New life for ladders

Ladders are versatile structures that can be tweaked into pretty much anything…Suspend them from the ceiling, hang them on the wall or let them stand naturally tall…then add a pinch of creativity to score amazing new functionality and style in an instant! Here’s a selection of 10+ hacky ideas to get those DIY juices flowing…Enjoy!

Beautiful D.I.Y project involving a ladder +2 wooden brackets from Italian daily ’Corriere della Serra’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE

Pics, clockwise from top left: HomeMadeSimple, Shelterness, Stylizimo, RedOnline

Sculpture made from reclaimed ladders, by Dutch Artist Chris Ruhe, spotted via Make

Suspended ladders provides great options for party décor, pics via here, here & here

Julie of blog ’Less Than Perfect life of Bliss’ shows you the way to score stylish ladder shelves in no time, DIY TUTORIAL HERE

Another set of D.I.Y Ladder shelves, spotted on ’RealSimple’, DIY TUTORIAL HERE

Ladders+LED=Ladder chandeliers designed by Studio Bertjan Pot, spotted via DesignBoom

Awesome idea from blog ’Rock That Horse’, check it out here

Pics via here & here

Spontaneous & decorative ladders add instant charm to any nook around the house, pics from left via here, here & here

Hang a ladder horizontally and score some instant bookshelves, pics via here

Ladders make awesome towel racks, such as spotted (from left) via here, here & here

Good Luck Hacking!

19 Responses to “New life for ladders”
  1. Jessica skriver:

    I love the ladder shoe rack idea so much I went out today to the antique shop in town and found the perfect four step ladder for $7. Cant wait to add some color and set it up in the bedroom! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Dan Martin skriver:

    This Is Insanely Amazing! So Surreal And Such A Wonderful Idea, I Might Have To Try This For My Bedroom! Thanks xD

  3. lacey skriver:

    i have to try it all! these are great, and i think i know where to score some ladders!

    • skriver:

      Glad you like ’em Lacey! I really hope you get your hands on some ladders to give one or two hacks a go! Good Luck;-D

  4. Juanita skriver:

    your many pix and ideas. Can’t wait to get started.

  5. Karen skriver:

    Oh… now I am inspired! I especially love the ideas of the ladders sideways on the wall as shelving and used to hang children’s clothing. Next time a ladder appears out by the dumpster it’s mine!

  6. Stephanie skriver:

    Holy Moly Ladder Overload!! I love it!!

  7. LollyH skriver:

    I’ve been repurposing 2 ladders (one tall, one short) on my front porch for several years. Now I’m inspired to bring them indoors and try these cool uses. It’ll be like getting new funky junk all over again! Just moving stuff from one local to another can be inspiring. Thanks!

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