While ago I have noticed that we only move it from place to place but never use, so I have decided to adapt it to something else. The neighbor had nothing against when I asked him if we can keep it for good and he even gave me his bless for what I wanted to do with it. That's where the new story begins: from an old, wobbly ladder to a handy room decoration and the neighbor loves it! - what to want more...
For this project you will need:
- an old ladder
- hand saw
- sander and sanding paper (different grits)
- wood varnish with color of your own choice
- paint brush
STEP BY STEP
As you can see the ladder was quite long, so I had to cut it first. I measured everything up and then I used hand saw for cutting. The wood was pretty weak, so I had to be very careful to not to break it accidentally. If your ladder is as old as mine and requires some adjustments just remember to take extra care during cutting.
After cutting I had to prepare the wood for painting. To do that I used sander with low and high grit sanding papers. My old sander barely lasted this step as the wood elements were really uneven and difficult to polish, but in the end I successfully removed long-standing dirt and paint.
Next step was the painting. I used white wood varnish to give it this washed kind of look. After applying two coats it looked pretty much like I wanted: rustic and stylish.