Simple gallery ledges that can transform a blank wall into an easy to display gallery. Gallery ledges are called $10 Ledges because each 8 foot long ledge is estimated to cost approximately $10 in lumber.
For 1 8 foot long gallery ledge
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
For 8 foot long frames, no cuts are necessary, although you may wish to square ends up.
A few weeks back, I was so delighted to be invited to a local MOPS group to help other moms build ledge shelves. And I had so much fun with the simple design, I came home and transformed the blank wall in my dining room.
Creating a gallery wall was something I had always wanted to do. But the cost was quite scary. The ledges alone would run at $330 from Pottery Barn , and then of course, all the frames - and then getting your frames to look just so. Intimidating.
But when I discovered I could build the ledges for around $30 (that's why these are called the ten dollar ledges, they cost $10 bucks each for 8 foot long ledges), I found the courage to just try.
So I gathered up all the mismatched frames in the house and gave them a spray coat of white. One coat to go.
And then just started arranging frames. What do you think of my $30 gallery wall? Needs photos, eh? Yeah, that's the next step. And the hardest step!