Milk Paint

"Went with General Finishes Antique White for the base and was inspired by some wood and bone style knobs found online and we found a similar style at Shackteau Interiors and they were the perfect finishing touch to update this otherwise plain dresser." - Upcycling by Amy

Farm house style dining room table, solid oak.The top was sanded down to the bare wood and stained in General Finishes Ash Gray then given a few generous coats of High Performance Topcoat. The base was painted in GF’s Seagull Gray a very subtle pale gray, almost white in appearance.
"This is General Finishes Lamp Black, sealed with their Flat Out Flat Topcoat. The shelves are stained in Varathane special walnut and the inside is SW “Alpaca”. Lightly distressed. " - RESTOREDbyjillian    
"Whew... this might have been my longest running project to date .Lori asked me to refresh her secretariat and honestly, from the picture, it didn't look in too bad of shape but if you zoom in you can see all the crackle texture on the finish that all had to be stripped off with chemicals and then sanded down. The outside was stained in a mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. The inside was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and...
"Classic style mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint with drawers sanded and left natural with GF Arm-R-Seal." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
"This piece by Bassett had the typical 80’s splatter painted, speckled finish. I gave it a much needed update in General Finishes Lamp Black with gorgeous gold hardware. The top was giving me a hard time with both staining and painting evenly, so I updated it with Aspen wood planks and stained in Ebony to give the piece an extra boost of one-of-a-kind style." - Elm Street Designs    
"This piece by Bassett had the typical 80’s splatter painted, speckled finish. I gave it a much needed update in General Finishes Lamp Black with gorgeous gold hardware. The top was giving me a hard time with both staining and painting evenly, so I updated it with Aspen wood planks and stained in Ebony to give the piece an extra boost of one-of-a-kind style." - Elm Street Designs    
"Say hello to my friend Darla, here. She's a beautiful vintage 5 drawer from approximately the 30's and had a wicked case of 'latex paint disease'. We've since cleared her of this ailment with a chemical strip down and hand sanding. The top had this lovely burl piece but was much too dark to enjoy it's fabulous detail and depth so we did a multi-step bleach process to help clear out some of the aging and tannins and give her a little more modern tone. Just a beautiful example of bookend burl...
"Frankie. She's cool and collected and ready to get to work. We took a two piece hutch apart and decided to make a beautiful movable kitchen island or standing desk with the base. She's double sided folks- so there are FOUR workable drawers in this little beauty! Pull up two stools to this working island that's been refreshed in General Finishes Perfect Gray with a satin finish and some satiny brushed brass pulls. The top has undergone a marbling transformation that will leave your guests...
"Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black with a satin finish and new D. Lawless Hardware glass knobs. Classic and elegant!" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

Michele Roumayah Clark created this stunning kitchen island transformation using...

"General Finishes Alabaster for the win again! This is the most popular white by far. Turned out Ah-mazing." - Painted Pieces in Klamath Falls, OR    
"This two piece custom order was just wrapped up today! Solid Ethan Allen accent single drawer table that just needed a little update along with a cool Mallard Wood Box…yes I refinish anything!!! So the Ethan Allen table was first sanded down along with the drawer face. The wood needed to be matched to my clients living room built-ins so I mixed a custom blend of Minwax Cherry and Honey. Those surfaces were then clear coated with Polyurethane. The remainder of the piece was painted in...
"Bailey. She's a tailored style with a moody attitude. We needed a pop of color from that old cherry finish, so General Finishes Blue Moon to the rescue, with some grey aged glaze in just those upper details for a little pop! But that top! It had a great shape but had some seriously messed up veneers. We created a Faux marble top with a blend of various General Finishes grays and glazes, with a satin sprayed finish for a gentle gleam. It almost LOOKS like it could be cool to the touch...
"From castle vibes to a modern look, this very large sideboard received quite the makeover! Paint: General Finishes Lamp Black." - Flipping Unbelievable    

"Nothing says WELCOME HOME like an inviting entryway! Shop your entryway jewel here: (Bench item ...

"According to Designers… While moody blues have been a big hit and will remain popular in 2020, dark green is where it's at in 2021. A fresh green is symbolic of renewal and growth!
Shown here our BE-20AB Bench. LOVE the look? Get it with General Finishes Westminster Green Milk Paint"

Who loves Barndoors (raise of hands)?! Our Barndoor server has a TON of look, and LOTS and LOTS of storage.

Get the look with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint & Espresso Water Based Stain.

Feel the breeze, smell the salt, bring the seaside inside with our coastal collection! 
GET THE LOOK with General Finishes Whitewash Water Based finish and Key West Blue Milk Paint!

With full extension metal glides, English dovetail drawer construction and solid wood make up, our Summit 7-drawer dresser is ON-POINT!
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"According to Decor Aid's 20 Home Design Trends for 2019, black & white decor "produces a sense of balance and boldness." Pair our Seattle stool with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Finish and get the LOOK!"

"•DESI• I asked for help with choosing a color for this blank canvas! It was nearly an even split between General Finishes Queenstown Gray, Alabaster, and Persian Blue!  SO I did a little custom mixing since all of General Finishes Milk Paints can be blended and came up with this lovely gray!" - Studio 111; Restoration & Transformation    

Here’s a beautiful Mid Century Modern piece. She’s a solid wood dresser finished in...

"I’m loving these rustic side tables! They were painted in General Finishes Persian Blue and the sunflowers were freehand drawn with a gold paint marker."

