This weekend as I was cleaning and doing chores around the house I thought about how I would like to have a place to have my white stoneware out on display…a hutch, a sideboard, wall mounted shelves or something.
The only trouble is, there is no room for any of those items in my small kitchen and dining room,
neither were any of those things in the budget right now.
Then I remembered a Goodwill find bookshelf that was upstairs in my home office, and fortunately it wasn’t being used to hold anything that couldn’t be moved elsewhere.
I thought of my long, wide entry hall and all of the unused space there, and specifically, the wall space below these framed ink drawings.
The bookshelf is black, and I considered painting it, since I don’t really use black in my décor.
Then another idea came to mind…a way to lighten up the stark, black shelves, and yet leave them black so they went well with the black framed ink drawings…an idea involving Dollar Tree contact paper.
While I originally thought about painting the shelves white or gray, I think leaving them black and adding the simple black and white contact paper in the background made the stoneware “pop” and the whole wall look more put together. So, while someday I may have a hutch or sideboard, for now I am pretty happy with my two dollar, (for two rolls of contact paper), fix.
I used Kim Klaussen’s “silence” texture on all of the photos in this post.