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.
Visit this post with my faux barn door headboard!
I do believe it’s time to take a short break from all this DIY… and you know where I’ll be. 🙂
And you’re in for a treat! Check out all the other amazing NEW junk projects from the rest of the gang!
Love quirky ladder projects? Visit MANY more HERE!
Breida / Breida with a B (no longer online)
Becky / Beyond The Picket Fence
Laura / Finding Home (no longer online)
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139 thoughts on “Junkers Unite with a stepladder side table”
This is so pretty. Lots of storage too. Good job Donna!
I absolutely Love your ladder side table! You are so creative!
I see your closet door right by this ladder. Does it prevent complete
opening in some way or is that a sliding door?
Hi Marie! Good eye, yes, it does. But that is the side of the closet I rarely need anything from, so it works in my case. I really shouldn’t have a king sized bed in my bedroom but I wanted one. 🙂
Absolute genius! Love the water faucet jewelry organizer….brilliant my friend.
So happy to be partying with you today!
Thanks for the party! and thank you for the fabulous giveaway – how fantastic!!!
Have a great week Donna xox
Super duper job of accessorizing that ladder!!!!!!
I have made ladder shelves–never would have thought about using one as a bedside table–genius!!
Fabulous!!!! They remind me of loving your tool boxes when I first found your blog… my faves!
hey there – I really like the way the room is coming together. All of the “distressed” wooden pieces are perfect! SOMEDAY I will come to visit and see it all in person!
ps. my favorite part is the faucet!!
I would love to use it for holding cutlery on my banquet table!!!
I guess I’m getting rid of my boring bedside table, because now I NEED this! It looks amazing with all your vintage pieces on it! Amazing…as always!
This is awesome!! I would use it on my desk for an organizer!
I Am Loving This Post!! Thanks For The Giveaway!! I Would Use The Toolbox For Displaying My Collection Of Teas…
I would use it to hold my fabric scraps, or my skeins of yarn, or maybe some plants should go in three. Ambrose at aol dot com
I would love this! It would be great in the bathroom or craft room for storage…nice to put small terra cotta pots in…so many options!!
Love it so much Donna – and that tray is one of my favorites. I always envy how your unmade bed looks elegant and mine always looks, well, unmade. Thanks so much for including me in this fun group!
absolutely love your ladder bedside table!!!
That is one gorgeous ladder / side table / display unit. I love it, and I adore your styling. I am always amazed at the cool stuff you have to finish off your projects. Wonderful project!
Have loved your blog for a few years now, thanks for continuing to inspire me to use my junk!! I would love one of your toolboxes and think it would eventually be used in every room in the house, I like to switch it up often but I’m pretty sure she would start out in my kitchen holding all my teas:)!!!!
Oh, fun giveaway, Donna! I’d probably use the toolkit to stage a vignette at first… and then maybe it would become a great organizational piece on my craft table!
And love the stepladder side-table. Genius!