Why a Ladder Should Be Your New Storage Bestie
Boxes, baskets, and shelves are great for storage, but what about the humble ladder? Discover genius organization ideas for new or vintage ladders, whether you're looking for the perfect place to perch linens or a way to grow your indoor garden.
Tidy Up Towels
A vintage ladder, made new with your choice of paint color, is a stylish alternative to a towel bar. Designate each rung to a family member to keep towels tidy. Hanging metal planters offer grab-and-go access to brushes and other hairstyling aids.
Raise a ladder to new decorative heights by suspending simple glass jars from the rungs. Use the jars to hold flowers or small collectibles, such as buttons, letters, or shells. Screw hooks into each rung to hold the jars, then wrap wire around the neck of each vessel several times, making a double loop on the back side for hanging. Conceal the wire with baker's twine for spotlightworthy storage.
Convert an old step stool into a bookshelf with just a few pieces of spare wood. Secure a piece of wood, cut to the desired size, to the top of the stool to create a steady landing zone big enough for a lamp, clock, and other bedtime essentials. Lay additional pieces of wood to the area between rungs to form shelves. Line with your favorite reading material for a cozy, one-of-a-kind book nook.
A tall wooden ladder looks at home in a kitchen or dining room draped with collected linens from near and far. Use one to showcase your favorite dishcloth designs or store occasional linens until needed.
Cut Closet Clutter
Showcase your favorite garments, and provide closet-clutter relief, by hanging select clothing items on a pretty vintage ladder with patina. Kick up the style quotient with colored or patterned hangers.