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Wooden Book Stash Box

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Wooden Book Stash Box
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Wooden Book Stash Box

designed by PLA Schneider

A wooden box, painted with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™, becomes the perfect place for Dad's important stuff.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Serene (ADC18)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • 24K Gold (DPM04)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Matte Varnish (DS60)

Other supplies

  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing & transfer paper
  • small and medium brushes
  • wooden book box (Michaels)


  1. Use a medium brush to paint the wooden book box cover and spine in Serene. Let dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix (1) part Serene with (1) part Lamp Black. Use a small brush to randomly dry-brush throughout the book. (See photo for placement.) Let dry. Save this color mix for the next two steps.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Trace and transfer the provided pattern to the box cover. Use a small brush to paint in the same color mix from the previous step. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Select a font of your choice for "Dad's Stache" (or freehand if you wish). Paint the letters on the spine of the book in the same color mix.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a small brush to add shadows in Lamp Black. Let dry. Use a small brush to add accents in 24K Gold. (See photo for placement.) Use a medium brush to seal the sides and inside of box with DuraClear Matte Varnish.
    Step 4 Example
  6. "Stache" things inside!
    Step 5 Example
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