Hey there! It’s Friday! Fridays are my day off and I really enjoy having the extra time to get caught up on all the things! I wanted to pop in real quick today and share our latest DIY with you…a blanket ladder!
I have been wanting a blanket ladder for a while and it’s been on the list of things to build, but we had been busy with other projects. Fall is the perfect time for this because it gives you a great place to store your throws for those cool nights!
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American Farmhouse Style
The hubby recently brought me home the latest issue of American Farmhouse Style (BTW, if you’re all about farmhouse you’ll love this magazine! I’m getting ready to subscribe because I enjoy it so much!) and in it was plans for a blanket ladder.
The instructions were super easy and when we figured up what we would need for supplies we realized it would also be cheap! DIY for the win!
DIY Blanket Ladder
- Three pine boards, 2x2x8
- Table or hand saw
- Wood clamps
- 10 2 1/2 inch wood screws
- Stain(I used Provincial by Minwax)
We made a trip to Lowe’s and purchased the wood and screws. We already had the stain and sandpaper so it cost less than $11 for all of the supplies! The original plan called for 2x3x8 but we couldn’t find that so we purchased 2x2x8s.
The plans also cut the two long boards down to seven feet, but we left ours at eight because we have tall ceilings.
We used the third board to make the cuts for the rungs. The ladder has a tapered look so the boards are different lengths: 18 inches, 17 inches, 16 inches, 15 inches, and 14 inches. Each end of the piece needs to have 4-degree angles.
Once the cuts were made, I sanded down the boards to make them nice and smooth and then I stained them in Minwax’s Provincial.
Once the stain was dry, Eric laid out the pieces. The 18-inch board goes at the bottom, approximately 18 inches up the vertical boards. Then you lay the subsequent pieces approximately 12 inches apart.
I love that there’s more room at the bottom because it allowed me to tuck our basket by the back door under it!
Now you’re ready for the screws! You may need a wood clamp to help hold the pieces in place while you’re attaching them.
Drill the screws into the sides of the vertical boards and directly into each step.
Done! We have agreed to host our church small group Christmas party at the beginning of December so we have some painting to do in this room! The ladder will look even prettier next to white trim and a gray door!
I love how it turned out! We will really enjoy having it just in time for fall! Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a post!
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