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One-Hour Blanket Ladder

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I had a couple 2x4's kickin around the garage, so I decided to cut them up and make a blanket ladder with them. A blanket ladder is a fun and easy way to display or store blankets when your not bundled up in them. I made the ladder 54" tall with four 13" rungs attached to the middle. I turned the rungs a little bit so they were offset and using three inch screws, drove in four for each rung (two on each side). I gave the whole thing a good coat of chalk paint and wax and hung up my blankets!
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The Finished Product! The blankets are each from IKEA.
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I marked the side pieces evenly so I would know where to attach the rungs. I attached the rungs on one side, and then flipped it over and followed the marks and attached them to the other side.
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I pilot drilled the holes so the wood wouldn't split and so I could easily screw in my rungs.
  • one hour blanket ladder, diy, home decor, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
I drove in two screws on each side so the rungs wouldn't twist.
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I used DecoArt chalk paint in Yesteryear and Clear Wax to finish the ladder. I also used a sander and scuffed it up a bit.
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Then I hung my blankets and was done!
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To see more: http://thecontractorchronicles.com/2014/06/16/easy-one-hour-blanket-ladder/

Got a question about this project?

  • Richard Monje
    Richard Monje Muskegon, MI

    I just pulled one of these off a loft bed I had made....Now I know what to do with it...lol

  • Judy
    Judy Staunton, VA

    Great thought, and could also make a nice towel rack for the towels in a bathroom. Love it

  • Toni
    Toni Miller, MO

    great idea!!! also a fantastic way to display quilts!!!

  • Linda Eiffert Draper

    awesome idea, I'm showing hubby lol!!!

  • Dianna Wood
    Dianna Wood Rancho Cordova, CA

    Fabulously Creative! Love it!

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