6 New Uses for an Old Ladder

If your ladder breaks or starts to show signs of wear, it's not safe for light bulb changing dutyanymore, but that doesn't mean it needs to be trashed! When your ladder hits retirement age, upcycle it! There are tons of ways to give an old ladder a new life as a functional piece of art.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to upcycle an over-the-hill ladder:
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Display odds and ends. Need a place to display your stuff? Give your ladder a fresh coat of paint and create tiered shelves by adding a few planks of wood across each set of steps.
Store your shoes. Lean an old ladder against the wall and hang a pair of shoes on each rung! You'll showcase your favorite footwear and keep them organized at the same time.
Create extra shelving. Sometimes, to reuse something in a new way, all you need to do is look at it from a different angle. Take any standard wooden ladder and flip it horizontally. Boom! Instant shelf space.
Organize magazines. Stacking magazines on your coffee table can be a recipe for clutter. Avoid this problem by hanging your favorite magazines from ladder rungs, instead!
Hang kids clothes. This is a great tip for homes that have limited closet space! The space between ladder rungs is the perfect spot for small shirts and sweaters.
Hold scarves and jewelry. Do you own more scarves or necklaces than you can keep track of? Perfect – use a ladder to hold them all! Secure your necklaces and bracelets around one ladder rung, and layer your scarves on another.

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