We're happy to have Kristi here from Making it in the Mountains to share a very easy DIY ladder!
The story of this Blanket Ladder starts where most great DIY stories start … shopping one of my favourite antique stores. You see, as I was wandering around the shop, I came across this perfect vintage ladder (see it there in the back?) and instantly thought: blanket storage!
Then I discovered the $120 price tag, my eyes most definitely popped out of my head and well, you can probably guess the rest. Obviously, I left that lovely little vintage ladder behind knowing I could make it myself for less than $20.
And so, the very next day I did.
DIY Blanket Ladder
I started by cutting down two 2×4's to 7′ long. I also chopped up a couple of 1×4's, making five 18″ long pieces. Laying my 2×4's on their sides, I set my 1×4's across the tops, spacing them all about one foot apart. Then, it was simply a matter of nailing through the front of the 1×4's on each end, straight through into the 2×4's.
After a quick sand along the rough edges, I added a coat of Minwax stain in Provincial.
Who knew something so quick to make could be so perfect?! It really does make for the most lovely way to store those extra blankets.
I absolutely love the look of it just tucked into the corner of our bedroom and I cannot wait to get it all filled up with pretty blankets!
Thank you so much for sharing, Kristi!
Have you made yourself a blanket ladder yet? Have you seen our DIY Blanket Ladder made from 2×4's?
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