"Vintage MCM dresser. Sanded and refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Elm Street Designs
"I can not say enough great things about General Finishes Lamp Black and WB stain in Antique Brown. Smooth finish every time, seals fantastically with hemp oil. These products make me look good!" - Coat of Charms of Southwick, MA
This exquisite solid wood vintage Empire dresser was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed and black waxed. The drawer fronts and top were sanded and sealed with polyurethane to the reveal the most beautiful natural wood pattern." - Estrella Design
"A full ground up redesign of this Brickwede vintage solid wood piece creates a truly stunning piece for the home. Base built out for the addition of beautiful turned feet with offset vintage inspired casters. All original drawer and cabinet trim removed and replaced by mitered beaded trim molding. Drawers and door faces all received custom raised finish. This finish is not embossed wallpaper, glued on appliqués etc. This is a custom hand created finish. A new rustic wood, layered finish top...
"Custom shelving and top in a gorgeous bleached natural wood finish provide a stunning contrast to the General Finishes Lamp Black finish. Entire piece fully sealed with General Finishes flat finish. The bottom 2 drawers were kept for concealed storage. Paper lined and simple black hardware keep with its streamlined look. Stunning as an alternative to a "closed" buffet but also works as a media piece or even in a home office setting." - Raised Expectations
This sweet little chest of drawers was created with...
"We had this Uber ugly Thomasville buffet base….. it was a China cabinet and we ditched the top completely. We pulled off all that scrolly trim and sanded out every square inch of that body. Up on 4” steel feet for the needed height. Voila! There she is! General Finishes Millstone in a wash to neutralize that oak! GF Lamp Black on the doors. Sealed in High Performance Topcoat satin." - Restoration Reserve
"This vintage desk has been beautifully sprayed a custom colour mix of some leftover paints I had on hand. General Finishes Perfect Gray, Persian Blue, maybe a bit of Blue Moon and Key West Blue. Sorry no ratios available" - Paint and Hammer
"This classy lady was created using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Persian Blue and Seagull Gray, Gel Stain in a custom mix of Java and Gray, High Performance Topcoat in Satin and then accented with products from Re·design with Prima. For all the details or to shop the entire collection of products used on this piece, head to my website http://www.NostalgicRevival.com/
"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
"This goes in my top favorites. In serious love with General Finishes Perfect Gray!"
"This antique sewing machine is ready for a new life! The machine was removed so it is now a hall table with functioning drawers for storage. I did a textured finish using Saltwash and Emerald Milk Paint from General Finishes. I used Re·design with Prima clear cling stamp Chateau de Saverne to add some cute detail to the drawer fronts!" - Dressers and Jujubes
"I knew what I wanted to do with it the minute I spotted it. Lots of love went into this one. It went from outdated orange to rustic and relevant. Here’s the skinny: Stripped with Citristrip, Sanded completely x 2, Bleached x 2, Cleaned x 3, Paint washed x 2 with General Finishes Milk Paint in Millstone, Sealed in Flat out Flat water based topcoat by General Finishes." - Sue’s Vintage Creations
"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
"Redesigned Vintage Broyhill console/media/entry. The before speaks volumes of where this started. Fully reimagined. Custom top with a simple but unique pattern. The top ties in to the custom bottom wood beaded detail. Finished in General Finishes Perfect Gray with layered highlights and antique wash for depth and character." - Raised Expectations
"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."
"Large Broyhill desk spray finished in General Finishes Blue Moon Milk Paint. The desk has a colonial Plantation vibe to it and features a large drawer with a caning clad front. The drawer is lined with a coordinating drawer paper. New gold finger pull hardware has also been added."
General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint kitchen cabinets
"Custom Raised Finish 4 drawer chest. Full build out/redesign of base for addition of vintage inspired turned legs with offset caster wheels. Finished in General Finishes Queenstown Gray (a deep charcoal) with Pitch Black Glaze Effects wash to add depth. All 4 drawer fronts given a hand created raised floral finish. This is not wallpaper or appliqués. A Truly unique statement piece." - Raised Expectations
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...
"Fully redesigned vintage solid maple Ethan Allen three drawer chest. A custom top, custom legs and three drawers built for the appearance of 30 individual drawers. Vintage inspired hardware and vintage label details. Top two drawers have original dividers. Finished in General Finishes Alabaster...a soft creamy white. Fully sealed."
Custom Flip Top Chest
Constructed with solid oak antique tongue and groove beadboard salvaged from the walls of a farmhouse in Princeton Illinois.
A ground up custom build with all solid wood construction.
Amazing custom inlaid wood top, bottom trim with beaded wood detail (piece is fully finished on all four sides) and vintage inspired solid brass caster wheels.
