I’m moving! I had ordered a white bookcase to go in my yellow room, but it now resides in a rental standard white room. Boring. I plan to repaint the bedroom furniture, so once I decided on a color I thought the inside back of my bookcase would be a perfect place to start. It makes the bookshelf stand out, plus gives me a real taste of the color in the room.
The bookshelf is just your basic cheap, white bookcase & the paint is Glidden’s French Grey. I bought the sampler bottle for about $2.50 & painted it with a foam brush. It hadn’t been assembled yet, so it was super easy to paint.
I did this in a previous apartment, so I knew what an impact it would have. I lined one wall with three tall bookcases. The room was painted a pale blue, so I used white bookcases & bright pink paint. I loved the look. They gave the room a lot of personality. I’ve seen this done in simple patterns, or you could use some paper or fabric. Depending on what you plan to do with the shelves, I suggest keeping the pattern simple or the colors light. You wouldn’t want your displays competing with the background for attention.
I love the color so much more seeing it in the room. Waiting for time, weather, money, & motivation to come together to get the bedroom furniture painted. But soon, soon…