Don't you see beautiful old chippy ladders in books, magazines and blogs and just drool?
For years I've been thinking I'd find the perfect wooden ladder at a garage sale, but sadly I never did.
The day I went to Donna's open house I made a quick stop along the way and found this beauty!
She was just sitting there in the rain with a $10 tag on here amongst a pile of other "junk".
She was mine!
You gotta admit she is sweet - as far as ladders go!
I love the touches of rust, the blue-green paint, and even the tiny bits of pink.
But now what???
I searched the internet for inspiration and came up with this.....
I love the simplicity of the two horizontal ladders.
And this - the nicest pot rack I've ever seen.
I love this one!
Simple, bright, functional, fun, and junky... what more could you ask for?
I even love these metal ladders... though they wouldn't work in my house.
source - Decorating Junk Market Style - you should read this one!
(Excuse the horrible photo, I photographed a page in a book.)
Look how the ladder is mounted onto the wall, and on each rung there is a shelf made from vintage heat vent covers. So clever!
So with all my new found inspiration
I dusted off the old ladder and brought her into my house.
First I propped her up right here...
I tried to add a few nicknacks but the rungs need to be level for that!
So I moved her to here.....
Well a beautiful ladder like this one would look good anywhere but
this wasn't doing it for me either...
So I moved it again.
If I can't balance nicknacks, maybe hanging things is the way to go.
I dug out some retro bedding that I love and ....
although I like this to look at... I really would have to completely redo our bedroom...
this was just too much of a new direction!
So I plopped her here and I am quite happy with the simplicity of this.
I'm sure she's just happy to be inside!
I'm linking up with Donna's Saturday Night Special Ladder themed party.
Care to join?