As promised I’m back to show you my first project build using my new Miter Saw. I tackled something easy for my first try plus it was something I’ve wanted to make for quite some time, a picture shelf. I just don’t have the knack for getting a groupe of photos positioned right on the wall so this method takes all the guesswork out of how to hang artwork.
Here is the before photo and since then I’ve painted all the frames black, which I like by the way, and placing them on the shelf is a no brainer. My son did all the artwork when he was 7, and he’s now 21. It’s really a great way to show off his work and it makes me happy every time I see it.
The picture shelf is in my office; it’s where I spend most of my day so I get great joy from having the having the colorful pieces to look at. Don’t you agree the black frames give it a more polished look?
It’s so simple to arrange I started with the tallest frames in the back and layered the medium size frames next, and then added the smallest frames in front of the others. I had such fun arranging the shelves and can potential for other things to display. I also like the idea of pounding no nails and trying to get the frames level. I wish I had done this a long time ago.
The circular black chair isn’t attractive but it’s so comfy to sit in while watching a movie (The computer is my DVD player) so to fancy it up a little I added a warm throw and a couple of pillows and a room always feels alive with fresh flowers. Our local grocery sells a big variety and this whole bouquet was only $3, I couldn’t pass them up.
Black Chair: Target, Bird Pillow Cover: Pottery Barn, Animal Print Pillow: Made by Me. Now on to what you’ll need to make this easy DIY Picture Shelf.
(2) 1X4 in desired length
(1) 1.5” trim molding in desired style.
Cut, glue, and nail to look like the photo above.
Tip: If you purchase the board in standard sizes you can just assemble with no cutting involved. I made an odd length, 7ft so I had cuts.
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