I started by measuring everything off. I used 1×4 white wood pine so I would have a smooth finish. I measured my top board first.
I used my miter saw to cut all my boards. For you guys who don’t own a power saw I also love using my small hand saw. It cuts super quick without much work and it was only $12 at Lowe’s… Can’t beat that!
I put Liquid Nails construction adhesive on the wall where my first board would be.
I then attached my board to the wall. I marked my studs for this board and used finish nails to secure it into the studs. I knew I would be putting weight on this board so I wanted it up there tight.
I then measured where each of my vertical boards would be and cut them with my saw. I put Liquid Nails on each board and secured it to the wall where I had measured off.
First board done!
About 20 minutes later I had them all done!
For my shelf I couldn’t go very big in this narrow hallway. I was afraid someone would lose an eye on the corner of it. I used a 1×2 in the same wood to create my shelf. I added a line of Gorilla Wood Glue to the 1×2 and attached it to the top of my horizontal piece.
I secured it with very small finish nails. Here it is drying…
At this point it was time to caulk. Caulk hides all kinds of messes. I love using it and for this project it covered up all my nail holes and seams where the wood meets the wall.
After the caulk dried I taped off my wall and painted the wood and the wall space in between with the same color as my trim.
I let it dry a few hours and then added hooks that I purchased at Lowe’s for the kids bags and other junk. Here it is all finished. My next project (Oh how that list keeps growing) is to make something for above the shelf. For now, you guys get to see it blank You should also know that I did move 2 very large baskets of clothes that need to be folded out of the way so I could get this picture. It’s funny how I seem to make time for projects and not laundry….
Hope you like it! Thanks so much to Ash for tackling it first so I would have the guts to do it second 😉 I love the way it added some excitement to that very boring hallway!
On a fun and wonderful note…
Ashley and I welcomed our new baby niece over the weekend. Our baby sister delivered this little cutie on Sunday and it was the best ever.
I love her to pieces and I was so blessed to be a part of it. She is a lucky girl to have such amazing parents. Thanks so much guys! Ashley will be welcoming hers in a week so keep her in your prayers.