Side by Side comparison of GF's Grays courtesy of Lori from Woodcraft
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"Gone rustic today & my first time using General Finishes Milk Paint in the gorgeous colour Seagull Gray. I will most certainly be using it again. Think I'm keeping one of these cute shelves & no doubt my Mam will want the other one." - Annie.Loveday Furniture
"I ❤️ console tables and I know you all do to! Other then dressers they are probably the most requested type of furniture I get. So naturally when I saw this cutie I had to have it. Solid oak with drawers and shelf, I hopped right in my car to go pick it up! The top was stained in General Finishes water based stain in Graphite while the bottom was then painted in Seagull Gray. New iron hardware pair beautifully with these shades of gray and complete this transformation. I also have to give a...
"Because we all L❤️VE a little before & after. Modern, Fresh and oh sooooo cool! reNEWed in a beautiful & modern gray, (General Finishes Seagull Gray) smooth & durable polyurethane finish."
"Color- 50/50 mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Snow White. The drawers were given a watered down wash of that mix. New modern milkglass pulls from Hobby Lobby."
Her golden crown sits atop copper highlights in her hair. The Sea is a wash of watery blues and greens. She is Athena, queen of the Sea.
Working with transfers is becoming one of my favorite things to do. This dresser was painted in Driftwood Gray for the base and Seagull Gray for the drawers. I stained the top in Java Gel. I added the transfer to the front to take the piece to the next level. It came out perfectly.
This piece is definitely in my top 3 of favorite pieces I have ever done. The minute I picked up the dresser I knew I wanted to use a transfer on it. I found the new colored transfers and fell in love with the design. I painted the base in a deep gray, Queenstown Gray, painted the drawers in Seagull Gray, light enough to make the transfer pop. The transfer was the crowning glory. It looks perfect with the chosen colors. After sanding the top I felt a stain was needed to show off the...
"Another stunning custom piece. This one a Drexel from our inventory. The client had a vision of modern meets classic and I think this is it. We used General Finishes Driftwood and a custom mix of Seagull Gray and Snow White to create this master piece. Most of what we do is custom painting. We love working with our clients to turn furniture into works of art. If you are looking for that one of a kind statement piece, message us for details on how we can help." - The Charming Home
An elegant twist on the homey feel of farmhouse design! This subtle two-toned look was achieved by using GF Antique White on the upper cabinets and GF Seagull Gray on the lower cabinets finished off with GF Driftwood on the island!
2018 GF Design Challenge Kitchen Cabinet Category Runner Up
Stunning vintage floral cabinet in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
"This oak console table has been refinished in all shades of gray. The top was stained with one of General Finishes NEW water based stain colors called Graphite and I absolutely love it! The bottom was painted in a lighter shade, Seagull Gray. New antiqued pewter hardware from D. Lawless Hardware and gray striped paper liner in the drawers complete this transformation." - Nap Time Creations
"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
Top Left: Seagull Gray
Bottom Left: Empire Gray
Top Right: Perfect Gray
Bottom Right: Driftwood
Elegant makes a comeback with this mirror that was transformed from boring bronze to something one woud find in France using Seagull Gray Milk Paint, a wash of French Vanilla and dry brushing as well with gilding wax applied along raised areas and details in Gold Leaf, Ebony and Silver. Sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Flat.
- GF Seagull Gray
- GF French Vanilla
- Rub N Buff Ebony
- Rub N Buff Gold Leaf
- Rub N Buff...
This Faux wood finish was created by a base coat of Seagull Gray milk paint, dry brushed on Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then a white and brown glaze! I literally made this finish up by getting out all my products out, giving them a good stare for about 30 minutes, then a little trial and error. End result was a happy client!
"This beautiful buffet went home today! This piece was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and glazed in silver and black. What a statement it makes!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Gorgeous set of high end swivel barstools (from Frontgate). These have been professionally reupholstered, and I sprayed them in a very pale neutral gray (Seagull Gray by General Finishes and High Performance Topcoat). In LOVE with them!" - A Southern Story
This dresser was ugly, drab and boring. Can you imagine feeling ugly, drab and boring and then you add a little lipstick, mascara, gloss and Nars bronzer (gold leaf) and just be walking around looking sunkissed for all the world to see? Yup...calling this piece Nars. Clean, sleek and artsy fartsy.
