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.
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.
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.
Mix and match books and other knickknacks into your display to make things eclectic and cool!
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.
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.
And for shelving needs, fix a smaller ladder to your wall to use it for books, photos and other collection displays.
Do you have any creative ideas to add to this list? Share your ladder projects in the comments below.