Decorating With Vintage Ladders
Today’s blog post is s guest post from Dan & Brenda Metzger, owners of The Boston Road Collection located on the second floor of the Hartville MarketPlace. Dan & Brenda are experts in antiques and primitive and shabby chic decor with a combined 65+ years of experience. Today they are sharing with us some home decor tips using vintage ladders.
Old wooden ladders are readily available, affordable and fun to decorate with both indoors and out. If your not lucky enough to have an old ladder in your garage or barn – not to worry. Flea markets, garage sales, and antique shops area good source for ladders.
Ladders can be found in natural wood tones or in old painted finishes which add to their decorating appeal. Feel free to paint your old ladder to match your decorating scheme A light sanding after painting will add rustic charm and slightly age the piece giving it an old world or worn feel.
Lean an old wooden ladder against the wall to display vintage quilts or towels. Hang a ladder from the kitchen ceiling to display vintage baskets or pots and pans. A ladder hung horizontally on the wall provides unique display space for family photos and accessories. Place a step ladder outside in your landscaping scheme to arrange plants while providing vertical visual impact.
The uses for old discarded ladders are endless. Bottom line – step up to the decorating challenge – use your imagination and have fun.