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1 Post = 9 Rustic Elegant Shelves

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Sometimes hanging a collection is a challenge. It's difficult to buy the perfect item to solve the problem. So I figured out how to use a 6" by 6" post to display my North Carolina pottery collection.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Medium
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Make sure the wood is cured. This piece I salvaged on a junkin' trip had been out in the back yard for ages. Then we put it in the sun for another week to completely dry out.
  • 1 post 9 rustic elegant shelves, diy, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, woodworking projects
Here is how my hubby solved the problem of getting the shelf to hand close to the wall. Hanging the shelves was the same as hanging a grouping of pictures. I did have to compensate for the height of each bowl and container so my grouping is not completely perfect - lots of compromise. To keep the bowls from tipping forward or falling off, I used one tiny nail with a head. For the containers with lids I used a little glue dot like the kind you can buy a Michaels.
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Before hanging, I coated the back of each piece with some shellac to prevent any bleeding through of stains. But you'll see I missed one piece at the top left. Easy to fix by adding a couple of coats of shellac and touching up the wall. Live and learn right? I love this effect. It is out of the way and we enjoy it daily.

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  • My Patch of Blue Sky
    My Patch of Blue Sky Greensboro, NC

    Thank you! Once we created them I just loved the look!

  • OhSally
    OhSally Lacey, WA

    I have just started making pine needle baskets and have wall space to display my favorites. I've searched the net for an inexpensive, adjustable, and rustic way to display them. THIS is it! I love the idea! I'm going to put grandson to work on

  • PAMELA
    PAMELA San Antonio, TX

    PERFECT!

  • Lulit Senay

    love it! well done

  • Wanda Extrom

    Very nice, looks great. FYI - Michael's has some unpainted wood blocks that you could use after staining or painting them. In case you can't find a wood post.

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