Milk Paint

"Lamp Black by General Finishes is a true black color. It’s timeless and classic and right now it’s the most popular color that clients are requesting. This dresser is part of a bedroom set that belongs to my client, and this dresser is huge! Check out what it looked like before!" - Flipping Unbelievable    
Dining set transformed with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and flat topcoat    
A lovely pair of vintage (possibly antique) tables. They’re made of mahogany. I got these tables at different times from different people and they are absolutely identical.  The tables were given a makeover using...
"We took this kitchen islands from dated brown to something brighter and more modern using General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint!"     
"Antique Oak Harlequin table. My initial plan for this OLD piece was to strip down and do a natural paint wash. Unfortunately years of being used as a plant stand took its toll. If you don't know... water causes black staining to oak. Because of the grain it's impossible to reverse. So... Plan B. It had to be unique and a little piece of art. Now finished in General Finishes Linen and Lamp Black Milk Paint. I've given a time worn Harlequin pattern to the top and an antique wash to give a...
"This beautiful MCM chest is finally done! My initial plans for this piece changed mid refinishing when it was claimed. But I love my clients choices and very happy with how it turned out! Stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and paired beautifully with GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations    
"We were able to give these kitchen cabinets new life with General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint! We took the hardware to a matte black for a POP of color! We hope you love." - Goodwillhunting Lawson    
"This handsome fellow went home just in time for Mother’s Day!! I refinished this beautiful dresser for the Haneman family. An absolute joy to work with. Their grandfather built the dresser many years ago. We gave it a refresh for the next generations to enjoy. His body is painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and sealed to last. The drawers were sanded down and white washed with General Finishes Linen and a modern stencil to update his look. New brass to finish his make over. I think it...
Lingerie Chest This sweet little tall chest had the perfect bones for a redesign. There was SOOO much untapped potential with this one. She's simply perfect...with sweet little feet, raised finish drawers, custom knobs and beautiful paper drawer liner. Finished in...
"Whimsical Dresser in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint & Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects with Re·design with Prima "Champs De Lavende" Transfer and Gold Leaf." - OVER EASY Flipping    
"Bedside chests refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black. Updated the top drawers by adding wood and staining in mocha. Sealed in a satin finish." - Elm Street Designs    
"Solid wood, vintage French Provincial dresser by Harmony House. The finish on this was originally a cream enamel which just had a lot of wear on it. It was cleaned well and repainted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. No distressing on this one. The original hardware was left as is. I think it’s perfect!" - Garage 9 v2    
"Want to know why this table is so unique? The top of this table came from antique floorboards in a house that was repurposed. Such a cool feature and this piece is another example of restoring furniture back to its original finish. I stripped the top and used a mix of stains to color match, and then painted the bottom in General Finishes Lamp Black. Everything was sealed for protection." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Stunning wooden hutch that has undergone a significant transformation. It has been thoroughly cleaned, sanded, and repainted with General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint, while the top half inside was primed and painted with Fusion Mineral Paints' Picket Fence White to ensure durability." - Ray's Refurbishing    

I painted this little ikea kitchen about 6 years ago and it was time for a new look. Painted in General Finishes coastal blue and accessories were sprayed in Rust-oleum universal metalic pure gold. I added a back panel and applied adhesive tiles, bang up to date now.

"This cute cabinet went home today to a happy client. Refinished in Basil by General Finishes Milk Paint " - The Picket Fence    
"Solid wood, vintage French Provincial dresser by Harmony House. The finish on this was originally a cream enamel which just had a lot of wear on it. It was cleaned well and repainted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. The original hardware was left as is. I think it’s perfect!" - Garage 9 v2    
"Solid wood 5 drawer Bassett brand chest of drawers. Freshly updated and revived this beautiful piece is ready for a new home.The top was sanded and freshly stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by their High Performance Topcoat. For the body I used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. I left the hardware original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing    
Nothing is ever simple... I've spent a week working on the 100+ year old white Italian marble. Although still a faint shadow...a million times improvement. These pieces have had a life, a journey and sometimes there's a "hiccup" along the way. The mark was left from the original wood top piece that sat on the marble for years. (It was NOT an attractive top piece and the mirror was too far gone to save BUT those items are safely stored to be reincarnated at a future time) What I...
Refinished in General Finishes Queenstown Gray. New wood top with matching accents on drawer fronts & new hardware. - Elm Street Designs      
"Persian Blue by General Finishes is still one of my favorites!! What do you think?! I do love the two toned here." - The Broken Masterpiece    
Before and after General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint and top redone in Cappuccino Fusion Mineral     
"Antique Black & Aged Brass Buffet/Bar  Eight drawers transformed into the appearance of 12. Over 110 feet of custom trim, custom top, and hand patina aged brass shelving and hardware. Custom built 2" thick shelves fully face trimmed. Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black with aging wash. Flat finish sealer." - Raised Expectations    
Top stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel stain and the body in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint     
"Vintage, solid rock maple buffet made by Young Republic. This was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White and was lightly distressed. The original, antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
Before and After General Finishes Linen Milk Paint     
"This lovely little piece was in great shape when I got it. But of course it needed to be given a fresh new life. I decided to paint the shell in the always gorgeous and sleek GF Lamp Black. I also distressed the edges to show off some of the gorgeous natural wood underneath. For the top and drawers I sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by their High Performance Topcoat." - Ray's Refurbishing    
Custom Console with Marble Doors A stunning piece for the entry or as a media piece (access ports in back) Fully finished in...
"Who else is craving green right now?!? I absolutely love General Finishes Basil !!" - Refined by Ash 
A new twist on the coveted card catalog pieces of the past. A solid wood 8 drawer piece was transformed by custom build out to now appear as 24 individual drawers. Reclaimed cedar was used to create a new top and shelves. All custom face trimmed and finished....
"Step back in time with our stunning Antique American Empire Mahogany Chest of Drawers! Meticulously refinished in Lamp Black by General Finishes, distressed edges for that coveted worn-out charm, this piece exudes timeless elegance." - The Picket Fence    
"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.