One of the walls in our bedroom is just a mass of, well, wall. There are no pieces of furniture along it except for a tall, skinny bookcase in one corner. The door from the hall is at the opposite end. I originally just hung 3 frames with pictures from our wedding & honeymoon as I wasn’t quite sure what else to do with the space.
As you can see in the photo below, it looked pretty bland especially with the old white walls:
Just before we painted the room a couple weeks ago, I was thumbing through the winter 2007/2008 copy of Lowe’s Creative Ideas. It was near the bottom of the mail pile and I had almost forgotten about it. So glad I found it though because it has instructions for building a picture moulding ledge. It looked so good in the pictures and fairly simple. I added it to my “to-do” list for the bedroom.
With the painting complete and no set plans for yesterday, it was off to Lowe’s for supplies. Thanks to both Trent & his friend, John, for their assistance when I needed an extra set (or two) of hands to install it. Here are the results:
And a close-up detail of the completed picture moulding ledge:
I plan to add a few additional pictures later. But, I’m loving the result. It really pops against the newly painted walls and adds more interest to what was just a wall. And, it cost only $20.