Our New Picture Frame Ledge

How I selected our new picture frame ledge for above our sectional and which frames I selected for the gallery wall.

Do you remember the large gallery wall that I created along our staircase wall in the foyer? I took that down in anticipation of installing a new stair railing and wall molding. I love using family photos in my designs and I found the perfect space for a new gallery wall. This time, I’m using a large picture frame ledge and creating a smaller gallery wall. Today I’m sharing the details of our new picture frame ledge and the frames that I used to create the look!

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Picture Frame Ledge

For this project, I’m using the Fat Lippie Picture Ledge by Shelfology. It is constructed of 10 gauge steel and available in 3”, 5” and 7” depths, with lengths from 12″ to 84″. It is customizable, with several different colors available. I selected the white matte with the 5″ depth and 84″ length.

The Fat Lippie Picture Ledge is very sturdy with a wide lip for layering frames. It has several holes for attaching it to the wall. We attached our ledge to the studs in several places and used drywall anchors for the rest. We also hung it high enough to avoid guests hitting their heads when they sit back on the sofa. Shelfology also offers floating shelves, DIY decor kits, wood slabs, amazing brackets, and so much more.

Picture Frames

I used picture frames from Ikea and Michael’s for this project. We had leftover IKEA Ribba frames from our previous gallery wall. To be honest, the quality of the IKEA Ribba frames is not great. Several of our frames arrived broken in the beginning and after months of dealing with customer service, we finally received replacements. They are difficult to hang from the wall, with the hooks on the back recessed. I found a beautiful alternative from Michael’s that has the mat built into the frame and sturdy glass front.

What do you think? I prefer this look over the large gallery wall in the foyer. It is neater and easier to maintain! I can’t wait to change out of photos with our new updated family photo session. Have a wonderful week!

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