The other day when I was at Ikea, I planned on buying several of the RIBBA picture ledge shelves.
I wanted 24".
I went to Lowe's and bought the following:
2- 8' 1x4
1- 8' 1x2
Lowes cut them for me [at no charge] into 2' pieces, which gave me enough to make 4 shelves.
This cost me $11.
You will also need some wood glue, hammer and finishing nails. (I already had these at home)
Each shelf will use two of the 1x4's and one 1x2. The wider 2 pieces are the back and bottom of the shelf and the 1x2 is the front piece.
I had a gallon of oil-based primer on hand, so I gave them all a quick coat with a foam brush. After that dried, I put three coats of Valspar's "White Lacquer" spray paint.
I have to say they turned out pretty awesome!
It's getting there, slowly but surely.
If you were considering buying picture ledges...DON'T! You can do this!
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