Picture Ledge – decorating my home office

I’m still plugging away at my office makeover and today I want to show off my new picture ledge!

It’s just a cheapie Ikea ledge, nothing too impressive – what I’m excited about is the art that it holds;

art that I made!

And I’m not an artist!

Remember the photos I showcased the other day?  The ones from our cottage vacation?

Well, I took a couple of my favourites:

Inverhuron, Kincardine, beach, cottage

and used my Waterlogue app to create gorgeous watercolours with them!

Waterlogue, watercolour, watercolor

Waterlogue, watercolour, watercolor

Waterlogue, watercolour, watercolor

I sent them off to Staples to have them printed on 8.5″x11″ paper;

Waterlogue, watercolour, watercolor

which cost $0.51 per sheet.

Fifty-one cents each!!

I have a stash of frames tucked away in my basement just waiting for the next blog project – most of them I picked up at garage sales or thrift stores.

Mismatched picture frames

But with a coat of white paint and some custom mats (which I cut myself using my mat cutter), you’d never know they didn’t belong together.

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

The large quote on my picture ledge was another simple project that didn’t break the bank;

I simply used an Ikea frame and painted the cardboard insert it came with white.  One light coat of primer and two light coats of paint over cardboard – then I re-inserted the mat it came with and sized out my quote on my Silhouette Cameo to fit inside.

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

All that was left to do was stick the adhesive vinyl letters onto my cardboard and click the frame back together again.

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

I still may paint out the single black frame, but for now my picture ledge is looking pretty spectacular don’t you think?

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

Especially since the whole thing came in at less than $55 (Cdn).

  • 115cm picture ledge from Ikea   $17.99
  • colour prints from Staples    $1.53
  • frame assortment     ~$30.00
  • adhesive vinyl     ~$5
  • white paint   (already had)

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

The little toy you see peeking out is one of two that Madison made for me – she painted one to look like me (if I were a Littlest Pet Shop) complete with paint-smudged pants and a dollop in my hair. lol  My talented little artist deserved to have her work showcased on my picture ledge too.

My summer watercolours look gorgeous all dolled up in frames don’t they?

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

 

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

I’m so pleased with how the picture ledge turned out – I’ve got beautiful, custom art that means something to me setting above my desk so I can just look up and smile.

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

I’m so close to showing off the final room reveal!

Picture ledge, photo ledge, creating a picture ledge, decorating a picture ledge, how to decorate a photo ledge

Keep coming back – you won’t believe the before and after!

Have a great one!

 

2018-06-18T13:39:12-05:00August 23rd, 2017|DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: