You know the old saying, “Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure”? You can score old distressed wood ladders at yard sales or thrift stores to add a shabby chic look to your home. Here are some fun and easy ideas to put your old piece into a showpiece.
Create that library feel at home by draping newspaper articles on a colored ladder against the wall.
Display your favorite hand towels on a ladder instead of installing a metal rack. It’s quick and easy. No need for tools!
Pot and Pan Holder
Hang a ladder from the ceiling and add S hooks to display your favorite cookware.
A girl can never have too many shoes! Show off your collection by hanging them on a wooden ladder.
Bedside or End Table
A shorter ladder such as a stepladder works best. It’s the perfect height to place a lamp.
Short on closet place but not on accessories? Adding scarves and necklaces to a ladder not only solves your storage problem, but it adds color to your room.
Hang your favorite pictures, artwork, or objects on the rungs of a leaner ladder.
There are many other ways to make use of old ladders, so get creative!
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