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Floating Shelves with Birch Pillars

Americana Decor® Satin Enamels™

Floating Shelves with Birch Pillars
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Floating Shelves with Birch Pillars

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Combine a love for all things natural and modern with these floating birch shelves, painted with Americana Decor® Satin Enamels™.

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Americana Decor® Satin Enamels™

  • Aubergine (ADSA15)
  • Steel Blue (ADSA13)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • craft or wood glue (optional)
  • screws
  • drill and drill bits
  • paintbrushes
  • large wooden plank (at least four)
  • birch pillars (at least 4) (Walnut Hollow)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand all of the wooden planks.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint two of the planks in Aubergine.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the other planks in Steel Blue.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Determine where to place the birch pillar and screw both into the top and bottom shelves. (Or glue them with a strong adhesive). Weigh down with an object while drying to allow it to set. Once completely dry, hang the shelves.
    Step 3 Example