A ladder laundry room shelf for Country Woman Magazine

What does a rickety ladder have in common with two cute cats?

A ladder laundry room shelf for Country Woman Magazine, on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

For starters, they landed in a magazine!

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Hello there Country Woman! It’s been nice creating for you once again!

Ladder laundry room shelf, created for Country Woman Magazine, on FunkyJunkInteriors.net
When I was summoned to come up with an upcycled project, my eyes fell on an old ladder, destined to be something much cooler…while still remaining a ladder.

Thinking I was going to stage it IN my actual laundry room, I not only did this project, but I worked on the laundry room itself. Remember the before?

I painted the walls a lovely fresh white, added some random board and batten walls and was ready to hang the ladder!

But… the room was too dark for magazine quality pictures.

Whoops. 🙂

Oh well, my laundry room is much prettier these days regardless. So thanks Country Woman, I’d bet you had no idea I’d be making over a room too!

A ladder laundry room shelf for Country Woman Magazine, on FunkyJunkInteriors.net
So while I was shooting away, my two little buddies wandered in, and curious as can be, made themselves comfy.

And wouldn’t you know… THIS is the shot that landed in the mag!

I’m soooo proud of my ‘kids!’ 🙂

Would you like the ladder tutorial?

Visit Country Woman’s website HERE to check it out! Or better yet… get the magazine. It’s in the new April / May 2015 edition.

And just so you know… I joined two others with their upcycled projects.

Check out KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms’ project HERE.

And the third project is this incredible armoire turned… well, check it out HERE.

Thanks again Country Woman!

My old ladder… and cats, have never made me so proud. 🙂

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  1. love this idea Donna! and love even more Skyes ears just peaking over the basket and the paws tucked in kitties do that when they feel very comfortable and secure in thier home best laundry room ever!
    audrey

  2. love, love, love this idea. I have my dad’s rickety ladder and could not part with it soooooooooooooooo this is a perfect way to save and use it.
    Fell in love with your two cats since the first time you showed their adorable faces.
    Thanks for all your great ideas.
    Carole, Burlington MA.

  3. another comment…I don’t think I will paint the ladder as it has years of my dad’s paint projects all over it, lol.
    Carole

    • Carole, I have a rule… I always try things as is before painting them. I even did that to this grey ladder. But ultimately, the white won THIS time! 🙂 I’d leave your dad’s ladder too!

  4. I love this project. My laundry “room” is in the basement dungeon and could use a lot of help. Also love the models in the picture.

  5. I love this! Congratulations on your magazine feature Donna. Is there anything you can’t turn into a fabulous and functional work of art?

  6. Many happy congratulations to you, your ladder shelf, and your cutie kitties for landing a spread in Country Woman magazine…that’s sooooo exciting and I’m going to definitely look for a copy! I love any project to do with old ladders and this one is definitely at the top of my list to give a try! I never would’ve thought to do this, but that’s why we have *YOU*! 🙂

  7. Aw, so sweet, complete with kitties 🙂 I have my dads’ old ladder, and I’ve been trying to come up with something to do with it. I don’t have a laundry room, but this is a great idea!

  8. I have a ladder and a laundry room, all I need is cute kitties! 😉
    love the idea, and your creativity!! so cute! 🙂

  9. Ha! Even if they had nothing in common with a magazine it’s a fantastic shot Donna! I have two furry babies of my own and they often end up in photos I take. 🙂

    Gorgeous do-over and very clever idea indeed! ♥

  10. It’s beautiful.
    And congrats!

    The cat in the basket…creates all short of funny images in my mind -> I can’t stop laughing. =D

    Mischievous lil one, chewing the clothes?

  11. Donna – It wasn’t until I placed the image on the page of Country Woman that I saw the second kitty poking out of the basket – sooo cute! We’re all animal-lovers and we loved it. Reading your back story to the shot is icing on the cake! Thank you for the fun project and adorable photo!