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Antique Bed in Georgia Clay

Antique Bed in Georgia Clay

My sister Cathy just finished painting this bed in Georgia Clay.  It was layered over Vermont Slate and Vintage White then distressed to create an old world finish.

This was her first project using CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and I think she knocked it out of the park!

She’s been dying to get her hands on this paint for a few months now, but she was so busy preparing for her daughter’s wedding, she didn’t have a chance ~ until now.

This is the project she tackled with it!  I knew this bed would be a knock out, but my jaw totally hit the floor when I saw her awesome transformation using CeCe Caldwell’s Paints.  She totally put me to shame on her very first piece!  What a brat.

She layered the bed in Vermont Slate, Vintage White and Georgia Clay distressing in between to reveal the various layers.  Ok, seriously… is the distressing on this amazing or what?  I may be bias because she’s my sister, but I LOVE IT!!  Check out the finials on the footboard – GORGEOUS!!!

Yes, the neighbors were coming out of the woodwork to see if Country Living or Better Homes and Gardens were on site – lol!  We had fun with it!!
Here’s another close up of all that yummy layering!

Update: We immediately had a ton of interest in this bed which found a new home in Long Island, NY.

If you’d like to do something like this yourself, we can help you out there too.

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a hui hou ~ Shelly

21 Comments
  • suzyq
    Posted at 09:34h, 10 August Reply

    God, you’re something else you!!!
    Gorgeous – and I would never never never have thought to paint anything that color – ( georgia clay ) what vision you have!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

  • Christy
    Posted at 11:25h, 10 August Reply

    *Love* Im going to be starting a maple desk that my daughter wanted matched to her room. Since I didn’t think it would actually match when finished we decided to go shabby chic with CeCe’s paint. I bought the white, but now I’m thinking I need to layer. I guess I’ll go get some darker brown to use first then do the white. I hope it turns out as great as your projects turn out!!

    Do you have dimensions on either of those buffet tables pictured in this post??

  • The Paupers Castle
    Posted at 14:43h, 10 August Reply

    You have some amazing pieces of furniture for someone that is lucky enough to snag them. Love all of them. Hard to pick my favorite! They are even prettier in person!!! These pics don’t do justice!

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors
    Posted at 03:44h, 11 August Reply

    Shelly, these pieces are gorgeous! You’re right, the layering on the bed is amazing! I love it and I can say, it looks like our Georgia clay! Each one of these pieces is so unique! You’re a gifted painter! Okay, “the brat” is too! 🙂

  • Plant Lady
    Posted at 19:56h, 11 August Reply

    Aren’t sisters wonderful? You teach em everything you know, and then they go and try to outshine you? 🙂
    Seriously, I love that bed, and your sister did a great job. I wonder how many people took a nap??

  • leah mari
    Posted at 01:17h, 12 August Reply

    what a great bed!!! i love it so much

  • Gina
    Posted at 03:51h, 12 August Reply

    Hi Shelly,
    I was doing a little research on chalk paint and found you, so happy I did. I bought an old maple table and want to paint it. I thought in cream, but I had no idea how many color options there are. Now I think I’m in trouble. I’m not too far from your area and when I can I’m gonna stop in and see your line. Gorgeous bed.
    -Gina-

  • marian
    Posted at 15:43h, 14 August Reply

    I cannot wait to see the finished product of your sister. I am also in awe of all your product transformation projects. Keep us inspired.

  • cathy@my1929charmer
    Posted at 00:29h, 15 August Reply

    You are incredibly incredible. Your pieces are such so beautiful! You always inspire me! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  • Honey at 2805
    Posted at 05:58h, 17 August Reply

    I’m a bit tardy, but wanted to leave you a note that you are featured on Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  • Ann
    Posted at 17:36h, 17 August Reply

    That bed is a true work of art. So yummy! I’ m featuring it today on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page. And, of course, I’ll be pinning it.

  • Claudine from CondensedLoveHome
    Posted at 03:33h, 29 August Reply

    Hi, Shelly!
    I was looking for an answer about Cece Caldwell Satin Finish (I wanted to know if I should buff it or not) and found your blog! Beautiful furniture!! I love the bed!
    Cheers,

    • Shelly Andrade
      Posted at 13:04h, 29 August Reply

      Hi Claudine,

      You don’t have to buff Satin Finish, however I personally like to take a very fine grid sand paper over the top once I’m finished to smooth it out a bit. This can even be done with a paper grocery bag. When I apply our Satin Finish, I do dilute it a bit with water which allows me to brush it really nice too. I typically apply two coats of this gently sanding when I’m finished.

      Hope that helps!

  • Indiana limestone
    Posted at 05:56h, 06 September Reply

    I am sure it gonna be a fantastic transformation. Hope to see the new look soon! Gorgeous bed. Thanks for nice inspiration.

    – Herman Swan

  • Sofa Cum Beds
    Posted at 11:26h, 09 October Reply

    The post is showing beautiful antique bed painted. Truly magnificent

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    Posted at 06:21h, 06 April Reply

    […] The other buffet sold immediately ~ that was my baby.  Loved that one!! The other large piece, a Vintage Bed painted in Georgia Clay, sold as well.  We had three people wanting it within a 24 hours period, all from out of state, […]

  • susan shepard
    Posted at 10:30h, 26 April Reply

    I bought the Georgia Clay paint on the basis of this project. Gorgeous.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 10:59h, 27 May Reply

      Cool! Have fun Susan!

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  • Cathy
    Posted at 18:47h, 04 November Reply

    My parents painted their house the color “Georgia Clay.” And the house is on LONG ISLAND, N.Y.!!!!!!!!!!!!

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