monday makeover: picture ledge bookshelves

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Happy Monday, everyone! Today I’m excited to share with you how we used picture ledge wall shelves as bookshelves in our sons’ rooms! This was something I had wanted to do for a long time ever since I first saw it on Pinterest. I researched the best shelves to use in our space and my husband hung them perfectly. I’ll walk you through how we did it below!

Here’s a before picture in both rooms.


I did some measuring and decided that these shelves were the best fit for our space. They are 23.25″ in length and I purchased six of them for around $50 on sale. These Ikea spice racksย are also a great option that I have seen many people use, and did you know that you can now purchase Ikea items on Amazon?! Amazing! You will find the picture frame ledges in all different sizes and styles. Do some measuring and decide what works best for you in your space. If you don’t like the color of the ledge find a different one or use some paint to change it to your liking. A couple more options that may work for you that I found on Amazon are these and these.

It also doesn’t hurt to have the cutest little helper ๐Ÿ™‚

I told my husband where I wanted them to approximately be and he did all the rest. They look absolutely perfect and turned out exactly the way I had envisioned. Our shelves are hung 13″ apart in both rooms. This worked perfect for us!

Here’s how they look after. I couldn’t love it more!


Tada! All in all this was a relatively easy Saturday morning project. Have you ever attempted to use photo ledges as bookshelves in your own home? Let me know in the comments below!