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Distressed Mantel Shelf

Heather from Sweet Number 9 immediately fell in love with a distressed wall ledge from Pottery Barn the moment she saw it.

It was exactly what she needed to fill empty wall space that had been driving her crazy.

Heather and her husband devised a plan to build their own shelf with some lumber and decorative molding.

Their knock off is absolutely stunning and has become an immediate statement piece on the once annoyingly blank wall!

pb inspired distress wall shelf

Heather was inspired by the Decorative Ledge from Pottery Barn.

pb decorative ledge

Follow Heather’s build step-by-step at Sweet Number 9.

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Thursday 28th of February 2013

Both look nice, but I think I prefer the Pottery Barn, the "distressing" on Heather's looks like paint rather than actual wear and distressing. I wonder what the cost difference is.


Thursday 28th of February 2013

The PB one retails for $399, and Heather says the lumber was $70 for hers. I believe she already had the paint on hand.

Judi Parks

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Wow! That's really beautiful!! Is Heather have a business and sells what she makes? I would definitely buy this!


Wednesday 20th of February 2013

I agree. Her shelf is gorgeous! I am not sure if Heather has a business, but the purpose of this site is to inspire others to create. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!

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