Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

I took a $1 garage sale bunk bed ladder and transformed it with a cheery fresh shade of green -- Check out what this ladder is being used for now!
$1 very well spent -- a solid wood bunk bed ladder.
I gave it a couple coats of a custom mixed milk paint...
Lightly distressed it with 220 grit sandpaper and now it can hold stuffed animals:
Toiletries in a guest bedroom:
It makes an awesome magazine rack!
Old ladders also make great book shelves!
If you like this "thrift shop flip", you may want to check out my ongoing series where I show how I brought new life to second hand goods.

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  • Linda
    on Jan 22, 2017

    Thanks for sharing. Gave me a great idea for my books. Loved it. Seen one a while back where they bought and old dresser took the drawers out. fasten them end to end and it made a very pretty book shelf. Wished I could find the picture to show you. I agree with you it is nice to buy something for little to nothing and make something beautiful out of it. Loved all your ideas.

  • Cathy Magan
    on Apr 3, 2019

    Found my bunk bed ladder on the curb! Painted & distressed it just a bit. Works great for a towel holder/ bath tissue holder! Thanks for the GREAT IDEA!

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