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DIY Yellow Distressed Shutters

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

DIY Yellow Distressed Shutters
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DIY Yellow Distressed Shutters

designed by Regina Davis

Make new wood look delightfully rustic and aged using Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paints

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Heritage (ADC09)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07) — optional
  • Golden Brown (ADM02) — optional

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • sandpaper (or power sander)
  • pencil
  • large flat brush
  • small nail and hammer (or nail gun)
  • nails (36 1")
  • safety glasses
  • wood boards (3 1" x 4" x 8")
  • measuring tape


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using the provided building plans, build the shutters.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a large flat brush, paint the shutters a desired color. (Shown: Heritage)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Distress the shutters with either a power sander or by hand with a sheet of sandpaper. (A hand sander will provide quicker results and a more intense look.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Glaze the shutters with the desired glaze using a wax. (You can use either Americana Decor Clear and a brown Crème Wax or a Home Depot glaze. If using Americana Crème Wax, apply a coat of Clear Crème Wax, allow to dry, and then apply a Crème Wax in Deep or Golden Brown.)
    Step 3 Example
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