Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Planning a Little Bookcase Refresh

I just love the bookshelves in this Georgia Farmhouse.

We have very similar shelves in our family room, but with a dark background.

Since our shelves are removable, I want to apply a white faux wood material to get the contrast that inspiration bookcases have.  
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I am considering this paintable beadboard wallpaper.  I don't want to add actual boards because then I would have trim the shelves and I like the fact that this project can be a permanent or temporary as I want.  It would be perfect if I could find a product that looks exactly like the wood in my inspiration picture.  I'm afraid that faux shiplap products would be too busy in this spot.  I want the vertical lines to be unbroken behind the book shelves.  I'll probably leave it unpainted, but if it is too white for our room, I can always change my mind.
I'd welcome your thoughts and/or experiences before I jump into this little project.
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  1. I have no doubt that will look fantastic. The wallpaper is well liked by everyone who uses it. The back of bookshelves should be great. :)

  2. Such a great idea!!! I'm going to guess stark white may be too harsh with all your tans and beiges, but it's just paint if you want to change it, right? Can't wait to see the finished results!

  3. That's a great idea to use the paintable breadboard wallpaper, Eilis. I used it in my sewing room on a cabinet, and I do like the look. Good luck!


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