Gallery Wall With IKEA Ribba Ledges

Thanks for all the accolades on Evelyn’s newborn pictures.  She sure is a gem.  She makes our home an even better place now.  She also makes it a much more tired place 🙂

Since my computer pulled a Charlie Sheen a couple weeks before her delivery and completely crashed, I wasn’t able to share the last few nursery posts.

On the East wall of the nursery, we have the beautiful gold scalloped wall.  I talked so much about the scalloped wall, and took lots of pictures of the book cases and mobile on that side of the nursery, but had yet to show the other side of the room.  Some of you kept curiously asking what the plan was for the other half.

Russian Nesting Doll Nursery Mobile

The rest of the nursery is painted a bright white color.  I didn’t want the room to be too busy with colors and patterns, but the wall was so plain, especially with a white dresser and changing table.  I was in search for a simple way to fill the space.  It’s an easy answer, a gallery wall.

We used to have a gallery wall in our bedroom before we painted our faux molding, and when we were done with the gallery wall, it was a lot of holes to fill.  I didn’t want that again.

Gold Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge for gallery wall

I’ve always liked the look of gallery wall ledges, so I decided that was the route we would take.

I bought 2 of the 45″ IKEA RIBBA Picture Ledges  with the intent to spray paint them gold.


It was so easy that I didn’t take a picture when I was outside doing it.  (Lazy pregnant blogger status.)  I did one coat of spray paint primer, then a couple of light coats with Rustoleum gold spray paint.

There’s no reason to give a tutorial on how to hang the shelves.  It’s extremely straight forward.  There are 3 holes, and you put the screws in the holes.  Easiest IKEA project I’ve ever done.  Thank you Sweden.  Or should I said “tack Sverige.”

The fun part is filling the shelves with visual goodies.

Gold Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge for gallery wall

This is the current arrangement.  However, I already have a few changes in mind.

Gold Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge for gallery wall

It balances the room and compliments the gold scalloped wall perfectly.

Gold Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge for gallery wall

Gold Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge for gallery wall

Gold Ikea Ribba Picture Ledge for gallery wall

And that’s my simplified version of a gallery wall.  The easier, the better.

What simplified project have you done lately?  I can’t be the only one trying to make everything lazier easier.

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  • girlwithgreenbanana

    You are so talented my friend. It looks beautiful!

    • Kenz

      Oh thank you. Only the best for the wee babe.

  • Cassie Bustamante

    they are perfect in gold!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Cassie! I’m happy IKEA makes it so easy to customize things for our own personal tastes.

  • Looks great! xo K

    • Kenz

      Thanks Kristin! It’s my favorite room to spend time in. So bright and happy 🙂

  • I believe I’ve already expressed my love for the Little People print via Instagram :). And I LOVE the ledges painted gold. looking great in there!

    • Kenz

      The Little People are the best. I fell in love with that print long before I had kids, and I knew when the day came to make a nursery that I’d have to have that print. No battle!

  • anne @ wit wisdom and food

    Turned out great. I I like that you kept that side simple but added the gold so it all comes together. You already know how much I love that gold wall! I could go for some simple projects I keep dreaming up elaborate things I don’t finish.

    • Kenz

      I have the same problem! I dream up huge things, and they never get done. We STILL haven’t finished the basement family room completely, and we started that almost 2 years ago… oops. haha!

  • kelly @ view along the way

    Sooo good! Totally balanced and perfect. Didn’t anyone tell you that you’re not supposed to be blogging this much right after you had a baby? You are crazy, woman!

    • Kenz

      Haha, I AM a little crazy, but don’t worry… I was done with this project and had it photographed before Thanksgiving. I just got SO behind on posting. It’s pretty easy to sit in bed with a computer while the babe naps 🙂

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    That looks so great! I love that you painted them gold. I don’t think I have seen them in gold before, and I love it!! Such a great touch!

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Oh I love it. Looks so good in gold, of course! And I adore the artwork too. The little people print makes me think of when I was a kid and I think it’s so cool!

    • Kenz

      I love the Little People so much. It was my favorite childhood toy. We had SO many of the Little Village sets. My sisters and I would play for hours. My mom still has them, and I am going to see about bringing them over for Evelyn when she is big enough.

  • Tara @ Surburble

    Love it! I love pictures rails. And you found such great and eclectic pieces. Why don’t you like the arrangement right now?

    • Kenz

      I love the rails too. I do like the arrangement, but I got a couple different pieces I want to add to it, so I have some rearranging to do 🙂

  • Christine Heaton

    Spray painted my mom’s boring picture frames with that same gold rust oleum and rehung them in a gallery fashion. Voila! I’ll text you a pic

    • Kenz

      Yes! Please do. I want to seeee!

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    Super cute art! Update us where all this goodness came from!!

    • Kenz

      Who has two thumbs and is the worst at providing links? I’m ashamed. I’ll do it in the nursery reveal, promise 🙂

  • This is adorable! I love the gold – such a unique look and perfect for that beautiful room. Pinning!

    • Kenz

      Thank you my friend! I’m happy it turned out just right. I was worried that the wall would either be too bland, or too busy.