DIY Floating Shelves

with Young House Love's floating shelves when I saw their dining room. 
And shortly after, they debuted Ana's version of how to build them yourself.
You can read about that HERE!

The total was.......drumroll please.........
We had some basic's such as paint, nails, and wood putty.

Of course, my handsome, hard-working husband was eager and excited to build them for me.

Here are a few pics of us in "building mode"

Our Helper!

Here is how the shelf brace and box looked completed

I used the design trick of putting tape up on the wall to mark the length and height of the shelves

Here is the before:

The Fabulous Afters!


Another View

View from front door!

A closer view

A view from upstairs

Totally and Honestly In LOVE!

I am going to post about some of the special things on the shelves later.


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

wow! super job! Doesn't it feel great to do a good job?

Slice of Pie said...

Those look fantastic ... what a difference ... beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

L.O.V.E them! It is a good thing that we didn't hang the shelves in Adeline's room yet because I am thinking those shelves can go elsewhere and these shelves will be built for her room. Next time I see you, I want the full play by play please! And be thinking of a way to talk Tim into these for me ok ;)

the cape on the corner said...

looks fantastic! love how you leaned the artwork on the top shelf...and what amazing ceilings it seems like you have. so glad i stopped over from met monday!


Anna said...

Those look so good! You guys did a great job.

christieworkman said...

Ash -- these look great! What a transformation to that wall....great idea. I love the pics --even the ones with my bros white legs in them! :)

Lisa said...

They look great! I'd love to build some for our house. Thanks for the idea!

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