Today I’ve got a this-is-your-life-in-ladders post that will hopefully find you heading to the nearest flea market or vintage shop to get your own. I’m joining a couple of my Lifestyle of Love friends today to share how we’ve used ladders throughout our homes.
But these Lifestyle of Love posts are meant to show you how we’ve used the item in our homes. If I’m using them inside my home, I want to know they’re clean and sealed, and won’t give me splinters as I decorate.
Start with a good sanding with 100 grit sandpaper ( I like to use THIS for smaller hands). A vertical ladder is a great way to display a collection without taking up much space.
Christmas stockings can also be hung from a ladder instead of on the mantel, for a charming space-saving option. For a fun, garden-inspired display, hang galvanized buckets from the rungs of an old ladder with rope.
This is a beautiful way of filling a vertical space with foliage, or disguising an ugly corner. Whether horizontal or vertical, ladders can be a fun way to display photographs and pictures.
For each of my kiddo’s graduation parties, I used 3 ladders standing next to each other to display their school pictures. I simply clipped the picture to a clipboard and tied them to each rung with a ribbon.
I’ve also ripped pages out of vintage books and nailed them to each rung. In my former store, we had 11′ ceilings, and we regularly used horizontal hanging ladders to display items above, and to decorate below. I picked up this cutie recently and fell in love with it’s paint-spattered character. I gave it the simple beauty treatment I talked about above and have been enjoying it as a foot rest by my desk.
I’ve been thinking I’d like to bring one inside for Christmas and hang 3 different types of items on one: a wreath, a cute sign, and a plaid wool blanket; sounds like a good combination, right? “10 Styling Ideas That Make Glass Front Cabinet Displays Beautiful”
Hope you enjoyed all the ideas in Fun and Unique Ways to Decorate with Vintage Ladders!