Using their shelves as our inspiration we set out to recreate them, but be able to stain them so they could more closely match our other furniture.
The handy husband went out and bought 2x10 that was 16 feet long and had it cut into three 4 1/2 foot lengths with a little extra leftover. He also bought six 3/4" x 10" galvanized pipe, 3/4" floor flange and 3/4" end caps to be the wall bracket for the shelf.
We used old screws, a hammer, a screw driver and a razor blade to distress the wood. Next we sanded the boards down and stained them with a Classic Gray Minwax stain.
After all of the prep work, we hung the shelves with one side screwed into a stud and used self-drilling drywall anchors on the other side. We spaced the shelves 21" apart in height in order for the frames and decorations to have a little breathing room.
I love how the shelves turned out. They really help to own the wall space and now I just can't wait to get some photographs printed for the frames.