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Photo Grouping on Master Bedroom Wall: After

Picture Moulding Ledge

March 2, 2008 Sarah Coggins

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:

Photo Grouping on Master Bedroom Wall: Before

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:

Photo Grouping and New Picture Moulding Ledge on Master Bedroom Wall: After

And a close-up detail of the completed picture moulding ledge:

Photo Grouping on Master Bedroom Wall: After

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.


  • Theresa March 2, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Looks awesome, great color, it looks so fresh. Really like the photo shelf too. I may look into getting one of those for my hallway, thanks for the suggestion.
  • Gabrielle March 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    Very nice! I truly LOVE the colors of your walls! I need to paint a room in my house this color! :)
  • oceans5 March 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    It looks great. And for $20 you can't beat that. Love the blue walls:)
  • Jen Sue Wild March 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    I think it looks very nice i love the shelfs..
  • milkcan March 3, 2008 at 7:57 am
    What a difference that makes! It looks BEAUTIFUL!
  • Darcey March 3, 2008 at 10:20 am
    Love it! I really like the wall color also. Great job!
  • toners March 3, 2008 at 10:34 am
    Oh Sarah, this is so pretty! What a difference! Great job :)
  • jp March 3, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    It's beautiful! So simple, but what an impact! I love the color of your walls, too.
  • Shirley Fyfe March 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    What a wonderful idea! It's looks fantastic!
  • Heather March 3, 2008 at 6:43 pm
    I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that you posted this! I have been wanting to do this in our living room (same wall issue you had) for ages but all those kinds of shelves are too short or too deep for our wall. I was even at Lowe's telling a guy in the hardware department what I wanted to do so he could help me find the right hardware and he couldn't help me! Goes to show how educated their employees are! So THANK YOU for sharing!
  • Cheri March 3, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    That's so awesome! What a difference it makes.
  • Ter March 5, 2008 at 9:03 pm
    It looks great! I think it adds something to the wall and divides it a bit whereas before it was just one big wall. ;)

    When are you coming to do my house?
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