Stunning one of a kind cabinet in metallics and framed with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.   "Loving how this cabinet turned out. Goodbye 1970's blonde oak, hello modern and metallic! Gold, rose gold, copper, silver, pewter, and metallic blue pop make the doors pop and give new life to this modern masterpiece." - Urban Farmhouse No5    

Happy St. Patricks Day! Today we are going to celebrating by featuring some of our favorite furniture pieces painted in green.

"Anybody have spring on the mind? We sure do! So we chose the perfect spring color for this credenza. We went with Emerald Milk Paint with a Java Gel Stain top." - Belle Maison

"We painted this table in our favorite black paint, General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top and drawer front was stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. We lightly distressed the entire piece and sealed it with General Finishes Flat Out Flat to give it a wonderful finish with just a slight sheen. Perfect for this piece." - Fine Flipping    

"This dresser is painted in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint with their satin top coat and a Java Gel stained top. This has the pulls we love, but our most favorite part of this beauty is that cherry colored show through. Make sure you check out those lined drawers." - NB.Restorations

"Just finished and up for sale is this beautiful up-cycled rolling cart. This piece has 2 sliding drawers, a shelf for storage, 3 steel pipe hooks (hang your towels etc on), a new planked top, and sits on four casters. This has been refinished in General Finishes Java Gel Stain, sealed with their HP topcoat, and painted in their Antique White Milk Paint."    
"This gal was saved and refinished with General Finishes Java Gel and Snow White Milk Paint with a Flat Out Flat top coat!" - Ever After Unique Home Decor and Furnishings    
"This all wood cabinet has been updated with the ever so popular label pulls! When I saw these doors I knew I had to highlight all the gorgeous details. The top has been stained in General Finishes Java and the body painted in a distressed Antique White. Bronze label pulls complete this transformation!" - Nap Time Creations  

"We used Java Gel Stain and a matte finish to create this beautiful driftwood appearance. The white paint has a teal saltwash beneath exposing the teal as if left in the coastal salt air. The Java Gel Stain was the perfect choice to compliment this coastal piece. So easy to work with and never disappoints." - KT Lyons Design

"Finished up this stunning French Provincial table with a leaf and 6 chairs this week. This set turned out so gorgeous and of course, is one of my favorite styles! We refinished it using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint for the classic Farmhouse look. The whole set was finished with GF Enduro Professional Clear Poly giving it the best protection!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

"This desk was refinished with GF's Brick Red Milk Paint, stained with GF's Java Gel Stain. Then GF's High Performance Topcoat in Satin! I love the statement of this subtlety bold red makes!" - Robin's Nest Renewal

"This console table has been completely transformed! The top was stained using a blend of General Finishes Java and Gray Gel Stain, while the bottom was painted in Driftwood(Milk Paint) and then dry brushed using Winter White and brown glaze to create this beautiful finish." - Nap Time Creations    
Absolutely loving this MCM dresser in GF Gel Stain and a custom color mix of Patina Green, Halcyon Blue & Costal Blue by Painted Pieces!   Check out General Finishes YouTube channel at for tutorial videos.    

Check out these two farmhouse bar stools - Simply Inspired by Mil completed these with Java Gel Stain with grain sack strips.

"This Sliding Door Media Console has been hand built with quality rustic alder wood throughout the entire piece (base, top, and doors). The top and doors have been stained with Java Gel Stain and the body is painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint all by General Finishes. Of course, it also has multiple topcoats for protection! The natural wood features show beautifully on the stained wood as well as the painted wood." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC

This pedestal-style table was refinished by VintagelessJules who restained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.

We love this antique waterfall dresser refinished by NB.Restorations. Completed with Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain - what a combo!

"This poor old desk needed a lot of tender, loving care to get her back to beautiful again!! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and stained with Java Gel. The top has a little hint of brown with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze. Sealed with HPTC in Satin." - Designs by Willow Farms    

Loving this Antique White & Java combo by A Painted Peace

"This Basset triple dresser is graciously painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and finished off with their Java Gel Stain on the top." - A Painted Peace

"Early 20th Century oak commode restored to perfection using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Wipe-On Poly in Satin finish." - Vintage Amour    
"This desk received a total makeover in one of my most popular color combinations of General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Driftwood. The top has been sealed with an oil based polyurethane for extra durability, and the remainder of the desk with a high performance topcoat." - Nap Time Creations    
"This little desk is ready for the holidays! Styled in Tuscan Red with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and Java Gel Stained legs, it’s quite the show stopper." - Daylily Custom Design    
Absolutely lovely hutch in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Market House Restorations.   *originally pine  

"We just finished this beautiful lane cedar chest for our client. It is painted in Snow White Milk Paint and the top [is] stained with Java Gel Stain by General Finishes. Love the way it turned out!" - Retta's Ruffles

"This beauty is headed to a cute little almost 3 year old that also happens to be an almost big sister! Baby arrives any day, so she gets a new room and dresser ❤❤ Painted in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Bone White and the top stained in Java Gel." - Soul Patina    
"Queenstown Gray you are my new fav color!! This desk looks so handsome in these colors by General Finishes. Painted in Queenstown Gray and the top was stained with Java Gel Stain. Sealed all over with HPTC in Satin!" - Designs by Willow Farms    

"This piece has been hand painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and lightly distressed with hints of white peeking through. These gorgeous turned legs are stained with a custom blend of Java and Antique Walnut GF Gel Stain. The top lifts for storage and has been lined with a floral pop of color!" - Nap Time Creations

"Awesome mid-century dresser refinished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

This Basset Credenza was given new life with Snow White & Java Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Satin. 


