This bookshelf was free. It needed quite a few small repairs to get it back to a nice condition.
Mixed stain with wood filler to fill a large crack. Filled to above the surface so that it could be sanded back flat to the surface.
Chalk painted with the best fresh, spring colour, called Sea Glass. Covered in two coats.
It’s a good idea to raise the piece off of the floor when painting the bottom edges. Painter’s Pyramids as the best option for this.
Used Dixie Mud and a mylar stencil to create the raised stencil. Applied Dixie Mud with a plastic spatula.
Painted over stencil in original colour to make it look naturally integrated.
Added white furniture wax with a large wax brush. Used horizontal and vertical strokes to create a cross hatch pattern for depth and texture.
The final look is bright and feels beachy and coastal.
The raised stencil adds both interest and hides the few flaws too.