Tight for Space for a Side Table? Go UP With a Ladder!

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I wanted a king sized bed. There, I said it. Which translated to not much room for much else in my bedroom.
So when I needed a side table, I had to come up with something small, but useful.
A ladder was the answer! All your stuff can have it's own shelf, it's easy to reach with today's high beds and eats up very little space! A full ladder intact (not taken apart) and a few random planks are all you'll need for this one.
What do you think of this idea? Would this work anywhere you are also tight for space?
This ladder is part of where 11 bloggers gathered around to create new junk projects.
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A step ladder side table allows a separate shelf for each of your favourite things!
Random boards were cut to size, then attached to the ladder steps and set along a wall support. The ladder is attached to the wall via hinges on the top. Easy!
A quirky jewellery holder created from pipes adds some fun to the quirky set up!
Add a quirky bed tray (see blog link) and it's time to take a DIY break! You know where I'll be...
Visit the blog link to check them all out!
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1 question
  • Hedstrom Debbie
    Hedstrom Debbie
    on Mar 23, 2016

    Hi, I love this but was wondering with a step ladder the bars in back normally do not match up with the steps how did you level the shelves, or make them solid??

    • GBK
      on Jan 10, 2020

      Looks like cleats on the wall were used.

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  • Pam T
    Pam T
    on Apr 24, 2014

    I love the idea of a repurposed wooden ladder....and I have major issues with organizing in my bedroom, with all the books, mags, projects scattered around....this is a great idea for organizing the clutter! Thanks, Donna!! :-)

  • Jeanie
    on May 8, 2014

    There is a salvage shop near me that has a ton of these ladders. I am so going to do this! Thanks for a great idea!

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