"It’s sooo rare to find a set of vintage bachelor chest so I knew when I saw these I had to grab them! I love the simple timeless design and original hardware! My original plan for these was to strip it down and give them a light natural look but I decided that black would be the best choice for a classy timeless look!
I painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained the top in GF Provincial Water Based Stain then sealed in matte top coat." - NB.Restorations
"This buffet is stunning in Lamp Black by General Finishes. It looks so much more modern and updated and is perfect for my client’s new home. The hardware is original, just gave it a good cleaning and used a tiny amount of Rub N Buff in some spots." - Flipping Unbelievable
"MCM dresser refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. The rest was stripped, sanded and oiled to show off the gorgeous walnut. Original pulls were given a good scrub but some patina left intact." - Elm Street Designs
"Custom raised finish antique chest from its original bright orange finish to a stunning statement piece for the home. This quality solid wood vintage piece has been redesigned in timeless General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and given a hand applied raised floral finish on all drawer faces. The look was kept simple with custom designed made in house black drawer pulls. The look is simple and elegant without being overly formal." - Raised Expectations
"This solid wood mahogany console table has lovely details that are accentuated with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top has been refinished with a blend of antique walnut and grey stains to tone down the red of the mahogany wood but highlight the wood grain.
The table and chair are not an original set but the antique chair refinished with the same black paint is a great complement if wanting to use the table as a desk. The chair's rattan back is original and the seat has been...
"We gave this vintage nightstand a fresh modern look by removing the original wood base and painting the piece in General Finishes Lamp Black then sealed with matte top coat. We also added some metal legs to add height and add to the modern look." - NB.Restorations by Nathan Bridges
"General Finishes Milk Paint in a custom mix of Lamp Black and Coastal Blue for the denim look. Lilly Moon Rattan was used as a wash for the bases." - Michelle of Paint Shop Road Refinishing in Phoenixville, PA
"Rustic Black Buffet. Designed to work with multiple decor styles... boho, rustic, farmhouse, eclectic, etc. The original base was removed and modified for the addition of turned wooden legs with aged brass caster wheels.
Each door face has been custom miter trimmed out with thin beaded molding to add dimension. Custom bleached wood top built and added. Custom designed/hand created wooden pulls tie beautifully into the top. Fully finished inside and out in classic General Finishes Lamp Black...
"Refinished in a worn black finish using General Finishes Lamp black. Top was stripped, sanded and stained in true black. New feet and snazzy new brushed gold hardware." - Elm Street Designs
"Antique Spencer and Barnes gentleman’s Dresser.
This piece was in fantastic shape for a piece as old as it is. But it definitely needed a fresh update. I sanded the top and drawers down to the original wood, and gave it all a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. For the body/shell I chose to paint it in GF Lamp Black for a nice classy and classic look. I distressed the piece just a little to let some of the beautiful oak wood show." - Ray's Refurbishing
"Kitchen island complete. Includes a trash slide, beverage fridge and tons of storage.
Paint: General Finishes Lamp Black
Granite top by Stone Creations " - Cozy Home Furnishing Co.
"This Bassett piece is solid and sturdy! Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and slightly distressed. Swapped out the base trim for new feet." - Elm Street Designs
"I call this “where the wild things are”. A super cute, sturdy, one drawer table done in black and white.
I went with the Japanese philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the beauty & history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
Painted in in Lamp Black by General Finishes, heavily distressed and then a transfer by Re·design with Prima called Abstract Jungle. Everything was sealed in a Matte finish Polycrylic by Minwax." - REmade
"Gorgeous black on black Stoneleigh solid mahogany wood classic traditional sideboard with cross banding, original oval brass drop pull handles. The sideboard with tapered legs and brass capped feet. This was refinished in Lamp Black General Finishes Milk Paint." - The Picket Fence
"Old, handmade & solid oak … one of my favorite combos to refinish and bring back to life. Pieces like this aren’t perfect, they have character and flaws. Joints aren’t perfectly square. It’s a delicate balance of bringing it up to date yet keeping the awesome character.
Top sanded and stained in dark walnut.
Body refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black.
