These "rustic" filing cabinets were recreated from a finish in a photograph, emailed to me online, and a small drawer face the client removed from her brand new desk. The project took many layers to create such a worn, rustic finish. These pieces make me wan to curl up with a book and a blanket next to a fire!
Cleaned with a DNA prep, these pieces were sanded and primed with BIN. The base color coat is GF Linen, sprayed with an HVLP Titan Turbine Capspray 95. I needed a glaze...
"We finished another piece in one of General Finishes new colors. This one is Blue Moon Milk Paint with a walnut water based stained top." - Belle Maison
"General Finishes Chapin Gray, Walnut Stain, HPTC Satin, wood graining tools and a planked shelf all came together to transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan." - Amini Design Ashburn
"This GORGEOUS entry way console table was built by my sweet new business partner, my Dad!! Starting retirement, and finding the woodworker within!!! He did such an incredible job! More to come! This can be custom made to your measurements, and any stain color. This stain is General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and finished in their High Performance Topcoat in Satin." - The Broken Masterpiece
Achieve this warm tone by layering GF Walnut Water Based Stain over GF Vintage Cherry Dye Stain.
Shown: 1 coat of Walnut over Vintage Cherry sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin
Add additional coats to acheive desired color
"Adorable little cabinet on casters. The drawers were falling apart so I used the faces and some scrap wood to make a shelf! I used General Finishes Persian Blue with aging wax on the body, Dark Chocolate for the inside and a new top with water based Walnut stain and High Performance Semigloss to finish it." - Flipping Fabulous
"Looking for a one of a kind coffee table? Well, I have one available! Custom designed and refinished with General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Satin for a gorgeous, durable and lasting finish." - That FlippinFurniture Girl
"Covered in lead based paint and contact paper this project was a challenge to say the least. We completely stripped away the old paint and refinished this great piece using General Finishes Walnut Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare
"Custom finish match! Loads of layers. BIN Primer. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint as the base. GF Walnut Water Based Wood Stain utilized as a glaze, then followed with Annie Sloan Dark and Black Waxes." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations
"This beautiful, solid cherry, eleven drawer dresser has been finished throughout. The top was stained in General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain. The variations in color are stunning!" - Pendulum Designs & Restorations
This cut-out cross sign was made by Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month. Loving the color combo of Weathered Gray and Walnut Water Based Stain along with Persian Blue and Antique White Milk Paint.
Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST.
AUBURN, IN to pick up your favorite GF Products. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/
and check out their painting workshop...
Loving this amazing laundry room upgrade from Rustic Charm Creations, our June 2016 Retailer of the Month!
"We transformed this plain non-functional laundry room into a dreamy laundry/mudroom. The custom solid wood cabinets were handcrafted to fit perfectly in the client's space. We painted the cabinets in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint using a professional-grade airless paint sprayer. I added some rustic charm by glazing the cabinets and highlighting the lines of the...
This beautiful dresser was refinished by Evolution of Style using General Finishes Walnut Water Based Wood Stain and High Performance Satin.
"Heres a tip when painting stripes I used a bit of the General Finishes top coat to seal the tape down so that paint doesnt bleed through. Even though Im a big fan of my Edgelock Delicate Surface Tape, I didnt want to take any chances, given the amount of work I put into this piece."
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Jenny of Evolution of Style says, "I have used General Finishes paints in the past, and I really love how easily they spray, and the final finish once dry. They have a great selection of colors too. Because we all want great colors, yes? I spotted Queenstown Gray with a stained wood top, on a side table in a local Woodcraft store that sells and refinish furniture, and fell in love with it. I knew it had to be mine, and would be a perfect color for this piece.
...I used the same toning...
Need a new color combo? Pair our Lamp Black Milk Paint with Walnut Water-Based Wood Stain! We're loving how Jenny at Evolution of Style_ used it on this desk restyle! Jenny shares, "I had a change of heart midway through the project and decided to go with Lamp Black. I'm in love with the result... I used General Finishes High Performance Polyacrylic and their Walnut Wood Stain. The Walnut stain is a fantastic color - not too dark, not too light. And you can make it darker if you want by...
We can't get enough of this chic vintage farmhouse table upcycle by Suzanne at The Painted Drawer! Suzanne says, "The top was sanded back and stained in a mixture of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash Wood Stains. It was sanded again and another coat of stain applied for a super smooth finish. A final coat of wipe-on poly was added as a sealer. The lovely grain shows through and it has a driftwood look to it." The base was finished with ASCP, try our Antique White Milk Paint to recreate...
Stunning custom built wardrobe by Brad at Timber and Soul! Brad paired Water Based Wood Stain in Walnut with Behr Paint and ivory handles on this beauty. To recreate the look, we suggest our Persian Blue Milk Paint!
How gorgeous is this bedroom set shared by Theresa and the ladies over at House of Krafts?! We're loving their custom finish of Antique White dry brushed with layers of Driftwood and Queenstown Grey Milk Paints, a wash of Walnut Wood Stain for antiquing, and High Performance Top Coat in Satin to seal in the beauty! "Our inspiration for the finish is sort of "driftwood meets Restoration Hardware" - The look is achieved by layering lots and lots of different shades of grey on top of Antique White...
Tammy at London Loft Furniture shared this stunning barn wood headboard makeover! "I just wanted to share a project that my clients LOVE thanks to General Finishes, Barn Wood Headboards!! The grey barn wood patina was achieved thanks to General Finishes Walnut Water-Based Wood Stain and Whitewash Wood Stain." Which stain should you choose? Tom explains the differences between GF's Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo