You Guys! Can you believe that it’s only four days until Christmas? It’s so crazy insane! But I’m so excited for the week of events, spending time with fam and lots and lots of food!
I’m jumping on to blog about my DIY Picture Ledge. If you guys have been here a while, you will remember last January we made a ton and blogged about the DIY here. But we made a new one yesterday out of oak and it’s so so dreamy.
The nice thing about oak is it doesn’t have to be heavily sanded and looks more like store bought wood. I find pine needs a ton of refinishing and often looks cheap.
If you do not have any tools on hand, you can have the wood completely cut down at your local hardwood store.
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We made our picture ledge 4′ L x 3′ D x 2′ H . The end result is stunning – it looks so high end and store bought.
From our previous blog we cut everything down ourselves. But to save ourselves time, we actually had all the wood cut down at the hardware store. All we had to do when we got home was give it a light hand sand and liquid glue it together with clamps. We used “Gorilla Glue”
I like the look of having no nail or screw holes in it… and Gorilla Glue is promised to dry within 30 minutes and it has insane strength.
*Small Disclaimer* Glen did shoot a few nails into the back of this shelf. AND, if you are putting anything super heavy on your shelf, I would recommend using something in addition to the glue. But since our shelf is simply just for light photos, it is totally fine
This shelf cost us 24 dollars to make. But if you are looking for a much more cost effective option, to make this shelf out of pine would be 6 dollars and the above tutorial is for a pine picture ledge.
I personally love the look of oak and I’m super happy with it, so I prefer to spend a bit more on something I’m happier with.
Here’s a few shots of our DIY Picture Ledges from Last year, they’re white and a bit more farmhouse looking