North Carolina pottery displayed on chunky wood shelves.

Don’t you just love it when brilliance strikes? Admittedly it doesn’t strike me often.

Our area of North Carolina is famous for its potteries and gorgeous, varied styles. For ages I had been seeking a solution to display my growing collection of pottery pieces made by my ultra-talented potter friends. But our home is woefully devoid of enough surfaces to do them justice.

Then I spied a 6″ by 6″ chunky rustic post from a junkin’ trip way in the back yard waiting months for a purpose. An upcycling project was born.

North Carolina pottery on rustic wood displays.

Hubby cut them into nice chunks after letting the post dry out for a week or so in the sun. But how to hang them so they would stay flush to the wall?

Ta-dah! He is the king of hanging stuff for me.

The rustic wood pottery display mounting solution.

I could not talk him into hanging all nine pieces in perfect rows, but I managed. And they are not perfect since each piece is so different. Math is not my strong suit.


Be sure to seal this kind of wood that may have oil or resin leaking from it. I used regular shellac. You’ll notice a semi-circle of oily stuff staining the wall under the shelf on the top left where I missed one. Just need to re-seal it and touch up the wall.

I love this. How about you. What are your flashes of brilliance?

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