Van Dyke Brown

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! 

Custom Mix of equal parts Driftwood+Basil 

Read blog for all the details. 

Dresser/Nightstand combo painted in a custom mix of Antique White and Snow White milkpaint.  Dresser drawer fronts were stained in a grey penetrating stain, then accented with Van Dyke and Winter White glaze effects and a kiss of black wax.  

COLOR RECIPE

  • 5 parts GF Snow White
  • 1 part GF Antique white
"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

"I just finished my kitchen using GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. I absolutely love it!" - Tracy Eubanks

"Another custom order in the books! This beautiful piece is painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top is also stained using Java Gel Stain by General Finishes." - Belle Maison    

This beautiful dresser was painted with several products from ...

"This piece has been in my entry foyer for years but it has gotten dinged up and chipped and I was tired of the dark color so I decided it was time for a change! I mixed a custom color using General Finishes Chalk Style Paints in equal parts of Bayberry Green and Empire Gray to create this soft farmhouse color. I also blended a little Bone White to add subtle highlights and some Dark Chocolate Milk Paint for the shaded areas. The top was done in a base of Empire Gray and a few washes of the...
Lovely dining set in GF Persian Blue and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Blu Soul Design.    
"We painted the pedestal and apron in Queenstown Gray with a Van Dyke Brown glaze. The top was stenciled with Antique White and stained with Espresso water based stain. The entire piece was sealed with Enduro-Var satin finish." - The Chalk Chick  
"We gave this piece an old world inspired finish of layered General Finishes Empire Gray and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Great coffee bar or entryway piece!" - Odds and Ends        
"Here’s the cabinet from my live today. If you didn’t see it go watch because it shows all the details this piece has to offer!! The front door it’s an old kitchen cabinets in the sides or in old door, built by my dad. Painted General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown glaze." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations   Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/katiecofurniture/videos/...
"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...