How to Paint a Pop Art Bed

“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

When I first laid eyes on this bed…..I couldn’t believe the beauty I was seeing! In fact…..I may have actually referred to it as ridiculous….

I had to have it……and was willing to take anyone down that tried to get in my way of owning it!

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After much consideration I chose Tea Rose, Fluff, and Caviar as my design colors.

Now can we just stop for a moment and take in this GOLD??? This is the brand new Moonshine Metallics in Gold Digger by Dixie Belle Paint!

I did not paint Marilyn! She is a poster….that I used spray adhesive to adhere her to the center of the bed. The paper did not trim out perfectly no matter how hard I tried!

So I used Dixie Belle’s Dixie Dirt in Ash to “age” (aka….cover the mistakes) very artfully (LOL) the outer edges of the poster paper. I also used Best Dang Wax in Black.

I never intended to keep this bed for myself…..but I have decided to do just that!

Marilyn will be moving into my guest room. I just can’t bare to see her go. She’s fun and flirty and full of personality….and she belongs in my house!

To get more details on this painted piece, head to Tracey’s Fancy here!

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  1. Deborah Walleman says:

    Love Tracy’s work it so colorful. and I love color!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Deborah, thanks so much for the love! Tracey is so talented! Follow us on Pinterest for more painted inspiration 🙂

  2. Mechele Rose says:

    Love this pop art bed . One of my

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Mechele, thanks so much for the love on this piece! Follow us on Pinterest for more painted inspiration 🙂

  3. C. Jean Darr says:

    I love all the new Metallic colors with so much shine

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Jean, we’re so glad you’re loving the new Moonshine Metallics! They’re stunning! Follow us on Pinterest for more painted inspiration 🙂

  4. Kathy Ayers says:

    Super fun and imaginative piece. I’d keep it too!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      Hi Kathy we’re so glad you’re loving this piece! Follow us on Pinterest for more painted inspiration 🙂

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Tanya is applying a transfer called "Rose Celebration"

She is painting a rolodex in preparation for painting a bread box in the future'

You can order the transfers on our website

Tanya made a gorgeous rose mould with Dixie Belle Mud.

You did an incredible job!

This looks amazing Tanya!!!

Hey Tanya!

Slick Stick helps the paint to adhere to smoother surfaces

Tanya is using the color Vintage Duck Egg

Hi Tanya!

She is painting a rolodex in Vintage Duck Egg in preparation for painting a bread box in the future

I would LOVE to send you a picture!

Great idea to paint the Rolodex as an example of what you did to the bread box!

I haven't tried anything YET... trying to learn before I begin a project. You're doing amazing!

Hey, I love the duck egg, but am loving all the new colors, especially that antebellum blue

Good tip, thank you. Haven’t heard that about a transfer before

Thank you for sharing with us

Your doing wonderful!😀

Big smile! Love this!

Thank you, Tanya! Looking forward to your next live video!

Adorable thank u

This has been really informative. You are a good teacher

Love the roses :)

Thank you

Thank you

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LIVE for #whimsicalwednesday with TraceysFancy ! Join me as we add color to this gorgeous beast of an armoire!!

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To find the new mister bottles on our website you can go to the New Release section in our shop!

This is looking gorgeous Tracey!!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

We love our Brand Ambassadors!

We love the drippy look!

Tracey is going to be using the new color Antebellum Blue

Now she is using Gravel Road

It looks great against the French Linen!

Tell us where you're watching from!

Now Tracey will be using Gravel Road

Gotta love how well 1 coat can cover!

Kelsey here with you tonight! :)

Hello Tracey!

Tracey used French Linen to cover the old design

You can find your local Dixie Belle Paint retailer here

This armoire is just beautiful! What color is popping through on the top details??

I’m in LOVE with the metallics!

I'm doing my first piece and using a hull vase as inspiration. And, one of the transfers you used on an old piece - roses and rougue.

Gorgeous new color

Love your earrings!

love that look. I think this will be the first style I will try with my DB paints

The piece looks AMAZING already...even though the other way was OUT OF THiS WORLD!

This piece is absolutely gorgeous and the detail is amazing.

Love your earrings

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