14 Ways to Upcycle Ladders {DIY}


Wondering how to make stuff with things that can be repurposed like old wooden ladders?  Here are things to do with ladders like shelving, towel storage, clothes hangers, shoe hanger, lantern hanger, plant stand and even how to make your own ladder!  You’re going to be blown away with these ways to upcycle ladders.  {squeal} 

Ways to Upcycle Ladders {DIY}

We’ve taken away all the guess work on how to upcycle old ladders with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to upcycle Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 2,000 DIY Decorating ideas.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}


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Things To Do With Ladders

How to Build Shelves {ladder shelves}

1.  How to Build Shelves {ladder shelves} ~ Brittany wanted the look of the Studio Wall Shelves from Pottery Barn, but didn’’t want to spend $299 to achieve it, so she fashioned her own out of a ladder found at Habitat for Humanity Restore.  Learn how you too can create your own ladder shelves.

Ladder Towel Shelf

2.  Ladder Towel Shelf ~ The top portion of an old wooden ladder was cut off to be used as a towel storage shelf.

Old Ladder Canopy

3.  Old Ladder Canopy ~ Create a unique canopy for your bed with an old ladder and L brackets.

Ladder Bookshelf

4.  Ladder Bookshelf ~ Add planks of wood to a ladder and you have an easy and functional bookcase.

DIY Corner Bookshelf

5.  DIY Corner Bookshelf ~ Take a ladder apart and hang on its side to store books.  The rungs make perfect dividers and bookends.

Ladder Wardrobe

6.  Ladder Wardrobe ~ Remove every other rung to hang small children’s clothing.

Ladder Laundry Rack

7.  Ladder Laundry Rack ~ Is this not the most adorable laundry rack ever?  Those cute red s hooks are shower curtain hooks. 

DIY Shoe Rack

8.  DIY Shoe Rack ~ Lean an old wooden ladder against the wall to use as a shoe rack.  You can hang your heels on each rung for easy storage and access.

DIY Ladder Clothing Rack

9.  DIY Ladder Clothing Rack ~ With an old ladder, paint and two brackets you can make this clothing rack hack!  Use the translator at the top of the post for an English version.  

Things To Make With Old Ladders

Ladder Lantern Hanger

10.  Ladder Lantern Hanger ~ This beautiful Lantern Hanger was inspired by Pottery Barn.  An old ladder with round rungs was used to hang mason jar candleholders.  

Ladder Plant Stand

11.  Ladder Plant Stand ~ An old ladder with wooden planks for shelving makes a great plant stand.

Step Ladder

Old Ladder Display Shelf

12.  Old Ladder Display Shelf ~ An old green step ladder gets a new purpose and adds rustic charm. 

How to Make a Ladder

Easy $20 Blanket Ladder

13.  Easy $20 Blanket Ladder ~ This leaning Blanket Ladder is perfect for storing and keeping blankets tidy in a decorative way.  Follow this amazing video tutorial to make your own ladder for only $20. 

DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder

14.  DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder ~ Make a rustic wooden ladder to hang and display your blankets on.  Free plans are provided to make the project easier on you!  {{wink}}


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