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
"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.
"Inspired by fallen leaves on the forest trail, I'm super happy with how this piece turned out!" - Morning Dew Creations
This dresser was painted with GF Driftwood, Linen and Somerset Gold Milk Paint.
"The transformation on this pair was amazing! I would use this awesome vintage style card catalogue pulls on all the things if I could!! These have new plank tops added and stained in General Finishes Water Based Stain in Espresso with Linen Milk Paint." - Airdrie Furniture Revival
"Oh, this vanity. This vanity had a rough life before it found us! We used Salt Wash mixed with Coastal Blue, Linen and Seagull/Driftwood mix for the first layer. For the second layer, we put 12 (TWELVE!!!!) different colors on a palate and mixed our brush around without fully mixing the colors together which gave this gal an ombre look. The colors used were: Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Stillwater Blue, Summertime Blue, Fjord Blue, Halcyon Blue, Patina Green, Persian Blue, Millstone, Driftwood,...
We wanted this little gal to have a French country look, so she's painted in Charleton Blue Chalk Style Paint. The middles of the drawers, around the handles, are painted with Linen (Milk Paint) then layered with Summertime Blue Chalk Style Paint and again with the Charleton Blue. The handles on the top dated this gal, so we added glass knobs. Everything is finished with Flat Out Flat." - General Finishes November 2017 Retailer of the Month, Boutique Unique
Boxwood & Brass decked these darling nightstands in GF Antique White and Linen Milk Paint.
Loving this gorgeous neutral dresser by The Tin Shed. It's a combo of General Finishes Millstone and Linen Milk Paints and Driftwood for the shading.
We'd to take this set home! Finished by The Distressed Gentleman using Linen Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin!
"This dresser was very stubborn!! But she came through! She is painted in creamy Linen, Java Gel Stain, and top coat all by General Finishes. This piece would make the perfect addition in your foyer, bedroom, or kitchen!" - Blooming Hydrangea Co
"I have a new found love for these cabinets! They are such versatile pieces, doors on, doors off, china cabinet, knick knaks, linens, desk, and so on! They can be used for just about anything and allow for so much storage! This fabulous piece was refinished using General Finishes Driftwood and Linen milk paints. It was sealed with 3 coats of GF high performance topcoat in flat. Gorgeous!!!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture
Loving this Stanley Furniture Company nine-drawer dresser finished by The Distressed Gentleman. Painted in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
"Still in love with this combo of General Finishes Antique White and Linen. ❤️ " - Boxwood & Brass
"I will never get tired of this color. Someone stuck these two cabinets together and it actually turned out really cute! Painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Holiday Red and Linen Milk Paint" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
"Be still my heart! MCM is so fab. This custom piece is painted in General Finishes Linen, with the handles and feet dipped in Burnished Pearl Effects, sealed with High Performance Satin. Lisa created that art in Patina Green, Lamp Black, & Burnished Pearl Effects. - Karie of Flipping Fabulous
Visit Flipping Fabulous at 104 N. Santa Fe Salina, KS and pick up your favorite GF products!
Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations finished this custom farmhouse table with General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and Black Gel Stain!
"We love this take on antiqued and distressed Linen. This finish is usually synonymous with a vintage, traditional style but when paired with modern elements and furniture, it brings out a fresh, new aspect of the color's personality." - Reblessed, LLC
Reblessed, LLC used General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat in Satin to complete this project
"I just painted this kitchen in GF Linen Milk Paint followed by 3 layers of GF High Performance Satin Topcoat. It turned out amazing. :)." - Tracy Eubanks
Check out this wonderful vintage chest by Becky of For Love of the Paint! She used General Finishes water based Dye Stain in Medium Brown for the drawer fronts while the body is a distressed blend of Linen Milk Paint and Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint.