Valspar Fountain Mist paint – Ikea Billy Mod

I decided that I wanted to paint the back of my Ikea Billy bookcase. I looked at photos of this online and always thought it made an inexpensive bookcase really look snappy.
Normally I head right for the bright/bold colors. I wanted something different this time. I wanted the items I was going to put in the bookcase to not get lost to a loud paint color. I plan to use this bookcase as more of a display case. I wanted a paint color that would act as a pretty backdrop.
I am normally a big fan of semigloss paint but this time I didn’t want the shine of the paint to be distracting. I went to Lowe’s to look at paint and finally settled on Fountain Mist by Valspar in Eggshell.

Valspar Fountain Mist in Eggshell finish.

Valspar Fountain Mist in Eggshell finish.

This color and finish are a real departure from my normal choices but I have to say that I am loving it. It’s sort of a pale aqua, icy blue color. The color on the can lid looks gray here.

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Primed Billy Bookcase Back

I spray painted the back with white primer. The back was already white, but I was afraid that it might be too smooth for the paint to stick well to it.
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This is after the first coat of Fountain Mist. I know it looks like it is still white. Trust me it’s not. It’s hard to see unless it is against something that is white which my Billy bookcase is.

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