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This pantry door was SO FUN to paint... and it was also for my own kitchen (YAY!) so I could reallly get creative with it! It’s actually “half” of a French door set that I found at our local Habitat ReStore.... and what do you know, it was the EXACT size of our pantry door... easy swap!!!
It all started with a coat of “Costal Blue”... I was going to distress and stop there... but since I was keeping it for myself, I decided to have a little bit of fun! I started getting carried away...
Any French Provincial piece is stunning on it's own but adding paints and glazes can bring out its curves and details! After looking at this piece for sometime as it took up the majority of space in our dining room I finally decided on breaking out of the norm of the white distressed base with a stained top and went for blends and washes of different grays. Everyone in the house was happy that a decision was finially made and I was no longer second guessing my decision!
Farmhouse desk by Odds and Ends. The top is a layered in General Finishes Driftwood and Seagull Gray and the base is Linen.
"This gorgeous antique solid wood desk has been given a total makeover! The body is hand painted in a custom grey using a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray, and their Slate Gray Chalk Style Paint. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax on the body for a great sheen, and the top received multiple layers of GF High Performance Topcoat for extra durability. The dovetail drawers were stripped, sanded and stained in a mix of Gray and Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then whitewashed...
"Get lost staring at your new gorgeous vanity that no body else has! This skillfully crafted, solid wood vanity has been so well kept over the years! It’s been painted in an elegant light gray, Seagull Gray, by General Finishes. Its details in the legs and sides are complemented with a touch of black glaze. The matching bench gives plenty of room to sit and can be stored away under the vanity." - Just picked and painted
The body of the desk and coordinating chair are painted in Queenstown Gray Milk Paint from General Finishes. The drawer fronts are painted in Antique White. The top three drawers have buffalo check accents hand painted in 3 shades of gray (Seagull Gray, Driftwood and Queenstown). The top of the desk is painted in a Dark Chocolate. Sealed with Semi-gloss High Performance Top Coat." - Gravity Hill Home Furnishings
"I’m totally loving this fresh color combo! This vintage hutch was updated in General Finishes Seagull Gray, Pitch Black Glaze & High Performance Topcoat for a gorgeous finish! I’m loving how the white and yellow flowers POP against the color & create a beautiful, fresh feel to this classic piece!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting
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"I don’t know if I’m more thrilled with the transformation or finally being done! Nine drawers are no fun! No fun at all! Finished in a subtle two tone finish, General Finishes Snow White & Seagull Gray, smooth & durable polyurethane finish." - Kenzie Lynn Designs
This Jacobean vanity has been painted in a mix of Coral Crush and Snow White. The details were painted with Seagull Gray and Argentine Pearl Effects and then completely glazed with Winter White Glaze Effects.
Loving this color by Delilah Tree! It's been painted in a base color of GF Seagull Gray, topped with Coastal Blue and hand distressed.
"This solid wood bookshelf has been painted and then lightly sanded to create this faux barn wood look. Using General Finishes products I started with Seagull Gray, followed with a color wash of Driftwood, and finished with a dry brushing of brown glaze. Wire panel doors and new hardware complete this amazing transformation!" - Nap Time Creations
"These are my favorite kind of makeovers! A formerly dark, dated & oversized bedroom set now has a fresh, modern look! We added a few extra moldings & hardware, then painted in this gorgeous Seagull Grey color by General Finishes! Popped those details with a bit of Pitch Black Glaze then finished the project with High Performance Top Coat for enhanced durability! Fresh handles now offer a whole new look!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting
"Another stunner in the books with one of my all time FAVE COLORS! General Finishes Seagull Gray... it’s the perfect tone if you’re wanting something different than white, but still want to keep it neutral! ❤️" - Hailey Duncan Home
"I cannot be more thrilled with how this piece turned out! This gorgeous vintage dresser was refinished using General Finishes Black Gel Stain and Seagull Gray Milk Paint. All of the details were accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and the original pulls were used to add the final touches." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"The top was stained using General Finishes water based stain in Espresso, while the bottom and mirror were painted in layers of Snow White, Seagull Gray, and brown glaze. Perfectly blended and distressed to achieve this french country finish. Stay tuned for the matching bed that I will be working on next!" - Nap Time Creations
"This quality Basset Buffet is ready to bring its cheerful elegance to your home! The eye catching curves and details have been brought out by a gorgeous shade of blue created by custom color mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Seagull Gray, Queenstown Gray and Emerald Milk Paints. Along with all over glazed accenting she is sure to be the focal point of any room!" - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC
Beautiful mix of General Finishes Persian Blue and Seagull Gray Milk Paint by Belle Maison
"Check out this cutie!! The perfect farmhouse dresser can fit into coastal, modern or neutral farmhouse decor!!
