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For the last few weeks I’ve been working on our bedroom makeover. I love Farmhouse Decor and for our master bedroom I wanted to create a warm and cozy space, a place where I would love to read a book, relax, and not just sleep. One of my favorite accessories in our bedroom now is my corner DIY Ladder. Today I’m sharing with you all a super easy DIY Home Project, how to antique an ordinary wooden ladder and make it look simply extraordinary! 

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TUTORIAL

The first thing you are going to need is a ladder. Before you buy a new one make sure to check out your local thrift stores. I always see a bunch of old ladders there. Don’t worry about purchasing something that looks great, actually the older the ladder is, the more character and antiqued look it will have at the end.

DIY Project - How to style and antique a ladder over at the36thavenue.com

 

Now that you have your ladder, give it a good wash with warm soap and water and let it dry outside.

DIY Project - How to style and antique a ladder over at the36thavenue.com

 

The next step is to stain the ladder. For this project I used Minwax Dark Walnut – you can find it HERE, the same stain brand that I used for my yellow desk makeover HERE. All you need to do is to apply your wood finish to the clean wood surface. I like to use old t-shirts for this step. Apply as many coats as needed until you accomplish the look that you want. 

DIY Project - How to style and antique a ladder over at the36thavenue.com

 

 

More stain you apply, the darker your ladder will end!

Now, leave it outside in the shade until it is completely dry.

DIY Project - How to style and antique a ladder over at the36thavenue.com

The last thing you need to do is have fun and style it however your little heart desires! 

DIY Project - How to style and antique a ladder over at the36thavenue.com

 

Here are some other Home Decor Ideas that I love! 

 

DIY Farmhouse Decor

Click HERE

DIY Farmhouse Decor at the36thavenue.com

 

DIY Industrial Shelves

Tutorial HERE

DIY Industrial Shelving the36thavenue.com 

 

Dining Room Makeover

Click HERE

Industrial Dining Room - the36thavenue.com

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Desirée

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