One-Hour Blanket Ladder

I had a couple 2x4's kickin around the garage, so I decided to cut them up and make a blanket ladder with them. A blanket ladder is a fun and easy way to display or store blankets when your not bundled up in them. I made the ladder 54" tall with four 13" rungs attached to the middle. I turned the rungs a little bit so they were offset and using three inch screws, drove in four for each rung (two on each side). I gave the whole thing a good coat of chalk paint and wax and hung up my blankets!
The Finished Product! The blankets are each from IKEA.
I marked the side pieces evenly so I would know where to attach the rungs. I attached the rungs on one side, and then flipped it over and followed the marks and attached them to the other side.
I pilot drilled the holes so the wood wouldn't split and so I could easily screw in my rungs.
I drove in two screws on each side so the rungs wouldn't twist.
I used DecoArt chalk paint in Yesteryear and Clear Wax to finish the ladder. I also used a sander and scuffed it up a bit.
Then I hung my blankets and was done!

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1 question
  • Brooke Foster
    on Aug 31, 2019

    How far apart did you place the rungs of the ladder?

    • Grandmaquilts
      on Feb 6, 2020

      Your Choice. You don't Have to use every one - Sometimes, I skip one- but my ladder is an antique barn ladder- very tall. I Love the tilted 2x4 rungs on this- it would put less stress on old fibers than my round ones

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  • User
    on Mar 22, 2019

    I love this idea!!! I need this for all of the throws we have in our living room.

  • Linda fassel
    on Jan 8, 2020

    I'm sure going to try my hardest to do this project. Right now my blankets are laying on the floor.

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