Van Dyke Brown

"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  
"I finished up this red dresser to use as a coffee bar in our house. This is my hubs fave color combo, and we both love the way it turned out! ❤️ General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Holiday Red Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Fury Design Co.            
"This desk is painted General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown glaze and a mixture of Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Sealed with GF Flat! My favorite! Makes the finish perfect!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    

Persian Blue Milk Paint over Raw Wood then topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. (Example shown is over Maple)

Supplied Needed: 

Persian Blue Milk Paint

Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

Vaseline

Shop Towels

Chip Brushes

1. Generously apply vaseline to the places you want the paint to resist

2. Apply Persian Blue Milk Paint with your brush and allow to dry completely. 

3. Gently wipe the areas where you applied the...

"The body has been blended with General Finishes Linen along with Van Dyke Brown glaze. The top compliments the body. It’s a chocolate color making the hardware stand out." - The Swanky Chalet Repurposed furnishings by Becky    
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...
"These giant cabinets are a TON of work but the results are so rewarding! ♥️ Updated in General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen, Van Dyke Glaze then High Performance Top Coat for enhanced durability!"- Captiva Home - Furniture Painting    
"French Provincial Furniture always has such a classy high end, yet relaxed look to it. With its carved and curved feet and all the delicate details it has such a luxurious style. This French Provincial dresser was painted in layers of General Finishes Milk Paints in Lamp Black, Antique White and Linen. A mixture of Burnt Umber Glaze and Van Dyke Brown Glaze have been added to make the details pop. The top has been stained with GF Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel Stains and sealed with a Gel top...
"This piece was set out for the trash! Can you believe it! Legs were off and the side apron was broken. After lots of cleaning and sanding we totally transformed this piece. Painted with General Finishes Antique White and Van Dyke Brown Glaze in details." - Blooming Hydrangea Co    
"Perfect blend of Coastal Blue and Patina Green, copper highlights and Van Dyke Glaze to create this Mediterranean Boho Jewelry Case!" - New Old Finds    
"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    
"My mom came to visit me a couple weeks ago and told me she needed a coffee bar, so of course we went to my basement and “shopped” through my inventory. Can you believe this used to be a changing table?! Ironically enough probably from around the time I was born! The top was sanded bare and stained with Espresso Water Based Stain from General Finishes, then sealed with an oil based poly for extra protection in the kitchen. The bottom was painted in layers starting with Snow White, followed...
"The twins are done! Gorgeous and glamorous in gray and gold with a splash of rustic goodness. This is a custom gray using General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique White. It’s rich, warm and creamy. The gold details were done using Liquid Leaf by Plaid Crafts. I added a little glaze in Van Dyke Brown by General Finishes to add some dimension and you know I had to distress a curve here and an edge there! I just love the glamour with a twist of rustic." - Newbac Designs  
"This custom painted side table made its way back home this week! Finished in layers of General Finishes Antique White Poly with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for contrast and topped with Pre-Cat Lacquer for shine and durability." - Twig & Thyme Design    

"A dear friend trusted my vision to transform this buffet I found for her... This oak buffet was painted in General Finishes Key West Blue [Chalk Style Paint] and distressed. The top received a faux wood look using layers of Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Key West Blue, and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The rusty bronze hardware brings it all together perfectly!" - Nap Time Creations

"This beautiful hutch got a new coat with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown glazing. Sealed and protected with HTPC Satin. She's the perfect touch of class and beauty to bring a little color into your home." - Blu Soul Design

Gorgeous dresser in GF Rembrandt Red Chalk Style Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by NB.Restorations.    
"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  

"Gorgeous nine-drawer dresser with large drawers refinished in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and antiqued with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, freshly refinished hickory stained top." - Southern Fried Thriftique

We adore this lovely dresser by Ivory & Oak. Finished with GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

"Another gorgeous pair of vanity nightstands up for sale! This set has been hand finished in blended layers of General Finishes Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for that perfectly aged look. We polished up those beautiful long legs and stained the tops to match. They feature two smooth gliding drawers for all your bedroom essentials and all original hardware." - Twig & Thyme Design

Antique White, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat

"Love how this farmhouse accent table turned out!!!!! We painted this in a custom mix of General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paint with Van Dyke Glaze and a satin top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations    

"We love how this beautiful accent table turned out! This beautiful table is painted in General Finishes Bayberry Green Chalk Style Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and satin top coat!" - NB.Restorations

The Paint Factory highlighted the beauty of this buffet with General Finishes Clear, Van Dyke Brown, Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre Glaze Effects.    

