"One of my favorite things is when a client gives me an inspiration picture for the furniture she wants me to makeover. It was fun to layer all the colors to get just the right depth and texture for this entry table. I used General Finishes paint in Perfect Gray, Queenstown Gray, Snow White, Seagull Gray, mixed a few combinations in between, and did a subtle white wash over it all. I love how it turned out!
Inspiration picture is by Andrea at @lifeoncedarlane on Instagram. Her styling is...
"This custom piece turned out so pretty!
Do you like to mix colors to make something new or do you keep it simple and use colors as-is?
I'm a lover of mixing and making something new!
This is two parts General Finishes Coastal Blue and 1 part Argentine Pearl Effects. It creates the perfect shimmer."
"This client owned dresser set was refinished using General Finishes Empire Gray Milk Paint and was glazed with Burnished Pearl, Argentine Pearl, and Pitch Black Glaze Effects! It turned out amazing!"
Loving this metallic look by Flipping Unbelievable! It's a combo of GF Argentine Pearl Effects, Driftwood Milk Paint, Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat.
"Check out my take on a metal looking finish. This was done using Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine Pearl Effects, Pitch Black Glaze, High Performance Topcoat and Antique Oak stain all by General Finishes. I removed the bottom of the dresser to get rid of the curved wood and give it a cleaner look then added hairpin legs."
This French Provincial China Cabinet is Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint, Patina Green, Holiday Red, Tawny Pearl Effects and High Performance Top Coat, Satin Finish.
"Got this plain Jane buffet (no offense to anyone named Jane!) for free. Completely stripped, sanded, cleaned and primed it (it's mahogany, so very necessary!). Added Efex appliques, painted with GF Blue Moon and glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects. GF Queenstown Gray on the top. Silver rub-n-buff on the appliques. Sprayed and lacquered the hardware. Interior is painted with GF Linen." - Stage Stop Designs
Unusual commode, simple, with interesting dimensions. In a narrow range of cold colors where blues and purples permeate each other. Layered applied General Finishes paint in Klein Blue, Royal Purple, Coastal Blue, Lime Green, Snow White. The shimmering metallic effect of Pearl Effect in gold and Brick Red was applied on the spot. Visible cracks and splinters add "years". The center is an energizing plum.
This is a true rags to riches. This dresser was so broke that the free store for the homeless GAVE it to me- not a joke! I used to work at the shelter, & the warehouse manager said "gurrrllll, do you want this?" I was planning to take the handles and burn the rest! Ha! My Man Friend said "we can fix that!"
I rolled my eyes but he did! Painted in GF Coastal Blue, with GF Copper Pearl Effects, this Cinderella is sealed in GF High Performance Satin & was quickly purchased by an...
Blingy little cedar chest in Lamp Black with a French script stencil in Copper effects with High performance flat topcoat.
This lovely Linen cabinet was given a fresh new look. I stripped and primed first and then used Coastal Blue over the whole piece. The interiors were stained using Antique oak stain. I stenciled each top corner of the cabinet using Burnished Pearl and also used burnished pearl on each leg. The piece was then sealed with High Performance Top Coat, and she was ready to go.
This antique cabinet was given a fresh new look. After stripping and priming, I painted it in a custom blend to create this lovely fresh light grey. The interiors were treated to a fresh stain using Antique oak. For the stencil I used Pearl Effects in Argentine pearl, on both sides of the cabinet, and also used Pearl Effects to highlight corners and edging. The handles were brightened using silver Run N buff. To finish off I sealed with High Performance Top Coat, and this lovely Lady was...
This petite antique writing has lovely proportions and a solid frame so just needed a visual update to make her more modern. After a full strip and prime, I painted her in Gf linen and used a Walnut stain for the interior. I replaced the leather writing top also. The golden sun rays was stenciled using GF Burnished pearl and then the whole piece sealed using High Performance Top Coat. The original drop handles were polished using gold Rub N buff.
"This gorgeous client owned piece was updated using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and glazed with Argentine Pearl and Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Gorgeous!! ❤️" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
With all of the details on this coffee table I knew I wanted to do something with lots of layers. First I painted the base in Driftwood Gray, a nice medium gray color. Next I added a topcoat preparing it for the glaze. I used pitch black glaze effects to get in all the little areas and make them pop. For the final step I used the Argentine Pearl Effects along with the pitch black glaze to layer a texture on the entire piece. I used a short stubby brush to pounce the products on the...
