Hi everyone! Welcome back to yet another riveting Junkers United, where 11 junkers gather ’round to show you what they’ve made out of… you guessed it… junk!
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Today, I introduce to you… my new bedroom stepladder side table!
This idea came out of need. I had a big, bulky side table in this spot, but as you can see, this is a tight space. So attempting to find something to chime in with the horsegate headboard, this full ladder did the trick!
I cannot take credit for this original idea. I first saw one on Pretty Handy Girl using part of a ladder, and I guess the image never left my head. And now I have my own ‘restoration hardware’ toned version of one.
How I made it:
1. Select boards for shelves, wall supports, and something to connect the ladder to the wall.
2. Lean the full ladder against the wall at the desired angle. Attach ladder to the wall with top brackets.
3. Mark how long you desire the boards to be, then cut to size.
4. Stain the boards if desired. I used acrylic paint.
– mix black and brown unevenly so it creates different coloured streaks when applied
– water it down a LOT
– brush quickly in long even strokes, allow to dry, then lightly sand
5. Place cut boards on each step, touching the wall. Draw a line with a pencil underneath the boards to mark where your supports will go.
6. Attach supports.
8. Decorate, because you are now done!
When I landed this adorable little clock in it’s own case at an antique mall, it HAD to come home with me. Battery run, it makes the quietest little tick tock at night. I thought it would bug me, but it ended up being very comforting.
I love this little collection of old, faded Bibles.
This junk styled jewelry holder is just a few pipes screwed together, weighted with the gear, and ending with the tap.
The pipe handled reclaimed wood tray (tutorial HERE) is looking mighty happy beside it’s new friend.
I do believe it’s time to take a short break from all this DIY… you know where I’ll be. 🙂