"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...
"We thought we would bring you this bright and cheery piece!! This beautiful Bassett dresser is painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paints. Tell us what you think of us doing some brighter colors for spring!" - Belle Maison
"Antique vanity turned stunning nightstands! This set was painted in General Finishes Stillwater Blue Chalk Style Paint and then color washed with Antique White to enhance all the beautiful detailing. For extra durability both were sealed in High Performance top coat in satin. New porcelain knobs and floral lined drawers complete this huge transformation." - Nap Time Creations
"In the words of Yogi Berra, “It’s deja vu all over again!” I was lucky enough to find another writing desk and gave it a similar finish to the first. If you missed out on that and are interested, this is available. Finished in the beautiful and rich Lamp Black by General Finishes. Top sanded and stained." - 100 Thousand Welcomes Painted Furniture and Decor
"Get lost staring at your new gorgeous vanity that no body else has! This skillfully crafted, solid wood vanity has been so well kept over the years! It’s been painted in an elegant light gray, Seagull Gray, by General Finishes. Its details in the legs and sides are complemented with a touch of black glaze. The matching bench gives plenty of room to sit and can be stored away under the vanity." - Just picked and painted
"Light and airy and oh so beautiful! Imagine this versatile buffet in your home and keep the beauty of Spring alive all year long! Vintage solid wood buffet painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in Persian Blue with a stunning floral transfer from re•design with prima. Fully sealed for protection. As with most vintage pieces, some age marks are present but a solid, sturdy piece ready for it's second life!" - GarageMama Vintage
"I get a little bit attached to every single piece I refinish. Sometimes that attachment runs deep, like this bench. I built this bench and then stained the seat in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and painted the rest Antique White. When it was complete I put it in my foyer just to see how it would look and I realized it will not be going anywhere! I can’t keep them all, but this one is staying in my home." - Flipping Unbelievable
The body of the desk and coordinating chair are painted in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint from General Finishes. The drawer fronts are painted in Antique White. The top three drawers have buffalo check accents hand painted in 3 shades of gray (Seagull Gray, Driftwood and Queenstown). The top of the desk is painted in a Dark Chocolate. Sealed with Semi-gloss High Performance Top Coat." - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings
Seagull Gray Milk Paint Vs. Seagull Gray MIlk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects
"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 Minimalist Coffee Table is finally complete. This one took much longer than my usual projects for many reasons. My original vision was derailed after I wasn't able to strip it completely of the horrid paint. I decided to try my hand at wood graining for the first time and I'm in love. No more excuses for not being able to achieve a wood look for me anymore. I also did some faux wood graining with paint on the side panels as well. I had painted it white first but it was too stark of a...
"I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in General Finishes Driftwood, glazed in their Winter White, and sealed to protect. New crystal knobs have been added. The top was sanded down and dry brushed in Driftwood and Winter white." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
"Solid wood vintage vanity or desk finished in General Finishes Driftwood with base of Limestone on the 7 drawers. The hand painted buffalo check has both colors, plus a touch of Queenstown Gray. The stripped and sanded top was finished with a rustic stain. Heavily distressed for a time-worn feel." - GarageMama Vintage
"Since I can't go to Morocco I'll pretend I'm there with this dresser. I painted it in General Finishes Klein Blue, Key West Blue, and Patina Green. I used redesign with prima's patchwork stencil. The surface has been given a luminescent sheen with redesign with prima decor wax in element and milky way. I created my own shimmery glazes with mica powers and general finishes top coat in satin. I also added a touch of ruby icing paste. You can watch video tutorials on my page of how I created...
"This beautiful burled walnut vintage chest was refinished in a custom toner to preserve and deepen the beautiful grain. It was created using General Finishes Black Water Based Stain and HPTC (High Performance Topcoat), in a 1:4 ratio. The body was painted in GF Queenstown Gray." - Mettle Modern Design
"Here's a super cute antique writing desk that's been refinished in a black wash using General Finishes Lamp Black and stained top. I think this would be a great piece for an entry way as a place to stash your keys and mail, and plenty of room beneath to store hats and gloves,(and by the way where did I put that other mitten?!) Of course, perfect as a desk or vanity." - 100 Thousand Welcomes Painted Furniture and Decor
"Have I mentioned how much I LOVE General Finishes products?! We had the chance to create this look once again for a commissioned piece and we are loving how it turned out!
The exterior finish was completed in many layers using Millstone, Snow White, Dark Chocolate, a custom tinted grey poly, Van Dyke Brown Glaze effects and HPTC in Satin. For the desk and hutch interior we used Enduro Antique White Poly." - Twig & Thyme Design
Lovely farmhouse nightstands in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint.
"I just finished my kitchen using GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. I absolutely love it!" - Tracy Eubanks
"Becoming a big brother is full of excitement and change. So, when my client, Lindsay decided to revamp her son's new "big boy" room, she wanted to make it special for him. She chose General Finishes Coastal Blue to compliment the decor for his space. This shade of navy is playful enough for a child and sophisticated enough for a young man, which makes it the perfect shade to grow with him and his decor for many years to come." - Ruthie's Restorations
You guys voted and grey won! I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in...