2nd Place Winner - MCM Makeover - 2017 GF Design Challenge

This absolutely stunning Vintage Secretary Desk has been handpainted with my custom made chalk paint recipe using Sherwin Williams Arrid Sands. I then meticulously glazed this beauty using Black Antiquing Glaze. All exposed wood has been stained using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. 18k Gold Leaf has been applied to all hardware. This desk has been sealed in General Finishes High Performance Top Coat to ensure many years of lasting durability!


3rd Place Winnter - Black and...

Have you been thinking about refinishing your own piece for the first time?  Maybe you inherited a wooden table, but it has seen better days.  Using the right tools and high quality products, you can transform that old table into a piece that naturally fits in to your home.  Today is the day to start that project, and here are the tips to help you succeed.  Grab your brushes, put down a drop cloth, and open your can of General Finishes - here we go!

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"Early 20th Century oak commode restored to perfection using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Wipe-On Poly in Satin finish." - Vintage Amour

This Modern Majestic Masterpiece was found at a garage sale where the owner practically wanted to pay me to take it. I wasn't about to leave this beauty behind, so I loaded her up and brought her home. The wood was dull and dry, and it had a wonderful musty smell as if it had been sitting in someone's basement for many years. She was screaming to bring her beauty back in high Mid Century Modern style and that's just what she got! 

I cleaned and aired it out good, sanded, and primed...

These cabinets original finish was a pickled whitewash. We completely changed the look of the entire kitchen by applying 3 coats of java gel stain and three coats of General finishes satin polyurethane . This kitchen went from dated to modern and gorgeous !! These products never let me down.


Winner- Runner Up in Cabinetry(Paint or Stain) Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

I knew that this piece was going to "get it" because the flat surfaces would allow me to really add so many extras I hadn't tried yet! I had just got a new color in, Abyss, by Wise Owl. I also ordered textured rollers from Artistic Painting Studio, along with some chrome foil and adhesive.  I started by stripping the top and sanding it down so I can apply General Finishes Java Gel stain.  The bottom of the piece got two coats of abyss chalk paint.  I then tried using the texture roller to...

"I recently finished this gorgeous Indonesian Buffet. I painted this one Black and stained the top, with Java Gel by General Finishes. I had to sand this one down to the bare wood and remove the pink paint the original owner had applied that was pealing off. "

This delightful desk transformation was completed by Distress Reliever: Upcycled Furniture using General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain - what a classy combo!

"This 12-drawer dresser and matching 4 drawer nightstands by Lexington Furniture Company were restyled using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. The hardware was also updated with Bronze Pearl Effects!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

"This beautiful vintage bedroom suite was chosen out of our unfinished inventory by a client and customized. She chose to go with the timeless look of Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by General Finishes. Such a gorgeous combination!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

Loving this timeless look of GF Linen Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Trash to Treasures.  

Loving this stylish dresser by Nicole Gordon of Trash To Treasures.

She explains, "This piece was finished in Linen GF Milk Paint, the top was Java Gel Stain and was sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin."

"I refinished this antique washstand in GF's Driftwood Milk Paint, GF's Java Gel Stain and topped it all off in GF's High Performance Topcoat in satin!" - Robin's Nest Renewal  

This custom piece is such a doll - Eldorado Design completed this piece with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

"This bookcase has been darkened with General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut and the back wall is painted with Burnished Pearl Effects. The gossip bench was given a complete overhaul. From blonde to deep java... yum!" - GarageMama Vintage

Douglas Fir Table, Live Edge, Java Stain,

I love how Douglas Fir looks after applying GF Java stain.  The reddish undertones from the Douglas Fir really blend well with the Java colour.  This table was created by taking a full Douglas Fir slab, splitting it down the middle and splicing in another Douglas Fir slab to reach the clients desired width.  

"This Bassett Mid-century set is FANTASTIC & in such great condition. I used Fusion Mineral Paint Ultra Grip on the tops, because they were 50's slick (Ultra Grip is amazing). The wood was darkened with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, & the drawers are a mix of Buttermilk Yellow & Somerset Gold, & the bottoms are a great gray mix of Seagull Gray & Persian Blue, all sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous  

Another lovely share from Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations - finished with General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stian!

"This is just the most incredible buffet! The gorgeous quarter sewn oak had been stained in General Finishes Java, a rich warm brown. New vintage style knobs, a black and white floral papered interior, and the velvet lined drawers make this truly one of a kind." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

What a combo - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations refinished this piece with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

What a transformation! Brass Tacks Resale repurposed this old hutch into a modern entertainment center. Refinished with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.

"This Mid-Century vanity & mirror has been brought back to life with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and a custom glaze in a dark chocolate color to match the newly stained top. The top has been stripped, sanded and given this new rich dark brown color using General Finishes Java Gel Stain." - Refurbished Gentleman, LLC