"There are those pieces that make your heart skip a beat and you’re completely jealous of. I did a black paint stain technique(General Finishes Lamp Black watered down and used like you would a stain)on this beast. Hours of repeated wiping on and wiping back to make it all match up. It paid off. My customer and myself are absolutely in love with the outcome." - A Cut Above The Rust
"I was so happy to help restore this family piece. The top turned out absolutely gorgeous. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black & sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Clear Wax, it's a nice contrast to the top, which got a facelift with General Finishes NEW Hickory Water Based Stain & Fusion's Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural." - Flipping Fabulous
"Thought it only fitting that we dress her up in honor of the holiday. Madeover with a wash of General Finishes Lamp Black and polished with Wise Owl Riotois Rain furniture salve." - Amini Design Ashburn
"Would you say I love black and wood tones or what?? Beautiful mid century 6 drawer dresser. This is super sturdy and cool. The body has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed to protect. The drawer fronts were stripped and waxed and the top 2 drawers were taped off and painted for a fun pop." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
"So in love with this old map file cabinet! Skinny drawers for days! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, I gave it a nice light coat of Fusion Mineral Paint Hemp Oil, with Fusion's Stain and Finishing Oil in Cappuccino on the trim. A new rustic top with new castors add the perfect touch! The top is amazing, & the D. Lawless Hardware isn't too shabby either!" - Flipping Fabulous
"Mid century cabinet! Hair pin legs were added to this and the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black. The doors were taped off with different colored striping. The whole piece is sealed for protection. I envision this being used for record storage or as a mini bar. Super cool piece that would make a great statement in your home." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
"Very rarely do I ever refinish anything for myself—but today I finally have a new dresser! Woohoo! Ain’t she a beaut? Check out the before pic as well. This mid century piece was sanded down, the legs were left bare and sealed, and the body was painted in my favorite ‘Lamp Black’ by General Finishes. What do you think of it?" - Re-Luv'd Furniture
These are one of my favorite projects to date. They were falling apart and needed a lot of loving. I fixed them up and stained/painted them to be the seating area in my studio. I love how they turned out!
This marble top four drawer chest has been painted in @generalfinishes Lamp Black with @redesignwithprima Patchwork transfer and wax on the accents!
Lovely kitchen cabinet makeover in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint by Goodwillhunting Lawson!
After living with my kitchen cabinets for over 30 years, it was time for an update! I added trim molding to the plain doors and drawers and gave everything 2 coats of General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. I then stenciled a subtle design inside the newly-created "panels" using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. After sealing everything with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin, I added new knobs and pulls. The cabinets look brand new and are such a...
"The top and drawers were completely sanded down and refinished using Nutmeg Gel Stain by General Finishes and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Semi Gloss. The body was painted in their Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. The hardware is original and the drawers are in great condition inside." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.
"This is a really neat antique turned leg hutch!The top is stained with General Finishes NEW Water Based Stain Provincial, & the body is painted in layers of General Finishes Alabaster and Lamp Black, a smooth black. It is distressed enough to reveal the Alabaster & some wood, sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural." - Flipping Fabulous
This noble lady displays her loyalty to King and Country, adorned in shades of General Finishes Holiday Red, Antigue White and Klein Blue Milk Paints.
The table base has been covered with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. A rustic aged effect has been achieved with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze over the Union Jack flag on the table top. The glaze has been gently sanded back, just enough to expose a bit of of the Lamp Black underneath, lending a time-worn appearance,...
This beautiful piece features a worn General Finishes blackish finish, natural legs, with black and white floral lined cabinets and drawers. Full of original character and mixed with a modern finish, this piece will undoubtedly make a statement in your home!
- 50:50 mix of General Finishes Antique Oak and Black Cherry Water-Based Stains (top only)
2018 GF Design Challenge 3rd Place Winner - Upcycling Category - Roll Out the Burl-El
My client contacted me about redo'ing this piece of furniture for his wife as a surprise for her birthday. Her grandfather used this piece as his tool/work bench. I loved the story and was determined to make it beautiful again, so I gave it a lot of TLC. I ended up stripping the whole thing about 5 times to get years of stain and grime off of it. It was also breaking in areas due to the weight of the heavy tools, so those areas needed fixing. After that, I cleaned and sealed it really well...
It came from where?? This sweet little table was beside a bed in a (scary) defunct care facility that was being sold. Someone had started the refinishing process years ago, leaving various layers of stain and varnish all over it, and areas had been damaged. It was so ugly it was almost overlooked! Thank goodness it was rescued and restored!
The bold burls of this Mid-Century Weiman side table glow under hand buffed Tung Oil. General Finishes Lamp Black creates a dramatic frame around...
