12 Savvy ways to use old ladders in home decor and storage

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I may have mentioned this before, but I am easily influenced by home design trends. I like to think of it as being flexible and open to new ideas. So, here I am obsessed with vintage ladders. My grandma had one to hang the gauze we used in cheese making - yes...I grew up helping my grandparents milk their cows, and sheep and even a goat that seemed to hate me...and making awesome cheeses. I am going off a tangent here. Let's go back to how cool vintage ladders looks as decorative/storage pieces. 
Here are some I've found around the magical land of blogs.

Make your own using this awesome tutorial from Our Vintage Home Love

Carolina Country Living added a rustic piece of wood on top of the ladder. The result - awesome shelf!

Love this ladder as a shelf from Mia's Interior

Better Homes & Gardens featured this in a storage and organization article. Looks so functional, it's vintage AND it's Turquoise! Triple score!

Crafts by Amanda actually has a tutorial (I am feeling all giddy because I love turorials) on this decoupage ladder! 

 Poetic Home has absolutely amazing ideas like the one below

                 This one is perfect for Halloween from Midwest Living.com

                                Pots & Pans in hands reach at all times?! Check!


                                This step stool turned side table is soo cute!

                   A space to hang your laundry, that doesn’t take up space. In love!!!


Hang a vintage step stool for instant shelving!

We can't forget about shoes. How cute would this be to make?! From Pottery Barn

Ok, so now that we have a compiled list of vintage ladder uses, let's get our home decorating juices cracking and use one of these ideas in our homes. I live in a small apartment, so I will probably go with a shelf ladder. 

Which one do you like?

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1 comment:

  1. Great ideas! I am personally in love with the laundry room hanging ladder, in fact I think I have that one pinned already....but making your own sounds tempting....


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