When I designed our entryway, I wanted to create a transition between the pictures on the wall and the rest of the entryway. I also wanted to add storage to the wall if possible. With two kids, we are always looking for ways to get stuff off the floor. To solve these problems, I made a picture ledge with hooks.
The ledge does not actually hold up any of the pictures. They are all mounted to the wall. It might have been easier to just build a shelf, but I wanted the pictures flush against the wall.
We use the hooks every day to hang the kids’ backpacks, my wife’s purse, and maybe a sweatshirt or sweater when it is chilly in Florida.
Here are the plans:
- Cut 1×4 to length you desire (mine is 53 inches)
- Cut 1×2 to length
- Attach 1×2 to the top of the 1×4. Use either pocket holes, brad nails, or counter sink screws.
- Paint or stain
- Add Hooks
- Attach to wall. Use 2 in screws and attach to wall studs.
This project was so simple and cheap. It is probably the easiest project I have made, and yet it is so functional.