Our photo ledges are hands down one of our biggest DIY visits on This Minimal House, and for good reason. It incorporates all the photos your little heart desires. Whether those are personal family photographs, your dogs, artwork, whatever it may be, these DIY photo ledges are a huge hit. You’re guaranteed to make a boring spot in your home come alive with this simple and inexpensive project.
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Today I wanted to share a quick photo ledge update in regards to material upgrade. The original project used furring wood that was sanded down to give it a smooth surface. While this was an inexpensive way to complete this project, it didn’t necessarily give us the ‘finished’ look we desired.
While we’ve been busy wrapping up our farmhouse to modern fireplace, we also began replacing all of our old traditional trim work for a more modern trim work. We are doing this by using MDF.
I had a few scraps of MDF left over, so I measured and cut two strips to replace the existing furring strips. This not only blended in with our MDF casings for the hallway, but also with the new MDF baseboards. Another huge advantage to using a nicer material for your finished look, is the fact that we’ll be able to paint the MDF and have a uniform look, as opposed to a painted pine look, which doesn’t look as great.