DIY Gray Painted Bed

Hi everyone, it’s Tracey from Tracey’s Fancy!

Today’s blog about this gray painted bed excites me because I know it is without a doubt going to inspire many of you to tackle a project that you’ve been thinking about for quite some time!!!

Let’s paint that big and dark king size bed!!


Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

First, I painted the leather panels of the bed in Slick Stick. The leather was ever so slightly shiny….and I felt it would only help adhesion.  I did not prime the wood or the leather with BOSS… I wasn’t concerned about adhesion….or bleed through as they chose a dark gray for their color.  This is important… many of you want to paint your dark bedroom furniture in white or off-white or a pale gray….and I encourage you to prime with BOSS white first!!!

Step 2:

Next, we covered the entire bed…headboard and footboard….wood and leather panels……in Dixie Belle’s Hurricane Gray.  It is a gorgeous gray that remains very neutral and does not pull hues of blue or purple!!  I use it A LOT!!!  We painted two full coats and let it dry (which is fast y’all…..this paint dries fast).

Step 3:

Then, I used Dixie Belle’s Clear Top Coat in Satin to protect the entire bed.  I even used it over the leather panels.  Now listen….when I paint a leather chair…..I use a wax to top coat it…in order to keep the seat cushions soft and supple.  But the headboard and footboard of this bed…..will not have a heavy human body sitting on them…..only pillows and the weight of someone’s back leaning against them.  So in the name of “keeping it easy” I just brush top coated the entire bed in Clear Coat Satin.  Amazingly……the leather still dried with a soft and super supple finish and feel with NO cracking!!!

Step 4:

Next, in order to enhance the detail, it is wise to apply another product to bring those details forward!  I chose my go-to fav….Best Dang Wax in Black!

For more information about this elegant bed, hop on over to Tracey’s Fancy here!


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