My husband, who always says he doesn't want to get involved in my re-vamping furniture, found a bunch of old wooden ladders in the garbage while he was driving through our neighborhood. He brought them home to me and I was so excited because I just thought of the endless possibilities with them. So he cut them up into smaller pieces for me and I took one out the other day. I LOVE the look of painted pieces but in the same breath I love the rustic look. For this particular piece I decided not to paint it and just sanded it down and brushed some poly-acrylic on it. I then brought it into our little space where we sell things and put it on the wall to use as a shelf. As you can see in the pictures below we decorated with many other fun items we are selling, that are a combination of mine, my sisters and my mom's, and they just made the shelf look complete. I love the way the poly-acrylic made the dark spots in the ladder come out and gave it a more smooth finished look to it. With the right pieces to adorn it the shelf would look adorable on any wall. I am in the process of completing one for my own house. So if you have any ladders laying around don't get rid of them...the possibilities are endless. Have a beautiful day!!
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