Saturday, May 22, 2010

Basement Challenge #3 ~ Ladder

Ladder With A French Twist...

When Donna at Funky Junk Interiors announced the theme for her Saturday Nite Special as "Ladders", I thought, "I have an old wooden ladder."  And where else?  In my basement.  So this was the perfect inspiration for Basement Challenge #3.

I brought the ladder up from the basement and gave it a good cleaning.  Added some books, a vintage print, a basket of dried flowers,

And some linens.

It makes a nice backdrop for the great room.

One more thing out of my basement. Yeah!  But the best part of this ladder is that it belonged to my Dad.  The paint splatters are a combination of his projects and paint from my first home after I was married.  Years of memories.

I will also be sharing this at Metamorphosis Monday and Show off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses.



  1. Hi Janet,
    Love the ladder! It looks fantastic! It's so amazing how beautiful rustic can be mixed in w/ other wonderful items. BTW, I think we have the EXACT same wall paint treatment! My walls looks identical to yours!! :)

    Take care,

  2. How awesome! What a neat tall display for that little space! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine. :)

    Thanks for linking up!
    FJ Donna

  3. What a pretty mix of blue and red on your dad's ladder-- very nice place for the eyes to rest.
    Very nice!

  4. This is charming...and I especially love that it was your dad's ladder!

  5. It's so nice that the ladder has meaning as well. I like the layers or paint splatters that live brings! What a great way to display your french linens - I've been admiring them too!

  6. I love the way you decorated your ladder, looks great!

  7. Great idea using the ladder! Love your linens too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Oh my this ladder is darling i love the way you dressed it up and i love the memories, please stop by and say hi if you get a chance.

  9. From utilitarian to fabulous! This looks great! I love the connection to your father too.

  10. thanks for your comment on my ladder, which I haven't done much with! I like what you did with yours and your blog. I was the first time I saw it but I think I'll return. ~Jean

  11. Oooooh I just love that look so much! I'd love to do one in my bathroom but no room! I'll probably have to wait til my boys are a little older to do this anywhere in my house - although I do have one in my "tea-room."


  12. Lovvvve your ladder. I found you via Met Monday. TFS.

    Hope you visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

  13. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

  14. Hi...what a great idea! Love the way you dressed it up. So happy I stopped by!

  15. This turned out great, it really looks nice!