It took weeks...(more like months) but slowly some of the closets are getting finished. Mr. Warmth had the bright idea to paint the built-in shelving a contrasting color with the walls. Also he wanted to stain the closet rods. We did all of those things, along with spray painting the hardware that holds the closet rods in place.
I'll tell you this: I LOVE the way it looks, and the way the thick layer of glossy paint lets your hand glide along the shelves. I'm really pleased with the results. Now I know how much time it takes to do such details - and we aren't done!- I probably wouldn't take the time again. We have 5 walk-in closets here, each with a lot of built in shelving. Two are done, and three big ones still to go!