DIY Picture Ledges – Easily Make Picture Ledges at Home

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These awesome ledges are something I've been wanting to build for such a long time! At least 6 months! Why things we are itching to do end up taking a long time to make a reality, I don't know, but man am I glad this one is checked off my to- do list!


I first saw these ledges on, you can check them out here (along with step by step directions).

They're called $10 ledges because that's how much it costs to build one 8 foot ledge!

I tweaked her plans just a bit since our Home Depot didn't have any 1x2's.

To make both ledges I purchased three 1x4's and two 1x3's.

These come at 8 feet long and I cut mine to be 6 feet long or I would of had a wall to wall ledge.

I also cut one of my 1x4's in half to create a 1x2 for each ledge.


After putting everything together and sanding it down I painted them white in a semi-gloss finish.

Here's what it looked like before painting:

Want to guess where these babies ended up? 

Yup! My lonely wall I showed you in this post that was in desperate need of wall art!!


I'm happy to say that wall now looks like this:


I still have more art and photos to display in my new ledges but it's definitely a huge improvement (at least to me it is).


I chosse to keep all frames white so it gives a clean and fresh look and feel.

FYI: most of the smaller frames were purchased at the dollar store and spray painted white!

To check out other things I've spruced up with spray paint, click here!


I love how the lip of the ledge keeps frames from falling and breaking! Especially when you have a toddler who is constantly running around and bumping into walls!


If you want to know how I made my "Rock Art" you see displayed on top ledge, click here.

Since I cut my 8 foot boards to 6 feet I now have enough materials to make two 2 foot ledges! I think I will make those look rustic! Just to spice things up!

About Selene

Hello everyone, I'm Selene! I'm obsessed with DIY and lover of all things home and beauty. So, take your time and peek at my fabulous guides going on around here!

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