This beautiful burl was hidden under layers of gross varnish & oils. We were excited to bring it to life.
Painted in GF Lamp Black & sealed with High Performance Satin, this Finch Fine Furniture Company buffets real focal point is the stunning drawers!
I love reading cool facts on woods & researching furniture history. Wood burls are like the diamonds of forests, so when we find veneer that is burled (typically, burled wood was made into thin sheets of veneer...
Oh I love the flame burl and the inlaid on this federal style buffet. I loved it from the moment I saw it. I picked it up from a woman who was moving out west to go work at our national parks. She was emptying her townhome. I told her I would give the buffet new life and a lot of love.
In prep I cleaned her up with dish soap and water to degrease then scrubbed with a 50/50 mixture of denatured alcohol and water. The top and the drawers needed to have that beautiful wood grain...
Blingy little cedar chest in Lamp Black with a French script stencil in Copper effects with High performance flat topcoat.
First I removed all the wax and dirt with a good scrub of wash up liquid and water, and then cleaned with methylated spirits and water until all the wax was removed, then sanded smooth.
I primed the piece with shellac bin primer, then 3 coats of custom grey linen:lamp black 5:1, on the body and I then added a coat of the hptc and champagne pearl effects mix, 50:50. The drawer fronts were painted in linen
I used efex and resin mouldings, both painted in the grey and pearl...
"We added a bit of Lamp Black to this new color from General Finishes - Blue Moon and it is so perfect for this buffet!! How amazing is the custom stencil that was added to the top drawer?"
"I started off painting this white, but it just wasn't happening. This has a base coat of General Finishes Alabaster, with the world's best black- General Finishes Lamp Black- sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural. The top is stained with General Finishes NEW Water Based Provincial. It's gorgeous!" - Flipping Fabulous
Suitcase Rustic Entryway Table. I dont know if it's really supposed to look like a suitcase but I thought it did. I painted the top in General Finishes China Blue, with GF Dark Chocolate on the drawer handle. The bottom is GF Lamp Black. Distressed with Dark wax for a vintage/rustic finish. It has faux leather straps to enhance the suitcase feel.
Custom Mix of Persian Blue + Lamp Black
"Namaste~ Breathe In……Breathe out……..
This big girl likes to be the center of attention and can adorn any bedroom or hall to dress up a space and create color or a sense of calm. This dresser provides six large drawers for plenty of space for your yoga gear, peaceful personals and linens too. She slipped on her favorite pair of leggings using General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with clear wax. Added her softest worn tee, stenciled mandala in a variety of ruff and buff waxes and...
"Vintage solid wood dresser. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, hand stenciled, sealed with wax."
"General Finishes products never disappoint! ❤️ I used General Finishes Lamp Black as a “stain” to give this buffet a semi-transparent finish. Followed up with HPTC in flat." - VannJean Designs
"I'm in love with this rare IMMACULATE vintage Lane cedar chest! The cedar smells amazing and this special chest is actually fully solid cedar (no veneers.) I custom mixed this beautiful blue-gray shade with General Finishes Persian Blue and Lamp Black Milk Paints. And how cute are those scrolled feet, complete with original wooden casters? The cedar top was sanded back and stained in Minwax Driftwood and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for protection. Distressed, wax finish." - GarageMama...
This set of nightstands were made from a antique 1930-1940’s vanity. It was almost completely taken apart, cut up by my husband and put back together by me. The set are not identical as some details had been lost over the years. With this set you are truly getting one of a kind nightstands or end tables.
The set was completely striped. Painted gold, then painted black wet distressed, dry distressed, painted gold again and sealed. The tops were stained General Finishes antique walnut...
Another one of Grandpa’s pieces that no one wanted. (Insert sad face.) He had started the process and just needed some help to get this beauty back to her glory. She was in pieces, with the mirror and doors detached, and just hoping everything was there. It was!
Multiple layers of rich color make this antique beauty come to life! A base coat of GF Lamp Black peaks out from under two layers of GF Somerset Gold, showing off each curve and carved details on the drawers and doors of...
Beautiful custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint by Why Not Redesign.
This fantastic vanity received a custom-mixed coat of deep blue-green, created by mixing General Finishes Klein Blue with Emerald Milk Paint. To add depth and tone down the color, a wash of thinned Lamp Black was brushed on in sections and wiped off, deeping the color and shadowing edges. The painted portions were protected with High Performance Topcoat in satin. The top and upper drawers of the vanity were sanded down to the raw wood and given a coat of Nutmeg Gel stain then protected with...
Painted table with crackled General Finishes Lamp black milk paint and a General Finishes Snow White base layer. Decoupaged drawers in a black and white damask pattern.
