Repurposed Ladders

It was my intention to write a little décor Quick Tip about re-using old ladders in and around the house after stumbling across this beautiful image (right below) while browsing through Stylizimo (a funky Scandinavian décor blog). However, after doing a quick search I found a good dozen of excellent ideas and images illustrating ways in which you can repurpose your old run-down ladder. So, this is no ordinary Quick Tip, as instead of the customary one image, I included all the gorgeous images to inspire you!

#11  Don’t toss away your old wooden ladder – repurpose it. Your old ladder, whether you give it a fresh lick of paint or keep it paint-splattered & earth-stained, can be used in a variety of interesting ways: as a rustic book shelf, funky bathroom storage or even a shabby chic way to store and display your beautiful shoes. All you need is a bit of inspiration.

I adore this gorgeous use of a ladder display a few fashion items - if styled, it can be a powerful bedroom décor feature.

Scarves, necklaces, shoes and handbags and you are one rung away from a beautiful and original dressing area.

This ingenious pots & pans hanger would look amazing above the island of any rustic or shabby chic industrial kitchen

Use your ladder to store and display dishcloths, napery or other linens.

Keep the guest towels close at hand.

Every reading nook needs one of these - a funky ladder book rack! And isn't it absolutely genius to use a ladder as a way to store and display your newspapers and magazines!

My patio is asking for this - a stepped garden of potted herbs! I'm going to patch up our dilapidated ladder - herb garden here I come!

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Posted on February 6, 2012, in Decor, Design, Furniture, Interior Design, Quick Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Now I really wish I had some old ladders lying around! I just love the way these ladders have been repurposed. So, so awesome!

  2. Aah, excellent innovative use of ladders

  3. The one that cracked me up completely is the last image – the one that shows the impatiens plants growing out of the old boots. That now is purposeful re-purposing at its best for you. Last year at Decorex Cape Town I saw Lee Last use very sexy bras as “pot plant holders” – maybe I should try planting in the boot and the bra – have them hanging next to each other on our patio. It certainly will evoke plenty of comments from my friends. Have to love it.

  4. WOW, what inspiration. Now my antique shopping list will include old ladders. I love it when I’m inspired, especially on a Monday. Cheers!

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