Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Ladder of Numbers

Good Day everyone, it's Thursday and I have to admit that summer just flew by.  It was a good summer and we had a lot of action at the camp which was so fun.  The grandchildren are getting so big and it is fun to see them enjoy our place like our own did.  When our kids were little I practically lived up there all summer.  Well here is my latest project which I did at the camp.  Here is the before picture:

As you can see it is just an old ladder but I thought it would be fun to have it painted and jazzed up.  One could use it as shelves in any room and have it be a conversational piece and an unique one.

I wanted to show you pieces of the ladder before I attacked it.  Some parts I left alone because of the shabbiness.
Well, I started painting and I didn't prime the ladder before because I found a tinted Kilz paint and I really like the aqua color or maybe turquoise color.  So I started painting.
I left the metal pieces of the ladder alone and when I was done painting I decided the steps of the ladder needed some numbers.   I painted the words this time and antiqued the whole piece with the same color gray paint that I had used for the words.

As you can see I left some of the metal parts of the ladder alone.  I liked the shabbiness of the old and grey color of the pieces but I antiqued around them.

So here is my ladder and I can't wait to put it my house.  I just love painting old pieces and giving them some new life.  They just give a room a pop of color.  I  loved the color and what do you think?  Better or worse?
Until next time, Dianne...............................

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  1. What a fabulous idea - love the color - and LOVE that you numbered it in longhand!
    Beautiful job!!!

  2. What a cute idea! ~M.

  3. I bought an old ladder a month ago and have it in the yard, but I love your idea and am looking around the house for a place to put it. I love anything with numbers.

  4. Love it! Now I'm in search of a shabby ladder...
    Karen @ annumography

  5. We love what you have done. Please come share it with us at Craft Frenzy Friday! The party starts Thursday to 7pm cst. I won't be a party without you.

  6. That looks really cute! I have been looking a old ladder--they are hard to find when you want one :)

  7. Very cute! I love that color and having the steps labeled. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  8. Oh so sweet, I just think old ladders are so neat,

    Pearl 13.1

  9. I love your ladder! So cool with the numbers, and the color is amazing!

  10. Love your ladder, it is fabulous and the numbers are unreal. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Very pretty. Numbered steps are sweet.

  12. This is so stinking cute! I found an old wooden ladder at an estate sale for $10 that this would be so perfect for! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to join our fall party challenge. This week's theme is blue! Pinning! Hope to see you there:)

  13. I must admit that I have a fetish for old ladders. Love em and can't leave em! lol! What you did with it is so fun. I am a number lover too! Great color and it can be used for so many fun things. Thought I might mention one year I put an old ladder in my front flower garden and stacked pumpkins on the steps. Got tons of compliments. Orange and white pumpkins would look so sweet on yours. Maybe on the porch or inside so the elements don't get to it. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  14. This looks awesome - love the color and the numbers! Beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. Thank you for linking up! I love the numbers and the color! i am featuring you tonight at my Furniture and Paint Party!
    Hope to see you there

  16. I love this ladder! Your numbering is too cute! I have a ladder I have been wanting to paint and didn't know what color, thanks for the inspiration! Thank you so much for linking up to our Get Your DIY On Challenge this week. Next week is Fall Themed Wreaths, I hope you'll make it back and share with us! Have a great week!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  17. Love the ladder, the color and numbers!
    We purchase an old ladder recently, my daughter did a wash of turquoise paint, about the same color of yours. I'll have to show her your ladder with the number words. She will love it! It might even make her want to repaint her ladder again.

  18. I love the ladder. I have one just like it that's been sitting on my porch for years. Now I'm inspired. I know what my project is going to be tomorrow!

  19. Thanks again for sharing this fun ladder at our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge! I'll be featuring it tonight and posting it to our party pinterest board! Come by tonight and grab a button (and share your fall wreaths!)! Have a great day! XO