I would like to start out by saying I really like white furniture. It goes with everything AND hides dust really well :). But when I found this little bookshelf on sale at Walmart, I decided to buy it even though it was black. I am currently working on making a reading nook in our master bedroom and this bookshelf was the perfect size. The bookshelf sat in the nook (all by itself) for a couple months until I realized the black just wasn't working for me, or the bedroom.
After painting the bookshelf, I had to figure out something to do with the black piece of cardboard that went on the back. I decided to line it with paper instead of trying to paint it. You could also use fabric, but I was unable to find any gray and white fabric that I liked. I bought this paper from Paper Mojo for $4.39.
I had to use two pieces, but was able to line up the edges so there was hardly a seem. I attached the paper using spray adhesive. I love being able to personalize cheap-o furniture, and it the white works a lot better in our room. I can't wait to fill it with my favorite books!