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French-Style Accent Shelf

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

French-Style Accent Shelf
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French-Style Accent Shelf

designed by Donna Bush

Add a little French flair to any room or office with this accent shelf.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Serene (ADC18)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • The French Inn (12" x 12") (ADS07)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • painter's tape
  • 2" chip brush
  • 5/8" stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • stencil adhesive
  • wooden shelf (flea market find)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using 2” chip brush, basecoat entire surface Serene.
  2. Dry-brush top with Relic, picking up just a little bit of paint and brushing in single direction.
  3. Center oval stencil from French Inn stencils and tape into place.
  4. Using 5/8” stencil brush, lightly pounce stencil with Relic.
  5. Stencil top sides with small swirl pattern, using 5/8” stencil brush and pouncing lightly with Relic.