I wanted to do something bold and elegant with this vintage dresser. The shell was painted in a rich black and the drawers in a bright white. I added a beautiful transfer to the drawers adding to its elegance. Some added details include the appliqués on the top door fronts, decoupaged paper on the drawer sides and inside doors, Black crystal drawer knobs and finally bold and bright flowered fabric for the drawer liners. It turned out beautifully.
This beauty recieved a dramatic update in classic colors... but we added a bit of a twist by starting with a dark base then using the white glaze & silver accents to create a unique, regal finish!
Hand painted in General Finishes Queenstown Grey, lightly distressed, glazed with Winter White to accent those incredible details and sealed with High Performance Top Coat, she is ready for a whole new life!
Not going to lie- this little bathroom vanity is oh so vain. Who can blame her with such character and details? Glamorous gold flaunting and delicate wood moldings enhance the luxurious styling of this repurposed sewing cabinet. More chic than shabby, this modern twist to farmhouse decor is just what your powder room needs! Hand painted with General Finishes Snow White and Lamp Black, and sealed with their top coat.
Blended from Snow White to lamp black with gold hardware. She is the perfect size for a small buffet or for a statement piece in your entry way
When I first saw Grandma's cedar chest I just knew I could breath new life into it. The poor thing was at an estate sale in the garage, full of musty blankets and the rear left leg was broken. I loved the faux drawers on the front and was surprised to find an actual separate drawer on the bottom. After repairs were made and thoroughly cleaned inside & out, I used my Fuji Semi Pro 2 sprayer to lay a rich General Finishes Lamp Black basecoat. I love texture and depth so I felt a...
"I was so excited to get my hands on the new colors. Opened my box and went to work playing with this beautiful piece. I don’t normally go so bold so it was a lot of fun. Used Blue Moon as the base then pulled out the Coastal Blue and Lamp Black to finish it off." - Blu Soul Design
This dresser was painted to resemble a "locker" for my son's baseball bedroom. It has been painted with GF Lamp Black and the numbers were painted with GF Snow White.
This white, black and maple dresser is for the modern-farmhouse lover! I know it sounds crazy but I got my inspiration from one of Joanna Gaines' door mats in her Hearth and Hand line at Target. My pattern is slightly different but it still resembles the design. Products used are Snow White, Lamp Black and HPTC in flat.
This oak chest-of-drawers was brought back to life with a mixture of GF Snow White and Antique White. The handles were orginally rust/iron, but I dry brushed and sanded them with GF Lamp Black to give the piece some character. The whole thing was sealed with GF HPTC, flat.
This beautiful Thomasville buffet did not sell in its original dated condition. The brass hardware was removed from the back and the top stripped and sanded down to remove all scratches and rings. The top was stained expresso and the body was painted in a rich custom mixed bright turqouise. It was then glazed with GF pitch black glaze and crumpled bags were used to get the faux effect. The entire piece was topcoated with GF High Performance Topcoat in flat. The result is an updated buffet/...
"These oversized nightstands were quickly snatched up out of my inventory for custom order and now they are ready to head home! They are painted in a gorgeous midnight blue - a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lamp Black Milk Paint. A light accent using Pitch Black Glaze and a little extra gold wax on the hardware finished off their elegant makeover." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC
"This is a custom green I created using General Finishes Milk Paint. It is such a great green!! You know me! LOVE me some green!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
"I have been wanting to paint something this color for a long time and I knew this was the perfect piece! This solid walnut dresser was painted in a custom blend of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Patina Green and Lamp Black to achieve this dark rich teal. The top was stained in Java and sealed with polyurethane for extra durability. Aged bronze pulls and a very colorful floral fabric liner complete this transformation." - Nap Time Creations
"This beautiful piece went home today, and I couldn’t be more excited with how it turned out. It was a family heirloom; I’m so grateful for the opportunity to give it a new look. I stripped the veneer from the top and stained it with General Finishes “Nutmeg” Gel Stain with a number of layers of High Performance Topcoat in semi gloss for a nice shine! The body was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in “Driftwood” and “Lamp Black” for the perfect dark gray. The glass knobs...
Stained shims really added some much needed texture to this boring flat front dresser. A mixture of General Finishes Queenstown and Lamp Black with High performance flat topcoat. Shims stained in Antique walnut.
- 1 part Queenstown
- 1 part Lamp Black
"I'm a sucker for the curves of French Provincial pieces. This lady was painted for a client using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Linen using a 2:1 ratio. The body was glazed with GF Pitch Black Glaze Effects for a streaky finish. The top was darkened by adding some Lamp Black to the paint mix and then streaked with the glaze. The entire piece is sealed with High Performance Topcoat for a satin finish. Last but not least the pulls were freshened up in silver...