brown eyed fox

rows of smiles

creating, nestingcarissa fox13 Comments

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this post will look oddly like the last post... but it just worked out that way.
i took these photos prior to leaving last weekend...
oh the fun (more on that later)...
but ran out of time to post before leaving.

i've been getting lots of messages about these ledges and frames...
so i thought i'd do a quick share.

we've done versions of these before... one here... and loved it so much...
we decided... yep... let's do that again.
i love how my sweet hubby dives in & helps me.
he's so handy & supportive like that... very thankful.

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we went with red oak wood this time.
because of the strong grain... i ended up painting them a heavy white wash look.
 
didn't want them too deep... but deep enough for layering frames...
so we went with... for each ledge... two 1x4's and one 1x2.

drilled pilot holes through back of 1x4 (at base)...
and edge of bottom (ledge) 1x4.
then screwing through back of 1x4 into edge of bottom (ledge) 1x4.
the 1x2 was simply attached with small finish nails.
we went straight through the back 1x4 into wall studs.
i could hang off these things they're so sturdy.
wait... i did.
gotta to test.

for reference... we made each 10 feet long.
but... of course... they could be any length by cutting or combining. 

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i like their simplicity... their ease... how i can switch things up whenever.
they're pretty neato like that. 

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the frames i used here are super inexpensive... especially when on sale.
hobby lobby... like these...
and michaels... like these.
 basically... the really simple plastic or metal frames.
they seem to do the trick... give the overall feel i'm after...
keeping things light & open.
any frames... of any color & size... are certainly great... perfect. 

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so far i've only had them hold frames...
but goodness... you could pop lots in there.
art.
books... perfect for kids room.
treasured knacks.
there are loads & loads of options.
and if you google picture ledges... loads & loads of inspiration. 

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and this one... mabel... sat there the whole time watching me snap.
sweet little thing...
and her sopping wet chin.
she sticks her whole face in the water bowl.
silly goose.


hope your week is off to a super start.
your smile is big... your hope high.
it's gonna be a good one!
♥︎

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wall color - Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
trim and "washed" photo ledges - Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace