Good Questions: Should I Paint My Bookshelves?

Good Questions: Should I Paint My Bookshelves?

Maxwell Ryan
May 18, 2007

Hello AT,

I'm trying to decide what to do with my bookshelves. The living room
that's the other half of the room is dark wood with black/white and
splashes of bright primary colors. I don't really like the the table,
chairs, and bench—those will eventually be replaced...

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Should I paint the bookshelves? Stain them dark to match the living
room? Or replace them with closed in shelves, like the IKEA Billy?

Of course, whichever I do, the first step will be to tidy them and
clear off the non-book clutter that's accumulated.

Thanks! Anna

Dear Anna,

WE LIKE WHITE (like a Dove or a China white).

Anyone else?

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