A Re-purposed Bunk Bed Ladder

Re-purposed Bunk bed ladder
I have been wanting a vintage ladder for some time, but wouldn't pay $100+ I was seeing. This re-purposed bunk bed ladder makes a great extra towel holder in a guest bath.
While shopping at a Habitat Restore I found this bunk bed ladder for $10. It isn't vintage, but it is oak.
I cut the ladder at the arrow on the photo. I made the repairs, painted it with Annie Sloan's Coco chalk paint, distressed and top coated the ladder.

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  • CC CC on Nov 07, 2012
    I did the same thing with a ladder from my kids bunk beds...painted it red, distressed it and now it holds throws in my living room. I've also seen the pricey ones and glad I just repurposed something I already owned.
  • B B on Nov 08, 2012
    Thanks for sharing this! I really hadn't thought of using this until I saw it at the thrift store. I know your ladder is so pretty! Great idea!