I love our formal living room, but it’s been one of the hardest rooms in my house to decorate because it’s so big and it has a rather large main wall.
After almost 2 years of living with the room completely unfurnished I decided to buy some furniture, and install some built in bookshelves. But even with all that effort and decor, there was still something missing. The room was missing some type of art or object to go on the wall. I didn’t want large scale art so I ended up settling on a large letter ledge instead.
I’m not a HUGE fan of quotes but this letter ledge has actually been one of my favorite additions to the house. I love that I can change out verbiage to adjust to the mood of our home (it’s also great for holidays and birthdays).
This DIY has about 10 minutes of hands-on time and is easy to install.
- Finish Nails
- Drill and 1/16 inch drill bit
- Stop Trim/Moulding
- Hammer (if you had a brad nailer, no need to use a drill, nails, and a hammer)
- Paint or Wood Stain (optional)
- Outdoor Sign Letters
Start by staining or painting the trim/moulding. Let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Once the trim is completely dry, drill a few holes into each strip of trim (I drilled 6 equally spaced holes per strip of wood).
Using your nails and hammer, attach the trim directly to the wall (Because the trim is so light, it can be attached directly into drywall).
Once the trim is attached to the wall you can add the letters on top of the ledge and you’re all done!