DIY Ladder Home Décor or How to Reuse an Old Ladder

If you had asked me what can you do with a ladder just a few years ago, I would have told you just one thing “paint the ceiling”.

Little would I have known how wrong I am. In reality, the sky (or in our case the rooftop) is the limit when it comes to decorating with a ladder. This post is dedicated to DIY Ladder home décor. In other words, I am going to write about the countless ways you can reuse an old ladder around your home.

Do you need a new flower stand or an unique bookshelf? Fear not, you needn’t spend a dime!

Grab your old shabby ladder and a bucket of paint. Surprisingly, what most people would see as a piece of junk could actually add character and charm to every living space. There are thousands of ways you can reuse an old ladder both in- and outdoors but in today’s Friday DIY post, I am going to show you some of the most amazing tricks how to make a fancy bookshelf from a wooden ladder.

Depending on the styling, it can be adjusted to literally any interior design style – rustic, industrial, vintage, Mediterranean, Scandinavian and shabby chick. Place it in your living room to surprise guests, in the bedroom to add more storage space, in the garden to spice up your landscape or in the kid’s room – just for the fun of it.

So, are you ready for the DIY ladder shelf ideas?

You can store just about anything on a DIY ladder shelves. You want an intricate bookshelf, a hanger for your utensils in the kitchen or even a shoe stand? Use your thrift store treasure to make one.

Personally, I fell in love with the corner ladder bookshelf on the picture above. Not only does it make use of the corner space in the living room, but it also looks incredibly charming. If you want to spice up your home décor and add a fascinating focal point, this is the right way to do it.

Speaking of modern home accessories, we have all heard or read about the new trends in kitchen decoration. Enclosed cupboards are out, open-space shelving is in. What better solution to updating your kitchen décor than an old reusable item. If you don’t own a short wooden ladder, don’t despair and look at garage sales, in thrift shops or ask your granny if she has one. You can make a lovely utensil hanger for your kitchen, just like these in the pictures bellow.

Last but not least, here are a few alternative suggestions. Hopefully, they will inspire you! I can’t wait to hear all about your DIY ladder ideas!

Megan Steel

About Megan Steel

For Megan, landscaping has been a lifetime passion, and writing about it gives her great pleasure. Ms. Steel specializes in contemporary landscape design, and planting, but she also acknowledges the European style, and classic looks (which she has studied in Italy and Spain). If you want to recreate a little piece of heaven right in your backyard, Megan can help you make it happen, so stay tuned for her articles!
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