Finished in General Finishes Seagull Gray and a beautiful driftwood finish for the top. All new hardware in soft iron just complete her look!" - New Old Finds
Beautiful Henredon 5 drawer chest sprayed in General Finishes Seagull Gray and sealed with High Performance Topcoat for durability." - Boxwood & Brass
Loving this fresh and bright custom color of 5 parts GF Snow White and 1 part Seagull Gray Milk Paint by Shelley of Fresh Patina
"This was a custom piece that we just finished. To create the perfect “gray”~ we mixed Driftwood & Seagull Gray by General Finishes to create this gorgeous blend. Isn’t she gorgeous? Looking for a custom piece? Contact us~ we’d love to help!" - Shabby and Sew Much Mor of Des Moines, WA.
"What a great little table for kids to work on their masterpieces, and If yours are anything like mine we have masterpieces everyday of the week! This adorable little chalkboard table is solid wood with a removable center piece that is a chalk board on one side and a dry erase board on the other. It comes with two little wooden seats with storage underneath and 4 drawers to keep supplies. This set was refinished using General Finishes Seagull Gray on the table and a combination of Coastal Blue...
"This fabulous cherry dresser is oh so elegant! Professionally painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and lightly distressed to show the beautiful curves. The top was sanded and stained in General Finishes Gel Stains in Java. Five large dovetailed drawers with original hardware! Fabulous piece that would fit any decor!" - Redhead Refinishings, LLC
"French farmhouse perfection! This solid wood French provincial dresser/ buffet from Huntley Furniture Co. is simply stunning with all her curves.The top has been stained in a distressed espresso while the bottom was painted in layers. Using General Finishes Snow White, followed by a color wash in Seagull Gray, then brown glaze to achieve this french antique finish. These gorgeous original pulls were painted black then glazed white to enhance the beautiful detailing." - Nap Time Creations...
"We had the pleasure of refinishing this vintage Lane cedar chest for a client. They chose General Finishes Fjord Blue Chalk Style Paint with some highlights in Seagull Gray. I absolutely love how this piece turned out!! I only wish I would have found this piece before she did! I've never seen a cedar chest like this before!! If you have something that needs an updated look contact us today for a free quote. We provide custom painting and staining. All of our products are professional grade...
"How stunning is this Vintage French Provincial Dresser!??
This eight drawer beauty has been lovingly hand painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray then given a black glaze in the details. It’s absolutely STUNNING!!!" - Just picked and painted
"My first time using Seagull Gray and I LOVE it! I also created a 'barn wood' effect on the tops using GF Black Gel Stain and GF Black Stain (water based) All top-coated in GF HPTC." - Sweet Pickins Designs
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Water over oil: let oil dry for a minimum of 72 hr...
"Because I just can't leave well enough alone, I decided to redo the drawers on this MCM dresser (that I previously posted) and I'm so glad I did! I let the clean lines of the MCM style dictate the design for the dresser, adding a geometric look with the design on front and hexagon pattern drawer liner. The frame was painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray with a semi gloss finish. I tried their White Poly (which I love) on the drawer fronts and then taped off the design and sprayed with...
This Oak dresser was given this shabby chic cottage look using Seagull Gray on the base of the piece and driftwood on the drawers. After sealing the whole thing with Enduro clear poly we got the sander out and let it do the rest. I loved the way it turned out. We finished it off with one more coat of Flat out Flat and added the rope pulls to really give it the shabby farmhouse look we were going for!
"How stunning is this Vintage French Provincial Dresser!? This eight-drawer beauty has been lovingly hand-painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint then given a black glaze in the details. It's absolutely STUNNING!" - Just picked and painted
"We’re swooning over this adorable solid oak dresser. This piece is painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Persian Blue Milk Paint." - Belle Maison