Emily here from The Wicker House and today I want to share with you some
DIY Picture Ledges that I built.
I recently painted our living room (Post Here) and when I was done I was left with a big blank wall.
I knew that some picture ledges would be just the thing.
This way, I am free to switch my pictures around whenever I wish without worrying about messing up a whole wall arrangement, which is what I had going on previously.
This project, even though it looks like something big, was actually super simple to make.
I first went to Lowes and picked up three 8 foot long boards; one 1 X 4 and two 1 X 2’s.
I then had Lowes cut the wood at 5 1/2 feet with the remainder being 2 1/2 feet.
Total cost was about $11.00.
To assemble my ledge, I used wood glue and glued 1 of the 1 X 2’s onto the 1 X 4 and the second
1 X 2 was glued to the front of the 1 X 4.
Which sounds more complicated then it actually was, so please just refer to the picture below.
After It was glued together I secured it with screws.
(please note that I used bigger screws to attached the pieces together and not the small nails shown).
Next, I stained the wood using these two stains. I first used the gray driftwood stain and then layered it with the special walnut. The result was a pretty weathered-wood look.
Before hanging my ledges, I laid them out on the floor along with my frames.
This was so that I could measure the distance I wanted them to be apart.
Painters tape was applied to the front of the ledges for measurement.
I then removed the tape and applied it to the walls which really helped with placement.
I used really long screws to attached the ledges to the wall.
I also used a leveler to make sure that my shelves were straight.
Once the ledges were hung, I filled them up with some of my favorite pictures.
All of the boat pictures were a free download from Freckled Laundry and can be found HERE.
One of my favorite pictures ever has got to be this one of my boys on a camping trip when they were little. Those sweet little faces are so precious to me.
Also on the ledge is one of my driftwood starfish (tutorial can be found HERE).
I think I’m going to have a lot of fun rearranging the pictures on these ledges.
Thanks Jen for having me on your blog today,