Junkers Unite with a stepladder side table
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.
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Supplies you’ll need:
1. Select boards for shelves, wall supports, and something to connect the ladder to the wall. (I used two large hinges)
2. Lean the full ladder against the wall at the desired angle. Attach ladder to the wall along the top with two large hinges.
3. Mark how long you desire the shelf boards to be, then cut to desired length.
4. Stain the boards if desired.
How I stained the boards:
– mix together black and brown acrylic craft paint 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 shelf boards on each ladder step, having them touch the wall. Under the boards that touch the wall, Mark where the wall support boards will go by drawing a pencil line under them.
6. Screw some short support boards onto the wall. (cut to width of each shelf)
7. Attach shelf boards to steps by screwing underneath each step, so the screws don’t show.
Let’s decorate it!
8. Decorate, because you are now done! Isn’t it fun?!
When I landed this adorable little folding vintage clock in its 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 then stacked these antique Bibles to the side. Aren’t they amazing?
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… and you know where I’ll be. 🙂