"Are you thinking of Spring yet? I am! And Basil Milk Paint from General Finishes is the perfect plucked from the garden green, finished with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. You know every room needs a touch of green!" - Reloved By Lori

"We love how this cabinet turned out thanks to General Finishes Bone White(Chalk Style Paint) with Van Dyke Brown glaze and satin top coat!!! This is definitely one of our favorites!" - NB.Restorations    

Loving this buffet refinish by A Cut Above The Rest! Painted in Persian Blue Milk Paint with distressing and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

"Another custom painted piece complete! Apparently, I'm the official coffee table queen now... This piece was finished using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, a custom mixed stain I'm calling 'Latte,' and fabulous farmhouse hardware from D. Lawless Hardware." - Twig & Thyme Design

2017›Upcycling›Creative›1st Place

Idea of Angel Wings on the Headboard of bed was with me for a long time...I just needed Bedframe demeged enough to experiment on it. 

I used soft masa clay and molded sculptured and carved each feather by hand and create wings.

Stencil with Quote was custom designed and made for me by Agnieszka HagArt. 

I used Miss Lillian's Texture Magic to...

Belle Maison completed these delightful nightstands with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint wtih Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

"We refinished this beautiful but well loved table using General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint with Van Dykes Glaze plus completed their new Burress Amish chairs to match." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    
Stunning vanity in GF Driftwood Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by A Cut Above The Rust.    
"This poor old desk needed a lot of tender, loving care to get her back to beautiful again!! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and stained with Java Gel. The top has a little hint of brown with GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze. Sealed with HPTC in Satin." - Designs by Willow Farms    

Jubilee Vintique gave this dresser a delightful facelift using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat

We adore this bold and classy entertainment stand by Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration! Refinished with Antique White Milk Paint and highlighted with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

Absolutely stunning table by The Frayed Knot Antiques and Design in GF Persian Blue and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects to make all those details pop!   Learn more about how to apply GF Glaze Effects in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqo0wN3B0-E&t=1s    

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...

This Ginkgo Biloba inspired bureau was build around contrasts: matt & shine, dark & bright, classic & modern. 

I've chosen black and dark shades of greys as a canvas for sparkling copper accents. I used copper leafs and some metallic paint to achieve the look. 

I love leaving the best parts of the original woodwork so i left old intarsia around the edges and i refreshed the top of the piece by applying general finishes maple woodstain.

Ginkgo biloba leafs...

This was a super fun piece because I know the young lady in the photo transfer. Her father wanted me to create something special for her to remember her years of competeing in rodeo. The two photos are of her winning runs. The actual piece of furniture was painted with a custom mix of GF Chocolate Brown, and Antique White. Dry brushed with custom blend of AS Greek Blue then glazed with Van Dyke Brown. Doors were adorned with photos transferred with Miss Lilian transfer medium, and distressed...

Loving this cedar chest hand painted by Nap Time Creations. Layered in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint, Halcyon Blue Milk Paint, and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

Absolutely stunning dresser in GF Nantucket Green Chalk Style Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Catie Rae Creations    

"Brighten your space with this creamy off-white coffee table with a custom tan layered top! The body has been painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and the top is a custom mix of Annie Sloan Coco, Old Ochre, with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat for durability." - Twig & Thyme Design

"Lighter cabinets really lighten up a dark space... We used General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Metamorphosis Design

Lovely buffet in GF Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects & Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Delilah Tree   Learn more about how to use GF Glaze Effects in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jifX-ZCHDI&t=1s    
"After many hours spent in General Finishes online design center we finally decided on a color that would work well with the other pieces in the house and make a statement. This piece was refinished using Java Gel Stain on the top with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects on the rest of the dresser. It will certainly make a statement now!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    

We're falling for this fall-themed buffet! Second Chance Studio refinished this piece with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.

"This may be one of my favorite pieces I have done. Top is Java (Gel Stain), bottom is Halcyon Blue, Seagull Gray & Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Second Lives Second Chances    

"My client and I were both jumping up and down in her kitchen with excitement because this gorgeous table turned out perfectly!... The base was wet-blended with General Finishes Milk Paint (Lamp Black & Driftwood) and artfully glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The entire piece was sealed with HPTC Flat and the last two coats were GF Flat Out Flat for the ultimate matte look.

"For the top I used 4 different stains...Varathane sunbleached, Minwax weathered oak, Driftwood...

"Oh My Goodness!! This transformation was Grand but Oh So Worth It... ❤️ this Rustic Flare! Custom mixed Turquoise, using General Finishes Patina Green, Klein Blue and Somerset Yellow. Just the right amount of glaze accenting with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and light natural distressing....Just Awesome!" - Jubilance