49
Distress to impress with this heavenly combination of Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paints! Check out this video on how to hand distress General Finishes Milk Paint: http://youtu.be/DQilIHtFxpY