A few months ago I showed you my tip for simplifying hanging lots of small pictures on the wall. Instead of hanging the pictures I hung shelves and placed the pictures on the shelves! After hanging these black and white photos in my last six homes I’m kicking myself I didn’t do this sooner.
When I hung the shelves I never intended on leaving them the natural wood. I was planning on painting them, but wanted to hold off until I painted my walls. Well after trying several colors my walls are finally painted and so are the shelves. This is another one of those projects that was so simple I am kicking myself I didn’t do it months ago.
It took me about 30 minutes of painting time, but the total time was about a day because I wanted to make sure the shelves were dry before putting on a second coat. I love the new black shelves!
Total cost for paint $10. But I only used about 1/10 of a quart so I have paint for several other projects left over.
Do you see the blue in the corner of the second picture? I painted my table too! I shared those before and after photos here.
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- Easy DIY Wood Counters
- How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
- Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
- How to Make Kitchen Cabinet Doors
- DIY Cabinet Makeover
- DIY Table Makeover
- How to Make a Framed Bulletin Board