The Gray Lady

By Julee Smith, Creator at Tillie's in Jackson, OH.

Winning Category

Introducing "The Gray Lady"❤️ One of my all time favorite pieces to date! Everything was cleaned and the old finish sanded off vanity top. Bed frame and vanity painted in Sherwin Williams with Webster's chalk paint powder added in the color Storm Clap. All pieces were then white washed using SW Dover White mixed with water applied with brush and wiped back with cloth leaving in crevices to enhance details. Vanity top was left in natural wood and coated with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. The rest of painted areas on vanity and bed were waxed with Fiddes and Sons clear wax and buffed to a beautiful finish. All drawers lined in gray velvet. 

The vintage cowgirl image I found on line and had printed on canvas at our local photo shop. Canvas was decoupaged to the raised oval area on beds headboard and then covered edge with nail head trim.

She's a beauty!

Products Used

  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat Satin
  • Sherman Williams paint colors Thunder Clap and Dover White
  • Webster's Chalk Paint Powder Additive
  • Fiddes and Sons clear Wax
  • Decoupage
  • Nailhead trim
  • Image on canvas
  • Velvet material

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