"A new piece finished in General Finishes Lamp Black. That huge book it’s staged with is a 1904 Webster’s Monarch Dictionary. I found it on my last thrifting trip. It’s one of the coolest books I’ve ever scooped up!" - Backstory Home
"We've been busy busy busy with custom work! Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue, this has been lightly distressed and sealed with Fusion Clear Wax." Flipping Fabulous
"This beautiful detailed desk/vanity has been given new life with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and HPTC. The legs have been stripped and sanded and white waxed for a very soft look. This is all ready for you if you’re getting organized in 2019!" - 100 Thousand Welcomes Painted Furniture and Decor
Fabulous Emerald side tables by The Texasgypsy.
"Oh man! This was a new adventure! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, this piano is lightly distressed and sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Hemp Oil. It was a first for us!" - Flipping Fabulous
"Another custom order in the books! This beautiful piece is painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top is also stained using Java Gel Stain by General Finishes." - Belle Maison
"They might be calling for snow outside but inside I'm thinking Spring! This vintage solid wood tall chest was painted and blended with General Finishes Persian Blue and Coastal Blue, the perfect colors to complement this gorgeous floral transfer. The wrap around design will catch the eye from every direction." - GarageMama Vintage
"Just finished up another custom order! This piece is painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and the top is stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Contact us today if you have a piece needing a little TLC!" - Belle Maison of Huntsville, AL
"I heart grays! This little beauty was refinished using a base of General Finishes Driftwood. Her gorgeous details were accented in a black glaze and her original hardware renewed in a matching hammered black finish." - VannJean Designs
"I’m totally loving this fresh color combo! This vintage hutch was updated in General Finishes Seagull Gray, Pitch Black Glaze & High Performance Topcoat for a gorgeous finish! I’m loving how the white and yellow flowers POP against the color & create a beautiful, fresh feel to this classic piece!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting
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"I don’t know if I’m more thrilled with the transformation or finally being done! Nine drawers are no fun! No fun at all! Finished in a subtle two tone finish, General Finishes Snow White & Seagull Gray, smooth & durable polyurethane finish." - Kenzie Lynn Designs
"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
Beautiful armoire in GF Persian Blue by House of Aalia
"This armoire looks like it once could have lived in an old French country estate. Grand and elegant, but also familiar and cozy, this piece would be a lovely addition to any living space. Place in foyer or in a dining room...or even in a study- there’s a pull out secretarial drawer complete with writing surface and small storage compartments. It's rich blue gray finish is offset with ivory highlights, and a subtle silver glaze has...
Stunning foyer table in GF Persian Blue by Eclat Designs by Crystin.
"Here she is in all of her glory. The faux marble foyer table is finished and staged. I am so sad I can't keep her but I know that she's going to a loving home. I love, love, love this marble finish and I'll be doing more of them in the future. If I ever consider getting into the countertop business, this is one look I'd specialize in. Here is Elsa, my Frozen queen."
"Coffee Bar/ Small Buffet- this oak cabinet has been painted in General Finishes Lamp Black while the top was stained in maple for a beautiful contrast and the perfect farmhouse look. The entire piece was sealed with an oil based polyurethane for ultimate durability and a smooth satin sheen. Buffalo check paper lining and white porcelain knobs complete this transformation." - Nap Time Creations
"We also finished another one of these vintage cabinets with mirrors. Perfect for an entryway piece or a vanity, etc. The mirror does have age spots. This one is painted in a distressed General Finishes Persian Blue. Finished in a dark wax." - Odds and Ends
Bold nightstand in General Finishes Emerald Milk Paint
Loving this fun and bright dresser in GF Coral Crush Milk Paint
"I love this old vintage secretary desk! I used General Finishes Milk Paint and did some color blending with “Driftwood” and “Antique White” - The curved drawers and the claw feet make this piece so unique!" - Hailey Duncan Home
"We love a classic white farmhouse look but sometimes we feel the need to veer away from our signature look and shake things up a little. This was one of those times. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Java Gel were the perfect combination for this little table." - Fine Flipping
"This beautiful burled walnut vintage chest was refinished in a custom toner to preserve and deepen the beautiful grain. It was created using General Finishes Black water based stain and HPTC, in a 1:4 ratio. The body was painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint." Mettle Modern Design
"This gorgeous "Lady in red" is looking for a new forever home! This stunning chest of drawers has been cleaned, sanded, hand painted in Brick Red by General Finishes and finished with clear wax for protection. Some places have also been dark waxed to highlight its vintage character. Beautiful original handles accomplish the look!" - Shabby Wonderland
"Painted in very subtle blended layers of General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint. The original hardware was updated to Satin Bronze. The best thing about this piece....the top is granite. Perfect for serving those hot dishes this time of year!"
Cabinet all decked out for the holidays in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC.
"These beautiful solid wood nightstands were selected from our unfinished inventory and refinished in Lamp Black and Black Cherry Water Based Stain by General Finishes. They turned out gorgeous!!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Pretty in Pink! Dress up your little ones room with these unique nightstands painted in a mix of General Finishes Antique White with a dash of Brick Red for that perfect pink color." - Vintage Actually Decor
This beautiful dresser was painted with several products from ...
"How sweet is this chest! I love nursery pieces! This piece was brought to us by a client and refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes Tuscan Red and Snow White. I can’t wait to see the room all finished up!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Mid century pieces just make my heart swoon! Crisp, clean and modern with a nice contrast between bright white and dark wood. General Finishes Snow White and Java Gel Stain make for a gorgeous combination. Vintage brass hardware, original to the piece, was polished back to it's former glory." - Boxwood & Brass