Hello, Jennifer here with a fantastic home DIY project for anyone excited for the movie awards season. When my children were young, we had a dedicated media room, which, no surprise, was our favorite room in the house on weekends. My children, especially my son, was a film buff who collected movie posters and DVDs. Of course, those were the days before streaming and Netflix, so as you can imagine, he amassed quite a collection. We had a spare office space that no one used at the time, so we converted it into a media room with a large TV and surround sound system which made us feel as if we were sitting in a theater. To showcase my son’s DVD and poster collection at the time, I had my favorite handyman install floating shelving on all of the walls. He spaced them in different heights and widths to accommodate the varying poster sizes.
Here is some inspiration for creating similar shelves in your own media room. In this first image above, I’m loving the prefinished strips of screen trim moulding that act like a tract system for hanging the shelves. The straight, clean lines make it easier to hang the shelves level on the wall. Here is a link to the online video tutorial for building a shelf with Inteplast Building Products prefinished moulding. You can find a PDF of the step by step instructions here. Here’s the materials you’ll need to build a shelf:
The quantities listed are enough to make one shelf, buy more if you are making more than one shelf.
In the image above, the number 1 references the placement of the screen trim moulding. Number 2 references the fluted casing moulding, which is prefinished with grooves to help keep the contents in place on the shelf. Number 3 references the placement of the cove moulding.
In this next image, they also used Inteplast’s prefinished moulding to finish the media console. Number 1 references the base moulding, number 2 references the cap moulding, number 3 references the cove moulding, and number 4 references the screen trim moulding on the wall. You can find Inteplast’s prefinished moulding products at your nearest Lowe’s or you can order online at Home Depot.com and Houzz.com.
Of course my son has a house of his own now, and he’s taken all of his movie memorabilia with him. But I’ve since replaced the posters and DVDs on the shelves with photographs and artwork. My husband and I still gather in the media room for movie night occasionally, but more often than not, it’s become my hide-away to read a good book, uninterrupted.