"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...
"The top of the table was stripped and stained and then sprayed with High Performance topcoat for durability. Lamp Black Milk Paint by General Finishes and GF Walnut Water Based Stain." - Flipping Unbelievable
"After a few rounds of chemical strippers and sanding I did a wood conditioner on it and stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed it. We also decided to paint the lettering in General Finishes Lamp Black to really set it apart. I also did a round of Wise Owl Paint furniture salve in the drawers to freshen and hydrate those too!" - Upcycling by Amy
"The set has many beautiful details including a low footboard on the King/Cal-King bed, rattan in strategic places, and matching hardware. The bed and nightstand have been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black." - Say Yes To The Dresser
"I have wanted to try this technique for awhile, and finally decided to give it a go on this beautiful solid maple dresser. I love how the black legs coordinate with the antique brass drawer pulls. Yes, it definitely can be ok to mix metal finishes even on the same piece! Top: Maple with a custom tan wash and whitewash. Base and Drawers: General Finishes Lamp Black" - Sarah Bezanson Interiors
"As part of our living room makeover this antique dresser chest from the 1800’s that I love so much got a little makeover of its own!
From the day I found this piece a few years ago I haven’t done anything to it, I loved it as is. But the new color tones of our living room left it looking very orange so I knew it needed a little updating and I am very happy with its new look in our new space. Be sure to check out the before in the comments below!
Keeping with its antique look I...
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”This dresser is soo good! Even better in person! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black. The mountains done in Minwax Early American, Ebony + True Black stains!" -
"My new coffee bar. I love this little black bar, and the wood grain in all its beauty!
Painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes." - LIME & Co. Designs
"The body was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black while the drawers are Antique Walnut Gel Stain & Alabaster. The entire set is sealed with GF Satin High Performance Top Coat. Custom frames were built to add those iconic legs and new hardware was added for that final touch." - Delilah Tree
"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...