Oil rubbed bronze hardware and black metal feet added." - Elm Street Designs
"Three Drawer Card Catalog Chest. A full redesign. Solid knotty pine reimagined into a faux 12 drawer card catalog inspired style. It's new base and legs give this piece stature and style. It's 3 drawers were all hand trimmed out to appear as 12. 24 pieces of all black hardware keep the look simple. The yellow pine top was stripped, sanded and then bleached multiple times to remove the gold tones and stay on trend with a natural wood finish. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint...
Antique desk and chair painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"The bottom drawer was trash so a new wood shelf was installed in its place. Trimmed rattan added to the door fronts after I removed the damaged veneer. Then fully sanded and painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The shelf and top have been stained in Mocha and sealed for protection. Plus brand new hardware! This beauty got a full makeover!" - Paws in the Paint
"What do I love about this set? Well, for one… the antique colonial style chairs!! This set features two captain’s and two brace back (hard to find) chairs. They, like the table, are absolute solid oak and as sturdy as they come. The table top is gorgeous! Constructed in a butcher block fashion and is… I’ll say it again, SOLID OAK.
I refinished the chairs in a slightly weathered Lamp Black by General Finishes because this style chair just feels extra beautiful in classy black. The table top...
"Vintage Drexel buffet. This piece was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. It was lightly distressed and sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. Some of the original hardware was missing, so I replaced it with vintage-look library pulls." - Garage 9 v2
"Vintage dresser by Owosso Furniture. I’ve never heard of this brand so I looked it up. The dresser is solid wood and very nicely made. Turns out they are a very high end company and one article said other companies, including I believe it was Thomasville and Bassett, aspired to make as good quality furniture as Owosso did!
Solid wood, sturdy, drawers work well and have all wood drawer boxes and dovetail joinery.
This was given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black....
"I gave it a good cleaning, sanded the failing finish from the top and then gave it a new black dress. I’m super tempted to keep it, but I won’t. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Deer Run Vintage Company
Vintage Broyhill sofa/hall table. This sturdy piece is in great condition. It is constructed from mostly oak and some engineered materials. It likely dates to the 80’s.
We “farmhoused” it up with...
"Vintage dresser set. Sanded and stained in Briarsmoke. Body painted in General Finishes Lamp Black."
"A quick and easy art update that anyone can do! I found this piece at a local thrift shop and was given a quick update with my favorite black paint, Lamp Black by General Finishes. It’s an easy & cost effective update and anyone can do this to add decor to their home." - REmade
"Meet Adeline. This piece is really quite old. Solid oak. Painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes and a tissue paper with a botanical print was used to decoupage the top and bottom. On the underside, a name, handwritten in cursive. Adeline. I didn’t have the heart to paint over it…the bottom was left exactly as I found it. It is part of its story." - REmade
"Absolutely gorgeous, vintage Italian Provincial dresser with 7 drawers. It was given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, and was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The beautiful, original antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2
"This is a vintage 3-tier folding pie/cake stand. It has been given a modern, updated look painted in Lamp Black with chunky numbers painted in Antique White, both by General Finishes. Distressed and then sealed for durability. This chunky, funky piece would be a fun plant stand, bathroom toilet paper holder or whatever you can imagine-definitely a conversation piece!" - REmade
"Finished up another little custom order for another return customer. This end table is OLD and the before picture doesn't really do it justice but it was in very rough shape. After a good sanding and cleaning we stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and painted the legs in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Upcycling by Amy
"I am so glad we didn’t pass up this adorable set! Lexington dresser and nightstand in General Finishes Lamp Black and water based Provincial stain."
"These were a part of an outdated art deco vanity, now they’re a gorgeous pair of nightstands / end tables! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black paired with their Java Gel Stain"
Gorgeous, vintage 9 drawer dresser by American of Martinsville. This baby is looooong! It’s in great condition, with 9 solid oak, dovetailed drawers that work properly. The body of the dresser is made of wood and engineered materials. There are antique brass caps on the front legs. 6 visible drawers with the middle doors that open to reveal the remaining 3 drawers.
This was given a makeover using...
I have to admit I’m more accustomed to black or blue but I’m in love with this green and now I see why so many of you love these green tones. Check out my reel to see the before of this orange oak buffet. I’m so happy with the result and I’m loving the new door fronts and more modern base. This buffet has ample storage inside and would work great as a side table, console or coffee bar as well.
