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DIY Chalky Finish Corner Shelf

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

DIY Chalky Finish Corner Shelf
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DIY Chalky Finish Corner Shelf

designed by Jen Goode

Add a bit of decorative storage to any living space with Americana® Decor Chalky Finish.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (optional)
  • large flat brush
  • drop cloth (or cardboard)
  • wooden shelf


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Lightly sand the shelf surface if necessary.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Apply Vintage to all surfaces using a large flat brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply a second coat of color. Allow to dry overnight.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Apply a coat of Soft-Touch Varnish. Let dry completely.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Once fully dry, assemble.


For a more rustic look, use a fine-grit sandpaper to remove some paint on the shelf edges before applying the varnish.