"Love this piece! It is painted in General Finishes antique white milk paint and the top sealed natural with satin Enduro-Var II." - Belle Maison   GF Enduro-Var is an oil-modified, ambering, water-based topcoat. Learn more in this video:
"Mr. Vintage finished this beautiful chest of drawers today. Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with distressing. Top is GORGEOUS in a custom stain. Drawers all have original lining with vintage looking newspaper. " - Vintage Vision    
"Take a look at this gorgeous French provincial dresser, painted in Antique White Milk Paint by General Finishes." - Belle Maison    
"When your daughter needs a "big girl bed" and can't find one she likes from a store, you make one she does like! It was a perfect teachable moment for her to get involved in woodworking, and she helped every step of the way. She even helped mix her own custom General Finishes Milk Paint color (Snow White + Coral Crush) to create the exact shade of pink she wanted." - OakTree Supply  
"I transformed this boring orange pine coffee table into a farmhouse dream using products I’d never used before. Don’t be scared to try new things! I knew I wanted a sort of barnwood farmhouse look to this table. I sanded the ugly orange pine to bare wood and applied Amy Howard At Home Better with Age which reacts to the tannins and oils in the wood and ages it. It’s a crap shoot what you’ll get and the pine turned a slight grayish color on the grain. Next I added General Finishes Van Dyke...
"Mid Century Art Deco style. Before and after shows the transformation in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and an Antique Walnut stained drawer and top." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
"Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue, which is a deep, rich, navy blue. Can’t wait to do more of this color! Sealed with their High Performance Topcoat. Knobs sprayed with Krylon Spray Paint “Gold Leaf”. Best gold spray I have used!" - Revived Creations by Autumn    
"New hardware and fresh paint bring a whole new look! Paint: Coastal Blue by General Finishes" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Beautiful vintage vanity is all finished for my client. I love the designs on this vanity. It was painted Antique White by General Finishes and stained top. The details have gold highlights! Gorgeous transformation!" - Rockin Furniture Revivals by Blea & Co.    
"This piece was refinished using General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and glazed with GF Winter White Glaze Effects on the base and on the top. It turned out absolutely stunning! A statement piece for sure!!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration    

"Curvy girls get all the attention. This beauty got the makeover it so deserved, from drab to absolutely glamorous. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique White for the striping. Re•design with Prima®️ Midnight Floral transfer, one of my favorites, really stepped it up a notch. And that gold foil! I'll be finding pieces of it in my house forever but it was 100% worth it. I suppose, after all, diamonds are a girl's best friend " - Fin + Finished

"Matching side tables are hard to find but it’s your lucky day! These are perfectly sized for nightstands. These Dixie three drawer bedside tables were hand painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue which is a beautiful navy and the pulls were exchanged for some more modern knobs from HomeGoods." - Picked and Poshed    
"We’ve taken these cabinets from their original maple state to a new more modern look that POPS! We’ve finished this kitchen in General Finishes Perfect Gray and Brushable White Enamel!" - Goodwillhunting Lawson    
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"This beautiful buffet is refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with distressing to highlight the details. The top has been sanded and stained using Walnut gel stain, sealed for durability with Gel Topcoat and dark wax." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"Modern Scandanavian Boho Eight drawer dresser. A quality vintage MCM piece has been given a custom design. Its base was built out to accept its new 6" black iron legs. General Finishes Lamp Black was used to give a modern updated finish. All 8 drawers were built out with 60+ pieces of hand cut and bleached wood accents. OVER 125 FEET of custom wood trim was used for this original design. Sold black iron bar pulls are the perfect simple modern accent. The black finish and bleached wood...
Staircase makeover with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel by Goodwillhunting Lawson.    
"Kroehler MCM tallboy. Can you believe that awesome walnut grain was under that original finish?!?! Top and wood drawer fronts only sanded and sealed. Body refinished in a gorgeous sage green… General Finishes Basil. Original hardware cleaned and updated to match feet caps." - Elm Street Designs
"Custom Refinished French Provincial Set These French provincial dressers were given a makeover! Refinished for a vintage wedding reception and then the perfect statement pieces in a little girl's room! This set was refinished in General Finishes Antique White and lightly distressed. The hardware was sprayed with champagne and highlighted with antique bronze and white gold. A peekaboo stencil was added to the sides of the drawers for added interest and beauty." - Estrella Design    
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"I’m not going to lie. I was “Blue” when I bought this cabinet, sight unseen, and was a little disappointed. The “Solid wood” description turned out to be a wood frame with thin hardboard sides. lesson learned. Again.  I contemplated just donating it somewhere but I really liked the compact style and figured there must be SOMEONE out there that can use a little lightweight vintage record cabinet….. for some extra storage. So while it has ALL the right style, please know this isn’t a super...
"I’m totally in LOVE with how this table turned out!! The based is painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue distressed, and topcoated. The top of the table got a complete refresh with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and topcoated. The new glass Top Knobs matches other hardware for this client in her new home. Love love love!!" - Soleil Furnishings    
"I’m in love with how this dresser turned out! Who’s with me?! This dresser was made by Huntley Quality Furniture and is built to last!   It has been sanded down, primed, and painted in one my favorites, General Finishes ‘Lamp Black.’   In-between the drawers and the legs have all been stained in a Gel Stain called ‘Kona’ and sealed for protection.Original hardware that has been cleaned and painted in ‘Sunlit Brass’ which gives a pop to this elegant piece." - PNW Beautiful Finishes...
"MCM dresser custom refinished for a repeat client. Refinished in General Finishes Westminster Green. Drawers and feet sanded and sealed. Added some gold knobs to complete the look." - Elm Street Designs  

"I fell in love with this petite desk. The body is painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Seagull Gray. The top was damaged and all the old veneer had to be removed. After sanding the bottom wood layer smooth different stains were applied to create a weathered beachy wood look." - December's Home