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.