Milk Paint

"I love myself a bench... This one was created using an antique iron headboard and chair arms. Finished in General Finishes timeless Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Raised Expectations    
"Vintage Regency 9 Drawer Buffet/Media/Chest This piece came in structurally perfect but a cosmetic mess. Originally finished in "dirty yellow" with chips, nicks and dents. At 74" long it needed height to give it the presence it deserved. 4 corner mount legs were added. An additional 2 legs were bolted through the center to fully support its length and weight. Finished in timeless General Finishes Antique White. Sealed in General Finishes High Performance flat Topcoat." - Raised Expectations...
"This early American farmhouse step back hutch is arriving this Saturday. She is a stunner. I used classic General Finishes Lamp Black and walnut stain. All hardware is updated. These pieces are becoming harder and harder to find. Black is so timeless. If you are in the market you will not find better quality than this." - Prim Rose Primitives    
"Another Farmhouse Hutch finished.. This is all General Finishes products. Paint products were sprayed for a flawless finish -Stain Blocker white primer -Custom tinted milk paint by GF in Oyster -Walnut Stain -Dead Flat Top Coat"     
"Beautiful pair of vintage, Duncan Phyfe style nightstands. These were made by cutting apart a vanity. Updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. They were sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The original Hepplewhite style pulls were left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
"My favorite part about this refinished dresser? Probably the new stained top in Antique Oak Water Based Stain. The wood grain is gorgeous! The rest of this dresser was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint. My client picked this one from my unfinished inventory, and said she was fine with new hardware. I recommended cleaning it up first to see how they looked, and now the handles look brand new!" - Flipping Unbelievable        
Large buffet made by Mount Airy Furniture Company of North Carolina. This high end piece is made of solid mahogany. The drawers slide perfectly. The doors open onto a large space that runs the width of the buffet. (No shelves) The drawers are dovetailed and the drawer boxes are all wood. It is a very well made piece of furniture. The finish was updated using...
"Nightstand makeover! I stripped the “Brewer Blue” top and stained it using GF Antique Oak Water Based Stain. The rest was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Sanded and stained the top in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain which also meant it would need a coat of High Performance Topcoat for protection and durability. For the body she chose GFs never fails to be stunning Lamp Black. I followed that up with a light waxing and buffing. The hardware is original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing    

My client knew she wanted a two tone look on her vanity, so we went with...

A lovely pair of nightstands by American of Martinsville. This set likely dates to the 80’s (scary that that’s vintage now, isn’t it?!?). They are fairly large and very sturdy, with an open shelf area and a single drawer that has dovetail joinery at the backs. They are a mix of wood and engineered materials. This pair was given a refresh using...
"When in doubt, paint it black, you will never be let down! This desk looks so incredibly chic now!  Naomi used this desk to do her homework when she was still in school and wanted a refresh to it to use it in her home now. Started out with a good sanding and cleaning, patched a few scratches and holes and we had to add an inch of wood to the middle two legs to even them out with the others. no idea why they were shorter. Then we primed and painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained...
70’s vintage, solid pine buffet. This sturdy piece has 3 dovetailed drawers and 3 doors which open to a large open space (no dividers or shelves) Everything works as it should. The buffet was updated from a dated finish using...
"Set of 2 Side Tables/Nightstands. Solid Maple, done in General Finishes Lamp Black with bleached wood tops." - JB Vintage Design    
"From a hot mess of peeling veneer...to a lovely statement piece for the home. A full "gut" of this piece with removal of peeling and chipping veneer followed by patching and leveling of its surfaces. Finished in General Finishes Antique White (a soft non yellow based creamy white). Stunning floral, bird and butterfly motif with a lovely Persian blue background. A simple glass and Antique brass finish pull was the perfect compliment." - Raised Expectations        
"This vintage Kroehler was such a little liar. Faux finished wood grained fronts turned into a natural birch upon stripping. I mean it was a surprise but it wasn’t all bad…. Because as you know I’m a pretty big fan of raw toned wood. Paired up with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint gave us the perfect Boho natural tones for this piece. And we’re definitely Not unhappy with the result." - Restoration Reserve    
Black Sideboard. Refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint by...

I know it’s a bold statement, but I think this might be one of my favorite furniture flips ever! It is definitely a cool piece to start with, but was missing shelves and a drawer. I made new shelves, replaced the drawer front (faux drawer now) painted everything in...

