Learn How To Transform The Old Wood Ladder In Your Home To A Country Chic Shelf

April 22, 2016  —  By

If you are into DIY projects, you will be impressed to read this article. We are going to let you know how a couple transformed the old wooden ladder that was in their home into a country chic shelf. You can purchase such an old ladder for under $10 and create a country chic shelf at a very low price. All the instructions are given as steps for your convenience and you just need to follow them.

I love this creative ladder idea and would love one in my own house — scroll through below for a closer look at the transformation!

Have you ever upcycled a fun find from an antique store? Let us know in the comments!



First, small pieces of wood had to be added to the ladder where the shelves would eventually be placed, in order to make it level.


Next, the creative couple cut pieces of cheap wood according to their preferred shelf size.


The ladder was then given a fresh coat of charcoal-colored paint. A few items were also put on display to make sure everything was level and sturdy enough to hold decorations.


Next came the staining. The shelves each got a coat of black stain to give the unit a shabby chic feel. Then, the ladder was whitewashed to make it stand out a bit more.

In no time at all, this couple had an incredible living room upgrade!


Picture from HomeTalk / Brantley Ashlee

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