Decorating & Furniture/bookcases


I have a small den. The walls are sage green with border of sunflowers,stars etc. sort of primitive look. In this room I have three white bookcases which cover most of three walls. I would like to paint them a dark green or a barn reddish color like the colors in the border. White is not attractive or country looking like the rest of the house. How can I country up my bookcases?

I like your idea of doing it in a barn red color. I recently helped a lady on the HGTV message boards and this is one of her images that I photoshopped.
You might want to sand some if it down similar to this bookcase. I also like the plank look in the back but that might involve more work.

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