How To Give An Old Ladder A Brand New Life | Ty Pennington
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How To | Give An Old Ladder A Brand New Life

Instead of spending money on a new piece of furniture for extra storage or display space, I encourage you to step things up a notch! Repurpose an old wooden ladder from your garage or local hardware store and you’ll find the perfect solution to all kinds of storage problems.

If your style is more traditional, stop by antique shops or garage sales to find an old-fashioned ladder. For more modern homes, try painting a new ladder in a bold color that matches your color scheme and décor. With the right choice and some imagination, you’re ready to transform your ladder into a killer storage or display space. Here are some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.

Repurpose an old ladder to hang kitchen pots and pans | Ty Pennington

Using a ladder to hold pots and pans in your kitchen is a great way to upgrade storage. Old, weathered ladders will bring a rustic feel into your space, or you can paint it a sleek black or choose a metal that compliments stainless steel appliances. They also work great for laundry rooms to hang and dry clothes.

Repurpose an old ladder to hang kitchen pots and pans | Ty Pennington

Try using your repurposed ladder as a colorful plant stand. This one is great for both indoor and outdoor garden spaces. If you’re keeping it indoors, try to anchor the ladder to the wall so you can maximize floor space too.

Repurpose an old ladder to display potted plants | Ty Pennington

Mix and match books and other knickknacks into your display to make things eclectic and cool!

Repurpose an old ladder to display potted plants | Ty Pennington Repurpose an old ladder to display potted plants | Ty Pennington

Now if you have kids, chances are you have a messy entryway. Don’t worry, you can build a simple entry bench using repurposed two cut-off stepladders. Blast it with some color and encourage your kids to drop their stuff in baskets or shelves on the bench.

Repurpose an old ladder for entryway storage | Ty Pennington

You can also display quilts, throws, towels or other textiles on a recycled ladder. Make sure the ladder is painted to suit your color scheme and simply drape your textiles over the rungs.

Repurpose an old ladder to display blankets, quilts and textiles | Ty Pennington

And for shelving needs, fix a smaller ladder to your wall to use it for books, photos and other collection displays.

Repurpose and hang an old ladder for shelving solutions and displays | Ty Pennington Repurpose and hang an old ladder for shelving solutions and displays | Ty Pennington

Do you have any creative ideas to add to this list? Share your ladder projects in the comments below.

Photo Source: Gardenista, Pinterest, Apartment Therapy, Style Motivation, Eclectically Vintage, Refunk My Junk, Heather Chontos

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and the co-Host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. TyPennington.com is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more.

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