My husband is a carpenter, and we live in a fixer upper. So anytime I come across DIY project ideas, or ways to easily upgrade our home, I get into a decorating mood. I happened to find a pin on Pinterest recently that showed a unique way to re-purpose a ladder, so I went searching for more great ideas. I found 8 that I wanted to share, because they are just so creative! If you have an old ladder that you don’t use for its intended purpose anymore, check out how you can find that ladder a new home.
1. Ladder Towel Holder
If you have a bathroom that is short on storage space, a really easy way to fix that problem is with a ladder. Use it for holding towels and other decorative objects. Not only does this idea solve a storage solution, it creates a nice visual element.
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2. Ladder Garden
With just a coat of primer and paint, you can take your ladder and give it a makeover that adds a touch of style to your yard. Display potted plants and other gardening related tools for a gorgeous addition to your home.
Head over to Small Town Rambler for more gardening tips and tricks.
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3. Ladder Nightstand
Maybe your bedroom doesn’t have much space next to the bed. Or perhaps you like the idea of using a non-traditional nightstand. Guess what? A ladder works great! It adds height to your space while providing a place to keep your clock, books and laptop.
You’ve got to check out Funky Junk Interiors to see how you can make the most out of your bedside ladder nightstand.
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4. Ladder Wardrobe
I have to say, this is one of my favorite ways to re-purpose a ladder. It’s one of those ideas that I wish I had already thought of because it’s so clever! I think this is a fabulous way to create extra space in a guest room that has a very small closet, or no closet at all. Even if your guests are not staying for an extended amount of time, they’ll really appreciate the convenience that this ladder wardrobe provides.
For more great ideas and inspiration, take a look at a pair & a spare.
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5. Ladder Lantern Hanger
Create a romantic ambience on your back patio by hanging lanterns from a ladder. You’ll save room on your table for more food, and the lantern display will look really pretty once the sun goes down.
Want more great ideas like this? Check out Unskinny Boppy, where you’ll find projects, recipes and more!
6. Ladder Shoe Rack
One of the biggest problems I’ve always had when it comes to my wardrobe is a place to keep my shoes. I don’t have a large collection, but shoes are so bulky that it’s hard to store them in a way that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Using a ladder takes up more room vertically, helping to solve this problem. Plus, shoes on display are sooo Sex & The City.
You can find more ways to save space with decorating at Stylizimo.
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7. Ladder Corner Bookshelf
We often think of ladders being used for vertical purposes, but there are ways to use them horizontally as well. For your living room or child’s room, try a corner bookshelf made from a ladder. It’s a fantastic way to display knick knacks, or store books. Spice up an empty corner with this fun idea!
Learn how to make a ladder corner bookshelf at Fresh Mommy Blog, which is full of other great lifestyle hacks.
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8. Ladder Gallery
You don’t have to stick to standard ladders when it comes to re-purposing. If you have a child who has outgrown a bunk bed, you can use that style of ladder too. Add visual appeal to a boring corner in your living room by hanging printed artwork from a bunk bed ladder. Or, use family photos to create a hanging photo gallery.
You’ll love checking out other decorating ideas, crafts and projects at A Diamond In The Stuff!