A year or so ago I picked up a vintage ladder from an antique shop. It currently resides in our lounge, propped against the wall making a very useful shelf for a collection of books, photos and candles.
Image source: Adam Crohill
Whilst I probably opted for the simplest of uses, ladders can be re-purposed in a whole load of different ways. Here’s a few ideas for you if you happen to have one in your garage or hunt one down on eBay.
Stuck for space to store your shoes? How about creating your own shoe rack, slipping your favourite heels over the rungs? Alternatively why not grab yourself a stunning fringed style towel and nonchalantly hang it over your new bathroom towel rail? Left:: Annalilja Creative | Right Vosgesparis
Not just for the girls, how cool is this man stand? I reckon Mr C would really appreciate this in his Man Cave (which still resembles a bomb site). Perhaps you could use a ladder to stash your magazines. I’m not sure this would look quite so good with your Sunday supplement mags so leave this one for your cooler mags.
If vertical isn’t your thing then there’s nothing to stop you hanging horizontally across the wall or even across the ceiling for a really unique display.
Are any of these suggestions taking your fancy? Have you been recycling anything recently to give it a new lease of life?