Paint: General Finishes Basil mixed with Lamp Black
Top Coat: General Finishes dead flat...
"Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Top had deep gouges that couldn’t be sanded out so I opted to add lathe wood and stain. Added feet for an extra boost." - Elm Street Designs
"Can’t believe this is the same piece…I love the new updated look so much.
This is client owned and passed on to her from her grandmother. They removed the top. We converted the base for new legs, removed the wood from the doors, and added new hardware. This beauty is refinished in my favorite black by General Finishes, Lamp Black." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
"Isn’t this set stunning?!? It is Sooo rare that I ever find a set of nightstands so when I saw this set for sale I grabbed them! I love the elaborate carved design and oval shape this set features! I painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed in matte top coat." - NB.Restorations
Circa 1920's fully restored/refinished sideboard
Solid antique oak. This heirloom quality antique sideboard had undesirable orange undertones in its finish and a water damaged top.
Now fully restored using toning, color wash and glazing layers by...
"I love combining natural wood tones with dark and sultry colours. By combining these colours, this doubled hooded secretary evokes a warm, but moody and seductive charm, the keeper of secrets. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Dead Flat topcoat." - Paint and Hammer
Fully redesigned solid wood vintage chests.
The original bases were cut and removed for the addition of iron legs.
A custom wood tongue and groove top was added.
Each drawer was custom face trimmed and black iron hardware added.
These were finished in...
"Vintage MCM dresser. Sanded and refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Elm Street Designs
"I can not say enough great things about General Finishes Lamp Black and WB stain in Antique Brown. Smooth finish every time, seals fantastically with hemp oil. These products make me look good!" - Coat of Charms of Southwick, MA
This exquisite solid wood vintage Empire dresser was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed and black waxed. The drawer fronts and top were sanded and sealed with polyurethane to the reveal the most beautiful natural wood pattern." - Estrella Design
"Custom shelving and top in a gorgeous bleached natural wood finish provide a stunning contrast to the General Finishes Lamp Black finish. Entire piece fully sealed with General Finishes flat finish. The bottom 2 drawers were kept for concealed storage. Paper lined and simple black hardware keep with its streamlined look. Stunning as an alternative to a "closed" buffet but also works as a media piece or even in a home office setting." - Raised Expectations
"We had this Uber ugly Thomasville buffet base….. it was a China cabinet and we ditched the top completely. We pulled off all that scrolly trim and sanded out every square inch of that body. Up on 4” steel feet for the needed height. Voila! There she is! General Finishes Millstone in a wash to neutralize that oak! GF Lamp Black on the doors. Sealed in High Performance Topcoat satin." - Restoration Reserve
"A whole lotta work went into this before & after! Top was gross shiny laminate so I made a new one with lathe strips stained in Early American. Added trim to the drawer fronts to accommodate twenty new pieces of hardware. Painted in layers of General Finishes Perfect Gray, Lamp Black and glaze, then distressed to give the finish some depth and texture." - Elm Street Designs
"Joy to the World! A super, simple, thrifted, holiday decor idea!! I made my stencil for this project, using my Cricut machine. I clear coated the globe first then once dried, I place the stencil on and clear coated again. Once that dried, I painted on the message (two coats). I chose my favorite, go-to black by General Finishes called Lamp Black. Once that dried, I put on another clear coat of GF water based High Performance Topcoat." - REmade
"Purchased this cabinet from an old medical supply store. It’s solid wood and just awesome but needed some TLC. The top wasn’t attached and was split into two pieces. It was missing a back and the sides had about 157 nails in them.
Built a new top with a mosaic pattern and stained in walnut. Sides had wood lathe planks added. New base with metal feet were added. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and slightly distressed."
Black furniture is so hot right now and I love this trend!
When my client’s husband saw this refinished he barely recognized it!
Paint color: Lamp Black by...
Beautiful mirror in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint .
"This vintage hutch is painted in GF Empire Gray and for the darker shade is a mix of Lamp Black and Empire Gray, and black glazed throughout. The inside is painted a mix of Antique White & Millstone by General Finishes. I added flowers and butterflies as this reminds my client of her mom. Sometimes furniture holds memories of times and people and those are the pieces we treasure the most. And I’m happy and honored to paint this piece for my client that now she will keep in her home and...