Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fun Rustic Shelf

I have been trying to find something to fill up my wall in my living room.  I saw this fun shelf at Faded Country and I knew I had to make it.  I love the blogging world.  There are so many fun things to make!

Here is my shelf project.

(1) 1x4x8  (cut the board in half so the wood is 4 feet long) (I had Home Depot cut my boards)
(1) 1x6x8  (Cut the board in half so the wood is 4 feet long)
Trim for top and bottom.
Wood Glue
nails (I used my brad nailer)
Something to hang it to the wall

 Opps! Just imagine the picture turned.

 After I had the trim on, I put calking on the trim and in the nail holes.  Let it dry.

 To get the distresed look, sand the board down so the stain shines through.  I actually put extra stain on the white paint to give it more of an antique look. 
The hardest part of this shelf was the trim.  I have a hard time thinking about angles and putting them together.  I went through a lot of trim to get it right.  My husband does well at the angles, but I wanted to do it all by myself.   If I can do it, anyone can.  My husband did help me hang it.


Ratliffs said...

Looks great! And good job doing it all by yourself!

"Mommy wow!..." :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is really nice. I'd love a few of those around my house! Great tutorial. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Janet said...

Just wanted to tell you how much I adore your shelf! I need something for my living room and when I saw your shelf I knew it would be perfect. Thanks so much for taking the time to write up the tutorial, I'm buying my supplies today and am so excited to get started on it. :)


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