Decorating with a Vintage Ladder is going to be fun!
If you are ever at at flea market, a thrift store or a yard sale and see a vintage ladder…GRAB IT…
In this post I want to share with you the ladder I found at a yard sale for $5, yes, you read that right $5!
…but I realized I didn’t have cute throws to display on it like in all the Pins.
So, I decided to make it a show case for plates and even pictures!
The problem was, my plates and picture frames were not covered in unbreakable glass. How would I display anything with out tip-toeing by it so it nothing crashed off of it ! ! ?
So, I asked my husband if I could carve the wood and how would I do this? So, being the awesome handy-man that he is ( high-five ladies) he got out two tools and we got it carved!
Isn’t the natually aged color of this wood just gorgeous?
So I began having fun with decorating it! It kind of reminds me of a tiered tray. Have you seen them on Instagram or Pinterest. I think I have shown my tiered tray in almost every season! Here is the tray for Spring if you want to take a look here.
Like the tiered tray It is fun to change it up for the different seasons, or my different decor moods!
I have seriously walked through Marshalls, looking at the new plates on display have thought ” these would look dreamy on my ladder”.
Here, I am displaying them with a fun touch of green polka dots, a little fun for Spring!
The polka dot plates are from Home Goods
The picture and Gather sign tuck nicely into the carved out part! The flowers…I’ll update you to any crashes!!!
And…It is a fun way to display photos as well.
The “L” sign is also from Down Grace Lane too! They are the perfect size signs for my ladder and gallery walls!
I couldn’t help, but share a close up of this picture of my now 18, 17 and 14 year old babies. Precious.
This photo below shows how we fastened it to the wall you just need:
Here is a closer shot of the L bracket, and a “head shot” of that beautiful sign again!
I want to share some more ideas on how to decorate and style a vintage ladder from other bloggers that I have found on Pinterest.
This first picture I found on Pinterest is such a great idea!
I moved my dining room into my living room, but we don’t have a light over the table, it’s an old house so electrical is not an easy project!
I would love to do what Laura from Duke Manor Farm did:
I also found this one on Pinterest, but the only credit I could find for the pic was here.
Vintage ladders can also be used as room dividers, like this one here from Liz at Liz Marie Blog:
she posts this often on Instagram and decorates it so beautifully!
Let’s recap the 6 tips for decorating with a vintage ladder:
- to hold throw blankets
- to display photos
- to display your favorite plates
- to display flowers and fun seasonal items
- as a room divider
- suspended from the ceiling as a lantern holder
Do you have any ideas on how you decorated with a ladder? I’d love for you to share them.