Here's my couch area before I built the picture ledge. Empty and in need of some TLC!
How to Make a DIY Picture Ledge
The wall over my couch was just begging for some art. But I'm constantly changing up the frames and art in my home, so I didn't want to hang a large gallery wall and have holes to fill when I wanted a new look.
So I decided to build a DIY picture ledge custom to my couch area.
First, figure out how long you want your ledge to be. I wanted mine to be a little longer than my couch, so I had wood cut to that size. You'll need 3 pieces of wood (I went with a 1x2 and two 1x3's).
I then used wood glue and clamps to hold the wood in place. You could stop there and your ledge will probably be fine. But I added some reinforcement with my nail gun and put a few nails in throughout the piece.
Finally, I stained the entire ledge and then secured it to the wall directly into the studs. (For more information on hanging them, head to this blog post).
Here's how it looks after! So much better and I love that I can change up the art on a whim!
For the full tutorial and steps, head to this blog post.
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