Shelf stylin’

Happy Monday, my friends!! How was your weekend? My seven year old had surgery, at the end of last week, recovery hasn’t been quite as smooth sailing as we thought it would be. So, our weekend consisted of a lot of laying around, book reading, movie watching, snuggling, etc. It’s always so hard to see my little ones in pain, but it’s also nice to slow down and spend these moments together! While he slept, the first afternoon after surgery, I spent a few moments playing with flowers from my garden, and styling this little bookcase that I recently got from the Facebook marketplace, for FREE!!!I immediately fell in love with the shape of this bookshelf! And, with a little white chalk paint, almost anything can look amazing!

Here are a few little tips that I like to use when styling shelves…

Make sure organize your shelves in a way that keeps your eye moving, keep it interesting, yet calming. Similar groupings, with a consistent theme throughout, help to achieve this. Notice in the picture above, the consistent theme is books. There are four pairs of similar sections, and then the center section.

Similar sections…

1. The glass cloche, and cow bell have similar shapes.

2. The top and bottom, center sections are just books, no extra decor.

3. Two Flower cubbies.

4. Two Brass cubbies.

5. The center section has no similar section.

By no means am I a professional, these are just a few tips and tricks that work for me, when styling shelves.

Does it get much better…fresh flowers and vintage books, with a little splash of vintage brass! Loving this combination right now for these lovely summer months!!! And, of course, I’m already picturing little pumpkins and all things autumn in these cubbies in the near future.

What tips do you use when styling shelves? I’d love to hear!!!

Hope y’all have a wonderful Monday!!

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  1. Such a great find Emily!!!! Love this shelf!! And thanks for the tips! 💗

    1. Thank you so much!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Great tips and pieces Emily. By painting this piece it made the skirt on the bottom pop. Barely noticeable before paint.

    Love how you have it styled. I’ve been looking for a cowl bell but no luck yet. Hope to find one.

    Hope your little guy feels better soon.


    1. Thank you so much, sweet Cindy!! The cow bell came from my husband’s grandma. I love it!! Hope you find one soon!! Happy Tuesday, my friend!!

  3. I love this bookcase you have re-done. I love old books that have leather covers and have all gone soft. Beautiful flowers too! Very nice!
    I sure hope your son is feeling better real soon!

    1. Thank you so much!!! You’re always so sweet and so encouraging!! I appreciate you so much!!!

  4. Emily you took something everyone normally is afraid of doing and made it so simple. I love how you shared the method to the shelf styling madness. I love your new cabinet and how you styled it. I am going to pin this help me do my next shelf decorating. Thank you!

    1. You’re the sweetest, Terrie!! Thank you so much!!!

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