I’m super excited about the gallery wall shelves I’m making right now! I was inspired by these shelves.

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Wood, check. Shelf dimensions, check. Gallery wall layout, check.

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This is the wall you immediately see when you walk down the stairs to the basement. The boards stood in our entry way for about a week.

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First comes primer. I used this Zinsser oil-based primer. PRO: It works really well and we had it left over from another project so it was “free”. CON: It stinks, so I wear a mask while using it and it’s oil-based so clean up can be messy.

DSC_0830We Nolan cut all the boards to size before painting. I set up shop in our laundry room. There is a piece of trim mixed in there too for the missing spot you can see in the layout photo. I put a Home Depot bag in my paint tray so clean up would be easier.

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Oh and that’s me priming the smaller pieces on my ironing board. That round rug I’m standing on? That’s a little pre-blog creation I made by following these instructions.

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