Library with bookshelves painted the same color as the walls. Library color. An oversize bookshelf — made from two separate units — provided a space to showcase keepsakes and vintage books. A deep blue backdrop added depth but lacked one-of-a-kind character. Find Your Perfect Paint Color. Borrow a trick from interior designers: Inside a bookcase, use paint that’s a couple shades deeper than the room color. Start Start.
In fact, controlled blasts of color at the back, and maybe on the sides too, can be an ideal way to make collectibles and other display items come alive. Take the two-tone look a step further and repeat a colour used in your furniture. Follow up with two coats of your paint color of choice. I painted a laminate dresser and bookshelf white a couple of years ago using the same primer.
As we mentioned in the last post, we went with an inky blue color with hints of green called Dragonfly from Benjamin Moore’s Affinity line (color matched to Lowe’s No-VOC Olympic paint for the bambino). These two pics are probably the most true to life when it comes to the color (but of course how you see them really depends on your monitor):. Making An Ikea Bookcase Look Built In (& Painting The Back). If you want to makeover your IKEA shelving in a different color (such as the amazing wall-matching set-up shown above), apparently, the one word you need to know is PRIMER!. I would dry the primer overnight and leave the painted shelf empty for at least a week, two if I could. Lately, I’ve been dying over rooms that have this paint color in them:. I purchased two large white boards and then measured and cut them to the right size with an x-acto knife.
This is how it looked with two colors pink and green applied. Unfinished bookcase made of MDF, medium density fiberboard. The primer should be compatible to the finish paint so the two will bond well together. The primer can be tinted to be similar to the finish color which might improve coverage. If you want a two-tone look, paint one color as the first coat and let it dry. After that, apply more wax and then paint a different color for the second coat. The top coat will come off in places to give a worn look and show the under-color. I got to pick one of three items (a bookcase, a pendant lamp, or a coffee table) and was given 50 to give it a complete makeover. I then gave the boards two solid coats of the yellow spray paint. We built colorful bookshelves and added a painted border to the wall. I used a coat of primer first and then two coats of colored paint.