Monday, September 29, 2014

Need A Ladder?

If you're like me, you've been on the hunt for quite some time now for the perfect antique ladder to grace a corner of your home in order to display your Nana's handmade quilts, or hold the towels in your small guess bathroom. And again, if you're like me, your patience for finding this item in stores has worn plum thin.

So, what do I do when I can't find something I'm looking for? I get resourceful, creative, and then mock up plans for my husband to build something (With my help, direction, and a tiny dose of bossiness) He knows I mean well ;)

Anyway, this DIY Ladder Plan is especially awesome because it is probably the quickest and easiest project we have EVER DONE. You like saving time and money don't ya? Well, here ya go:

Supply List:
(2) - 2 x 4
(1) - Square Dowel Rod
(1) - Can of Stain of Choice (we use Dark Walnut)
(1) - Paintbrush
Automatic Drill


1. Stain Boards

2. Cut to Desired Lengths/Height (We have a 6 ft and 8 ft ladder, with dowels about 1.5 ft long)

3. Measure out distance of dowels away from one another (depending on how many you want)

4. Assemble by screwing dowels into 2 x 4 board on either side

5. Check the clock to see how quickly you finished your project, then find the perfect spot in your house for it!

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