Milk Paint

"✨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    
"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