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Turquoise Chevron Bookcase

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Turquoise Chevron Bookcase
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Turquoise Chevron Bookcase

designed by Katie Cleveland

Turn outdated into outstanding in no time by adding color and pattern to a flea market bookcase.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Accessories

  • Waxing & Finishing Brush (ADB01)

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Treasure (ADC19)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • white cloth
  • 2" flat brush
  • bookshelf (flea market find)
  • FrogTape® Shape Tape™ in chevron pattern


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe down bookcase thoroughly with damp paper towels to get any dust or residue off.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Remove shelves from bookcase.
  3. Use 2" flat brush to basecoat the backing of shelves with Yesteryear. Rinse brush.
  4. Apply Frog tape across the backing of shelves. Wipe down with damp paper towel to remove the powdery residue.
  5. Use 2" Flat brush with Everlasting to paint the chevron pattern on. Then remove tape.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use 2" Flat brush to base coat the entire bookshelf except for backing of shelves. Rinse brush.Let dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use 2" Waxing brush to apply Clear creme wax over entire piece to seal. Use white cloth to buff (optional) to a satin sheen.


The Frog Tape Shape does not work well with Chalky Finish paint and causes it to dry and form chunks of paint on the brush. Be sure to wipe down with a damp cloth prior to using the Chalky Finish paint over the tape.