Painting the back of our built-in bookcase has been on my to-do list for a while, so I decided to knock it out yesterday. The color I selected was Benjamin Moore, cobblestone path. This color is a gray with a hint of blue. I was planning on going even darker, like a navy, but I decided I didn’t want it to contrast too much with the white shelves.
Lucky for me Mike was able to help. We did two coats and it took us 2 hours from start to finish. If you paint periodically it probably wouldn’t take as long. Mike used the roller while I cut-in. I didn’t use tape instead I just watched this video and went for it.
Here is a shot of the shelf before any work:
Here is a picture after the two coats, but with nothing on the shelf:
And here is our final product:
Turned out pretty good. A little paint can definitely make a big difference. For tips on bookcase styling click here.