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Paint the Back of a Bookcase Bold & Beautiful

To paint the back of a bookcase is a quick way to add color and a little drama to your space, as well as highlight a display.

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The green painted back of this bookcase sets off the collection on display beautifully. I absolutely love it! Via Better Homes and Gardens.

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Painted bookcase backs in a Manhatten Beach bungalow that you can tour at Country Living.

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A sunny yellow bookcase at the Bonnet house in Fort Lauderdale, featured at Martha Stewart.

blue painted bookcase
Paint the back of your bookcase the color of calm ocean waters. The perfect backdrop for coastal collectibles. Via Country Living.

red back of bookcase
Or how about bold nautical red? Very eye catching! This cottage was part of this year's Newport Harbor Home Tour in California. Click over to see more pictures! Interiors are by Barclay Butera.

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You might recognize this living room. It's the home of Ali Wentworth. If bright and bold isn't your thing, you can still create contrast and paint the back of your bookcase a few shades deeper than the room. It's an elegant solution.

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And soft blue in a Florida cottage featured at Traditional Home. The idea also works for cabinets with glass doors, as seen on Organizing your Sea Collections. Or make over a cabinet by taking off the doors, then paint the back. By painting the back of a bookcase you can create an instant mini Accent Wall!

Happy weekend everyone!
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4 comments:

Pirate Life said...

Happy weekend

Ruth Anne Buterbaugh said...

Thanks for all the lovely inspiration pictures--I'm thinking of painting the back wall of our glass-fronted curio with a pretty aqua color. It'll be a nice background for displaying all our shells, sand dollars, and starfish!

Vicki Boster said...

Maya- that's an incredible pop of color-- I love that idea-- it shows off the shells so much better-- beautiful:)
Vicki

Linda Jereb said...

I always love the colors you use!!!!!