Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Some More Steps

Good Morning fellow bloggers.  It's Wednesday and it looks like we may have a slight break in the winter weather here in Michigan.  Boy, it has been some Winter!  We may be getting to the 30's here today and maybe the next few ones.  I do have to admit that I have been getting a few projects done because one can't spend alot of time outside unless you want to shovel some snow.  I have a project that I find kinda of fun and it involves another little step ladder.  I really like the old wood ones because they are just cute and fun to work with.  They can be used for so many things.  Here is my before pictures:


As  you can see this little step ladder has been really used and even one of the legs, my husband had to fix.  I think that someone was going to throw this out and it still has some uses.
The top of this cute little ladder was even crooked on top but oh well it still has some use.  I started painting this with some light lavender paint.  I actually just painted it in some areas and than spread the paint around with a rag.  In places the wood grain still shows thru and in some places the paint covering is pretty solid.


When I had finished painting or should I say rubbing the paint around I grabbed some glitter paint in a gold color and just painted it in streaks all over the finished ladder.  I left all the hardware on the ladder alone.  I liked the rusty nails and beat up galvanized hardware.

It is kinda of hard to see the glitter and it is just meant to be a glimmer.  I wanted to cover the top and the steps with something, so out came an old wallpaper book.  I went thru the samples and pull out a few pieces that I liked with the lavender color and just tore the pages and glued them on top.  It was kinda of rough but it suits this little ladder.





So, here is my little ladder, more steps and all.  These little ladders can be used for so many things, from using as a plant stand to being used in a bathroom holding toiletries. 
So, what do you think?  Better or worse or should it have thrown away?  Until next time, Dianne........


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12 comments:

  1. NEVER, NEVER would I toss out a wonderful 'used' ladder of any size..they are like old worn windows, doors and screens..limited only by your imagination. Place on the THINGS THAT MAKE ME MY HEART POUND list!

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    1. I agree with you Jonell, never never throw out old things. Possibilities are unendless.

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  2. Oh I love that little ladder. I use to have one and then it broke, they are so hard to find in that size. Love the redo. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Marty-they are hard to find and fun to do.

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  3. Love your ladder. Never would have thrown it away. It is a great size too, different than the ones I have. I think it is a winner!
    Have a great week,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you very much Bev and thank you for visiting....

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  4. Oh my, what a lovely addition to your home this turned out to be. You did a wonderful job redoing this little ladder. I love it.
    Angel

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    1. Thank you very much Angel and thank you for visiting us.

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  5. So beautifully done! Love this project of yours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  6. Now I want a little wooden ladder, too! Thanks for linking with RL Thrifty Life Thursday. :)

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  7. I adore old ladders and agree they can be used for so many things. I have an old tall one holding magazines in my living room. Great redo! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

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  8. Love ladders for decorating, just like Deborah here. Thanks for sharing another idea: adding decoupage! Fun. Thank you for sharing it at the Fine Craft Guild. I hope you will bring us a new great makeover on Wednesday!

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