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from the last year. Originally published November 18, 2009.
I was romping around an antique store not too long ago, looking for some vintage-y fabric to use for an upcoming photo shoot. I spotted this old ladder made useful and just knew I had to have it. For less than $30 it was mine. Although I am thrilled that I was able to score such a cool element for my house the beauty of it is that it can easily be copied. All you need is an old ladder, chalkboard, a bit of chicken wire and fabric.
chicken wire with fabric stapled behind. a few clothespins makes it a photo holder!
the chalkboard portion perfectly squeezes and stays between edges. the chicken wire and fabric is secured using a staple gun.
This could be used in a bathroom with a few hand towels thrown over and the chalkboard used as a place to leave morning notes for your family. It could also be used in an office as storage for reminders and magazines that inspire. Or what about a baby’s room with blankets, updated photos and again a place to leave sweet notes. The options are endless!
What are some other creative things to do with an old ladder? I’d love to hear!
p.s. if any of you decided to make one of your own, please email me. We’d love to see it! [email@example.com]