Make a DIY Blanket Ladder in a Weekend
Do you have any scrap wood laying around and a few hours to kill? We were able to make this adorable Blanket Ladder using leftover wood for free. Here's how we did it.
In our garage, we had a pile of wood that we had saved from some repairs we made to our deck last summer.
Honestly, the stack of wood was in the way and was starting to annoy me, so I came up with a simple idea to use the wood and free up the safety hazard in my garage.
First we chose the pieces we were going to use and made fresh cuts to the ends. The most important thing we did was lightly sand the pieces and wash them thoroughly since it was old pressure treated lumber.
My pieces weren't the same color after the sand/wash step, so I used a little Valspar antiquing glaze to add uniformity to the pieces. Then we eyeballed where the braces would go and assembled it.
We made angle cuts to the legs to allow for an easier 'lean' on the wall. I also added felt pads to the feet and also to the top where it leaned against the wall.
It looks nice and aged and is a perfect fit for an empty corner.
That's it! Seriously - it was the easiest DIY project we've ever done!
- Scrap Deck Wood (Left over from deck repairs)
- Valsera Antiquing Glaze (Lowe's)
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