On the back of the shelf, I used a black and white damask wrapping paper I bought from Michaels. You will also need to get Mod Podge for glueing and Mod Podge clear sealer for after.
1. Prime the book shelf. Its best to paint a scond or third coat for best result.
2. Once the primer is dry (following the drying instruction on the can) - you may begin painting the color you want. 3. The back of the book shelf came with a thick cardboard backing. I layed the cardboard flat on the floor and covered it with the wrapping paper. 4. Then Mod Podge it down. I also put a layer of Mod Podge on the top to get a nice glossy look. 5. Once it's dry - spray the sealer on. 6. Nail the board back on to the shelf.