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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: Moderate
  • 1 post 9 rustic elegant shelves, diy, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, woodworking projects
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.
  • 1 post 9 rustic elegant shelves, diy, home decor, how to, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas, woodworking projects
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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  • Amaurian
    Amaurian Waldorf, MD

    Brilliant!!!! Can't wait to display in the hubby's baseball collection! In his cave!

    • Chey
      Chey Santa Fe, NM

      Great idea to use this for that kind of display. I'll bet it will look great in a He-cave. :)

  • Chrisstjean06

    It gives me so much pleasure just to look at your wall. Thank you.

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

    Thank you all for your sweet comments! Who knew this idea would be such a hit. Kudos for my hubby for his brilliant hanging idea.

  • Artemis
    Artemis New Port Richey, FL

    The shelves are a good match for the type of pottery you're displaying. Very nice and it's always good to have a brilliant (and handy) hubby.

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

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

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