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How to Paint a Bookcase with Rich Brown Tones

Make a bookcase more interesting by painting it in rich browns with metallic accents.

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paint bookcase with rich brown tones
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Step 1: Paint the Bookcase

Paint back panel of bookshelf in a dark latex eggshell paint.

Paint the rest of the bookcase in a different color latex eggshell paint and allow to dry.

Step 2: Mark off the Shapes

Use painter’s tape to mark off shapes.

mark off shapes with tape

Step 3: Apply the Metallic Glaze

Use a sea sponge to apply metallic glaze inside the shapes and then remove tape.


Kelly Moore Paint colors used:
Truffle Trouble KM 4080-5 (back panels of bookcase)
Old Brick KM 4088-5 (bookcase)

paint bookcase with rich brown tones