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Smart Color Furniture by Garnet Hill

I just love the look of a bookshelf with a painted back panel. It adds a pop of unexpected color that is so chic and cool. However, have you ever tried to paint that back panel? Let me tell you from experience, it’s no easy feat! So when I found the new Smart Color Furniture Collection by Garnet Hill that allows you to get the custom look of a painted back panel without lifting a brush, I was thrilled and maybe a tad bit envious I didn’t think of it myself!

 

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    Oh wow, these are really beautiful shelves. My problem is that they might look too beautiful that you wouldn’t want to put in your books anymore :)

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    You can achieve the same look by getting MDF board and painting or wallpapering it. Then attach it to the back of an ikea bookshelf! I do it for every room.

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    I never thought of the back panel of a cabinet as a decorative touch but that is a great idea. By measuring the size panel you need to fit the cabinet you could buy your own piece of thin wood or fiber board panel and paint your own design on to match your babies nursery or play room for very little money. By painting the design on the panel before nailing it to the cabinet will prevent you from having to work around the cabinet spaces. You could even use stencils if your not good with a paint brush. You child could even help create the design to add that one of a kind personal touch. Create the design that works with your theme. Visit http://www.babiestotoddler.com and http://www.babiestotoddler.com/baby-and-toddler-furniture/ for help with your baby and toddler room decor.

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    It’s really not a huge deal to paint the back of a cabinet or bookshelf, as long as it’s one that’s not together or one where you can remove the back. I did it with a glass-door cabinet I bought from the Home Decorators Collection (quality not so great, but it looks nice.) I painted the back panel yellow with some leftover test pot paint–yellow is hard to get right, I went through a LOT of testers with my kitchen paint–and it looks fabulous in my blue living room. It’s not a bright yellow, it’s a more subtle thing, especially due to the glass doors, but I like that. I also replaced the pulls with brass ones with yellow-gold ceramic accents from Anthropologie. It really looks good. And if painting is too difficult, use wallpaper or even wrapping paper. Just keep in mind that the busier the pattern, the less “stuff” you should keep on the shelves or the whole thing will look like a mess.

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    I really do love this idea! You can change the look of your shelves easily. I also love their suggestion about using fabrics to help mix and match the shelves with the rest of the room!

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