giving subtle color life to shelves

bookshelf with colored panels

Lately, we’ve stumbled on some cool ways to bring color to shelves. We saw BM’s Junior line of furniture and thought: why don’t we just paint the backs of our shelves in color blocks to wake them up a bit? And then we saw the reverse in action: just the edges painted a color…

photo: mondobloggo

Top photo via Design Milk; Bottom photo via Mondobloggo

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3 Responses to giving subtle color life to shelves

  1. Michael Warren 03.24.2012 at 1:16pm #

    Here’s another take on shelf decoration. We stapled strips of Mexican oil cloth on the front of some utility shelves made from scrap wood. Spruced em up!

  2. Sally 03.24.2012 at 4:23pm #

    Hey that’s swell. Totally love your blog!

  3. Sally 03.26.2012 at 10:29pm #

    Hey, why don’t you guys come over to my house!!!!!

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