I had an empty space above our bed in the Master bedroom that was driving me CRAZY ever since we moved in.
I ADORE our vaulted ceilings, but they can be a pain to decorate!
So when I saw this tutorial, I knew I had to make one!... or rather have my husband make me one :)
Thankfully he had just gotten a new saw for christmas, so he was more than happy to test it out on my project! He also was able to find me the barn wood, and has a ton of screws in the garage... so bonus!
This project was FREE!
You will need:
4 wood boards (8x1 - 47in long)
3 2x4's 3ft long
Wooden board 1x10x47 (for the shelf)
Now to be totally honest, my husband did most of this. But it's pretty self explanitory! All he did, after cutting the boards is screw them all into the 2x4's from the back. Then he cut the middle 2x4 on angles at the ends to make it fit between them. Then he attatched the shelf to the bottom!
When he was all done putting it together, I sprayed the entire thing with Rusoleum 2x Coverage in Antique White. It took a few coats, and I have to tell you that REAL barn wood does not paint easily. I was okay with that because I wanted it to look rally worn, but if you want a cleaner look, I would go with new wood. After drying, I stained it with a dark stain, and let it dry again. One last step I promise! All I did was run my sander over the whole thing a few times to get that fresh paint look off, and I was DONE! I am warning you, these things are HEAVY! And a pain to hang! If you pay attention you can see that our screws arent in all the way because by the time he had screwed all the holes and started to hang it, our drill didnt have much power left! Just another thing for the to do list :)
I LOVE how it turned out!