Plus raised stencil

Tea and Forget-me-nots

This bookshelf was free. It needed quite a few small repairs to get it back to a nice condition.

Free Bookshelf


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.


Repair Shelves

Chalk painted with the best fresh, spring colour, called Sea Glass.  Covered in two coats.

Chalk Paint


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.

Paint the Underside


Used Dixie Mud and a mylar stencil to create the raised stencil. Applied Dixie Mud with a plastic spatula.

Apply Raised Stencil


Painted over stencil in original colour to make it look naturally integrated.

Paint Raised Stencil



Added white furniture wax with a large wax brush. Used horizontal and vertical strokes to create a cross hatch pattern for depth and texture. 

White Wax

The final look is bright and feels beachy and coastal.

The Result

The raised stencil adds both interest  and hides the few flaws too.

Chalk Painted Bookshelf

Scribbled Arrow