Why you should paint your bookcase back

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We bought a white Ikea Hemnes bookcase for our oldest daughter’s room. I loved the simplicity of the bookcase, and it seemed to match well with a headboard my dad built for her.

 

 

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And while it looked great against the light blue walls and with the other furniture, it needed a little something.

I decided to stencil the back of it, but I wasn’t sure I wanted it to be permanent. I decided to cut some posterboard to fit in the back of the shelf, and paint it.

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This way, if I ever got tired of it and decided to change it out, I could.

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I attached it to the back of the shelf with some double sided tape.

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The little pop of color this adds is amazing, and adorable. I love it!

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I also added a pink background to the bookshelf in my youngest daughter’s room

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And a gray contact paper background to the shelves in our playroom.

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Adding color to your shelf back makes it look finished, and it makes whatever is on the shelf stand out. The added color pop helps too.

Have a great weekend. I will be posting about new uses for pool noodles on Friday.

 

 

 

 

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