We all have these walls in our homes that we don’t know what to do with, right? In Jeremy’s studio there was one such wall above this small side table. Originally I was planning one large print for this space, but since there is already a big photo in another part of the room, it just didn’t feel right. The idea of photo ledges appealed to me because the art could be changed from season to season, and what’s even better is it doesn’t ALL have to be art. For these photos, I threw a few favorite records up there, but I think some framed sheet music or other personal mementos would also be nice.
And of course, we printed some special photos as well!
– 2.5″ x .75″ board
– 1″ x .75″ board
– 1.5″ x .5″ board (sometimes these only come about 3′ long, so you may have to use two if making a long ledge)
– jigsaw, chop saw, or have the nice people at the lumber store cut it to size for you!
– 1″ nails
– 1.25″ wood screws
– wood glue
– small clamps
Measure how long you want your ledge to be and cut all three of your board sizes to that exact length. To create the back and bottom of your photo ledge, glue and clamp the side of the 1″ x .75″ board to the edge of the 2.5″ x .75″ board. Allow the glue to set a few minutes.
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Elsie Larson and Laura Gummerman. Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with