Ok, so I'm so excited to finally be posting something that I built from a plan over atThe Design Confidential. Go check her out if you haven't already. She is an amazing woman with awesome plans! anyway.....I built this ladder prop from one of her plans, found here, and I am using it as a towel rack for my master bathroom....When Rayan built hers she used it as a rack for her craft papers and what not. Pottery barn has it featured in their catalog hanging over a table with lanterns hanging from it. I just love the endless creative possibilities this ladder prop can be used for. So I challenge you to come up with your own creative, original use for this ladder. Post a link in the comments section if you do!! Would love to see it. And now on with the build.
|As always, start with a plan and some coffee|
|This is basically all that is needed for this project|
|2 2x3's cut to size, 2 1" dowels cut to size, 1" holes drilled 1/2 an inch....That's it!|
|Did you know that a roll of blue tape makes an awesome coffee holder?|
|Stained using Rustoleum oil based in KONA shade. If you haven't used Rustoleum yet, I suggest you try it. It covers so well and has a nice even finish|
|Close up after stained and 2 coats of wipe-on poly. Thats one coat of stain and then hand sanded to achieve the look I wanted. I sanded a couple of spots pretty deep so it looked more worn and used.|
|Here's the final product. I could have made the towels look a little neater, but I didn't feel like it. Thats how it's going to look on a daily basis so why try to make it look nicer just for you.|