I made a couple of throw blankets for our family room. The kids jump on the couch, the blankets fall off, the dog lies on them, the kids eat food on them, etc. Yuck. Oh it just drives me insane. I have this very blank space on my wall so I decided that I should make a decorative blanket ladder to hang all of the blankets.
To begin, I purchased a long 2×4 and had the guys at Lowes cut it down into 2, 5′ ft pieces.
For the rungs, I had some short 2×4″s that have been taking up space in my garage. I cut them down to 16″ long.
Using 2.5″ drywall screws, I attached the rungs to the ladder. I used two screws on each side for each rung.
Here are some pictures of my process for building the ladder:
The hard part (for me) was now finished. All I needed to do was paint it. I wanted to distress mine because I’ve got a lot of distressed furniture in my house and I like the look. Plus… it’s what I do. I probably need a new addiction.
Pictured below: Sanding my (dry) painted surface lightly, letting stain dry and applying poly.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.