An Antique Table Painted in General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint with Graystone Water Based Wood Stain
This antique table was recently refinished using one of my favorite combinations of General Finishes products. The mid-tone gray goodness of Driftwood pairs so beautifully with their new Water Based Wood Stain “Graystone“. It resulted in the most dreamy makeover for this antique table!
Driftwood Milk Paint by General Finishes
Driftwood is a beautifully moody shade of gray in the General Finishes line of Milk Paint.
It leans cooler and has more blue tones than Perfect Gray (shown above). When compared to Queenstown Gray though, it’s a few shades lighter and less concentrated. (You can see a recent makeup vanity I did in Queenstown Gray here!)
I’ve used it in the past on some truly gorgeous projects.
It’s a great shade of gray to use if you want to mix up your own custom blends of colors too! Here are a few I’ve done in the past:
Graystone Water Based Wood Stain
To compliment the Driftwood Milk Paint, I wanted a stain for the top that had gray tones in it. I opted for my absolute favorite Water Based Wood Stain color, “Graystone“.
Graystone looks absolutely gorgeous when paired with gray or white paint on the body of a piece. I’ve used Graystone on some other projects in the past. It’s hard NOT to stain all the things with this on-trend color!
As you can see, I LOVE pairing Graystone with the gorgeous grays in the General Finishes Milk Paint line! If you want to learn how to refinish surfaces with wood stain, check out my online course on refinishing wood surfaces!
Let’s get back to my antique table. What I love about this piece is the fact that it can serve as a table…
or it can be a desk!
There’s enough room to scoot a chair under the skirt. The fact that it has a drawer that runs the length of the piece is super helpful as well!
The glass knobs on the front aren’t original. They look better than the boring original wooden knobs though, and add instant age and sparkle!
You can still see the character of this piece even though it’s painted! That’s probably one of my top 3 favorite aspects of General Finishes Milk Paint. It self-levels so you can still see and appreciate the original character and charm of your surface.
Using sandpaper, I gently distressed the edges revealing some of the wood and the primer I used underneath.
You also can’t beat the character of the reclaimed oak boards on the new top!
Available Online and at Homestead Studios
This desk is happily situated in my room at Homestead Studios in Parkesburg, PA. If you’re local, come check it out and take it for a test sit!
Not local to Pennsylvania? That’s okay! I ship my furniture nation-wide. Visit my online listing for this table and contact me for a shipping quote.
Want to recreate this look for yourself? Visit the General Finishes portion of my online shop to pick up the beautiful products I used to create this finish.