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$5 Blanket Ladder – Seriously!


Hey friends!

So I had been wanting a blanket ladder for quite some time, and I kept looking for an old ladder to use, but would you believe those things go for like $50 and up? For an old ladder. That probably isn’t even safe to use. Just to hang blankets on! I just wasn’t willing to pay that, and so I did what any semi-handy girl would do: I made my own.

DIY weathered wood blanket ladder - The Learner Observer

Naturally I wanted it to look old, and you can see how I did that over on Hello Yellow

Oh and the $5 part? Yeah. That’s real. It was like $3 in 1×2″ pine and some stain I already had at home, plus some leftover grey chalk paint. And I got to use the nail gun. I love the nail gun.


DIY weathered wood blanket ladder - The Learner Observer

I love that we can hang more than blankets on it, as well. The air plant is something I’ve also wanted for a while, and it’s so easy to take care of! The cream blanket is one my mom made for the boys (to match my own baby blanket that my grandmother made for me!)

Oh and the symmetry with the ladder and the metal shelf on the right? Not intentional, but I definitely love it!

DIY weathered wood blanket ladder

Is it crazy that when I look at pictures like this, I get a little bit sad that we’re moving? Also, I haven’t even started packing yet. Seriously. We’re like 5 weeks out. 

On that note, I’m going to go grab some cardboard boxes and start tossing random stuff into them to make myself feel better. Send any and all packing tips my way, friends!


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  • Reply Raven Corwin, aka Meggie

    Moving? Did I miss something? Details to share?

    Packing tips from one who has moved way too many times: #1) Hire someone else to do it! hehe #2) No matter how organised you start off, the last 10 boxes will be a hodge podge, and when you unpack them you’ll wonder how many glasses of wine you had that day. #3) To save room and money, use towels and sheets, pillows, stuffed toys, and even some clothes to pad delicate items. You have to pack that stuff anyway, so might as well utilise them. #4) Mix light things with heavy things in boxes (I packed my tea tins in with my heavier books and the books still smell delightfully of the herbal almond-plum tea whose lid came undone in the box). #5) Be careful of lose tea tin lids.

    July 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Oh my gosh your tips are the best! haha thank you!!!! And yes, we’re moving. I haven’t actually blogged about it specifically, but it’s happening. So soon. Yikes!!!

      July 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply homesteadwishing

    That is really cute! I am going to make one. Thank you for the wonderful tip!

    July 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Woo hoo!!! And thanks so much! Sometimes the simplest projects are the most gratifying!

      July 28, 2016 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I looove this Thalita! I have been wanting a ladder as well for my living room but like you, I hate to spend the $50+ for one. This turned out beautifully! Thank you so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party last week. You have truly inspired me to put one of these together myself!! Hugs, Lisa

    July 22, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much, Lisa!

      July 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Nicki

    So cute, and the whole room just looks really cozy, great Thanks for sharing with us at the Totally Terrific Tuesday party, we hope to see you back again tomorrow!!

    July 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much!!! XO

      July 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm

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