Hometalk member Jamie has collected 10 ideas for repurposing ladders here:
Ladders are all the rage right now. They are being used in place of trellis for gardens, shelves as they are to hang towels from, or upcycled with some wood shelves to hold trickets or books. They are definitely not something destined for the trash pile. Have fun with your new project!!
Leaned against wall in a bathroom with wood shelves built to sit straight on the rungs. Saw this in Hometalk not too long ago, it was amazing!