Picture ledges are nice because you can display a lot of art without having to put holes in the wall or worry about getting all the pictures straight. I got this ribba picture ledge from Ikea.
What can you display on a picture ledge besides photos? Here are some ideas:
-Bib from a race (I used a bib from the color run)
-Map from your favorite vacation spot (I used a NYC subway map)
-Ticket stub or wristband from a show I used a wristband from a music festival)
-Ticket stub from a museum or attraction (MoMA, Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower)
-Art from a local artist (I used a letterpress print from Roll&Tumble Press)
-Art that you or your kids created (I used a simple arrow that I painted)
-Art that you picked up while on vacation
-Postcard that you received from someone who was on vacation or a postcard you picked up while you were on vacation.
A lot of these are things that you may already have lying around the house. If you are like me, you have a box of “stuff” you are planning to put in a scrapbook one day but probably will never find the time! Go through that box and see what can be framed!
I like to display things that are meaningful to me. Every time I look at these pictures, I am reminded of how much fun we had at the color run, trying to navigate the NYC subway system, and who we heard in Houston at the FPSF music festival.
I love supporting local artists! The “You are Here” letterpress poster is by Roll&TumblePress. You can see more of their work in their Etsy shop.
You can layer the photos on the ledge by placing some in front or behind others. You can even hang photos above the ledge like I did with the arrow painting. Use frames that are different colors, sizes and shapes to make it more interesting.
What things, besides photos, do you frame that are meaningful to you and your family?