I am so excited to get things organized better with this coming year. Earlier this month I shared my Rustic Ledge organizer with you here on the Walnut Hollow Blog. I’m really loving these rustic wood ledges, they are so perfect for organizing! If you are like me and desk/counter space is lacking, these Rustic Wood Ledge Shelves are a perfect solution. Putting magnets on the bottom of each shelf doubles the storage space. They’re so simple to make too.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Rustic Wood Ledge Shelves:
- Walnut Hollow Rustic Wood Ledge
- Small powerful magnets
- Your favorite high powered glue
- Hanging hardware
- Mason jars with lids
- White colored pencil
- Soft clean rag or cloth
The first step is to stain or paint your Rustic Wood Ledge. You can use any stain or paint to perfectly match your decor! Most of the wood accents in my own home are a dark rich color. So I stained my Rustic Wood Ledges to match. Use a soft clean cloth to apply the stain, and wipe off any excess. Let it dry completely.
Turn your Ledge shelves over so the bottom is face up. Use a white pencil (or colored pencil if you painted your shelf white) to trace the lid of your mason jar. This is to help you know where to put the magnets. I traced the lid 5 times on the bottom of the shelf. You don’t want to put them too close together, the jars will need room to hang.
Use your favorite high powered glue to stick the powerful magnets to the ledge. With these small little magnets, four or five was the magic number. More magnets will obviously hold more weight. They are so powerful they pull at each other through the glue, so make sure to place them around the edges of your jar lid template. Let the glue cure to the manufacturers instructions. I let mine cure overnight.
Apply mounting hardware to your shelf. I used a combination of command hanging strips and sawtooth hangers. Hang your shelves using anchors if you plan to store heavy items on them.
Fill your mason jars with office supplies, or craft supplies! I love putting pens in mason jars, and they hold cute tape nicely too! Smaller jars attach under the shelves on the magnets and can hold smaller supplies like paperclips or tacks. Each ledge comfortably holds 5 jars on top, and 5 smaller jars below. That’s 10 storage jars per shelf! Think of all the things you can store! What would you store in yours?
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After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.