This glamorous pair was made over with General Finishes Royal Purple Milk Paint and Burnished Pearl Effects by Vantique Junktion.
"As lovely, mellow and as beautiful as the sounds of a cello, this stately antique will be an impressive addition to almost any room in your home. Finished with General Finishes Lamp Black over Tawny Pearl Effects. Sealed with HPTC Satin." - Jubilee Vintique
"This chest of drawers has been brush blended with 5 layers of colors. (DIY Paint Kissing Booth, Joanna Gaines Weekend, General Finishes Coastal Blue, Royal Purple and Champagne Pearl Effects) & clear coated for durability." - Odds and Ends
Loving this hammered copper finish by Plum Doodles! This side table was refinished with GF Copper Pearl Effects and Coastal Blue Milk Paint.
Learn more about how to apply GF Pearl Effects in these videos:
How to Create a Metallic Finish with GF Pearl Effects: http://bit.ly/VideoGFCreateMetalicFinishWithPearlEffects
Creative Techniques with GF Pearl Effects:...
"I love how this turned out! It is painted with General Finishes Lamp Black and lightly distressed. The drawers are Copper Pearl Effects and Pitch Black glaze." - Elderberry Place
Absolutely stunning buffet by Julie McDowell - Design Artist!
"To say this was a labour of love would be an understatement. I have hand embossed every surface of this beast. I used different stencils and used Durhams Wood Putty to create a very flat raised stencil. It was then sanded down to make it very smooth but still raised. General Finishes Holiday Red as my base coat, GF Pearl Effects in Burnished and GF Van Dyke Glaze applied without a top coat on the pearl. Three coats of GF...
"I'm sort of obsessed with this buffet. In it's first life, this was a hair ✂️✂️✂️ station. In it's second life, I picture it in an entryway or modified as a bathroom vanity.
It is painted in a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Queenstown Gray & Lamp Black, with subtle black lowlights & Burnished Pearl Effects in the details, sealed with High Performance Gloss & Flat, and Fusion Mineral Paint Ageing Wax for depth." - Flipping Fabulous
"I’d been saving my Holiday Red for awhile. It’s a very intimidating color. But I’m glad I waited for the right piece. Accented with Burnished Pearl Effects, and shaded/aged with Pitch Black Glaze. It brought my vision (a luxurious piece tucked away in the attic of a castle) to life.
I LOVE these products. I have many other brands at my disposal, and most within a quick drive, but GF is worth the time and gas. Thank you for making such awesome products!" - Vantique Junktion
"Vintage mahogany gossip bench painted in General Finishes Burnished Pearl, an antique gold, and sealed with black wax. The seat is reupholstered with designer fabric from the Genevieve Gorder Collection." - GarageMama Vintage
"When I saw Refurbished Gentleman, LLC post a bombay chest he did in his Hammered Copper technique I knew I wanted to try it. Lucky for me, he did a tutorial for a group I'm in. Then the search was on for the right piece. I found it back in November and slowly started working on it when I had time. I'm thrilled to say, he's done....and he's available! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and Copper Pearl Effects." - A Touch of Whimsy
"Just finished the sister from the dry sink cabinet. Freshly painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Copper Pearl Effects. She is ready to be taken to her forever home! She can be found at Wild Rose Boutique Evansville." - Blooming Hydrangea Co
"Painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with Burnished Pearl Effects on the details & sealed with High Performance Flat, this incredibly well made, solid wood set is ready for a new home!" - Flipping Fabulous
"Blaknite Bespoke Furniture is proud to present this beautiful french dressing table with triple mirrors. It will take pride of place in any girl's bedroom.
"The entire piece has been stripped down to bare wood before being primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The table has also been painted in High Performance Topcoat to which Champagne Pearl Effects have been added. The drawers have been lined in cream and gold paper." - Blaknite Bespoke Furniture
I did a very quick board yesterday to show how Champagne Pearl looks when made into a glaze. Using a very light touch it creates a beautiful shimmer
"This black stallion is finished!! He has been painted with General Finishes Lamp Black and accented with Copper Pearl Effects." Blooming Hydrangea Co
Check out these videos on GF Pearl Effects:
How to Create a Metallic Finish with GF Pearl Effects -
Create Techniques with Pearl Effects -...
Absolutely stunning chair in GF Copper Pearl Effects and Pitch Black Glaze Effects by ReLoved by Maja Komasa!
"This shimmery blue/green dresser is all finished and looking for a home. Painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Charleston Blue Chalk Style Paint and General Finishes Pearl Effects Burnished Pearl. I lightly distressed along the edges and sealed with a satin, high performance top coat. Mixing pearl effects with my paint is my new favorite thing! Come grab some colors today and see what color combos you come up with." - Helen Nichole Designs
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We are blown away by this incredible refinish by ReLoved by Maja Komasa! Completed with Argentine Pearl Effects and Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Learn more about this project by going to Maja's blog at https://bit.ly/2q95bl2.
"This end table was painted in a custom color mix of Coastal Blue and Klein Blue and Burnished Pearl on the details and hardware and stain top coat." - Reblessed, LLC
"I mixed General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint with Burnished Pearl Effects and produced this shimmery blue with touches of green. It was sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
"Do you see how the right side of the drawers look a little green? Like I over edited and added too much of a filter. Well, that's the actual finish!" - Helen Nichole Designs
Stunning console tables in GF Lamp Black and Copper Pearl Effects by Vantique Junktion.
Classy and elegant design in GF Antique White and Argentine Pearl Effects by Eldorado Design.
"Please welcome this wonderful English Bombay Chest that has gotten a new lease on life. This raven beauty was finished with Lamp Black Milk Paint and Pearl Effects raised stenciling on its top and restored drawers inside and out. It is currently loving it's life serving coffee and tea to guests but would also love to grace your living area or bedroom in style. This vintage piece has an added dark glaze to make it shine." - Broken Halo Home Decor
"This 3 drawer dresser on casters is so heavy that faux metal just felt right! General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects over a dark bluish grey is one of my favorite industrial looks!" - Flipping Fabulous
"This stunning pair was given a full-on glamorous custom makeover with countless hours of precision brushstrokes perfecting all of that beautiful gold detail! Layers of silky smooth General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint from NOVA Design and Build provided the perfect canvas for the Burnished Pearl Effects we added for contrast and then topped with HPTC in Semi-Gloss for an extra bit of shine! The shimmering glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware and luxe cream upholstery from G Street...
"Wow, didn't she turn out gorgeous! This is one of those I was tempted to keep. Painted in General Finishes Patina Green Milk Paint, distressed, Masion Blanche Antique waxed and glazed with General Finishes Tawny Pearl Effects. Sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat and original hardware gilded in Foundry Bronze." - Vintage Sisters
"Another Signature Boho Piece Hand Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint Colors: Patina, Brick Red and Persian Blue. Accented with Copper Pearl Effects and Candlelite Gel Stained Wood Top." - The Texasgypsy
"Glamorous, Sophisticated and Metallic! Those three adjectives describe this French vanity (circa 1910-1920) with tri-fold mirror and 3 drawers. To get this look, I first painted all over in French Linen, then I dry brushed General Finishes Argentine Pearl Effects and antiqued using GF Pitch Black Glaze and then top coated for protection, adding some silver gilding wax for extra shine." - Buttercup's Painted Cottage
General Finishes Design Challenge Winner
2017›Upcycling›Bling it on U.S.A.(Merit Judging)›3rd Place
This finish was inspired and created in anticipation of the Solar Eclipse of 2017. Like the upcoming celestrial event, warmth and light shimmer through darkess at varying degrees across the surface. The circular design on the doors of this 1920's Art Deco Buffet mimic the sun and moon making it...
GF Design Challenge Winner
2017›Upcycling›Country Chic›1st Place
This beauty was painted with General Finishes Patina green, lightly distressed, Dark waxed and Glazed with General Finishes Tawny Pearl effects.
Drab to Fab Designs gave this lovely piece a sophisticated look using General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint. Other products that were used were GF Burnished Pearl Effects, Plutonium spray paint in First Place Metallic, and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Get this look by spraying Bronze Pearl Effects over Espresso Water Based Wood Stain.