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How to style open shelves with pottery

Log Home, Open Shelves, Signed Pottery, Dark and Moody, Thrifted Finds, Dining Room

In my last post, I shared my pottery collection with you, and today I’m back to show you how I’ve decorated the open shelves in the dining room with the thrifted finds.

Log Home, Open Shelves, Signed Pottery, Dark and Moody, Thrifted Finds, Dining Room

I started by removing the white shelves (which match my kitchen cabinets) and painting them in SW “Rock Garden” green. I also removed the cow print and moved one of the shelves into that location. 

Painted Green Open Shelves

At this point, I had a WOW moment. I can’t believe what a difference the green paint makes. It changes the entire feel and mood of the space. Who would have thought it would have made such a difference?  I must confess I’m also thinking long and hard about painting the kitchen cupboards green now. My only fear is if I don’t like them it will be a lot of work to change them back to off white and I also wonder about resale. 

Log Home, Open Shelves, Signed Pottery, Dark and Moody, Thrifted Finds, Dining Room

I’m enjoying my newfound pieces and adding a few live plants makes it look all the better. I have several faux plants sprinkled around the cabin and I’m slowly trying to change them over to live plants. I don’t know if you’ve priced plants lately but they are so expensive. My plan is to hopefully get cutting from other people that I can root and have house plants for myself. 

Artist Signed Pottery Collection

I’ve really enjoyed making changes in our home lately. For a while, I’d lost my zest for decorating and I think I’m back on track now with the new/thrifted look I’m going for. 

Log Home, Open Shelves, Signed Pottery, Dark and Moody, Thrifted Finds, Dining Room

I’m making changes to my office also right now. It’s the most challenging space to decorate. I have to have all the pieces necessary to run a business so I need it to be functional but I also want it to be pretty. We’ll see what I come up with in there and I’ll be back to share the mini makeover soon. 

Log Home, Open Shelves, Signed Pottery, Dark and Moody, Thrifted Finds, Dining Room

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5 Comments

  1. Anne from Maryland says:

    Looks beautiful! Color often gives me a boost when I’ve lost my zest for decorating, too!

  2. It looks wonderful, Dawn. Is that the spot where you were considering having a corner cupboard? I think I prefer this look.

  3. Good morning Dawn! I have a few pottery pieces also. The uniqueness draws me to them. Also my son made me a few pieces in art class. Those are very special. I have a pitcher that matches your brown bowl with dotted circles. I would love to gift it to you. I also have cuttings from my house plants you are more than welcome too. I actually have a beautiful window in our new house and have been successful in growing houseplants. Finally! LOL

  4. cheryl Major says:

    It looks awesome Dawn ! Love the colour and the pottery .

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