"Loving this antique chest for bathroom storage! Done in General Finishes Lamp Black & a silver accenting wax on the details and vintage hardware." - Kimberly Designed
"This gorgeous grain was hidden under a dark stain but now it’s all natural! The bottom was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with new hardware added to give it a little more of a modern look!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations
Loving this green custom mixed paint color using General Finishes Milk Paint!
Emerald + Basil + Costal Blue + Lamp Black
The wood was refinished and stained using Minwax Dark Walnut.
"I decided to go a little more bold than boring on this adorable French provincial buffet and I am loving it!
This solid maple cabinet has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with the bottom “dipped” in natural wood. The entire piece has been sealed with High Performance Topcoat in a flat finish." - Nap Time Furniture Creations
Beautiful modern farmhouse dresser in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"This piece is GREEN with envy! This cabinet was my Granny and Gramps from my dad's side of the family aka my OWN family heirloom. It was in ROUGH shape from years of use. Missing veneer pieces, piece of the ornate feet had fallen off over the years and the top had multiple water rings. Lastly, the cabinet door was cracked and would no longer hold the screws in the hinges. It may have been in a sad state but it was DEFINITELY worth saving.
I gave it a VERY good sanding and cleaning. Then I...
Lamp Black + China Blue
Minwax Gray on top
"The planked top was sanded down and then stained in a gorgeous custom mixed stain and the legs and bottom were painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and distressed to give it a lovely, worn patina. Entire piece was sealed with GF Satin High Performance Top Coat." - REmade
"This piece received a complete makeover! I’ve been looking for another one ever since my last one sold so I was pretty excited when this one popped up on marketplace! It was very ugly but I knew that wasn’t anything that couldn’t be fixed.... First I removed the weights and pendulum then removed the ugly clock face and replaced it with a new battery operated one! I wanted it to look like a very old antique clock so I added a beautiful new crown to the top to add more character and height!...
"My husband jokes calling me Hutches R Us and I laugh every time. I mean I really do a lot of hutches and they are my top requested pieces to find or do. So here’s another one I squeezed in 2020 with more to come yet. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and Brushable White Enamel." - Just picked and painted
"This desk turned out so good! I wasn’t so sure about it at first. My husband found it and I didn’t see a picture of it before he brought it home, but he did good! It’s also a Henredon so bonus points there! This desk is completely solid wood, dovetailed drawers and brass hardware. It’s been fully restored with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and the legs are stained in Java Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
Refinished Black Vintage Vanity. This Vintage Beauty was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, distressed and black waxed. The top was sanded down and finished in General Finishes Provincial Water Based stain and top coated. The hardware was refinished in an antique bronze wax." - Estrella Design
This pair of sturdy side tables has been refinished with General Finishes Lamp Black and new solid wood tops have been added.
"This lovely oak buffet looks amazing in General Finishes Lamp Black and walnut stain. The classic finish makes this piece a true beauty." - Blu Soul Design
"Franklin here may just be the coolest, most versatile piece I've done yet! Envision him..... tall, dark and handsome. Two pieces and double sided. Counter height workspace with removable hutch top. Drawers on both sides. A dual sided workspace for working from home, kitchen workspace, or home office, or the perfect craft table for your projects. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black with an edge distress and High Performance Flat finish. The top and lower shelf has been heavily wire brushed...
"Took a couple additional challenging steps to recreate this piece but I’m so glad I had the chance to do it. Unfortunately the veneer on the top and both sides was in very poor condition and needed to be removed. Luckily I was able to save the bottom portion of the waterfall design and literally cut it horizontally so I could remove to top portion and then apply a border appliqué. The top and sides were then painted in General Finishes Lamp Black along with the borders of the whole vanity....
"Gorgeous mid century desk, refinished with a General Finishes Walnut stained top and bottom side drawers, along with lamp Black Milk Paint sides and top drawers. Original handles polished back to their silver shine. All sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat. Chair is also refinished to match with a new seat cover. If you’re working from home, why not work in style?"
"I rarely commit to or shout out a specific brand. In fact, I mix 98% of my own colors. But General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black is my go-to every time for the matte black look. Amazing product!" - The Swanky Blackbird
"This vintage dresser spoke to me from the minute I picked her up. The body was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, distressed to add dimension, and waxed with black to seal. The two top drawers was refinished in General Finishes Provincial Water Based Stain and waxed with black to add depth. I sealed the top for protection.This piece is so classic and meant to pass on for generations."
"This is a great mixture of old and new - a traditional style with some modern touches. And the hardware that my clients often request!! Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black and lightly distressed. The top was simply sanded back to bare wood and top coated." - Furniture Refreshed
"This is a beautiful Franklin Shockey piece made in the 50s. Someone had painted it a light green and it was roughhh. I sanded the drawer raw then stained it in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain. The body was painted in Lamp Black and sealed."
"These little oak dressers are one of my favorites to renew! The body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black while the top and drawers were stained in a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains, the two pair perfectly together! New modern farmhouse iron hardware and ticking stripe drawer liners complete this transformation and have given this beauty a second life!"
"Gorgeous pair of antique nightstands with original wood legs and casters. Painted in my favorite color, Lamp Black by General Finishes."
"Solid Pine and finished in a rustic Lamp Black by General Finishes and of course an awesome Flat High Performance Top Coat! Edge distressed to start that lived in process!" - Restoration Reserve
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"Refinished this heirloom Martha Washington sewing table using a custom blend of Westminster Green, Lamp Black and a touch of Emerald Milk Paint by General Finishes. The drawers were sanded down and sealed with Semi Gloss Arm-R-Seal (no stain). The body was protected with Satin High Performance."
