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Should I paint bookshelves white?

kkerr
4 months ago

In my long narrow living room there are large north facing windows. The thought is that painting the bookshelves white would reflect, balancing the light more pleasingly. However I like the look of the bookshelves, louvered cabinet doors and all.
Another concern is that I will be creating a maintenance issue that doesn’t exist now. In addition, the bookshelves, although functional and sturdy, are not finely finished. Gaps and imperfections will be more noticeable once painted.
My house is a 1953 ranch with wide eaves, reminiscent of Prairie style homes.

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