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.
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.
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.