Friday, October 10, 2014

A Simple Painted Project - Back of Bookcase

I know what you are is this a simple painted project?

I have a few tips to keep it simple, but first let me walk you though what you are looking at.

1. This is what this media cabinet/bookcases looked like when we got it.
2. I painted the main body of the bookcases white, and then painted the back a light blue.
3. We got new light blue couches, so the blue was too much blue. I added coral as a new accent color.
4. I was over the coral and painted the back yellow.

So far, I have painted these roughly every 6 months since they have been in our home. I like to change things up, and this has been a very easy, inexpensive way to do just that.

How I keep It Simple

- I use those little sample size pots of paint from Lowes. They introduce new colors each season and it is an easy way to add a new, updated color. It takes 2 of those to paint this set of bookcases. I can also finish this in about an hour.

- I don't paint behind the tv or dvr each time. They are painted a color that just blends into the tv so that it doesn't stand out. It would not be a simple project if I had to deal with that every time.

This post is day 10 of a 31 day Series. You can see all 31 Simple Painted Projects HERE.


  1. Laura of Harvest Lane CottageOctober 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    I like the bright colors and bold creativity.

  2. Great idea Nikki! It's an easy way to add that pop of color without having to change the whole room. I really like the placement of your accessories on the shelves too. Beautiful!

  3. Wow, Nikki, you have an amazing blog! I love, love the idea of painting the back of a book shelf! It adds so much depth and character! Who knew! I am now following you because I am excited to see more great ideas coming my way!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  4. Thanks so much Cathy! I'm thrilled to have you following along.

  5. I still LOVE this so much!! It looks so great in her room! Thank you for this special gift!!


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