Our favorite, homey guest room needed a little upgrade. This one larger wall space, that had a half finished gallery wall that was honestly just thrown together… It just wasn’t working. I had switched out a few frames – added a few and then slowly started deconstructing it. As you can see in the only before picture I have below it was a little sad looking. So, I had been thinking about what to do with this wall, how to incorporate a few photos still – but also wanting to simplify the space.
I started looking into a few DIYs around picture ledge shelves and considered the time, money and effort it would take into making one, and I didn’t necessarily love how you would have to hang the DIY ledges either. So I popped on my trusty Target App and found these 23″ x 4″ White Picture Ledge Shelves – they were even 10% off at the time! The price was reasonable and the color and style was just what I was looking for. Based on the space of my wall, I ended up getting two shelves to create one long ledge vs. stacking as many of them are styled.
The install was easy, with a hanging template included – we were able to secure the screws and hang the shelves (and by we I should really say B!) within 30-40 minutes. Creating one long shelf with the two, the space was instantly cleaned up and transformed. Plus these wall shelves, allow for endless ways of customization and easy to switch up frames, photos, styles based on the season or as the room changes! The only thing I will say about the shelves is they’re pretty fragile and got dinged easily, the corners were a little rough, we checked these out before purchasing at the store.
After styling with my grandma’s gold finch painting and a few other sized photos it was exactly what this space needed. I’m sure this will change a few more times, but for now it’s more finished, polished and still helps fill a big empty space! And the best part is it was affordable and minimum effort to give this space a little upgrade. What do you guys think?