Millstone

Gorgeous solid wood dresser/buffet with loads of storage! This would be a gorgeous tv console and if I don’t get rid of it fast, it might be MY gorgeous tv console! Complete farmhouse transformation for this piece. Top stripped and sanded to bare wood, base painted in...

"New hardware, new base, new legs, fresh paint and stain. This dresser looks completely different now! So much more modern. Paint color: Lamp Black by General Finishes. Stain: Water Based Walnut by General Finishes" - Flipping Unbelievable    
Have I told you how much I love chartreuse?? This old girl needed a refresh! She was solid structurally but looked tired. Once I got the old finish off the top, I knew that I wanted to keep it wood. And I loved the wood details on the top drawer so that just had to be wood as well. I tried taping off the details fifty ways to Sunday to protect them from the paint but I just ended up with a lot of wasted tape. I remembered when I first started this business, people were using Vaseline as a...
"Believe me when I say, I tried EVERYTHING to find a spot for this beauty in my house. I purchased this piece from Habitat for Humanity Restore and instantly thought bar cart, but this piece is so versatile that you could use it as a coffee bar, a media stand, a plant stand, even a mobile book shelf. The entire piece was paint washed in General Finishes Millstone, this color is easily becoming one of my favorite neutrals! Even the Folk II Transfer from Re·design with Prima received a paint wash...
These end tables were very dated and the orange finish was failing. If you remember from a post a few days ago, I ended up removing the entire finish down to bare wood. We also added a plain piece of trim to cover the detail work that was on the front to make them more modern and up to date. I started the refinishing with two coats of shellac to seal the wood and block the wood tannins from coming through my finish. I still wasn’t sure what direction I was going with these tables but because...
We don't just refinish furniture, we transform it. Being able to combine natural recycled rattan with true mid century craftsmanship is always a yes in our world. If you think this set looks familiar to you, you're right! The cane hutch we did a few months back is the mate to this set. I never thought I'd find another piece as classy as that hutch, and then I found this stunning (and MATCHING) set! The legs alone are classic mid century modern with a relaxed boho vibe. Made by American of...
"The cane addition added so much texture and interest to this design. To create this look: •General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint cane webbing http://www.caneandbasket.com/ •Brasso Metal Polish •Rustoleum Pure Gold spray paint if you have a piece of brass that is too pitted to polish. •Klean Strip stripper for the raw wood accents •Earlex 5500 HVLP sprayer for the smoothest finish" - Saved By Design   Foducts
"It didn't take long to go from 80s drab to clean modern upgrade. Inspired by Pottery Barn's gorgeous cane line. Designed with simplicity in mind, they have been finished in the classic GF Millstone with minimalist finger pull knobs, solid wood contemporary legs and organic cane." - Saved By Design    
These took FOREVER. But I was determined to keep the wood in its natural state and not just slap some paint on them. 100% solid maple wood. (Some outer trim on drawers is polar, but majority is maple. Top row of drawers has gorgeous maple burl accents) Stripped twice, then sanded. Hours upon hours of hand sanding all the grooves, nooks and crannies. I’m now sporting bandaids on 3 fingers due to so much sanding. Fun fact: sanded, raw wood is absolutely gorgeous but the minute you go to...
"Refinished in General Finishes Millstone. Distressed in all the right places using denatured alcohol technique. Sealed in GF top coat in flat. Original hardware updated to oil rubbed bronze." - Elm Street Designs    
"I stripped the top, which is laminate, and gave it an extra heavy sand with 80 grit sandpaper. Usually 220 is sufficient but this was extra slick. The paint was adhering well to the body so I gave it a really good sand and gave the entire piece three coats of primer, checked for adhesion issues and everything was sticking. The paint color is a custom light, warm gray. I used General Finishes Snow White and Antique White in equal parts (1 cup each) and added a little Perfect Gray (1/8 cup)...
" I used General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and Burnished Pearl Effects accents." - Ivory & Oak    
"Finally finished with this beautiful French desk. Hand painted in General Finishes Millstone. The top was sanded down and stained in Pecan and sealed for protection. New pulls added for an upscale classic look. This desk is made by Drexel, so you know it’s made to last. I love this color. Perfect fall time color" - Vintage Actually Decor    

Latest project completed in a timeless classic style.
Done in GF Millstone milk paint and accented with Champagne Pearl Effects. Drawers have also been painted in Persian Blue milk paint.

Millstone Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain

"Drew dresser finished in soft GF Millstone that is a muted classic, topped off with original polished brass hardware." - Saved By Design    
Absolute stunner in General Finishes Millstone, Linen & Basil Milk Paint as well as Burnished Pearl Effects.     
"Refinished in a custom mix of General Finishes paints. Let’s see, we have Halcyon Blue, Millstone, Reverent Gray, Antique White, Perfect Gray, and Alabaster. I went a little crazy mixing. The result is a very pretty teal/gray/baby blue. I added some GF Winter White Glaze Effects over it and lightly distressed to create a worn, layered look. Some fun wallpaper on the back completes the look!" - Elm Street Designs    
"How cute is this chair now?!? This family heirloom was ready for a change! Painted in General Finishes Millstone with a whole new seat made of 4 new layers of quilting and a layer of batting and fabric that the customer picked out . Thanks for trusting us with your piece, new upholstery and all!!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"Super adorable farmhouse chic vintage hutch! I just love the European cottage vibe this look gives! So much labor and love went into creating this special look. The doors and top were stripped to bare wood and toned with Varathane antique white stain/poly. This beautiful very soft duck egg blue is a custom blend with GF Milk Paint (Persian Blue/Linen/Millstone) Upper in Dixie Belle Silk Mineral in Endless Shore (antique white) inside doors in burlap. New porcelain white knobs finish the look...

"Coffee table going home today with a fresh and modern new look, painted in ...

 This primitive antique sideboard was freshened up with General Finishes Millstone.
 

"This chest of drawers has been painted in General Finishes Millstone, with new ‘antique brass’ handles added. Isn’t she lovely?" 

White Milk Paint side by side comparison

Side by Side comparison of GF's Grays courtesy of Lori from Woodcraft

Comparison GF's White Milk Paint

Left to Righ (darkest to lightest): Millstone, Linen, Antique White, Alabaster (50/50 Antique White/Snow White) & Snow White

 

 

Distressed Farmhouse cabinet in Millstone Milk Paint

"Floral with a beachy vibe. ❤️ Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue and Snow White. The top is a wash of Millstone. A beautiful statement piece, yet not too loud or bold for those with a more neutral decor. " - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings

This tan entryway table is painted in General Finishes Millstone. Such a pretty tan and love the detailing on this table! Would also work great under a TV or as a coffee bar.

"This armoire has been painted in a blended General Finishes Westminster Green on the outside and Millstone inside and distressed." - Odds and Ends    
"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

"This set of night stands, painted in a soft beige called Millstone by General Finishes, are perfect for the French country decorator. I’ve added brown glaze and dark wax to enhance and give them depth and warmth." - Shades of Shabby

"Loving this combination of General Finishes Queenstown and a custom blend of Millstone with Queenstown. This two-toned detailing took forever but it was so worth it!" - Boxwood & Brass      

This Thomasville 3 drawer chest is a perfect example of how you can save a well constructed piece of furniture from the trash pile by updating it with a bit of paint.
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The color is equal parts Driftwood and Millstone.

"These end tables were a yard sale find from a few months ago. They had a smooth factory finish on them and a dated 1980's faux stain. Using General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects, they are now looking much more neutral, coastal and updated to be loved again for years to come!" - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.      
"Our custom orders come in all SHAPES and SIZES! Last week we wrapped up this gorgeous large mirror with a 6 step finish to compliment a large buffet that’s going in my clients new home. We matched the finish using General Finishes Dark Chocolate, Millstone, and Queenstown Milk Paints, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and of course HPTC to seal it all in." - Twig & Thyme Design  

"This stunning beauty is from the Griswold Guest Co, of Big Rapids Michigan and features solid wood throughout with four spacious dovetail drawers and wonderful features!

"I tried new things on this piece, one of which was to decoupage this gorgeous post of Sleeping Beauty! I also added a texture medium and highlighted everything in gold gilding wax! Color is Millstone Milk Paint from General Finishes." - New Old Finds

2017›Upcycling›Creative›3rd Place

Peony hand drawn stain art chest of drawers 

This 26 1/2 foot long project was installed in the breakroom of a global spirits manufacturer.  75 year old retired barrels were broken down and the pieces were pressure washed to prepare them for finishing.  Two coats of GF Clear Poly in Satin covered the backs of the barrel staves and three coats on the front brought 75 years’ worth of life and history back out of the tired old pieces.  The full pieces were basket weaved and the small segments of staves were cobblestone pieced like a...

"We took an old broken down Antique Armoire and transformed it into our favorite reNEWed piece thus far. The bones were there, along with the original coat hooks, drawer and drop down cabine,  it just needed a little vision and work to make it into something special. The exterior was painted with General Finishes Millstone. Glazing & distressing was added to give a worn patina look. To add a little more character to the Nook we added reclaimed barnwood to the back.  A new hanging wire...

"A lovely combination of water based products: General Finishes Persian Blue, Millstone, Winter White Glaze Effects and Heirloom Traditions Paint Muddy Pond Gel Wax. She’s ready for the holidays."- Morning Dew Creations    

This delightful desk transformation was completed by Distress Reliever: Upcycled Furniture using General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain - what a classy combo!

Another lovely share from Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations - finished with General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stian!

"Sometimes you just need to let the beauty of a piece speak for itself. General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint over Limestone Chalk Style Paint." - GarageMama Vintage

 

**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Limestone with a custom mix of 6:1 Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray.

We are crushing on this delightful dresser by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations. Painted in GF Millstone Milk Paint.

"Oh, this vanity. This vanity had a rough life before it found us! We used Salt Wash mixed with Coastal Blue, Linen and Seagull/Driftwood mix for the first layer. For the second layer, we put 12 (TWELVE!!!!) different colors on a palate and mixed our brush around without fully mixing the colors together which gave this gal an ombre look. The colors used were: Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Stillwater Blue, Summertime Blue, Fjord Blue, Halcyon Blue, Patina Green, Persian Blue, Millstone, Driftwood,...
"{PAINT it forward piece} A couple months ago I made the announcement that I wanted to Pay it Forward by donating either the proceeds of a furniture sale or donating a piece itself in an auction/raffle type setting to an organization or foundation. I was blessed to cross paths with a wonderful local family who tragically lost their son a couple years ago to brain cancer. Ryan was a mere 30 years young when his life ended but he left behind a legacy. Inspired by Restoration Hardware Baby's "...
Loving this gorgeous neutral dresser by The Tin Shed. It's a combo of General Finishes Millstone and Linen Milk Paints and Driftwood for the shading.    
Loving this classic look in GF Millstone Milk Paint by Boxwood & Brass.    

Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage and Repurposed Furniture rejuvenated this desk and chair using GF Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.