"This vintage Stanley 6 foot coffee table and end table set were completely made over from top to bottom. I stripped the old finish off of the tops and stained with Minwax Rustic Mahogany gel stain. Gel stain is a great alternative to my normal oil based stain when trying to match three table tops that want to stain completely different colors. It’s thicker and can be manipulated to get a closer match. The bases were painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique White with a tiny amount...
"Get the Look: Finished in General Finishes Linen over a solid mahogany base. We've taken all those details and smothered them in Van Dyke Brown Glaze to make those details surface again. Finished with a High Performance Flat finish for a subtle glow. We took that old red mahogany lacquered top and transformed it into a deep brown satiny crown to top her off!" - Restoration Reserve
"Feeling inspired by late summer sunshine and sunflowers, this petite buffet is painted in a custom mix of Sunglow, Somerset Gold, Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paints, a few dashes of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effecs and some dollops of Antique White Milk Paint. Glazed the paint with a little Pitch Black Glaze Effects and sealed with Clear Enduro Poly in Satin." - Gravity Hill Home
One-of-a-kind hutch in a custom mix of General Finishes Sunglow Milk Pain and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
"I couldn’t be more pleased with how this project turned out! I have always loved the antique card catalogs but they are crazy hard to find and sooo expensive so I made a new version! It took several hours to turn a this once boring dresser into a faux antique catalogue I painted it in a new General Finishes color called Reverent Gray then aged it to perfection with my chippy paint technique and added Van dyke glaze with a super smooth layer of matte top coat for extra protection!"
"General Finishes custom mixed Seagull Gray, Empire Gray coated with Winter White Glaze. Accents & details in Alabaster with Van Dyke Glaze."
"Here she is, my friends! Completely made over from top to bottom, this gorgeous family heirloom is a hand carved Schlingmann Wertmobel cabinet that belonged to my clients parents in Germany. Even after making the trip from Germany to the U.S., this beauty was in near perfect condition and honestly, I was a tad bit intimidated to put paint on her flawless goodness. But wow! The makeover made each carving, each curve, each detail even more stunning and truly stand out.
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"These nightstands actually came from a vintage kneehole style desk! My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix split the desk apart and installed a reclaimed oak top on each side.
They were refinished using Brushable White Enamel tinted to Antique White by General Finishes. To age them a bit, I applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The reclaimed oak tops are stained in Antique Walnut and sealed with High Performance Satin."
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"We finished up this beautiful French table and 6 chairs. This table and chairs was refinished using General Finishes Perfect Gray Milk Paint and the detail was glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. It looks amazing!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
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"This cabinet is a beast! I love these old pieces! It was a handmade family heirloom that we sanded down to raw wood and applied General Finishes White Gel Stain. We then sanded it back giving it a nice worn beachy look and highlighted the grooves with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. We also added feet making this cabinet more then 9’ tall! It turned out beautiful! The picture doesn’t do it justice!!"
"Beautiful and elegant, this nine drawer dresser needs no jewelry. The wood handles are stunning and General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint surrounds the frame, accenting the gorgeous wood refinished in General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects."
"I had planned to put the paint brush down for all of Christmas break but I just couldn’t! I didn’t want to distract from all the beautiful curves on this console table so I kept the paint simple and bright. The bottom was painted with General Finishes Brushable White Enamel while the top was first painted in Empire Gray, followed by a white wash and finished with a dry brushing of Van Dyke Brown Glaze. New black hardware and floral lined drawers complete this New Years revival."
Blue Moon Milk Paint accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
"These end tables aren’t twins, but definitely siblings! Refinished in General Finishes Perfect Gray with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and sealed with High Performance Topcoat."
"The top was sanded down, stained, and sealed. The body has been painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold and glazed in their Van Dyke then sealed to protect. New hardware has been added."
*Somerset Gold has been discontinued. Use Harvest Yellow for a similar look
Blue Moon Glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects.
"When a great customer loves a piece but needs a different color, you repaint. I did cringe a little because she loves red and I don’t but I have to say it came out amazing. Stepping out of my comfort zone sure did pay off. General Finishes in Holiday Red with Van Dyke Brown Glaze."
"As sad as I am to see Summer come to an end, it is nice sometimes to experience the seasons changing. This cabinet was my clients grandmother’s and she wanted it proudly displayed in her home but it needed updating. Painted in General Finishes Persian Blue with Van Dyke Brown glaze as an ode to its antique history and the top freshly stained in Cabernet."
Autumn Styled Buffet
"This gorgeous buffet is painted in General Finishes Driftwood with lots of layers of neutral glazes (Pitch Black, Winter White, Van Dyke Brown). This versatile piece has 3 deep drawers and 2 super roomy side cabinets with shelves! Sure to make a beautiful addition to your entry way, dining room, or even living space as a media console!"
Driftwood Milk paint glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
This piece has been painted in General Finishes linen and then glazed in their van dyke brown glaze. The top has been planked, stained, and sealed to protect. There is one drawer which slides well, and one shelf for additional storage. A hole has been precut out of the backing for wiring. This is a super cute, solid piece that would work great for your TV.
I loved the lines of this petite china cabinet but almost didn’t buy it. It was missing a glass panel and shelves and had a couple other things wrong with it. But my friend made me a good deal and challenged me to “make something cool”. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I loaded it in my car. It lingered in my studio for a long time before I knew what to do with it. Taking my cue from the architecture of the piece I decided an Indian inlay look was the way to go. Playing off the...
No question this is a beautiful buffet. With great carvings and detail work. And it has it's flaws; although quite minor and cosmetic.
I really wanted to embrace the British Colonial era, and I knew I wanted to focus more on the finish of the body, rather than the center image transfer.
I think, on this piece, the image transfer is secondary. And because of that, I choose to mute the image.
My aim when working on a piece of furniture is never to make it look '...
The bones of this kitchen are amazing, we just needed to add paint and glaze to make it brighter, and custom to the clients decor. The outer cabinets had Antique white and Van Dyke Brown glaze and the hutch and island had several layers of glaze. And when I say layers, it was 7 and that doesn’t include priming and sealing. Yikes, we sure did need an arm massage at the end of this one!
"Check out this beautiful farmhouse style dresser we refinished for a customer!!!! We painted this in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed in satin top coat then we painted the top in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with semi-gloss top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations
"Beautiful entertainment center up for grabs. This has been painted in Linen by General Finishes and glazed in their Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. This used to be a dresser but all the drawers have been removed, shelves have been added, and it’s sealed to protect." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
"This turned into quite the project! Our client took all of these pieces off of an old wardrobe and had them painted to be used as wall art and an artificial fireplace! What a great idea. They turned out absolutely gorgeous! These were done with a mix of Limestone, Seagull Gray, and Antique White Milk Paints by General Finishes, and glazed in Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, Slate Gray, and Patina Green." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"She’s finished and she’s beautiful! Done in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. All the old veneer was removed and top and legs stained in Nutmeg Gel Stain. Picked up these sweet new flower pulls to give it a whole new look. It will grace the center of a room to show off all of its unique beauty!!" - Kimberly Designed
I was drawn to this dresser because of the combination of drawers and doors. It was covered in layers of sloppily applied paint and I originally just planned to refresh the paint. However, as I was prepping and lightly sanding, I noticed these vertical lines on the drawer fronts coming through the paint. After sanding the drawers more heavily, the wood panels were revealed and my vision began to take shape. I started with a couple of fresh coats of Persian Blue Milk paint. I followed that...
How could you cover up that beautiful wood grain? Their were some pieces of trim that were missing from the doors. So, after careful reconstruction the doors and frame received two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood followed by Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Top Coat in Satin. The wood grain drawer fronts and top surface were sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by GF Arm-R- Seal.
"This piece was fully sanded down, cleaned, and washed in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. It’s been sealed to protect. New label cup pulls have been added and the drawers have been lined in floral paper." - Re-Luv'd Furniture
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
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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.
- 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
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"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
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"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)
Persian Blue Milk Paint
Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
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