Booklicious: Color Me Happy: Bright Bookcase Backs

April 05, 2010


I love my all-white library, but sometimes I wish we'd been able to throw up a coat of colorful paint before we moved everything in. Now that our 2,000-odd books have made themselves at home, the odds are slim to none we'll move them back out to paint (plus, that's one more room we might have to paint back when we move out, which is just - ugh.). I've been toying with the idea of putting patterned paper behind the open shelf backs as an alternative, though, so here's a sampling of inspiration. 

[via Canadian House and Home, Oct. '09]
[via Elle Decor, designed by Elizabeth Martin]


Jennifer said... @ April 5, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Glad you loved our painted bookcases! Feel free to link back to us at


Jennifer Murray, web promotions editor at House & Home.

Sara said... @ April 5, 2010 at 4:31 PM

So pretty! I think the blue one is my favorite. Maybe the last orange one...

Evangeline said... @ April 5, 2010 at 8:37 PM

I know! I can't decide, either. I'll probably never end up doing the paper/paint thing because I'll just keep changing my mind. :)

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