I'm definitely drawn to painted white bookcases with contrasting painted interiors, like Kate's Billy Bookcases over on Centsational Girl.
And John & Sherry's dining room built-ins over on Young House Love.
And I also saw these on Pinterest, unfortunately I have no idea the actual source so if anyone does, please let me know!
I also love the look of painted bookshelves backed with interesting wallpaper.
But alas, as I've mentioned before, we're currently renting our home and I just don't feel right about taking a paint brush to someone else's shelves so for now we're working with the wood look. So I was elated to see these wood shelves backed with wallpaper. Still cute but also not real comfortable with wallpapering in a rental...
So, for now I'm working on styling the stuff on the shelves as they are and considering backing our shelves with fabric (using tape) - possibly even white shower curtains that I already own and no longer need. Hmmmm...what do you think?
Also, I had a great day - I went to IKEA with my sister today and scored lots of cool stuff. Can't wait to tell you all about it!!!