Curio Cabinets / July 18, 2018 / Jeanne Goulet
If you have a collection of smaller books you can stack books and use them as bookends for taller books. I would stack them with the bindings out so you can read their titles; and put taller books upright in graduated heights from tallest to shortest or tallest in the center and tapering off to shortest on each end. Add some of your objects d art among your books like colorful vases pots or figurines; this is especially effective if you have travel books and objects from the region the books depict. Inserting pictures paintings and the like is also a good idea to add color and interest. These inserts will help with elevations of your display for instance a taller vase alongside a shorter sized grouping of books or a short vase on top of a short stack of books next to a taller line up of books.
Side windows mirrored back panels clocks and two way sliding doors are additional options many consumers choose. To help give you an idea of what items are most displayed in the small cabinets are shot glasses spoons ceramics porcelain bells photographs memorabilia and items that share a common theme. For mounting just fasten to the wall by a bracket strip which screws to the wall then the wall curio slips over the top of this bracket securing to the wall. You should avoid placing overly heavy items on the shelves this could compromise its strength and sturdiness on the wall. There is no special maintenance other then keeping it clean by dusting regularly and if applicable clean the glass.
Other times you can get newer models of curio cabinets that are relatively cheap but look like they should cost a small fortune. Obviously I prefer the latter. I want a cheap cabinet that looks like I spent a lot of money on it. Just because it is cheap does not I want it to fall apart. When I want something cheap I want something that is still durable and functional. Lower price does not equate to falling apart. I want something that will last and last and last. I do not think anyone wants to buy something that will fall apart no matter the cost. You can get curio cabinets at almost any retail store department store and often you can get lucky and find them at secondhand stores and rummage sales.