Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:08
I counted at least 20 projects that I started working on and have not finished in the last two weeks… OK is it something I ate?
But I did manage to finish one little project for the laundry/mud room area
It's a laundry ladder
Now I won't even begin to take credit for this great idea because I have seen this done on some other blogs and on Pinterest and I loved the idea
Most of the others who used this ladder idea suspended it from either chain or some sort of rope/pulley system which all looked good and worked out well. But on my weekly trip to the hardware store
I spotted these:
if you're interested you can read more about that projecthere
I have a big open area which we recently renovated plumbing, electrical, windows, flooring doors etc etc... it started out small and grew into a monsterbut I digress....lets talk about the ladder!
Initially, I thought I would leave it the natural wood but then I got it up and it looked a little to rustic and unfinished.... so it got a nice couple of coats of bright white paint. The ceiling in this room is the original ceiling from a breezeway between the garage and the back door the walls on either side of the room are the original exterior walls of the house so as you can imagine that was a huge part of the renovation too, scraping, sanding, removing paint and glue and getting all of the board and batten siding into shape again because this is now an enclosed interior room
once the ladder was up it needed some nice S hooks for baskets and hanging things
I purchased these from a blacksmith and they are really nice and beautifully made the turn buckle system is really solid and sturdy and I think it fits nicely with the vintage and somewhat modern style of this room the lights are from Barn Light Electric & the windows are Anderson.
another of my favorite laundry "must haves" are these rolling canvas laundry carts... they can be stacked, are interesting looking and are virtually indestructible... and did I mention that small children like to get into these and get pushed around? The little laundry ladder will work for herb and flower drying in the summer too... so much better than the front porch
I will share more projects and ideas soon!
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