Weathered Ladder Bookshelf

Weathered Ladder Bookshelf

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 11th 2014

Give a flea market bookshelf some character with layers and dry-brushes of color.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 2" chip brush
    • bookshelf
    • #2 flat brush



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Wipe the bookshelf clean with a paper towel.
    2. Use a 2" chip brush to basecoat the entire bookshelf with Inheritance. Rinse brush.
    3. Use the same brush with Primitive using a dry-brush technique: Dab the brush on a clean paper towel after loading it with paint and then swiping the brush across the shelves and supports of the bookshelf. Rinse brush.
    4. Use a #2 flat brush to apply Ultra-Matte Varnish over the entire bookshelf. Rinse brush.