As a retailer of General Finishes paint products, I see it as a pleasure to use them and report my experience. This is my tale of Lamp Black Paint and Winter White Glaze. In all of my experiences, the GF glazes are the most different from other brands. Antique Radio Cabinet Re-purpose to Liquor Cabinet… Read More 1 Thing To Know About Using GF Glaze
It is the perfect General Finishes neutral go-to color for furniture. It is an excellent choice for antiques to update while highlighting the aged nature of them. (I’m not a fan of bold colors on antiques). The color pallet: What what used to create the look: Sand and stain top Java plus 4 coats Satin… Read More Seagull Gray – The Perfect All Around Color
Have you noticed, chalk paint is really hard on paint brushes! It cakes and dries on the bristles fast and furious. It loads inside the brush, taking a forever stream of water to get out of there. I’m left with a brush like frizzy over treated hair and not so nice to use. Brushes are… Read More Amazing Chalk Paint Brush Cleaning Hacks!
This old dog learned a new word thanks to my friend Nicki at Painted Plethora and Google. This piece isn’t a Wardrobe or an Armiore. What is it? 1. chiffonier – a tall elegant chest of drawers. commode. chest of drawers, dresser, bureau, chest – furniture with drawers for keeping clothes. drawer – a boxlike… Read More Painted Peacock Chiffonier
Cherry can be a tough mutha to paint because of the rich tannin and stain that lay in and on the wood. Painting it Lamp Black would save a lot of time (and GF Stain Blocker Primer) however . . . the top is not in bad shape. This means there is a chance for… Read More God Winks While Painting a Cherry Side Board
At first glance this piece really did say to me, “make me white”. You’re cool, I say. Why are you here? What’s wrong with you I ask it. I won’t paint you unless you’re otherwise toast. Oh, you have a burn mark or whatever it is on top. Can I fix you? At this half-off… Read More I Hear Furniture Voices – Am I Going Nuts?
Congratulations to me! Perfect solid Dove White chalk paint with no bleed through anywhere. Count on antique mahogany for it’s rich stain bleed. Two coats of General Finishes Stain Blocker primer gave me confidence for super nice coverage of white over dark. I am not disappointed. Shabby chic is a style of interior design where… Read More White Shabby Chic Dresser Buffet
Through pain and suffering I finally accepted the need to prime old wood, especially dark stained antiques. I wanted to paint one white making it doubly important to get the prep right. Here my experience using different products to prepare furniture before painting it white. Not just any store bought primer will prevent bleed through!… Read More A Big Tip Before Painting Antique Mahogany WHITE!
Otherwise known as, A Commode, this piece is a true relic from the days of outdoor plumbing. Rescuing a still solid piece with character is my passion like Woody’s passion to get Forky back to Bonnie. It is satisfying to modernize it with General Finishes Slate chalk paint (discontinued), and save it from being a… Read More Slate Antique Washstand Cabinet
General Finishes Linen color Milk Paint is the perfect choice for a mid-century modern buffet like this. Design and painted by Kim Fratrick, she demonstrates a real talent and eye for color. So glad she kept original hardware as only it works for this piece. Linen is the new off-white color for painters that like… Read More Linen Buffet