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DIY in a BOX | Teepee Shelf

Posted by Ashley Eisenhauer on

We're so excited to have you join us in crafting our Teepee Shelf Project!  If you don't have your DIY in a BOX kit yet, click HERE to order yours today!  Also, if you have any questions at all while painting your shelf, click HERE to contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To achieve a design similar to our example we will first use the painters tape to add some diagonal lines on the sides of the teepee shelf. You can use our completed photo as a reference as too where to place them or add them anywhere you would like.

Using the larger brush we then applied a coat of white paint to the inside of the shelf, one entire side of the shelf and to the inside of the opposite fin at the top of the teepee.  

 

Clean brush well and then paint the other side using the navy blue. Paint the front edges blue too. Keep the brush fairly dry when painting the edges, so blue paint does not get on the white sides. If some does, try to wipe it off with a towel and then apply a few thin coats of white to cover. 

After your blue paint has dried peel back your masking tape. Next we used the white paint on the think brush to add some bold dash marks. We laid them out in a triangular formation. You will notice we replicated the triangular shape throughout all of the patterns we made on our teepee. You can keep your patterns within the masking lines or allow them to break the boundaries. I feel they resemble mountains when they overlap, a location your might build a teepee. :)

Next using the gold paint, we added more patterns and designs. In one section we made fish scales. If you like this pattern use a writing utensil to trace half of a circular object, like the paint jar. Get creative and make patterns of all kinds. Small arrows, waves or squiggly lines are just a few ideas. Also make patterns in different colors. On the blue side use the white and gold. And on the white side we use the gold and blue. 

Dont forget to add patterns to the underside of the top two fins. This will give more of a finished look.

Use any remaining paint for touch ups. Now that your patterns are complete and the teepee is standing, you can paint the edges on the back side. This will allow you to display the teepee in more ways, not just up against a wall. 

P.S. Don't forget to tag @paintedbytheshore on instagram to share your progress & completed projects!  Every Monday we'll choose 1 person who tagged us to be our "winner of the week", & they'll get an awesome prize sent to them!

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