Easy DIY: Brightly Painted Shelves

Easy DIY: Brightly Painted Shelves

Sarah Coffey
Jan 11, 2010

Mid-winter in Chicago is usually pretty gray, and it's around this time of year that we look for ways to cheer up our home and introduce more color. One simple DIY project with a big impact involves painting the insides of your bookshelves or cabinets.

It's not exactly a new idea, but it's one that's worth revisiting. Lining the interior of the shelves with color is a little less expected than painting the whole piece of furniture, and it creates some contrast as well as a bright backdrop for books. For tips on painting furniture, see this post.

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