Ladder to Easy Peasy Magazine Rack

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I came across this abandoned ladder and knew I needed to grab it and take it home! I had a few ideas running through my mind and once I got home, I decided that it would be turned into a magazine rack. Take a look at how I did it!
This was honestly so easy to accomplish. All I needed was chicken wire and a staple gun!
I began by stapling the chicken wire onto the ladder in order to begin creating the pockets that will hold the magazines.
One panel of chicken wire in the front, and one in the back!
I attached a strip of fabric to the top of lip of the pocket to avoid chicken wire scratches (ouch!) and for a fun farmhouse look!
Everything was attached using a staple gun- so easy!
I first stapled, then trimmed the chicken wire to make sure I was using enough.
I created three pockets that are each at a reachable spot on the ladder. And voila! It is complete!
I packed in all my reading gear, and it works perfectly!
It also looks great in my space! This was so simple and easy to do! Now go find a ladder so you can make one too!
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3 questions
  • Dee
    on Jun 26, 2018

    Did you form the pockets using the chicken wire also?

    • Wendy
      on Jun 26, 2018

      My pleasure, and thanks for the lovely compliment!

  • Janice
    on Jul 3, 2018

    Wendy, How clever are you? It's always fun to make something useful out of "free, found" stuff! Great thinking!

  • Beckie
    on Jun 29, 2019

    How or what can I make or use for a round wooden table top? Table top is unpainted

    • Jeanne Martin
      Jeanne Martin
      on Dec 25, 2019

      You could make a big clock depending on size.

      Here's a pic of mine but I bought mine at Kirklands for 50% off.

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