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How to Paint a Wall Bookshelf

DIY expert Shannon Kaye turns an uninspired living room into an art showcase.

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uninspired bookcase into an art showcase
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Tape off the Trim Work

Trim work is dusted and taped off prior to priming the wood.

tape off trim work

Step 2: Prime the Trim and Paint

Primer the trim work and allow to dry.

Paint the trim with Dove White paint.

Step 3: Tape the Bookshelves and Paint

Tape the back of the bookshelves paint with alternating shades of Stillwater and Polaris Blue paint.

First, cut in with a brush, then roll on the paint.

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