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How To Decorate With Vintage Ladders

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It is time again for one of my favorite monthly challenges, our Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! I am showing a few ideas for how to decorate with vintage ladders. 

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The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
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Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela Kim | Made in a Day
Lindsay | Crazy Organized Marie | DIY Adulation Ann | Duct Tape and Denim

Denise | My Thrifty House Jeanie | Create and Babble Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Lora | Craftivity Designs
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Jeanee | Centsably Creative

Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

If you have visited here recently, you know I am participating in the One Room Challenge with an update to my master bedroom. You can check out my plans for the room here.  My Dad picked up this old ladder for me at a yard sale for $5-score!

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I debated leaving it as is, but with the wall color, it just didn’t show up well enough. I decided to give it a whitewash using Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint

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I left lots of the underlying chippy paint which I just love! The room has a farmhouse feel to it, so this vintage ladder is perfect! For now, I decorated it for fall with white pumpkins and mason jars.

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I found the gorgeous olive bucket at Hobby Lobby and had to add some of my favorite cotton boll stems! 

How To Decorate With Vintage Ladders Our Crafty Mom

I’m not quite sure what these stems are but I just loved them. I simply tied a couple to the top of the ladder with gorgeous velvet ribbon.

How To Decorate With Vintage Ladders Our Crafty Mom

You see that stunning horse canvas? That was $15 at Hobby Lobby!! Can you believe it? I owe my good friend Leanna from Of Faeries and Fauna with the idea to go with a horse canvas for this space. I reached out to her for advice as I was stumped what to put above the ladder. It is a high ceiling so I wanted to accentuate the height and the ladder was kind of lost on its own. I was originally going to put a large wreath over it and one of the things I love about Leanna is if you ask her opinion, she will tell you the truth! She mentioned going with a horse print and I went online and this one totally spoke to me.

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She loved it as well. As luck would have it, they had it in stock at my local store AND it was 50% off. Does’t that just tell you it was meant to be? So far, it is my favorite thing in this room makeover! Thanks Leanna-you rock girl!!

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I can totally picture myself having fun decorating this for Christmas with lights and fresh sprigs of pine! Hopefully this will inspire you the next time you see an old discarded ladder!

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