After posting here about my present design dreams, I was bound a determined to find a ladder. Lucky for me, my grandfather-in-law ran a 40+acre cow and chicken farm for years and has lots of old "farm" stuff. I told him what I was looking for, and he lined up about EIGHT ladders for me to choose from...for free! Needless to say, I sized them up and down like Charlie Sheen does his women and brought one home! Readers, I introduce to you, my shabby AUTHENTIC farm ladder.
It is a 6' ladder. I know I wasn't looking for an A frame ladder, but hear me out. This is better. After a few quick drill turns in reverse, I can take off the hardware and have TWO identical ladders! This is all that is holding the ladder together.
So, my plans are to take apart the ladder and move them around the house. I know one will go in my master. The other will probably rotate around the dining room, the kitchen, the office the guest room, front porch or the entryway. Haha, ok....anywhere! The only place it can't go is in a bathroom for towels, because there is no wall open for it to prop up on. That's ok - the bathroom is the most popular place people like to use them anyway. They will be more fun to utilize in other rooms.
Here are my plans - dry brush one of the ladders white for my bedroom. I want that shabby-chic-looks-like-I-used-to-be-painted-white-but-I-was-used-on-a-farm-for-40-years look. I would like to dry brush the other ladder, too, but in a color. It will have to be a color that fits into my color palette, so I can rotate it around. I am also thinking that I might make a stencil and dry brush some black numbers on the rungs.
For now, I am just waiting for the weekend to get started. Ultimately, I am waiting for March 13th. Yes. That, my friends, is when daylight savings time starts!! That means that I will start seeing my house in the daylight again. I can take pictures for the blog during the week. I can work on painting projects Monday-Fridays after work as well as the limited time I find on the weekend. Can I get an a-men?! I know I am not the only one out there counting down the days!
Please, fill up my comment box with ideas of what to do with my two new ladders. Colors? Rooms? Decorating ideas? I love getting your inspiration.