Milk Paint

"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    
"This solid wood mahogany console table has lovely details that are accentuated with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top has been refinished with a blend of antique walnut and grey stains to tone down the red of the mahogany wood but highlight the wood grain. The table and chair are not an original set but the antique chair refinished with the same black paint is a great complement if wanting to use the table as a desk. The chair's rattan back is original and the seat has been...
"Our client reached out wanting a sage tone for her chairs, and General Finishes “Basil” delivered just that" - Primm n Proper Pickens    
"We gave this vintage nightstand a fresh modern look by removing the original wood base and painting the piece in General Finishes Lamp Black then sealed with matte top coat. We also added some metal legs to add height and add to the modern look." - NB.Restorations by Nathan Bridges    
"Ethan Allen Baumritter dresser. As you can see from the before pictures, this piece was in really rough shape. But knowing it’s solid maple I knew I could sand through most of the nastiness. Top stained in dark walnut. Body refinished in General Finishes Perfect Gray and distressed." - Elm Street Designs    
"General Finishes Milk Paint in a custom mix of Lamp Black and Coastal Blue for the denim look. Lilly Moon Rattan was used as a wash for the bases." - Michelle of Paint Shop Road Refinishing in Phoenixville, PA    
"Rustic Black Buffet. Designed to work with multiple decor styles... boho, rustic, farmhouse, eclectic, etc. The original base was removed and modified for the addition of turned wooden legs with aged brass caster wheels. Each door face has been custom miter trimmed out with thin beaded molding to add dimension. Custom bleached wood top built and added. Custom designed/hand created wooden pulls tie beautifully into the top. Fully finished inside and out in classic General Finishes Lamp Black...
"A sweet pair of nightstands made by separating an antique vanity. These were given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White, with no distressing. The original hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
"This pine piece has been rebuilt, reworked and redesigned with a coastal/farmhouse feel. Originally sitting flush to the floor, a mitered wood trim base was added and full build out on bottom and back to accommodate new iron legs. It's original "flat" front was built to add dimension and interest. Its 10 drawers now "appear" to be 16. Shiny Silver pulls complete the look. A custom top was built and added in a light natural "driftwood" inspired dye stain wash. The body has been...
"Wow, what a custom order! One thing I really enjoy is keeping anything I sand down its original color and I got to do just that with this piece, I mean look at the top of the dresser  I used General Finishes Antique White on this piece and just top coated the top with polycrylic top coat! We added new hardware and she couldn’t have turned out any better!" - Restored by Linds    
"Refinished in a worn black finish using General Finishes Lamp black. Top was stripped, sanded and stained in true black. New feet and snazzy new brushed gold hardware." - Elm Street Designs    
"Darling, vintage, maple lowboy. This piece is solid maple with a laminate top. The drawers are dovetailed and work properly. It was refreshed using General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil, and then was lightly distressed. The original, antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
"Vintage, 9-drawer dresser by Styline Ferdinand, and likely was made in the 1970s. This sturdy piece is constructed from a combination of wood and engineered materials. The drawer boxes are dovetailed at the backs and rabbet joined at the fronts. They work properly. We refreshed this dresser using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. It was lightly distressed. The original antique brass hardware was spray painted in oil rubbed bronze." - Garage 9 v2        
"Big chest of drawers and matching bedside table. These pieces were updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. They were lightly distressed. The original knobs were replaced with vintage-look library style pulls." - Garage 9 v2    
"This adorable little piece is mostly wood but does have some some engineered material on the sides. The top is also laminate. Since the top was laminate I was not able to stain it,I chose to paint this entire piece in General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint. I also gave it some fresh new black hardware." - Ray's Refurbishing    
"Antique Spencer and Barnes gentleman’s Dresser. This piece was in fantastic shape for a piece as old as it is. But it definitely needed a fresh update. I sanded the top and drawers down to the original wood, and gave it all a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. For the body/shell I chose to paint it in GF Lamp Black for a nice classy and classic look. I distressed the piece just a little to let some of the beautiful oak wood show." - Ray's Refurbishing    
"Here she is!!! Isn’t this piece stunning?!?  These smaller antique buffets are sooo hard to find! Which is why I kept this piece for a few years…lol. I love all the ornate details it has like the chunky legs, original drop pulls, and appliqués.I just finished freshening it up by giving it a new coat of General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and matte top coat." - NB.Restorations    
"Kitchen island complete. Includes a trash slide, beverage fridge and tons of storage. Paint: General Finishes Lamp Black Granite top by Stone Creations " - Cozy Home Furnishing Co.    
"General Finishes Coastal Blue and a beautiful driftwood neutral have this Mid century gal sparkling with life again!! Polish those beautiful brass pulls and we’ve got a style for even the toughest designer!!!" - Restoration Reserve    
"This Bassett piece is solid and sturdy! Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and slightly distressed. Swapped out the base trim for new feet." - Elm Street Designs    
"Let natural beauty take over your space with this Coastal cottage style dresser. Hand painted in General Finishes Antique White. Vintage-inspired bin pulls and knobs in a gunmetal finish are an extra special touch you’ll love " - The Picket Fence    
"Antique Pine Blanket Chest. The before pic says it all. 6 rounds of stripping the top and legs of old varnish to get down to natural wood. Custom flat molding and beaded wood trim provide a beautiful backdrop for its hand applied raised floral finish. A layered antique wash over General Finishes Seagull Gray gives depth and age to the finish. This would be stunning at the foot of the bed in a master suite, as an entry piece for holding shoes or for use as a storage bench." - Raised...
"Obtaining this darling- we got a heads up as a curb alert from a client and friend while she was in a car, leaving town for the airport. (Y’all are seriously the BEST about hollering when you see good stuff on the curb!!!) Anyways it was sitting out in the rain, and had the worst purple-grey I’d ever seen … latex no less so it was already starting to bubble. We immediately started pulling the paint off (like seriously as soon as I got it on my covers porch) before it hardened again and...
General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint 
"I call this “where the wild things are”. A super cute, sturdy, one drawer table done in black and white. I went with the Japanese philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the beauty & history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Painted in in Lamp Black by General Finishes, heavily distressed and then a transfer by Re·design with Prima called Abstract Jungle. Everything was sealed in a Matte finish Polycrylic by Minwax." - REmade    
"All pieces finished in General Finishes Seagull Gray with antique wash. Custom designed hand created drawer pulls on all pieces. Fully sealed. Drawers have been given a three dimensional hand created custom raised floral finish." - Raised Expectations    
"Gorgeous black on black Stoneleigh solid mahogany wood classic traditional sideboard with cross banding, original oval brass drop pull handles. The sideboard with tapered legs and brass capped feet. This was refinished in Lamp Black General Finishes Milk Paint." - The Picket Fence    
"Lovely, vintage 7-drawer dresser refreshed using General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil. The top was sanded bare and stained with General Finishes water based stain in Antique Oak, then sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The beautiful, original antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
"Old, handmade & solid oak … one of my favorite combos to refinish and bring back to life. Pieces like this aren’t perfect, they have character and flaws. Joints aren’t perfectly square. It’s a delicate balance of bringing it up to date yet keeping the awesome character. Top sanded and stained in dark walnut. Body refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Oil rubbed bronze hardware and black metal feet added." - Elm Street Designs    
"Custom Vintage Glass Cabinet. A full custom build out and design. This is an old hand built rifle cabinet! Fully reworked and updated to a one of a kind display piece. A beadboard backing was added and 4 custom built cleated shelves. Single lined bottom drawer. Vintage inspired turned legs with aged brass caster wheels add height and charm. Custom designed and hand created drawer pulls complete the look. Finished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray with antique wash that deepens the...
Nightstand in General Finishes Seagull Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain 
"Three Drawer Card Catalog Chest. A full redesign. Solid knotty pine reimagined into a faux 12 drawer card catalog inspired style. It's new base and legs give this piece stature and style. It's 3 drawers were all hand trimmed out to appear as 12. 24 pieces of all black hardware keep the look simple. The yellow pine top was stripped, sanded and then bleached multiple times to remove the gold tones and stay on trend with a natural wood finish. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint...
Antique desk and chair painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint     
"The bottom drawer was trash so a new wood shelf was installed in its place. Trimmed rattan added to the door fronts after I removed the damaged veneer. Then fully sanded and painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The shelf and top have been stained in Mocha and sealed for protection. Plus brand new hardware! This beauty got a full makeover!" - Paws in the Paint    
"What do I love about this set? Well, for one… the antique colonial style chairs!! This set features two captain’s and two brace back (hard to find) chairs. They, like the table, are absolute solid oak and as sturdy as they come. The table top is gorgeous! Constructed in a butcher block fashion and is… I’ll say it again, SOLID OAK. I refinished the chairs in a slightly weathered Lamp Black by General Finishes because this style chair just feels extra beautiful in classy black. The table top...
"Adorable vintage chest of drawers in good, sturdy condition. This one had the top and top 2 drawers sanded to bare wood. The remainder of the piece was painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil. There is no distressing on this. The original, antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2      
"Vintage Drexel buffet. This piece was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. It was lightly distressed and sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. Some of the original hardware was missing, so I replaced it with vintage-look library pulls." - Garage 9 v2    
"Top sanded and stained in Briarsmoke. Body refinished in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and wet distressed on the edges." - Elm Street Designs        
"Vintage dresser by Owosso Furniture. I’ve never heard of this brand so I looked it up. The dresser is solid wood and very nicely made. Turns out they are a very high end company and one article said other companies, including I believe it was Thomasville and Bassett, aspired to make as good quality furniture as Owosso did! Solid wood, sturdy, drawers work well and have all wood drawer boxes and dovetail joinery. This was given a makeover using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black....
"I gave it a good cleaning, sanded the failing finish from the top and then gave it a new black dress.  I’m super tempted to keep it, but I won’t. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Deer Run Vintage Company    

Our most recent kitchen makeover in Seagull Gray (top) and Perfect Gray by General Finishes (bottom) for an amazing new look!!! Counters and backsplash were installed first and we followed with the cabinet update along with new hardware for a nice finishing touch. We are grateful for our wonderful clients and we hope they love their new kitchen!!

Vintage Broyhill sofa/hall table. This sturdy piece is in great condition. It is constructed from mostly oak and some engineered materials. It likely dates to the 80’s. We “farmhoused” it up with...
"This carriage style bench lives at the base of my clients bed in the Shipyards but it’s orange tone does not work with her aesthetic. This soft gray called Perfect Gray coordinates with their flooring and bedding. General Finishes products are available at ." - Paint and Hammer (Thornbury, ON Canada area)    
"Matching gold crest brand chest of drawers and end table. These adorable pieces were just given a fresh look after being cleaned well using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint. The hardware was also refreshed in a nice black finish." - Ray's Refurbishing