Easy Rustic Farmhouse DIY Slide-In Picture Ledge

11 Materials
2 Hours

Do you have a space on your walls that just needs a little oomph? This is the perfect solution! We built a sliding picture ledge to display some of our favorite family photos and we even squeezed in a space for a calendar.

Check out our video tutorial to create your picture ledges! With small adjustments, you could customize this project to fit frames of a different size (we used 16X20s). Get the building plans on Remodelaholic.com.

Head over to the lumber store and choose your boards. You will need 2x2s and a 1x4s. Cut them to length according to the building plans. Then, sand the rough edges.

You may choose to leave your lumber natural, but we mixed stain to cover the ends of the cut boards.

Mark the locations on your wall where your ledges will go. Be sure to find the studs.

It's helpful to pre-drill the holes for your wood screws (the video shows how to do this step). Attach the base pieces to the wall and then nail on the outer ledges. It's that simple!

In just a couple of hours, our wall went from blah to a statement piece. What types of decor/photos will you use in your sliding ledges?

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Donna Messinger
    on Feb 14, 2019

    You mentioned the program "sketch up". Is that a free program or do you have to buy the software? I could really benefit from a program like that

    • Remodelaholic
      on Feb 20, 2019

      I am not sure what the functions of the free program are since we have to use a professional account, but I hope it does what you need!

  • Rose
    on Feb 21, 2019

    I'll have one handyman to go, please.....lol

    • Nancy
      on Oct 25, 2019

      Funny story. My dad was VERY handy. Two brothers also VERY handy. Mistakenly assumed all men were handy. Married a man who had never used a tool. He learned a lot through trial and error. We were married 51 years and I miss him every day.

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