Happy Wednesday! Today, I would like to share my suspended ladder project. Many of you may recall my "white" hanging ladder many years ago. I would decorate the ladder through the seasons. Well, I really miss it, so I decided to make my very own hanging ladder, just in time for fall.
Where did I get my inspiration for a DIY ladder? I will tell you. Suzy from Worthington Court. She explains with pictures how to make this ladder for under $20.00. She did not hang her ladder, but I did. This is my version - in black. You can paint or stain the wood in any color you like, or leave it completely untouched for a rustic touch.
It took me 15 minutes to assemble the ladder including measuring my slats, pre-drilling then adding the screws. I wrote down all the dimensions (per Suzy's blog post) and went to Lowes and had them make all the cuts for me. Can you say ~ simple?
I did pre-drill the holes because I didn't want the wood to split or crack.
I put the screws in and was done. Seriously, it was just that simple.
I then painted the wood starting with the brown paint color as I was unsure what color I wanted to go with.
This is the ladder painted brow. I didn't sand the wood, as I wanted a rustic look.
I decided that I wanted the end look to be black - to match my kitchen table and hutch set.
I pre-drilled and placed this hook on all four sides, so I could attach my chain and hang it from the ceiling.
These are the hooks and chain I purchased.
Adding the chain.
Here is the ladder before adding the hooks and chain. I could have found several uses for it. I could have leaned it up against a wall and used it as a blanket holder, or a towel holder in a bathroom.
Here my ladder is suspended from the ceiling.
I had some glass shelves and placed those on top of the ladder so I could set things up there evenly.
This is the finished look.
Umm, did I forget to mention that I have already started to decorate for fall? *blush*
I got so into the fall decorating that I decided to make my family a fall meal, Butternut-squash soup with crumbled bacon on top and ciabatta bread for dipping. It was delish!
I've got a super cool project to share that only cost $40.00 and adds the WOW factor to any kitchen. I will be sharing that next, and lots of Autumn decorating, too!
I've got my pumpkin spice candles going and the house is super cozy in Autumn colors, and I'm loving it! Thanks for visiting!
(WHITE LADDER/FALL DECORATING)