Once again, this little tutorial isn't anything new. I've seen these Ballard Design knockoff shelves
These are just too great, NOT to copy, right ladies!?
I don't have TONS of pictures, but really... these shelves are pretty self explanatory, if you have all the supplies.
Here's what you'll need...
* 7 inch wide board
I got the kind that already had primmer on them, because I was painting mine white anyway.
* Door casing
* Any kind of corbels
* Small finishing nail gun
* Wood glue
* Wood putty/filler
* Sand paper
All you have to do is:
* cut your board to the size you want your shelf.
* then cut your door casing at 45 degree angles to fit around the edges.
* run a bead of glue along the sides of the board... and attach molding.
* use a finishing nail gun to put a few nails in place... holding the molding tight, while it dries.
I've known a few people who have JUST used glue, and a little painters tape, to hold the molding together till it dries
that works too! ...whatever floats your boat :)
* Once all the glue is dry... fill in ANY holes, or gaps with the wood filler putty.
* After that is nice and dry... Sand well...
view from the front
View from the back of the shelf
The corbels, we just painted white, as well, and attached them to the underside of the board with screws.
And then used the screws that came with the corbels, to attach them to the wall.
I wanted to hang our shelves directly over each other to give more of a "Ballard" look... instead of scattering them, like most people do.
I think it just looks more... streamline.
We ended up doing a 4ft shelf and a 3 ft shelf
and I LOVE how it fills up this space in the kitchen!
PLUS... if I were to purchase these from Ballard, I would have spent a cool
$179.00!(plus shipping)... but instead, bought all my supplies (besides paint, glue, and putty) for only $52.00!
I don't have ANY sort of "mantle" in my home... so this is MY way of having a space, where I can change out my decor, with the seasons :)
if you will :)