Jul 1, 2013

$10 Gallery Ledges Built From Anna White Plans

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 anna-white.com, 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 chose 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!

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Vel Criste said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing Selene!

pabla en casa said...

How cool Selene thanks for sharing!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Love these! Simple and classy! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Deborah Owen said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Tried and Twisted said...

Very classy decor! Nice art wall!

Rikki E. said...

Very nice! I have been looking for some inexpensive shelving for my kitchen! This may do the trick. Thanks for sharing! New follower via gfc from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday! Would love to have you stop by at htt://unravelingends.blogspot.com

Diane said...

I will be doing this in my living room soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

hopeallie said...

I love these! I have really been wanting to do this.

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ista.ista.ista said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog. I've been wanting to make one of these (well actually two) for awhile now!

Amber Koogler said...

Fun! I want to build some of these too! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

Dimples & Pig Tales

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

My pleasure!! Thanks for stopping by :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Pabla!! So glad you like them!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Jenna!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Deborah!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you!! I'm glad you're into the decor!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Rikki! Well, it's definitely inexpensive! And easy too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Awesome Diane! You're gonna love them!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks! Go for it! They're so easy and I'm sure you will love them!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I'm glad you stumbled upon it too!! Glad to have you here! Let me know how your ledges turn out!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Amber! Love partying with you guys! Build them- you will love them!

Abby Lawson said...

Love this! They turned out so great! These are going on hubby's honey-do list, lol! Hope you're having a great weekend, Selene!

~Abby =)

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Cute! I think they would work great as book display ledges too, in a kid's room. I will have to check out those plans!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Krista! YES, that would be cute!

Billie Ouellette said...

I love to use shelves in my own home too. They lend the way for so many uses as a focal point in a room. Your shelves are a great way to get just the right size and scale to get rid of that blank-wall-stare, as I call it. I would like to add by mentioning French Cleats for heavy weighted shelves. They can be found at the big box stores and are great for hanging large shelves because they can hold a lots and lots of weight.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

i saw these on the ana white site and loved them! you did a great job :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks for stopping by, Billie! You're right, they do add a focal point!

the cape on the corner said...

great job. I have ledges that I need to hang up sometime...they've been sitting around for a few months already!

Alexis Middleton said...

This has been on my to-make list for a while now. Yours turned out just beautifully! Motivation for me to get it done!

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Anonymous said...

This is a great way to display photos and it's interchangeable at different times of the year too! Nice work!

Kathi said...

Love this idea! Thank for sharing. :D

Anonymous said...

I love these! I'll have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Yay!! So glad you like them!!

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