Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shabby Chic Ladder



I thought this would be a perfect example of the "make it your own theme."

We just purchased our first home and it has been a complete joy to make our own! I came across this idea from craftsbyamanda and was in love!
I new I wanted to make something like it but wasn't sure how I was going to get my hands on an old ladder. I started spreading the word that I was looking for an old ladder and I got one. I couldn't wait to start.

All the frames I had packed in a box that I wasn't using. I chose a color that would match my living room, a burnt yellow and then used a red glaze to pull in a second color. I was so thrilled on how it turned out! It fits my style perfectly.


21 comments:

Amy said...

Wonderful idea!! I'm glad I came across your blog again, it's been too long since Daisy D's! I love this ladder idea, thanks for sharing :).

Meg said...

I love that there are soo many options! Can hang different things, change the colors of the frame, and add something like a plant :)

Cindy said...

I was drafting my blog about ladders today and your blog came up! You have a few ideas here that I hadn't thought of! I especially love the frames! So cool! I would love to link your site on my blog and list you in my blogroll!

Jen said...

I love this!! So cool.
I am following via Ninth Street Notions.
I hope you come by to visit.
Cheers!
Jen

Bohemian said...

What a delightful way to dispay Treasured photos or collectibles.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Terry said...

Adorable and really a conversation piece. Great look!

Cristie said...

Very fun! I need to bring my ladder in from the cold and use it. Thanks for the great idea.

Lauren said...

You did an amazing job! It looks beautiful. I am a new follower and I can't to see what else you come up with!

www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Absolutely love this idea, it looks fabulous!

Jill said...

Fun idea! I've got tons of picture frames, what a fresh way to display them! Thanks for joining Idea Sharin' Wednesday!

Jill

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Another great idea!! My grandparents have an old wooden ladder on the side of their shed that would work great for a project like this. Now if I can only talk them into parting with it. :) Thanks so much for all the creativity that you have linked up at my blog bash K.I.S.S., very inspiring.

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

Abby said...

Super cute! Stopping by from Tea Rose Home =)

AmieAnn said...

I Love, love, love this! Ladders are soo functional and yours looks amazing with the pictures! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

destiny said...

I Love it! I'm always on the lookout for an old ladder. No luck yet. :( Yours looks great!
visiting from Chic on a Shoestring

VINTAGE said...

Funny idea - I like it!

Tine

June@I will craft said...

Looks great. I rescued an old ladder from the dumpster a few years ago and still use it as a display piece.

shannon said...

I am in love with this idea!!!
www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

Deneen said...

I just recently took pictures at Antropologie of old ladders and just loved it and posted them on my blog! I really love your idea! The faded paint looks great too!

dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

Heather Mullin said...

This is so awesome! I have a few ladders and did not know what to do with them. Thank you so much for the ideas!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

What a cute idea! I love the A-frame/ladder style bookcases but never thought of using an actual ladder!

Jess said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this on FTF yesterday! Thanks for sharing and grab a featured button if you would like! :)