Beautiful mirror in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint .
"We had so much fun with this set! The dresser and nightstands were painted in General Finishes Alabaster and the king size bed was hand painted in a custom mix of GF Coastal Blue, Queenstown Gray and Driftwood. It turned out absolutely stunning!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration
"I started this job in October and it has been a labour of love for me. This cabinet has been in a fire and although it had survived its finish was in rough shape. General Finishes Tuscan Red with Pitch Black Glaze Effects." - Paint and Hammer
"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...
Nightstand makeover with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and Whitewash Water Based Stain
"Cute, vintage, maple 7 drawer dresser. It was given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood, with light distressing. The original, antique brass hardware was spray painted in oil rubbed bronze." - Garage 9 v2
"Made by American Drew. Refinished in General Finishes Perfect Gray and slightly distressed. Added wood lathe slats to the tops and stained in a custom brown/gray/driftwood. A whole lot of new hardware was added." - Elm Street Designs
Solid Cherry manfactured by Kincaid Furniture Co.
A custom inlaid wood top was constructed and a "grout" technique used to amplify the design.
Multilayered finish using...
"Pip Pip Cheerio!!! Westminster Green by General Finishes. Aptly named in my opinion. First time spraying this colour and it won’t be the last. The finials were turned by my clients uncle and I simply used hemp oil to nourish and enhance their existing colour." - Paint and Hammer
"This piece is so adorable and petite and OLD. Sanded down and stained the top in Jacobean. Body painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with Smokey Gray Glaze Effects applied then distressed. Four lined drawers slide effortlessly." - Elm Street Designs
"Solid wood quality but lacking in style, a full redesign now gives these a edgy, modern transitional style. Finished in General Finishes Antique White. My go-to color as it mixes seamlessly with whites and creams.
The addition of new legs add needed height and custom designed wood tops and bottom shelves add an organic element. Beautiful glass and antique brass drawer handles give an added layer of sophistication." - Raised Expectations
"I’m digging the neutral tones in this one. I really wanted to update the legs. The skirting is solid oak, so instead of adding legs, I had the husband square them off for a more modern look. I love how it turned out.
I used all General Finishes product. I started out with 2 coats of Linen and then sanded and distressed. I made a custom glaze using High Performance Topcoat + Walnut and Onyx Water Based Stains for a deep brown." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina
"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
"I love this soft and muted pink. General Finishes Ballet Pink sealed with their ⭐️NEW⭐️ Dead Flat High Performance topcoat which I Ioved." -Paint and Hammer
Thanks to brand new patented polymer technology, we are now able to create a matte sheen without waxes and matting agents that decrease durability. So if you're looking for an ultra-flat topcoat that is as durable as our other sheens, try GF's Dead Flat High Performance or Enduro Clear Poly. More info here:...
"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
A little coastal and maybe a little farmhouse but definitely one of a kind
This Solid wood console is tremendous quality but needed a make over...
Now completely custom from top to bottom.
A custom inlaid natural wood design top was custom created and ties in beautifully with the bottom shelf.
A multi layered weathered finish using...
Little Hickory bowl, embellished by worm trails, a bit of texturing, and acrylic paints, most notably General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint.
Isn’t wood amazing and unique? This bowl came from the section of the log right next to the previous little Hickory bowl I posted. But the wood was totally different! It was full of worm holes, whereas the other bowl was fairly solid.
Instead of trashing this wormy wood, I saw an opportunity to highlight the natural...
Four Ways Beautiful carries the stunning general finishes that will serve as inspiration for your newest creative endeavors
"Harmony House vintage MCM dresser and desk. Refinished in General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint. Sanded and stained the drawer fronts and legs in a custom brown/gray mix to compliment the paint. Hardware updated to champagne gold.
Drawers are lined and slide effortlessly. These pieces are in AMAZING condition!" - Elm Street Designs
"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
The difference a day makes! We’ve painted and glazed these. Finish in...
This antique vanity is such a cool piece. It’s true when they say they just don’t make furniture like they used to, and this is the perfect example.
Painted in Antique White by...
"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...
"What an incredible transformation this table has had! The paint job was pretty tired when my client found it and was in desperate need of a makeover.
I stripped the old paint so we could start fresh. There was a ton of wear/water damage on the bottom which was made of an MDF substrate. We added a wooden bottom and I used an epoxy wood filler to fill the gap between the table and the new bottom, sanded and shaped it to the original and now it looks like it has always been that way. And it’s...
“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
Gorgeous custom mixed color! General Finishes Dark Chocolate 1.5 parts, and Sunglow 1 part.