Giving an Old Bunk Bed Ladder New Life

I took a $1 garage sale bunk bed ladder and transformed it with a cheery fresh shade of green -- Check out what this ladder is being used for now!
$1 very well spent -- a solid wood bunk bed ladder.
I gave it a couple coats of a custom mixed milk paint...
Lightly distressed it with 220 grit sandpaper and now it can hold stuffed animals:
Toiletries in a guest bedroom:
It makes an awesome magazine rack!
Old ladders also make great book shelves!
If you like this "thrift shop flip", you may want to check out my ongoing series where I show how I brought new life to second hand goods.
Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
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  • Cathy Magan Cathy Magan on Apr 03, 2019

    Found my bunk bed ladder on the curb! Painted & distressed it just a bit. Works great for a towel holder/ bath tissue holder! Thanks for the GREAT IDEA!

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    I found mine at the curb on trash pickup day! I’m using it to keep my hangers handy in my laundry closet. What’s especially nice is I can separate the different types of hangers- for from one step- slacks, for camis on another, shirts on another, etc. I hang an old wooden hanger first and then my others off the part where you’d fold pants over. I love it and it saves space in my micro-tiny launderette!! When short on room, think vertically!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING All! Blessings and Peace, Be Good to one another and always remember that includes yourself! 🥰