"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!"
"This beauty was refinished with a color wash in General Finishes Lamp black. Hints of the original dark wood intentionally left peaking through for added depth to the finish. I used a 3:1 mix of the Lamp Black & water to create this wash."
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"Tux. He's a handsome fellow all dressed up in a mod outfit for the occasion! Black tie in General Finishes Lamp Black and bright brass detailing! Alternate satin and matte flat finish give him a moderne yet casual look. Campaign style hardware, and nailhead rivets complete this gent bringing him into today's moderne home.
Tux is a Mid Century Lea Dresser, so he's a blend of solid wood and hardboard. I normally do not work on mixed materials except that he had a wonderful size and shape...
Sleek and sophisticated in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"Painted this gorgeous nightstand in Holiday Red with black glaze, and the stripes are painted in Lamp Black. The drawers and sides are decoupaged with beautiful paper from Roycycled Treasures. Topcoated with High Performance in satin finish."
"Refinished in a custom General Finishes blend of Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black. It's a very dark gray that's almost black and I love it!"
"Wow! What a difference! This was my client’s vision and it turned out amazing! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain brought this mid century dresser back to a new beautiful. Those solid brass knobs are stunners."
"This vintage dresser with attached mirror has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with the Midnight Floral transfer added to each of the three drawers. It has been given a vintage finish. It has vintage-like crackled flower style hardware added to each drawer. This piece would make a great vintage entryway piece or bedroom piece."
Stunning buffet in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"A customer's inherited Teak sideboard needed to be updated to fit into their home so it's been given an Art Deco-influenced design which still leaves a fair bit of the original wood on show while transforming its look (a good compromise I think as they wanted it fully painting initially)
It was refinished with GF Milk Paint in Lamp Black and the wood enhanced and protected with Enduro Var Water Based Topcoat in Satin and paint given extra protection with High Performance Topcoat in...
"This has been quite the project! We started with changing out the doors and repairing the back. Then we refinished this large piece in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with High Performance Flat Finish. New gold gilded hardware complete this amazing transformation!"
"Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed in Flat Out Flat. The wood was beautiful so I cleaned it up and wow! New pulls completed the look. I loved the way this turned out."
" 'The Caroline' OH Sweet Caroline. The update she desperately needed... including the salvation of some rare and amazing burl. This lady has been in my shop for over 6 months. I didn't know how I wanted to refresh her until I gently thinned that old lacquer off one door, to reveal a naked natural grain I KNEW we needed to preserve!
Since the legs were what I felt was dating it I decided that would be the best place to add some painted details to bring her up to today's standards, without...
"This beautiful Vintage Duncan Phyfe Server has been transformed using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. High Performance Gloss finish and beautiful black and white floral lined drawers and cabinet back complete this one-of-a-kind piece!"
"This 6 drawer antique piece received a full refinish in deep GF Tobacco Water Based Stain.
Stunning hand applied three dimensional raised floral finish added to all 6 drawer fronts with an antique wash of General Finishes Lamp Black on the floral followed by slight hand rubbing of GF Black Gel Stain to "age" and deepen some areas to allow the beautiful wood tones to show through."
Beautiful bathroom vanity facelift with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and satin High Performance Water Based Topcoat.
"This is a Kent Coffey Beaumont triple dresser / buffet that is in excellent condition! Constructed of solid wood all the way through, it is painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, sealed with GF's Enduro Clear. I used General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain on the top, then a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint Cappuccino and Ebony Stain and Finishing Oil."
Framed out in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and the middle boards were stained in GF Colonial Maple Gel Stain for a nice warm look.
"Cleo the Curio. She's a Standard Flat backed Curio Gal that needed a little spice in her life!
General Finishes Lamp Black with an edge distress on the outside, and contrasting Moderne White inside! We removed the old mirrors (well mainly because one was broken) and replaced it with a fabulous textured foam paintable wallpaper."
"Gorgeous Dixie mid century dresser, redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black and Nutmeg Gel Stain with middle drawers simply sanded and sealed with Arm-R-Seal so the wood grain design would stand out from the rest. Classic, elegant and one of a kind."
"Lane cedar chests are my most favorite pieces to revive! The second I saw this chest for sale I knew I was going to remove the bottom and add tapered wood legs and I couldn’t be happier with how it updated the look. I used a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. It seemed a little boring to me so I decided to add some fun stripes. The original hardware and lock were painted gold to complete this transformation!"
Amazing transformation with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"Boy, I’m just glad to have finished something from the long line of pieces that are in the queue. I think I can safely say that this type of buffet is my favorite. It’s my second one and I’m kicking myself for not keeping it. This big baby was painted in General Finishes sultry Lamp Black, definitely one of my faves."
"Custom order with a custom color mix. General Finishes Coastal Blue with Lamp Black added to give this piece a deeper navy color. Brushed brass handles are stunning!"
"Latest gorgeous mid century dresser. Love this style! Refinished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawers and Lamp Black Milk Paint to accent. Perfect combo to make those brass handles pop!"
"Very unique, solid and well built Kroehler mid century dresser or buffet. One of a kind wood petal accents surrounding brass knobs are unusual and so cool! Solid brass swing handles are the bling on General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint top drawers, as well as the frame, with Java Gel stained bottom drawers."
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This beautiful mid century modern dresser was manufactured by West Michigan Furniture Co. right here in Holland! I found this in the attic of a home that was being torn down, I am so glad I was able to rescue it.
The top and drawer fronts were stained in General Finishs Antique walnut gel stain and the remainder of the body painted in lamp black, one of my favorite colors combinations. New more current hardware was added to complete this transformation.
"Just completely revived this antique piece! Who thought that these dusty heirlooms of the past could be such treasures of the present?! The original plan for this dresser was to paint the body and to stain the drawers, but we saw so much more potential. By simply painting it in dark GF Lamp Black Milk Paint, adding a subtle stencil trim, and finishing with a complimentary stain, it made this floral technique sing."
A classic and timeless look in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"Totally in love with how this buffet turned out! Refinished using General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. A striking yet classic combination."
"I was asked to create a piece for auction at my local high school’s fundraiser. This one of a kind, music inspired jewelry armoire was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and accented with vintage music sheets."
"Before & After ~ Tuxedo Black Vintage Dresser
We did it! I seem to be always doing pretties (Whites, Pinks, Light Grays etc.) This time around, a classic black with a fresh & modern twist. The show stopper, these incredible drawers pulls that were sanded down and given a light staining. General Finishes Lamp Black, GF Antique Oak Stain, Durable Polyurethane."
"This mid century dresser was painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes and then the top was replaced in order to stain it in Espresso. My client actually found this piece in my Unfinished Inventory photo album and customized it for her own."
Beautiful buffet in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
"Beautiful and elegant, this nine drawer dresser needs no jewelry. The wood handles are stunning and General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint surrounds the frame, accenting the gorgeous wood refinished in General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects."
"Uniquely beautiful! This look was achieved using General Finishes Lamp Black as a wash to let some of the stain peek through. A generous amount of distressing on the drawer fronts to complete the look! Completely sealed for durability."
"Fresh out of the workshop! This stunner was an antique typewriter desk. It’s been redesigned to be a kneehole style desk and was given a new walnut top by The Furniture Fix
I finished the body in Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed that gorgeous walnut with Arm-R-Seal oil based poly by General Finishes."
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"Antique 4 Drawer Dresser. This beauty is solid tiger oak and is beautiful inside and out - hard to believe its from the 1930's. Has been refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and Java Gel Stain. The whole piece has been sealed with a satin poly with original hardware painted in antique copper."
"Black can be a challenging color to paint, but spraying makes it easier. Especially when it’s General Finishes Lamp Black, which sprays so smoothly with my Fuji Spray Hvlp paint gun. The top was stained in Brown Mahogany and everything was sealed in High Performance top coat."
"Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with their High Performance Topcoat in flat. The top was sanded bare and finished in a reactive stain to give it a natural weathered look. It’s a classic and timeless beauty."
"Officially ready for their new home. These were fully stripped, painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, and sealed in their High Performance Topcoat."
"Beautiful farmhouse coffee table. This has been painted in General Finishes Empire Gray, moderately distressed, and sealed. The top has been sanded raw and then painted in a wash of Lamp Black, Empire Gray, and Antique White, then sealed in their High Performance Topcoat."
"These little cabinets are one of my favorite pieces to refinish. I think because they are easy to move around my shop alone, easier pieces to complete and I usually add a fun paper on the inside. This piece was sprayed with my Fuji Spray Hvlp Q5 Platinum (look at that shine!) for a very smooth and even finish. I used a custom color created with General Finishes equal parts of Lamp Black, China Blue and Blue Moon. I never tire of Spoonflower wallpaper and their endless design options and...
Stunning antique vanity in timeless GF Lamp Black Milk Paint.
"This mid century piece just received its second new look, and this one is here to stay! Previously refinished in a farmhouse style, it’s much better dressed in a custom color I created using General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue and Lamp Black. The hardware was shined to a beautiful finish thanks to Bar Keepers Friend and a little bit of scrubbing. This is going in a master bathroom for a pop of color amongst their black and white theme."