Every now and then I go through the myriad family photos sitting in boxes in the closet and say to myself, “One day I’m going to put these in an album, or even better, frame and hang them on the wall.” Of course it never happens because the fact is I have so many great photos that it would take hundreds of frames (not to mention rooms of unlimited wall space) to display them. But I discovered a way to show off treasured photos and easily swap them out so you don’t have to choose. It’s a DIY picture rail made from pre-finished decorative moulding. Think of it as a rotating exhibition in your own personal art gallery.
The great thing about making your own picture rail from prefinished decorative moulding is the countless design options. Inteplast Building Products Crystal White Collection is the ideal product for this picture rail project because it doesn’t need any paint since it’s prefinished, and it’s lightweight so it’s easy to work with and install. There are so many profile styles to choose from, and you can find them at your local Lowe’s and Home Depot. Here’s all you need to make this cool picture rail:
Materials you’ll need:
The key to this project is the fluted casing moulding, which we’ll use for the shelf itself. It’s lightweight, easy to use and has nifty grooves in it to keep photos from sliding off the shelf.
Cutting and Assembly
And you’re done! Now you can finally take those photos out of the box, place them on the shelf, and change them out often.
Stay crafty and have fun!