Submitted by SaraLodise on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:55

A nice quick build to add some decoration to the house. I made three ledges at 80" long. I had initially made them for a different room that could only allow 80" ledges, but ended up not being able to put them there because the wall was too curved to attach the ledges. Ledges have two coats of Miniwax Special Walnut Oil stain and Polycrilic.

All the "art" things were painted on old scrap from a years worth of ana-white projects. I used the three different stains I had left over (Miniwax Aged Oak Gel Stain, Weathered Oak Oil Stain, & Special Walnut Oil Stain) and alternated them on the three different types of wood scraps (Oak, pine, & maple). Then I "distressed" them with physical abuse and watered down acrylic craft paint. The designs were also acrylic craft paint. Then I sanded it all down to give it a worn look.

Estimated Cost
$37 in whitewood boards
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood boards
Finish Used
2 coats of Miniwax Special Walnut Oil Stain + Polycrylic
Recommended Skill Level


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