"This beautiful buffet has been sitting in my storage unit for years waiting for the right owner to come along and take it home. And I’m so glad that someone else saw the potential in this piece! I knew it needed to showcase the gorgeous legs, so they were stripped down to natural wood along with the top. The rest was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black. "
"This beautiful buffet was painted in a mix of General Finishes colors (Emerald and Lamp Black) to create this pretty custom green. The trim piece was sanded raw and stained in their color Nutmeg(Gel Stain). The whole piece has been moderately distressed and sealed for protection." - Indigo + Spruce
"Oh how glad I am to be done with these chairs!!! The shell of the chairs were painted with General Finishes Lamp Black, followed by multiple coats of polyurethane, using an hvlp paint gun. The rush seats were hand brushed with the Lamp Black followed by multiple coats of wax."
"This highboy was tired of it's former look so our client sent it to us for a makeover! The sleek flat black with the exposed raw wood style combined elegance with a fresh rustic vibe. Created using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Walnut Water Based Wood Stain."
"A stunning bar for Gigi’s new place!! We reconstructed the interior a bit and added a new shelf for spirits! Done in General Finishes Lamp Black & a golden wax on the details. The beautiful wood was freshened up with a furniture wax. Why fix what isn’t broke, right?! The vintage hardware was cleaned and polished."
"Believe it or not, while I have refinished a lot of bench seating, this was the first pew bench I refinished. This was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with light distressing." - Flipping Unbelievable
"This Henredon dresser was chosen from my inventory to be a young boy's dresser. I created the custom color using General Finishes Lamp Black, Queenstown Gray and Driftwood. The whole thing, drawers included were top coated in HPTC (High Performance Topcoat) Flat."
"I decided to do something different with this piece. I painted a couple snow capped mountains, and then painted the top in General Finishes Empire Gray. The other colors are a mix of Antique White, Empire Gray, and Lamp Black. How cool would this piece be for a nursery, as a toy box, or a cool little dresser?"
"I started working on this buffet over 2 years ago. I had planned to strip the entire piece and refinish, but after stripping it 3 times, sanding, and stripping again some of the stubborn finish still would not come off the sides and front of the frame. So I had to paint those areas in this burnt orange color to match my living room rug. Buffet stained in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain, sealed with Arm-R-Seal in gloss. Painted in a mix of General Finishes Persimmon and Lamp Black Milk Paint...
Hutch transformation with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
Beautiful piece in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint by Revive In Style . Loving that vintage amber bubble glass!!
Horse Lovers this ones for you! This transformation was an 8 step process and turned out exactly as I envisioned.
Products used: Saltwash (to add an old weathered affect), General Finishes Antique White and Lamp Black, Horsehead transfer, General Finishes Flat out Flat to seal and new hardware." - Vintage Sisters
"There is something about buffets painted black....I have done quite a few and love them all! I use Lamp Black by General Finishes and this one was distressed and sealed with the High Performance Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable
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"There is so much to love about an antique empire chest of drawers – proud stance, curvy scrollwork, and graduated drawers are signature characteristics of the coveted 1800s American style.
Our newest charm, Suzannah bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary design, delivering excellent craftsmanship and a new two-toned look to her new home.
The vision was clear, but it took some time and care to get her to this reveal. After good cleaning and prep sanding, I chose General...
Circa 1960's Cole Steel METAL parts cabinet. 27 drawers had their original hardware removed and a grinding wheel used to remove its old finish and rust. Degreased, primed and updated in a custom Midnight Blue finish (General Finishes Blue Moon/Lamp Black Milk Paint) with blackened antique wash. The original hardware was cleaned and received an updated modern finish with vintage number tags. All drawers are metal as well as entire base. Custom fabricated legs bolted to base and finished to match...
"Painted in my favorite Lamp Black from General Finishes and Snow White interior. This cabinet is perfect for that modern farmhouse feel!"
"This color is so good... and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t replicate it if I tried! It’s General Finishes Lamp Black, Emerald, Basil, and Coastal Blue... equal parts(ish)! The hardware felt perfect left it’s original gold... and the curved drawers... well they just speak for themselves!"
sanded down, the top was left raw and sealed, the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed for protection as well."
"Beautiful in black, this mid century dresser has gold accents side strips complementing the gorgeous General Finishes Lamp Black Milk painted frame and Nutmeg Gel stained drawers."
Buffet makeover in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"You don't always have to create an opaque full coverage look with General Finishes Milk Paint! Take this antique VanSciver hutch for example.
The wood was too beautiful to completely cover up, so I applied a few thin layers of Lamp Black Milk Paint and wiped away the excess. The effect allows the wood to still peek through while providing a new and updated finish."
"It’s amazing what some fresh paint and stain can do for a really tired finish on a piece of furniture! This table was purchased in 1934 at a Stickley furniture store by my clients great grandmother for her daughter and husband, his grandma and grandpa, as a wedding gift.
The tabletop was stained in General Finishes Candlelight Oil Based Stain and I used Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat for a durable finish. The base was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with very...
"Another gorgeous custom piece finished for a client. We used Lamp Black paint by General Finishes added a light distress and beautiful hardware."
"This beautiful old piece made by “Berkey & Gay furniture” has been done in General Finishes ‘Lamp Black’ and sealed in a matte finish for extra protection. The legs and drawer decal has been stained in Varathane ‘Jacobean.’ The hardware has been cleaned and painted in a metallic finish to give an elegant look."
"Malificent a Magnificent Mantle Mirror. She's ready to adorn a Massive Mantle or be the Crown to a beautiful big buffet! Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black with a wonderful edge distress and matte finish to reveal all of those fantastic details that's sure to fit into todays style!"