(Image via Cottage Living)I couldn't think of anything more perfect than this ledge to display treasured family photos but also something that could function as a mantel whenever I wanted to change things up. So, of course, I had to build my own version.
I spent $45 to build this myself, much cheaper than purchasing something similar already made at a home store. All that is needed is a couple of pine boards and a piece of crown molding and lattice trim, as well as, white paint. The most costly part of the project was the hooks, which were $3.62 each and I needed 5 of them. You could always buy less expensive hooks to cut the cost a little.
We hung it in our entry/sitting area. The red stripe pillow is from Pottery Barn and the other pillow I made from a burlap coffee bean sack. I took an extra piece of it and wrapped the pot of the plant on the ledge to soften it up a bit. The metal F (for Family) was found by my hubby on one of his picking trips, along with the antique lantern/candle holder. A coat of spray paint made it as good as new. The camera is an antique and the little red bowl is from Anthropologie. The frames were purchased at Wal-Mart. Has anyone else been inspired by Cottage Living magazine?