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Side Table Makeover in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint

Side Table Makeover in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint
I love working with green tones and General Finishes Basil has been a fantastic color to explore! It's just the right shade of green with a gorgeous grey undertone that allows it to be used as a neutral in your decor. 

Creative Holiday Gift Guide

Kelly Jenkins

Tags DIY, General Finishes, How to, Lifestyle, Maison Blanche

Creative Holiday Gift Guide
Not sure what to give the creative in your life? Here's a list of fresh ideas that are sure to spark their curiosity & keep them happily creating!

How to Accent Furniture Details with a Dry Brushing Technique

Kelly Jenkins

Tags DIY, Furniture Painting, General Finishes, How to, Makeover, Milk Paint

How to Accent Furniture Details with a Dry Brushing Technique
Dry brushing is a furniture painting technique that is used to accent details, add dimension or introduce another color to the piece (while using very little paint!). I find it best to use this technique on areas with a lot of detail and high spots to have fun with!

The Smoky Pearl Furniture Painting Technique

The Smoky Pearl Furniture Painting Technique

The “Smoky Pearl” is a unique, gorgeous painting technique that is sure to impress & will keep you on your toes as you paint! The key to the finish is the Maison Blanche Black Lime Wax, it creates a translucent layer of color that settles into character & that WILL alter the paint color (especially over a light tone… don’t fall in love with your existing color yet!)


How to Eliminate Brushstrokes for a Flawless Finish!

How to Eliminate Brushstrokes for a Flawless Finish!
Brush strokes can be one of the greatest challenges one faces when painting anything, especially furniture. Depending on the finish you're looking to achieve they can be beautiful & useful....or a giant headache. Here are some tips & tricks to eliminating brushstrokes!
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