Friday, January 13, 2017

Open Picture Ledge Shelves

Today I am sharing picture ledge shelves 
I made for our living room.

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These are the easiest shelves in the entire world!

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Very inexpensive as well!

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I cut a 1 x 4 pine board into 36" lengths. 
Then I stained it.  
After it was dry, I sanded it very well to distress the wood.

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For the shelf support , I used L brackets.
These are not very strong and sturdy for anything heavy.  
But I knew my shelves were only going to hold light items, so it works perfectly for me.

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I spray painted the metal L brackets with rust spray paint.
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When everything was dry, I screwed the brackets to the wood,
then mounted the entire thing to the wall.

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I always get our family photo printed and mounted on mat board.
I love not having to frame them, then I can just set them on a shelf.

I used our family photos to hide the antennae for our tv.

shelves to hold family photos art, diy


  1. Really cool idea. Love your photos too!

  2. That is a really cool shelf. Not sure I've seen anything like it before.

    Ann-Marie |

  3. I just did a project where I had to stain, sand, and distressed wood, I'd say I'm ready for this project now! Also this really does look super easy and that's my kind of craft.

  4. These are so cute! I was recently looking for some shelves but I didn't want anything to bulky. These would be perfect!


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