Nautical Rope Swing Shelf

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 Angie from Inspiring Hearts and Home shares how she added storage to her kiddos’ bathroom with a nautical swing shelf. I love the beachy look of the rope and weathered wood, and the fact that it cost less than $10 makes me love it all the more. This shelf is perfect for any space where [...Read More]

5-Foot Picture Display Ledges

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Wood stain, scrap wood from the garage, and a handy husband were all the ingredients Annisa from A Pretty Happy Home needed to make an even better shelf than Pottery Barn’s Holman Ledge. Annisa used her 5-ft long shelves for a special purpose – to display clothing sketches her mom made when she went to [...Read More]

Decorative AND Functional Wall Cubbies

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You may remember the DIY potting bench I shared a few weeks ago that marked Susan from Between Naps on the Porch’s debut in the world of woodworking. Well, Susan is back with another build – a cubby organizer that she built for her office following plans from Ana White. Susan encountered a few bumps along the way and shares everything she learned for those of you who want to build your own. With a savings of over $100 from the Pottery Barn inspiration, Susan says she can “see why this building stuff is so addictive!”

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Book Display Wall Shelves for $5

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Krista of The Happy Housie created some simple wall shelves for her boys’ bedroom to store their beloved and ever-growing collection of books. In addition to providing storage, these ledges put the books on display and turn them into artwork. Krista says, “With a few cuts of wood, some screws, and some paint, you can create DIY book display shelves for $5 each rather than the $59 per shelf you would pay at PB Kids.”

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Decorative Chunky Wall Shelf

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Years ago Kristi of The Speckled Dog gave her husband a picture of a decorative ledge she’d torn from the pages of her Pottery Barn catalog. The clipping found a home in Kristi’s garage where it sat for four years until Kristi again asked her hubs when he might have time to make her one. Just a few hours later, Kristi was greeted with a ledge made from scrap molding and a few boards. Kristi took over there, finishing the ledge with a creamy white milk paint and giving it a gorgeous chippy finish. Sorry, Pottery Barn, but I totally like Kristi’s more!

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Display Your Favorite Photos on DIY Picture Ledges

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The Pin Junkie has been honing her photography skills and wanted a place to display some of her prized shots. The clean, modern look of Pottery Barn’s ledges fit the look she wanted, just not the budget! This creative gal decided to simply build them herself – for $13 instead of $59. In addition to saving some serious dough, I love how these DIY picture ledges allow you to customize the length and color to fit your space to perfection.

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Crown Molding Nursery Shelves

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When a friend was in need off a ledge to hold her baby’s video monitor, Jaime from That’s My Letter came to the rescue with a set of crown molding shelves. I love the classic look of this design and think it would also make a lovely faux mantle for those without one.  The beauty of DIY is that it allows you to customize your shelf size to perfectly fit your space… and all for a fraction of the cost of a store-bought shelf!

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Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelves

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Laura of The Simple Life and her husband Damon wanted to “finish off” their living room by filling the large blank wall next to their television. Laura found some wood shelves with metal brackets that she thought would be perfect for the space. Well, perfect that is minus the price. Laura did the math, and they were looking at around $700 for three measly shelves. Craziness! Instead, Laura and Damon spent some time in the hardware store devising a plan to get the same look for substantially less. I’d say they did a pretty awesome job!

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