"This set is sooo nice and it’s made out of solid maple! When I purchased this set it was finished in a very dated orange wood color and had ugly hardware…So I got rid of all the ugly!
I gave the set a whole new look by painting the bases in General Finishes Lamp black and refinished the tops in GF Graystone Water Based Wood Stain then added new hardware to complete the new look!" - NB.Restorations
"I started this one by sanding the gloss off and giving it an uneven wood look by sanding some areas more than others. I wanted to give this piece an elegant style but still keep a rustic farmhouse look. I used a stain and paint combo. I hand painted light coats of General Finishes Lamp Black, distressing in between each coat. My final coat was a black/brown glaze I made with my seal, paint and stain." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
"Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black (she's more black than she appears), lightly distressed, and sealed in GF High Performance Topcoat in satin followed by Flat Out Flat Topcoat, this piece is timeless." - Red Geranium Restorations
The piece was originally a dated orange color pine dresser…My original plan was to strip it down and finish it in a natural wood look but the wood didn’t look how I wanted it to so instead I decided would give it a very worn black finish!
I painted it in General Finishes Lamp Black the gave the piece a heavy distressing to make it look 100 years old then sealed it up in matte top coat and added all new hardware to give it the card catalog look then added a set of metal legs to give the piece...
"Lately it seems like all I paint is black…but I’m okay with that because it’s such a great color! My client wanted this dresser in Lamp Black by General Finishes. I had to do a lot of stripping to remove the previous paint job which was not properly prepped and covered in thick brush strokes. Once I had that finish removed and made a mold for the missing trim, it was ready for primer and paint! I love how this one turned out." - Flipping Unbelievable
"Apothecary inspired side table. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with a satin finish. Such a cute piece that will add interest to any room!" - Rustic Owl Furnishings, L.L.C
This color combination is classic yet modern. Removing the mirrors, swapping out the hardware and updating the color gave my client’s hutch an entirely new look!
"This one turned out sooo beautiful! I love how the black looks with the original marble and brass bar on this mid 1800s piece!! My original plan for this piece was to do that natural wood look but the wood wasn’t cooperating so I decided to paint it in General Finishes Lamp Black with a light distressing and sealed in matte top coat!" - NB.Restorations
"The top on this piece wasn’t salvageable so it received a whole new one with lathe wood stained in a custom mix of browns and grays. Body was refinished in a mix of General Finishes Lamp Black and Empire Gray then slightly distressed." - Elm Street Designs
"Finished in timeless General Finishes Lamp Black. All four drawer fronts have been given my hand created raised finish. This finish is not "appliqués", wallpaper etc. This has the look and feel of a finely carved wood piece. Beautiful black on black hardware keeps the look simple and elegant. Original wooden wheel casters." - Raised Expectations
"General Finishes Lamp Black for the win again. This piece was completely stripped down to remove an unprepped paint job and brought back to life. This sideboard is a fabulous piece my client can now use and enjoy." - Blu Soul Design
"The contrast of natural wood and Lamp Black by General Finishes is always a winning combination. The table was stripped and then sealed for protection." - Flipping Unbelievable
"A vintage Dixie Furniture Campaigner Chest has been fully re-imagined and redesigned into a stunning industrial style piece.
The entire base was carefully cut and removed and modified for new iron legs.
Custom wood top added and finished in on trend natural light finish. Custom iron shelving unit constructed and three custom shelves built to match top. The original chrome hardware has been updated to matte black. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Drawer fronts have been given a...
We decided that the hyper detailed YXE maps needed a little extra to stand out and protect the fragile laser cut layer. So we decided to mount it onto a backer board finished with this beautiful Lamp Black Milk Paint from our friends at...
"Refinishing this piece was an honor for me. Tragically this family heirloom was damaged in a fire with heavy smoke damage. After some serious cleaning and removing and replacing some pieces I gave her a beautiful update using General Finishes Lamp Black. Some beautiful floral wallpaper was added to coordinate with my clients other decor and the shelves were stripped down and redone with GF Java Gel Stain." - Blu Soul Design
"Sometimes pieces really put me thru my paces but when they turn out this beautiful, it is worth it! Originally discussed staining the entire piece but after painstakingly removing the top layer of veneer on the top of the dresser that was pretty severely damaged, we realized the wood underneath was not pretty and no matter how much sanding I did, it did not look good stained so we pivoted and decided to paint the frame and stain the drawers. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained...
"Love the details on this beauty! Vintage dresser with mirror painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with gold hardware." - Black Dog Designs
"To create this look we used:
• Custom mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray, Lamp Black and Sunglow Milk Paint
• General Finishes Water Based Stain in Graystone and Antique Brown
• WallPops NuWallpaper from Amazon
• Hardware also from Amazon
• Rustoleum Fillable Primer to correct wood texture
• Bondo to fill the routed lines" - Saved By Design
"We’ve taken this from it’s original honey oak state to a more modern look with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson
"Did you know that General Finishes Milk Paint is rated for exterior use? These rocking chairs were painted using Lamp Black. Best thing is that when properly prepped, this paint doesn’t peel in a few years like exterior latex or spray paint does."
"Unique one of a kind piece!! Painted GF Lamp Black and distressed lightly on the details. Comes with original key and it functions well to lock the upper doors. Wow statement conversation piece!!!" - Rustic Owl Furnishings, L.L.C
"Custom pieces are my FAVORITE pieces!!! Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes China Blue & Lamp Black." - 8 By Design
"Solid wood construction. Removed the itty bitty feet and added hairpin legs to bring it up to proper height. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and wet distressed." - Elm Street Designs
This 9 Drawer Dresser has been refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with High Performance Topcoat.
"I went all in on this project. It was a win, lose or draw situation and I I think that I won! What do you think?
My client had asked if I could update their vintage, handmade poker table. I must say, I was a little hesitant, but, I enjoy challenging myself! I used a combination of stain and paint on this. The paint is Lamp Black by...
"This large Jacobean beauty was customized with a light wood and ebony finish. Painted in General Finishes Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and flat GF Enduro Poly to seal." - Redhead Refinishings, LLC
A little Emerald and Lamp Black
**About a 50/50 mix
"Love a sleek desk? One that you can float in the middle of a room and it looks pretty from every angle? This one’s for you then. General Finishes Lamp Black & High Performance Topcoat in Gloss" - Blush Vintage
"Circa 1920's antique steel Menominee County Courthouse Vertical File. (Some of the original file labels were still in place) Manufactured by the General Fireproofing Co. Youngstown, Ohio. Full sanding/grinding/primer/painted finish in General Finishes Lamp Black. A gorgeous finish to highlight the original brass hardware." - Raised Expectations
"This was a vanity turned into nightstands. This project was SO much work but worth it in the end! I want to find another vanity to make some for myself. Didn’t they turn out so beautiful????
Hand painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, top drawers refinished in GF Tobacco Water Based Stain, distressed, original hardware refinished in bronze, decoupage paper on sides of drawers, sealed, black waxed and drawers salved." - Butterfly Creations
"These solid oak tables from the 80’s and 90’s are so beautiful refinished and given new life! We paired General Finishes Lamp Black with Walnut Water Based Stain for this stunning transformation!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations
"I loved how this piece turned out sooo much that I’m keeping it for myself to use in our newly renovated basement lounge that I’ll be sharing with you all soon! This piece was inspired by the Arhaus Finley sideboard which is priced at $3,000! When I saw a short curved end cabinet on Facebook marketplace I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! It was in pretty rough shape…I had to rebuild the skirting on the bottom and I added 10” mid century style legs which really helped with the height...
"Mengel MCM chest of drawers. Vintage and awesome. Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Custom made hardware from dowels and split rings- painted in champagne gold." - Elm Street Designs
"We’ve taken this staircase from its oak state to a more modern feel with a nice pop of color! We’ve used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel with some mild distressing!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson
"You can never go wrong with a black piece of furniture. It is such a rich, classic color choice. I painted this vintage cherry wood dresser in Lamp Black by General Finishes. The top was sanded to bare wood and again, Lamp Black was used as a color wash. The natural tones from the cherry wood mixed with the black created the beautiful wood toned top.
An all natural furniture salve called Board & Boot by Melange Artisan Mineral Paintswas used to seal the paint as we as condition the...
"Don’t sleep on General Finishes paint y’all. Wishing I had tried this well before this week but ya live ya learn! Smooth like butta." - The Cozy Cottage KY
"There is something so classic and timeless about beige. So many shades, so much possibility. I doubt I'll ever tire of it! To create this look we used: General Finishes Millstone (10 parts) to Lamp Black (1 part). Fine weave cane, antique brass hardware and Tempaper liners." - Saved By Design
"French country design is timeless because of its casual and comfortable elegance that's never ostentatious.
This 1954 Davis Cabinet Co corner cabinet was the perfect candidate for a French Country design with its twist pillars and soft curves in the base. To create this looks we used
General Finishes Basil, Coastal Blue & Lamp Black to create this custom hue" - Saved By Design
"Roos Cedar chest painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with HPTC (High Performance Topcoat) Satin. Hardware updated with gold Rustoleum spray paint." - Weathered Edge Furniture, LLC.
"Dining room table set refinished. This two tone look brings new life to the set and gives it a modern look.
Base and chairs: General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
Table top: General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain" - Flipping Unbelievable
"Refinished in a custom color mix of Westminster Green and Lamp Black by General Finishes. This has a light distressing around the edges and newly stained top!"
"Who doesn’t need a display hutch to show off their pretties?! This hutch was made by Oakcrafters Bentwood. It is solid oak. The top is natural while the remaining portion is painted in General Finishes Lamp Black." - Rae of Faith
"Add a modern touch to your office with this contemporary desk refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes." - 612ReDo
"Look at this dreamy piece of goodness. It has me drooling! Hand painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, textured wallpaper added, distressed, new hardware added." - Butterfly Creations
Paint: Lamp Black Milk Paint
Stain: Antique Oak Water Based Stain
Hardware: Gold Pulls from Wayfair
Gorgeous color combo by Flipping Unbelievable! General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Oak Water Based Stain.
Before and after on this nightstand. It’s part of an entire bedroom set I just finished for a client.
Stain: Antique Oak by...
"Trust me when I say this old Victorian era rocker had seen better days. The wicker was unraveling in areas, it looked as if a dog chewed the rockers. The fabric on the spring loaded cushion was hideous. The old white paint was dingy and dirty and chipping off. It was a hot mess. Do I have a before photo? No. No I do not. You have to take my word, it was a hot mess!
I patched the dog chews, glued the unraveling. Reupholstered the seat and painted it in Lamp Black by General Finishes and...