Our bedroom really needed something in the corner between the long, low dresser and the bedside table. The only problem was, I really had no clue what to put there. It was too small for a chair or bench and it really needed to have some height. So I didn’t put anything there for months and months. Until today. I had this idea to build a quick, rustic blanket ladder with wood that I already had on hand.
So, I grabbed 4 pieces of pallet wood and I miraculously had 2 1X3s (or maybe 1X2s? I am not sure which) from some other recent project.
The long pieces were too long so I cut them down with my handy jig saw (which is my power saw of choice and what I use on just about every single project). I think I cut them to about 6′ tall.
Next, I plugged in my trusty air nailer. I laid out the ladder and put my rungs (pallet wood) about where I wanted them. Then I applied wood glue on the back of the pallet wood and used my air nailer to nail the pallet wood to the longer pieces.
And literally, that is it. I didn’t paint it, stain it or even clean the wood much. But the options are endless depending on the look you are going for. I knew I was going to put it in my bedroom so I wanted it rustic.
And FYI, if you have little kids make sure you find them and introduce them to the “new ladder that they cannot touch.” My 5 year old son saw it and in the same instant he saw it, he started trying to climb it. GAH!
Of course, I could not just leave it alone after hanging a few blankets (the bottom blanket is one we recently bought on our Vegas trip in January). I scoured my house for some other detail to add and found a small tin bucket, strung it up with twine and placed a faux plant in it. I love faux plants. I can’t kill them.
Thats it! Easy, functional and decorative blanket ladder!
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