Hey guys! I’m here to show you a SUPER easy DIY that you can make UNDER $10! You can customize this however you’d like based on what size and color of your prefer.
I made this DIY picture ledge in the living room under $10 and it was so easy! SO today I’m showing you how to make one for your home with printable instructions.
- Stud Finder
- Wood Glue
- Picture Frames
- 2- 1×4 @ 8 ft long /1- 1×2
I bought 2 seperate 8 foot long 1×4 boards. If you want your ledge to be shorter, just measure whatever size you need and cut it down to the length needed. Use a drill bit to pre-drill all your holes. This will prevent the wood from splitting.
Screw the two 1 x 4 together using 2″ screws. You can use wood glue to make it extra secure. Then, tack the 1 x 2 onto the front with 2″ finish nails. I pre-drilled the holes on the 1×4 and screwed it into the studs on the wall.
These DIY picture ledges are much more sturdy than the store bought pre-made shelves. I think this is one of the easiest and least expensive projects I have made. I strongly encourage you to give it a try and share it with me! Think about the possibilities. You can use these as bookshelves in your kids room, for magazines in the bathroom, cookbooks in the kitchen, and you can even use it to store your spices. Hang some S hooks on them and store your coffee mugs!
I love gallery walls, but I didn’t want to ruin the walls with a bunch of holes. This was a perfect solution because now I can display our family photos without much damage to the walls. But it also made such a big impact in this living room. I was able to bring some color and personality into this room just by using some fun, colorful pictures and different size picture frames.
I got these photo frames from Dollar Tree, you can also get picture frames from Goodwill because they are much more unique than what I find in the store.
You can make these as long as you want! I also made these in my previous home and put a long one above the couch.
You can paint your shelves, stain them, or leave them as they are. I strongly encourage you to give this a try! I love these and will probably make another one for my rental!
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Stud Finder | Screws |Wood Glue
See how I made an inexpensive wall collage with these here.
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