10 Creative Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Vintage Ladders

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We all have old ladders lying around in our homes. Instead of throwing them away, you can reuse them in your home for various purposes. You can use them both indoors and outdoors. These ladders have a rustic charm about them which can add a vintage touch to your home.



If you are looking for some inspiration, here are 10 creative ideasto repurpose vintage ladders in your home.

Side Table

Stepladders are ideal to be used as nightstands as they are short in height, but they still have plenty of storage. You can easily use the stepladder without any alterations or paint it to match your room. Utilize the multiple levels to place a lamp, an alarm clock, your favorite book, and mobile. 

Pot Rack

Want to increase storage in your kitchen while saving some space? You can turn your ladder into a pot rack by suspending it from your kitchen ceiling with the help of sturdy chains. Hang all your pots and pans using S-hooks. Place baskets on top of the ladder for extra storage.

Display Corner

You can create a beautiful display corner with the help of a vintage ladder with flat rungs. Attach distressed or painted plywood on these steps. These shelves are ideal for displaying all your valuable possessions. This beautiful display unit can be placed anywhere in the room.

Mini Library

This idea requires two ladders and some plywood. Put the two ladders side by side and plywood on the ladder steps to create wide shelves. Your vintage library is ready, and you have a lot of space for all of your books and various decorative items. Place a vintage rug in front of it to further enhance the rustic look.

Towel Stand

Prop a tall ladder against a wall to use up the vertical space in the room without disrupting the traffic flow. This is almost as wide as any towel bar, but you can hang multiple towels on it. This stand is ideal for storing towels in your bathroom or kitchen.

Magazine Rack

If you are fed up of the cluttered magazines on your coffee table, use the ladder to clear it up. Simply lean the ladder against a wall in your living room and drape the newspapers and magazines over the rungs.

Personal Organizer

An old ladder can be turned into personal organizer by renewing it with a fresh coat of paint and hooking small baskets over the rungs. Prop it against your bedroom wall to store various accessories or against the bathroom wall to stow toiletries.

Laundry Storage

Who doesn’t want to have a little extra storage in the laundry room? Suspend the ladder from the ceiling,and you have extra space to hang clothes or laundry baskets?

Chandelier Frame

Turn your ladder into a beautiful vintage chandelier and hang it over your dining table. Hang down lanterns from it or mason jars filled with candles. 

Eco-friendly Planter and Feeder

Leaned against a wall, an old ladder can be used to dry the herbs or a planter support. The ladders with wider steps are best to keep all the colorful flower pots. Instead of hanging from the trees, place multiple bird feeders on the ladder steps to feed the birds. 

Author Bio:

This post was written by Sadia Suhail. She loves interior decor, home décor and art & craft. She is a content marketer at www.Alrug.com.

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