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Southwest Style Paint Poured Shelves

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

Southwest Style Paint Poured Shelves
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Southwest Style Paint Poured Shelves

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Display or store in style with these paint-poured, Southwest style shelves, made with DecoArt Pouring Medium.

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Learn more about DecoArt® Pouring Medium™.


Americana® Acrylics

  • Blue Mist (DA178)
  • Georgia Clay (DAO17)
  • Lilac (DAO32)
  • Peaches 'n Cream (DAO23)
  • Williamsburg Blue (DAO40)

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

  • Pouring Medium (DS135)

Other supplies

  • disposable gloves
  • wet wipes
  • plastic cups (large and small)
  • aluminum foil pan
  • stir sticks
  • medium paintbrush
  • hexagon shelves (walnut hollow)


  1. Paint both the hexagon shelves in Lilac (or any color from the listed palette). (This is just to basecoat and give the pour something to grip onto.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix Lilac, Williamsburg Blue, Georgia Clay, Blue Mist, and Peaches n' Cream individually with equal parts Pouring Medium and stir.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Layer each color into one larger cup for a dirty pour, switching between colors often and keeping the pattern random.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Pour into the bottom of the hexagon shelf and swirl the paint around to cover all of the background area.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Pour the same large cup into the inside edge of the hexagon and rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise to cover all inside edges, adding more poured paint as needed to cover the entire interior.
    Step 4 Example
  6. While you repeat the steps above with the second hexagon shelf, allow the first to dry upside down, on empty, upended plastic cups inside the foil pan, so that any excess paint can run off.
    Step 5 Example
  7. After both shelves are poured and the excess has been allowed to run off from the interior, pour the rim's edge, tilting the shelf at an angle so as little paint as possible drips back in to the interior.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Complete the pour by finishing all of the outside edges. Keep elevated while drying and wipe off any drips from the bottom edge.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Allow to dry fully before hanging.
    Step 8 Example