Thursday, September 8, 2011

Scrap Ladder for Outdoor Decor


I've been pinning ladders that are merely decorative on Pinterest for some time.   
They're just a fun, interesting decor element to me.  

So to use the last few scraps of rotting 2x3 left over wood from the scrap bench, I hacked out a basic ladder one afternoon while the kids were riding bikes in the front of our house.

It was really thrown together, I didn't sand or even wash the nasty wood.  Just cut the pieces, and used a nail gun to connect it all together.  Then I used a little yellow exterior paint the previous owners left to slap on one quick coat of yellow.
  I imagine a lot will flake off as the wood wasn't prepared at all, but I guess my sloppiness is hopefully going to turn into "character"...hopefully.

My little guy was climbing on it, but I told him it's just for looks and was shocked a ladder rung didn't fall off it was such poor workmanship slopped together.  I plan to lean it against the fence behind the patio furniture to just add some taller interesting decor type stuff out there.
To be honest, I really don't know what I'm doing with the decor aspect, and just making things I like and hoping it will all jive as a group in the end.  

If my dad looked at this blog he would tell me I need to edge my lawn.  I know it looks crappy, but I mow the lawn and that's my limit.  I don't use the edger it kind of freaks me out.


  1. It looks very cute and so does your little guy standing on it! Good way to recycle the old wood!

  2. You are so crafty! a good way!

  3. How fun. And don't worry, I don't edge my lawn either! That's the hubby's job. That edger thing is scary!

  4. what is your pinterest name? i can't find you on there. i like your ladder. you got skillz, lady!

  5. my pinterest name is: Jessica @ Running With Scissors

  6. I mow as well, and will never touch the edger. That is the mans job. And so, like you, my lawn usually looks like it still needs a haircut!
    Love the ladder, super cute!


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