General Finishes - I am grateful giveaway series - Lynn Fern

General Finishes - I am grateful giveaway series

Disclosure: Remember all opinions I share about the products in my post are 100% my own with complete honesty.The post contains sponsored links from General Finishes.

Well friends this winds us down to the last (but certainly not least) of the giveaways for the "I am grateful" series.

As I prepare for this last post about what I am grateful for, and looking back over each of my posts this month, I realize that I didn't even touch on half of what I am grateful for.  But, I feel today is when I need to highlight that I am so very grateful for my abilities to do what I do.  To be able to create, paint, build, etc has given more opportunities in this life that I never could've imagined.

I was able to audition and be on one of my all time favorite TV shows...HGTV Flea Market Flip (you can read about my experience HERE, HERE, HERE, & HERE).  Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would happen.  I feel incredibly blessed to have had that experience.

I've been invited to attend many amazing events from conferences to VIP announcement parties to launch events.  I've met some pretty awesome celebrities...which is always fun!

I've met and have become friends with people I never would've otherwise met.  I've been able to paint pieces for clients that I've become friends with & dearly love!  Some of my customers pieces are for their children, and to see their eyes light up when they get their furniture home makes my heart so happy.

I've been given the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing brands including paint brands.  I've formed friendships with some pretty fantastic owners of these companies.

I am forever grateful that I've been given my creative mind and my hands to hold the talent to create!!!  I am grateful that I have a job that I truly love!

One of my favorite paint brands that I've been so fortunate to work with is General Finishes.



I've painted many pieces with this fantastic paint line.  This post will take you to see many of projects that I used General Finishes products on.

I absolutely love General Finishes paint from milk paint to chalk style, gel stain, top coats...all of it.


The paint goes on so smooth, adheres amazingly, and distressing is a dream.

http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/02/antique-wavy-dresser-in-green-patina.html
General Finishes Green Patina
The gel stain is so easy to use.  You don't even have to sand all the way to the bare wood to use.

http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/05/dining-room-table-chairs-makeover-using.html
Dining table top with Gel Stain
http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/06/pine-hutch-flip-using-general-finishes.html
Lamp Black
http://www.onfernavenue.com/2015/07/dining-room-table-with-subway-inspired.html
Java Gel Stain dining table top

And, if you are new to using General Finishes they offer really great tutorial videos on General Finishes YouTube.


General Finishes is generously offering one winner the chance to win...ready for this...

A case of 10 pints OR 8 quarts


Pearl effects is limited to one can because of the expense but any mix of other products is ok!

That is an incredible prize package.  And, I am so excited for one of you to win this great prize package of General Finishes products.

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40 comments

  1. OOOhhh! What a great giveaway! I am grateful for blogging because I have made so many new online friends!

    Tania

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  2. I love General Finishes! I am grateful for my creativity and being able to turn it into my passion for making furniture pretty!

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  3. I'm grateful that I have the ability to bake. It brings me and others great joy!

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  4. Love General Finishes! What a generous prize package! Crossing my fingers and toes! :)

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  5. I am most grateful for my Faith and my Health.....being 71 years old, retired and active is truly a blessing from my God. I retired a few years ago and was looking for something to keep me busy so I started buying and refinishing furniture and I looooooove it!!!! General Finishes is definitely my favorite paint...so easy to use and self leveling..goes on like a dream and fast!! I recommend the paint to anyone that ask...and some that don't ask!! LOL!! Great giveaway, thanks to you and General Finishes, products get really expensive and in order to have some variety it is necessary to purchase a lot! Thanks again, God Bless!!!

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  6. I try to live by the Golden Rule and treat others as I would like to be treated, and sometimes that means being grateful that I can bite my tongue. :) This is a wonderful giveaway. I've had the opportunity to watch General Finishes videos, but being new to furniture refinishing and painting have only been able to use one of their products so far. And boy, was it hard to choose just one. I'd love to branch out and try lots more. :)
    -Renee Millson

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  7. Grateful for my artistic ability.

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  8. Awesome giveaway. I'm grateful for the ability to make/create, and for family!

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  9. I love GF!!! This is a fantstic competition so would love to win... anyway I am so grateful I am happy and healthy and have the most amazing family in the world! :) xx

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  10. I am grateful that Wood Crafters, a stockist for General Finishes, is 2.2 miles from my home/studio. I am definitely a GF addict!

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  11. Yay!!! I'd love to win this giveaway. Their Java Gel and HPTC has saved my but tons of times!!

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  12. I'm grateful for my family who helps with our home business. This giveaway would give us more products to be creative and support our family business.

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  13. I am thankful for my health, diagnosed with Systemic Lupus 15 years ago, I am grateful that I can work on furniture and projects. I may be slow and at times close down my little shop, but I am always happy to be working on furniture. It makes me happy and feel alive to revive an old piece, or repurpose something.

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  14. I am grateful for my ability to go with the flow no matter what life brings to me

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  15. I am grateful to have my family here for the holidays!

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  16. Im so grateful for finding a creative outlet that makes me super happy and fulfilled!

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  18. I am ever so grateful that I have a studio to work in and a creative mind to work with, and tons of antique & vintage furniture waiting to be restored to elegance and beauty!

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  19. I am so grateful when I first started restyling and rejuvenating furniture General Finishes was one of the first Companies that reached out to me with samples of their products. I have been fan every since and use it every chance I get.

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  20. I'm grateful to be alive and I intend to stay that way ;) my drive has pushed me to keep fighting and for that I'm grateful.

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  21. Im greatful that I found an outlet for my creative energy that also allows me to both share quality time with my daughters but also bring some extra money into the household

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  22. I am grateful for too many things to count. But today I am most grateful that I was able to spend time with family this past week and to see my parents. They are truly a gift.

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  23. I am grateful that I inherited my Father's love of restoring furniture ad gift of a strong work ethic and artistic eye. He is 95 now and I am sure never had the chance to work with General Finishes product line but I know he would approve! After watching the tutorials and hearing so many people recommend it, I cannot wait to try it.

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  24. Grateful for so many things! Thank you for the opportunity to win so many wonderful products! Have a great week! ;o)

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  25. Oh my gosh, I just LOVE General Finishes products! I'm grateful to be having a (BIG) birthday today and grateful that I just finished interior design school yesterday. Now I can paint more! :D Thanks Lynn.

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  26. Love GF! So very grateful for my little family. ❤

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  27. Great giveaway! I'm grateful for my family, health, home, job and sweet dog Stella.....

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  28. I am thankful that I am able to create things in a lot of different ways and share those things with the people I love. I count my blessings every day.

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  29. Love General finishes products!!!!

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  30. It's taken me a while to get there, but my ability to recognize and admit when I make a mistake or when my behavior is unacceptable.

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  31. I'm grateful for the love of my dogs. No matter what kind of day I've had, they always make me smile. :)

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  32. I'm grateful for my compassion that I inherited from my Grandmother :)

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  33. I'm grateful for being able to be grateful. There are so many people that are never happy with anything they have or do.

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  34. I love there products just found out that I can get it at one of are local stores it on the top of my wish list for Christmas ❤

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  35. I am grateful that I finally found my artistic side at age 50! Loving the chance to be creative and bring new life to old pieces!!

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  36. I am thankful for the strength I have since I lost my father to cancer at a young age. He taught me so many life lessons and his death had a huge influence on why I decided to do what I am passionate about instead of getting a career in a field I hated. I am thankful that every day I get to wake up and be creative and genuinely enjoy my life instead of merely just existing.

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  37. I'm so thankful for opening up a side of myself I did not know I had! I've been upcycling, refinishing unique one of a kind pieces of furniture. The joy I get from sharing them with others is so heartwarming, and helping me open up to others in this world! I hope to keep growing this with each day I am given 😊

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