Nail gun or hammer
2- 2 1/2″ nails or nail strip
Cut all three boards in half. You may need to do a little more cutting if they aren’t perfect (I speak from experience!) Stain all 6 of your pieces with your varnish. My go to color is Dark Walnut and it’s made by minwax. If I could purchase a 55 gallon drum of this stuff I would! Next you’ll nail them together. Since the nails are so long, it’s a little tricky so I had Rex help me. A few poked through and damaged the wood when they were pulled, out but it gave the shelves character! Haha so be super careful! When nailing them, lay your 1×4 on the table then put the 1×2 in front of it. The will give the shelf a finished edge. The 1×3 will go flush on the back of the 1×4 giving you a ledge shelf that is 3 1/2″ deep. Finally spray with your Rust-Oleum finishing spray and let dry! That’s it! If you’re looking to add color and decor to your room through pictures, you’ll love these shelves. Keep in mind that a 3 1/2″ depth will obviously limit the amount of decorating!
Here are four we put up in the pedicure room- I love how they turned out! At this point we were setting up the new space so the nail polish hadn’t been moved yet, but you get the point!