Horizontal paneling or planks seem to be all the rage in design these day.
The look add architectural interest and works well in both traditional 
and contemporary spaces.

The bookcases in our great room are really a focal point of the room
so I wanted give them some more texture.  I had previously
painted the backs of them in SW Urbane Bronze which was
fine but probably not the right choice for my more traditional
style choices.

I knew I wanted to add horizontal planks to the back of the book shelves but
also knew I wanted it to be a temporary look just in case when I tire of it.

I went to Home Depot and had the friendly orange apron clad gentleman
cut a $11.00 piece of sub-flooring into 4 inch planks the width of my book shelves.
I painted everything BM White Dove to match my trim color and simply
mounted the planks to the backs with .......are you ready?
3M tape!

Is it perfect? 
However, I achieved the look I wanted for very little cost.
I am thrilled with the results.

Happy Tuesday to you all......
It's a miracle I got this post up today - I took
my little girl to the Justin Bieber concert last night
and momma is suffering from Bieber-fever today!
Definitely a LATE night but so fun to share the 
experience with my little daughter! She had
a blast and momma still has ringing in her ears!

18 comments on "Planks"
  1. The planks add such a gorgeous touch to the bookshelves. I love your clever idea for getting the look you wanted. Great styling, too!


  2. I think it turned out great! It looks so good.

  3. I think it looks beautiful - and so creative the way you went about it! Love it!

  4. Looks fantastic Jill!

  5. WHAT! That is crazy!!! It looks awesome! 3m tape??? Really??? You have given me ideas girl! Thanks for the great post!

  6. The planks look fantastic in your shelves and for such a great price.

  7. LOVE LOVE that! Smart and easy solution for your shelves! Found you on Pinterest. I'm a NW blogger too - down in Olympia. You must be close if you were at the Beiber concert last night in Tacoma!! Can't wait to look around your blog some more!!


  8. Very clever!! wonderful idea and with tape? Was that just clear tape? Great look.

  9. This is the best idea I have seen all year. It adds so much interest to the shelves. Thanks for the inspiration.


  10. I LOVE your planks in the built-ins.

    We added them to a wall in our kitchen..love the texture they add to a space.

  11. Wow! I love simple this was to do, but it looks great!

  12. Jill, I love these bookshelves. I have some shelves in my family room that are just plain ugly. I painted them BLACK! And I don't like them at all. Plus with any bump, the paint chips off. I am totally going to try this!!

  13. What kind of tape did you use specifically? Looks great and is nicely styled, too.

  14. Love the painting! Could you share the source?

  15. I work at a lumberyard so I gave this photo to my contractor to copy! Love the plank back. Thank you for sharing!!


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