A sleek buffet refinished with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Ge Stain.

"✨Stunning French Provincial triple-sized dresser! ✨ Impeccably refinished in Lamp Black by General Finishes Milk Paint, with gold-painted original hardware for a touch of elegance. The top boasts an extra layer of oil-based polyurethane, ensuring an ultra-hard finish for lasting protection." The Picket Fence    

"I used a symphony of colors on here. The main color is Lamp Black by General Finishes. I used the rest of the colors for blendinding and texture. They include: Antique Black, Copperhead, Tobacco, Mesa and Maduro. The front panels have a decoupaged front using Wood Crate Trolley paper by Roycycled Treasures. Everything was blended and distressed and sealed using a dead flat wax finish varnish by Polyvine Ltd. New legs, new bail pull handles and freshly reupholstered top finish the look." -...

"Took this kitchen from honey oak to something a bit more modern and elegant using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, with High Performance Topcoat in a Flat." - Goodwillhunting Lawson

"Sneaking in a couple quick and easy projects. And know that when I say quick and easy for this, it’s only because my father in law already cleaned and sanded and primed this piece, and I already had the color paint in my spray gun from a different project. This garbage holder was painted in General Finishes Perfect Gray, it’s such a pretty color and goes along with a few other items in their home. I don’t have a “before” picture but it was an orangish oak stain previously." - Flipping...
"The Hoff - Whether he’s out fighting crime in LA or running in slow motion on the beaches of Malibu, The Hoff is a classic, timeless piece that will spruce up your home. He has been transformed from head to toe with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with champagne toned hardware. The hexagon pattern are wood tiles, stained, sealed and grouted to make them completely durable. Don’t hassel The Hoff and get this stunner before him and KITT drive off and head for the hills on another crime...
OHHHH THIS PIECE!! First and foremost…it is GINORMOUS!! Second of all it’s OLD. It is primitive and has loads of character!! I can only imagine the stories that it could tell! I wanted to retain a lot of its original character and keep it somewhat primitive. I wanted this piece to look old but still fit into a modern home. Black never fails. Black suits this cupboard, don’t you agree? The piece had seen some better days but it is solid oak and honestly, they don’t build pieces like...
"Refinished in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint. Trimmed out the drawer fronts for an updated look. Top was sanded and stained, but left the character in the wood." - Elm Street Designs    
"The dated maple finish was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black and was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat." - Garage 9    
Just completed refinishing a stunning antique dresser. This beauty underwent a full makeover - disassembled, sanded smooth, and revived with Coastal Blue by...
"Nesting tables are practical and stylish, and this set is no exception! My client needed end tables for her living room, found this set and then brought them to me to have them refinished. After prepping and priming, I sprayed General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, which is a true black color. I then sealed the paint by spraying GF High Performance Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Antique solid wood display cabinet/hutch all dressed up in black and ready for a new home. When I got this piece it was definitely in great shape. But with a little elbow grease and some stunning General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint it now looks like new!" - Ray's Refurbishing    
"Adorable vintage bookcase. Possibly homemade. Solid wood. This piece was updated with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White and was lightly distressed." - Garage 9 v2    
I think this beauty deserves a post on its own. I received several messages/comments asking me why would I paint a antique. First, this is not a antique, it dates back to the 50’s. Secondly, WHY the heck not! It doesn’t hurt the value, in my case, it raises the value. I have yet lost money painting anything   Products- General Finishes Milk Paint in Dark Chocolate on the outside and shelves. Dixie Belle Paint Company Coffee bean on back and Hemp Oil to seal. I’d have used Dark...
"Such a good transformation! I squared off the bottom portion to give it an updated look, completely replaced the top since the previous one was laminate and not stainable, and new hardware. The bottom was painted in General Finishes Basil for a fun pop of color and the top was stained in Brown Mahogany. The new top looks so good it almost looks fake! This was done for my client’s daughter, a surprise for her birthday and that’s such a sweet idea!" - Flipping Unbelievable        
"A true statement piece for the home. A full refinish in General Finishes Lamp Black. All 7 drawers have custom hand created raised floral finish. This finish is NOT wallpaper, glued on appliqués etc. New vintage inspired caster wheels added. Custom Designed knobs created in house to compliment the floral pattern." - Raised Expectations    
"Introducing our stunning antique corner cabinet. It was meticulously refinished in elegant Lamp Black with a refined interior in Perfect Gray, products by General Finishes. Admire the intricate fret wood work on the top cabinet door!  This exquisite piece features two shelves in the top compartment and one in the bottom, offering both beauty and functionality." - The Picket Fence    
"Custom Rustic Chic Buffet. In its original state this one had been hit hard by the ugly stick. It was GOLD with the most hideous hardware I've ever seen. The stunning lines caught my eye and it was a perfect candidate for redesign. All hardware was removed and reconfigured using simple hand finished wood pulls... which tie in beautifully to the custom built top. The top has a multi layered dye stain finish that produces a lovely aged finish. The round accent areas on front and sides had...
"Well we took an ugly yellow table and turned it around as a new LIFE! Stripped down and finished in GF Antique White with beautiful Van Dyke Brown glazing in the details! Top has been stripped of that disgusting veneer and found a spectacular wood base that we finished for the most amazing blend of wood tones! Hand applied General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in satin. I love this piece. It’s versatile in style and detailed enough to look custom!" - Restoration Reserve    
"Petite Antique 5 Drawer Steampunk Chest. Fully reimagined, redesigned and refinished. A custom raised finish was the starting point. All details have been hand painted and metal embellishments added and layered into the finish. The body of the piece has been fully refinished using General Finishes Dye Stains and flat sealer. Drawers were finished in GF Queenstown Gray and given multiple layers of antique wash. Fully sealed in flat finish. The original base was removed and iron legs added and...
"Great, vintage hutch by Drexel. This mahogany piece likely dates to the 40’s or 50’s. Refreshed using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, and was lightly distressed. The interior is in nice shape and was left as is. The hardware was spray painted with oil rubbed bronze." - Garage 9 v2    
"This piece is solid wood and is in excellent condition. It was refreshed by painting the base with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. The top was given a wood-look finish using General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. It was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat." - Garage 9 v2    
"I'm thrilled to share this beautiful Demi Lune hallway chest I recently crafted for a valued return client. She chose the exquisite shade Linen by General Finishes and I must say, it's a perfect match for this timeless piece. This elegant addition is set to grace their brand-new home, and I couldn't be happier for them. Being entrusted with the task of refinishing several pieces for their new space is truly an honor." - The Picket Fence of Celina, TX   s. 

