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Simple Cube Storage Shelf

Vintage Effect Wash™

Simple Cube Storage Shelf
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Simple Cube Storage Shelf

designed by Regina Davis

Turn a storage shelf into a vintage accent with Vintage Effect Washâ„¢.

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Vintage Effect Wash™

  • Black (DCW01)
  • Grey (DCW18)
  • Patina (DCW10)

Other supplies

  • paintbrush
  • painter's tape
  • stencil brush
  • bookshelf (flea market find)
  • stencil (numbers)


  1. Build or purchase a raw wood bookshelf. Make sure the wood surface is clean and dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the insides of the cubbies using Patina.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Continue until all cubbies are painted and let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Once dry, tape off vital areas using painter's tape.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the outside using Grey. Let dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply a second coat of Grey, if you desire. Let dry and remove painter's tape.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using the number stencil and a stencil brush, stencil each number onto each cubbie with Black.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Let the stenciled areas dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Once all the paint is dry, you can begin using the cubbies. No need to add a protective coat.
    Step 8 Example