Monday, January 31, 2011

Revamp on a ladder

Calvert Slipcovered Sofa, Down-Blend Cushions, Twill Camel

My hasband was thumbing through my Pottery Barn catalog and came across this page and said, "I know what you can do!  Do you see anything that we have?"

Indeed I did!  I believe my husband got the ladder from his parents.


Old and not sturdy to use. 

You can see the abuse it took.

I painted the ladder white

Sanded the edges to look distressed.

After I sanded the ladder I had some leftover wood stain from other projests that I used to darken the wood.

I am thinking of making the ladder darker.  What do you think keep or darken?

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  1. looks great, try turning the books to lay them down, makes the mood more lacks..i just watched a show segment about did a GREAT JOB!

  2. Very cute! I would say keep it the color it is, I like how it looks now. :-)

  3. Found you from POPP. Absolutely love it! I just bought a wooden ladder that I'm hoping to paint soon. Thank you for the inspiration. You have a new follower =^)

  4. I think keep it the way it is! I'm stopping by cause you just left me a sweet comment on my blog! Thanks for stopping by! Craft on!!!

  5. Fabulous idea! I like it as is. My parents have, maybe had by now, a ladder just like that. Makes me want to see if they still have it! haha Thanks for linking up! :)

  6. OH I love it just the way it is...I wouldn't make it darker at all!! It's beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!!

  7. Personally, I think it looks great as is. You did a wonderful job with the color choice, staining, and distressing. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  8. I love your sweet little ladder!! I do believe I might just have one the same size and before transformation look!! HMM if the snow would just melt so I could find it!

    bee blessed

  9. Great job! We have a similar ladder painted light green that my husband uses as a side table on his end of the couch. I wish I had a picture of it on my blog. Seeing your gussied up ladder just reminded me of my lack which I hope to soon remedy!