Hello again dear blogging friends! I just don’t know where this week has gone. I have been busy doing some fun additions to my little nest. Last post I told you about my son and I making a ladder together, so today I want to share this with you just how it was made.
This was a very rainy Saturday afternoon and we spent it under the carport pulling apart pallets, well okay Nate pulled them apart and I got out all of the nails. I used a 1X1, 8ft. cut in half for the sides, then cut another 8ft. 1X1 cut in 12″ lengths, I used four of them. We chose to use screws it makes this a lot more sturdy.
Yup, here I am doing some drilling, I really love getting my hands dirty. Must be from cleaning out stalls and hauling hay when I was a kid. lol I predrilled the holes, then screwed the rungs on about 10″ part.
There you go and very easy way to make a ladder. Now for the painting and the distressing.
Here it is painted white with some distressing added.
Here is my sweet little ladder all decked out and used as a small shelf.
A lovely boxwood wreath with some birdies are perched on the ladder.
Here is a lovely vintage table-cloth hung on it. There are so many ways that you can use a sweet ladder like this, I thought about hanging it horizontal but I just didn’t have the room. I’m sure that it won’t stay like this for long but for now I like where it’s hanging. It didn’t cost me a dime because we had all of the materials.
Here is a little tidbit that I want to share it’s an old pedigree sheet that I put together when I was twelve. I thought why leave it in a box when it can hang on my wall and I can see my wonderful ancestors that brought me to this wonderful state of Utah. The right side is my mother’s side of the family and of course the left side is my dads. I’m at the top in between my parents. I just find the past so fascinating. Someday I will chat with all of them.
Have a perfectly wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and do something nice for yourself.
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Home Matters @ Life with Lorelai
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Christmas Creations
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice