"This solid pine storage bench has been completely transformed from its old boring past and now its future is looking bright!I knew right away I wanted to add a cushion so first I found the fabric and then picked the colors. I started with General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen then added the grain sack stripes in Key West Blue and finished with this beautiful grains stencil in Coastal Blue. The blues matched the fabric exactly and just tied it all together so nicely!"
Comparison GF's White Milk Paint
Left to Righ (darkest to lightest): Millstone, Linen, Antique White, Alabaster (50/50 Antique White/Snow White) & Snow White
This piece has been painted in General Finishes linen and then glazed in their van dyke brown glaze. The top has been planked, stained, and sealed to protect. There is one drawer which slides well, and one shelf for additional storage. A hole has been precut out of the backing for wiring. This is a super cute, solid piece that would work great for your TV.
Incredible, one of a kind, full-color commode. Layers Painted with General Finishes milk paints, applied one by one in the following colors: Coastal Blue, Halcyon Blue, Klein Blue, Persimmon, Sunglow, Coral Crush, Linen. The rust effect is the color of Pearl Effects, Tawny. Handles adapted from the old dresser.
"Coffee anyone? Coffee table that is ☕! Painted in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and the top stained in Antique Walnut with a second coat of Java. Same with the knobs as well and sealed in a flat top coat." - Upcycling by Amy
"Petite bow front mahogany Duncan Phyfe style buffet with a French farmhouse touch. Refinished in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, sealed and topped off with IOD - Iron Orchid Designs Brigette Wide supplied by Roz at New Old Finds. Original drawer pulls and rebuilt farmhouse top in a custom mix stain of dark walnut and ebony." - Southern Fried Thriftique, LLC
A 50/50 blend of General Finishes Linen and General Finishes Holiday Red, then I wet blended with Linen applying both the mix and the linen with the same brush. The 50/50 blend was then placed in a water bottle with a 60/40 water to paint ratio, and I sprayed starting at the top of the dresser for some cool weathering and a drippy effect. General Finishes Driftwood was used for the top, I then sealed everything with with High Performance Topcoat in satin. The IOD Transfer was applied, then...
"Check out this beautiful farmhouse style dresser we refinished for a customer!!!! We painted this in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed in satin top coat then we painted the top in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with semi-gloss top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations
"Beautiful entertainment center up for grabs. This has been painted in Linen by General Finishes and glazed in their Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. This used to be a dresser but all the drawers have been removed, shelves have been added, and it’s sealed to protect." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
This antique cabinet was given a fresh new look. After stripping and priming, I painted it in a custom blend to create this lovely fresh light grey. The interiors were treated to a fresh stain using Antique oak. For the stencil I used Pearl Effects in Argentine pearl, on both sides of the cabinet, and also used Pearl Effects to highlight corners and edging. The handles were brightened using silver Run N buff. To finish off I sealed with High Performance Top Coat, and this lovely Lady was...
This petite antique writing has lovely proportions and a solid frame so just needed a visual update to make her more modern. After a full strip and prime, I painted her in Gf linen and used a Walnut stain for the interior. I replaced the leather writing top also. The golden sun rays was stenciled using GF Burnished pearl and then the whole piece sealed using High Performance Top Coat. The original drop handles were polished using gold Rub N buff.
First I removed all the wax and dirt with a good scrub of wash up liquid and water, and then cleaned with methylated spirits and water until all the wax was removed, then sanded smooth.
I primed the piece with shellac bin primer, then 3 coats of custom grey linen:lamp black 5:1, on the body and I then added a coat of the hptc and champagne pearl effects mix, 50:50. The drawer fronts were painted in linen
I used efex and resin mouldings, both painted in the grey and pearl...
"She’s finished and she’s beautiful! Done in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. All the old veneer was removed and top and legs stained in Nutmeg Gel Stain. Picked up these sweet new flower pulls to give it a whole new look. It will grace the center of a room to show off all of its unique beauty!!" - Kimberly Designed
Custom Green of Emerald + Linen + Dark Chocolate
Antique Walnut Top and High Performance in Flat
"This paint is so versatile. General Finishes Milk Paint is my go to for a beautiful smooth clean finish. Now it’s my go to for blended, faded and weathered finishes too.
Both the Cotton Stem canvas and vanity were created with General Finishes paint and sealers and a bit of Saltwash additive. The base coat is a blended mix of GF Driftwood, Linen, Halcyon Blue and yellow. When painting the Cotton Stems I added SaltWash to my paint to create some texture. I glazed the entire piece with GF...
This antique, solid wood dresser was hand painted in a custom gray made from General Finishes milk paints using a blend of Linen and Driftwood with Pitch Black glaze effects over all those details and crevices. The piece is sealed with multiple layers of High Prformance Top Coat in satin for extra protection. Silver leaf gilding wax adds the final bit of sparkle to give this beauty all the drama it deserves.
"This piece was fully sanded down, cleaned, and washed in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. It’s been sealed to protect. New label cup pulls have been added and the drawers have been lined in floral paper." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
These "rustic" filing cabinets were recreated from a finish in a photograph, emailed to me online, and a small drawer face the client removed from her brand new desk. The project took many layers to create such a worn, rustic finish. These pieces make me wan to curl up with a book and a blanket next to a fire!
Cleaned with a DNA prep, these pieces were sanded and primed with BIN. The base color coat is GF Linen, sprayed with an HVLP Titan Turbine Capspray 95. I needed a glaze...
"I'm a sucker for the curves of French Provincial pieces. This lady was painted for a client using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Linen using a 2:1 ratio. The body was glazed with GF Pitch Black Glaze Effects for a streaky finish. The top was darkened by adding some Lamp Black to the paint mix and then streaked with the glaze. The entire piece is sealed with High Performance Topcoat for a satin finish. Last but not least the pulls were freshened up in silver...
Farmhouse desk by Odds and Ends. The top is a layered in General Finishes Driftwood and Seagull Gray and the base is Linen.
"This piece can have so many uses! A coffee bar, an entryway piece, under the TV, a buffet, you decide where it fits in your home! We painted this one in General Finishes Lamp Black on top and Linen on the base. It also features gorgeous transfers from Redesign with Prima in their Chatellerault design." - Odds and Ends
"This client owned piece recently received a major overhaul. The ornate style just wasn’t working for her... not to mention failing veneer and missing decorative accents.
My challenge, create a simpler yet elegant piece of furniture.
As beautiful as ornate pieces can be, sometimes there is a bit too much going on. Ornamentation should compliment a piece, not distract from its beauty. I chose to accentuate the beautiful carved wood accents.
General Finishes Linen Milk...
"How cute is this nightstand?!? I used General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow on the base and Linen on the drawers. The new black cup pull label holders were perfect for this farmhouse look." - Painted Pieces
"My favorite new piece of the year! Completed in all GF products. Candlelite and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Tribal batik pattern in Linen. Entire piece sealed with 3 coats Arm-R-Seal in semi gloss." - Wild at Heart - Fibers & Furnishings
Lovely bathroom vanities made over with General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat by Goodwillhunting Lawson.
Spectacular buffet in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint by Eclat Designs by Crystin
"Who wants to give Madame Bovary a forever home? This romantic buffet is a refined and elegant lady stuck in a provincial town. She longs to be in a grander place where she can be admired and loved. From afar, she appears to be beige with a walnut stained top and legs. As you approach closer, the fine details become more apparent. You'll notice the script on the drawer fronts are quotes from...
Loving these map nightstands with GF Linen Milk Paint by Certified GF Retailer, Jennifer Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC. , Click below for all the details of this project.
You can shop for General Finishes products in Eight Hundred Furniture's antique booth on the second floor of Morgantown Market at 2940 Main Street Morgantown, PA and on the top floor of Homestead Studios at 4201 W. Lincoln Highway Parkesburg, PA.
"The body has been blended with General Finishes Linen along with Van Dyke Brown glaze. The top compliments the body. It’s a chocolate color making the hardware stand out." - The Swanky Chalet Repurposed furnishings by Becky
"These giant cabinets are a TON of work but the results are so rewarding! ♥️ Updated in General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen, Van Dyke Glaze then High Performance Top Coat for enhanced durability!"- Captiva Home - Furniture Painting
"This baby is on fire! I swear the flame mahogany was singing to me so I listened and added some cool music sheet decoupage on the sides and gave the body a makeover in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, some gold leaf and to finish it off, HPTC in Satin so it can keep shining!" - Amini Design Ashburn
2nd Place WINNER 2018 GF Design Challenge - Roll out the Burl-el category
"French Provincial Furniture always has such a classy high end, yet relaxed look to it. With its carved and curved feet and all the delicate details it has such a luxurious style. This French Provincial dresser was painted in layers of General Finishes Milk Paints in Lamp Black, Antique White and Linen. A mixture of Burnt Umber Glaze and Van Dyke Brown Glaze have been added to make the details pop. The top has been stained with GF Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel Stains and sealed with a Gel top...
"This stunning solid maple buffet was stained in layers of General Finishes Antique Walnut, Black, and Java Gel Stains to achieve this beautiful top. The bottom was then hand painted in Linen with a heavy color wash of Persian Blue then gently distressed. New gorgeous hardware from D. Lawless Hardware complete this amazing transformation!" - Nap Time Creations
"Bittersweet sending this table back home with its family. This is the work I love to do! Refinishing, restoration, restyling, and with a little modification! I have to thank my clients for putting all of their faith into my work and allowing me to make executive decisions where deemed necessary. It’s the greatest feeling when your client exudes all confidence in your craftsmanship and truly respects your opinion and advice. Though I’m always nervous when I return belongings to my clients, I...
"Linen is one of many of my favorite colors by General Finishes. Their line of milk paint is so smooth!" - 1932 & Clover
"My, oh my! This gorgeous Empire Dresser got a major makeover! The body and drawers have been painted in GF Linen Milk Paint and the top was sanded and stained with GF Java Gel Stain. I love the combination of these two colors." - Forgotten Treasures
"Check out the transformation of this fireplace I refinished for a client. The client wanted the wood painted in a creamy white and the tile/concrete a darker gray. I love the combination of General Finishes Linen and Queenstown Gray Milk Paint!" - Flipping Unbelievable
Darling table in GF Linen Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.
Eight Hundred Furniture is a GF retailer. You can shop for General Finishes products in Eight Hundred Furniture's antique booth on the second floor of Morgantown Market located at
2940 Main Street Morgantown, PA.
"This beautiful girl is 100% GF products! Linen Milk Paint and a custom blend of gel stains... Black, Nutmeg and Antique Walnut. And of course HPTC in Satin to protect her new finish. Why not just use Java for a deep rich color? Because these older veneers love to pull red and that’s not the look I designed for my client.
"The drawers, doors and top were sanded bare prior to staining. A quick wipe of mineral spirits was also done to help my gel stain glide on more evenly. (I learned...
"Be You // Even if that means painting a custom blush pink dresser because you can’t get the color out of your head."
GF Coral Crush + Linen + Antique White Milk Paint.
"Dining set refinished with General Finishes Linen and Brick Red (Milk Paint) and topped off with an antiquing wax on the white only. The top and little bench were stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. This product was amazing at covering up all the water marks from the previous owner. What a makeover!!!" - Red House Reverie
"Finished in General Finishes Antique White and Linen, this bedroom centerpiece has timeless yet refined look. Expertly crafted, this 1950’s Bassett French Provincial dresser and matching mirror has been built to last. Adorned with graceful curves, she stands proudly for all her hard work and has received her new gold hardware and moldings to bring out her shine! Featuring 6 oversized drawers for lots of storage this beauty is perfect for both young and old. Wouldn’t this make a beautiful...
"Starting this new year with a pop of color. Love this custom mix of General Finishes Linen and Coastal Blue!" - Painted Pieces
"Custom finish match! Loads of layers. BIN Primer. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint as the base. GF Walnut Water Based Wood Stain utilized as a glaze, then followed with Annie Sloan Dark and Black Waxes." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations
"Another stunning custom piece! This cedar chest has been transformed into a beautiful coffee table. Painted in General Finishes Antique White and Linen Milk Paint. Sealed all over with HPTC in flat." - Designs by Willow Farms
"This is a recent kitchen makeover we recently finished. Painted with General Finishes Antique White and glazed details with Linen milk paint. Then top coated with High Performance. We added new knobs to help update the kitchen and give it a modern look." - Blooming Hydrangea Co
My journey for my inspiration began with a newspaper article I read about Louis XVI King of France, but more interestingly his wife Marie Antionette the Queen of exquisite taste. She amassed artworks of extraordinary opulence and beauty. Particularly her furniture collection, the extravagant life of Queen Marie is surrounded by elegant French furniture and fabrics, very beautiful designs that are still prevalent today.
So I dedicate my entry piece to one of the most trend setting...
"Another stunning custom piece! This cedar chest has been transformed into a beautiful coffee table. Painted in General Finishes Antique White and Linen Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat." - Designs by Willow Farms
This solid desk was given new life using all GF products. Custom mix of Driftwood & Linen to achive the perfect Greige color. Sealed in High Performance Topcoat in Satin
Loving this stylish dresser by Nicole Gordon of Trash To Treasures.
She explains, "This piece was finished in Linen GF Milk Paint, the top was Java Gel Stain and was sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin."
Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations upcycled this once old record player to a multifunctional furniture piece! Painted in a custom color mixed with General Finishes Driftwood and Linen Milk Paint.