This French Inspired Accent Cabinet is a one-of-a-kind versatile show stopper!

Hand Painted in a Weathered Finish using General Finishes Persian Blue, Turquoise, and Soft White. Distressed and aged. The beautiful details enhanced with Liquid Gold Leaf.

"You can never go wrong with General Finishes Coastal Blue" - Elm Street Designs    
"It’s not often that I get to work on these drop leaf tables, but they turn out amazing and I love how unique they are! My client wanted this painted in Antique White by General Finishes and the top stripped and left natural (sealed). It’s a great color combination for a great piece of furniture!" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"It’s sooo rare to find a set of vintage bachelor chest so I knew when I saw these I had to grab them! I love the simple timeless design and original hardware! My original plan for these was to strip it down and give them a light natural look but I decided that black would be the best choice for a classy timeless look! I painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black and stained the top in GF Provincial Water Based Stain then sealed in matte top coat." - NB.Restorations    
"This buffet is stunning in Lamp Black by General Finishes. It looks so much more modern and updated and is perfect for my client’s new home. The hardware is original, just gave it a good cleaning and used a tiny amount of Rub N Buff in some spots." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"I love Queenstown Gray and French provinicial! A client reached out to see if I could make over her bedroom set with it! So I used General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Retique It to make some new wood grain tops! Love how this set turned out! Such a classic look❤" - The Mad Hen        
"MCM dresser refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. The rest was stripped, sanded and oiled to show off the gorgeous walnut. Original pulls were given a good scrub but some patina left intact." - Elm Street Designs    
"Custom raised finish antique chest from its original bright orange finish to a stunning statement piece for the home. This quality solid wood vintage piece has been redesigned in timeless General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and given a hand applied raised floral finish on all drawer faces. The look was kept simple with custom designed made in house black drawer pulls. The look is simple and elegant without being overly formal." - Raised Expectations    
"Fully refinished in General Finishes Antique White... a beautiful soft creamy white. Simple. Elegant and timeless. Simple antique brass handle pulls have been added that compliment the pieces without detracting from their simplicity." - Raised Expectations