Ladders are versatile. You can use them not only to climb but also to adorn a room. With a little effort and modification, they can even give you additional storage solutions too.
If you happen to have an old ladder that is probably no longer safe for climbing, check these ten ladder project ideas that perhaps will inspire you to add some function and style in your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Following previous dozens of home decor and improvement ideas in the channel, this list and video available soon is also brought to you by Simphome.com.
10 DIY Ladder Project Ideas for Your Bedroom, Bathroom, and Kitchen Video
10. Ladder Wardrobe
If you need new storage in the bedroom to organize clothes, bags, and shoes, this open closet is a great idea to build. It requires two similar ladders, two boards, and a pipe.
First, grab the boards for the shelves then cut them in different lengths, but make sure they still can rest on the rungs. Next, paint them white. Once they’re dried, screw the longer one on the first rung from the bottom and the shorter on the next second rung. The last, put the pipe on the top of the Ladder and hold it with saddle clamps to prevent it from sliding.
9. Corner Storage Ladder Idea
The versatility of ladders allows people to create many things to suit their needs, just like this corner storage. This ladder design takes the overlooked corner space in a bedroom and makes it look stylish. Besides, it can carry several things and can be moved easily.
To make it, you’ll need four long bars, ten short bars, and four pieces of wood for the shelves. Start by assembling the long and short bars into two ladders then join them by attaching hinges at the top, middle, and bottom.
Next, spray them in black or any color you please then let them dry. Last, place them at the corner of your bedroom and put on the shelves.
8. Ladder as Side Table
I bet you didn’t think of repurposing your old wooden step ladder into this amusing side table before. Although it does not require much effort and materials, it does look unique and eye-catching.
This side table is made by simply screwing a plate number and a piece of round glass on the top. You may need help from a professional to drill some holes through the glass.
In case you don’t want to be troubled with the glass, wood will also work for this project, and if you want it to be formal, tart it up with a tablecloth. However, the Ladder itself, without any additional materials, is enough to use as a side table.
7. 3-in-1 Ladder Project Idea
Using an existing ladder, nail other bars for the built-in table. Adjust the angle so it can support the weight. Next, add a piece of board and fix it into the bars and the step. Make sure it will not topple when you add a thing on it.
6. Red Ladder Shelving Project Idea
Isn’t this ladder shelves project good to give some style and storage in your bathroom? It takes a little effort to make, but it’s worth the result. Materials you need to make it are longboards, wide boards, and screws.
First of all, you need to cut the boards into the sizes you desire. Keep in mind that the shelves’ width is supposed to be narrower upwards. Next, assemble the cuts into shelves then move to make the legs.
Begin with cutting the end of each front leg 15 degrees off square. After that, make a straight cut about an inch from the top front of each front leg so that the back leg can fit perfectly. Next, screw the front and back legs together. Finally, attach the shelves from the bottom to the top.
5. Copper Ladder for Towel Idea
Copper is a great option when you have no time to create a wooden ladder. It is easy, quick, and cheaper. More importantly, it does not lose its versatility. For instance, you can still use a copper ladder to hang some towels and keep your space tidy.
If you are interested in making it, make sure you have prepared copper pipes, copper equal tee, and end caps. The next step is cutting the pipes into some pieces with a pipe cutter or metal saw. Once you’ve finished, sand the edges and start to create the Ladder by connecting each piece with the tees. The last, set the caps on every edge.
4. Multi-Purpose Mounted Ladder Project Idea
This ladder project is another smart move to get storage options in a small room. It is mounted behind the door, so it does not take much space. The product of the DIY can be used to keep your toiletries, dowels, comb, even some decor organized and also can be used in the kitchen as racks for plates, spices, knives, and apron.
Basically, this mounted Ladder was made by repurposing an old ladder. It was mounted on the door using brackets as the support. Then, some pieces of hardware cloth were added in front of each shelf to keep everything inside.
3. Flying Pots Rack
Having cabinets in the kitchen is essential to organize pots and pans, but the cabinets are surprisingly not enough for the kitchen wares frequently. If this situation also happens to you, I recommend making a hanging-on-the-ceiling ladder organizer, as shown in the picture.
Materials needed to make it are two longboards, dowels, and chains. Then, you can start making the Ladder by screwing the dowels to the side of the boards. Next, add some eye screws on the edge of the board and attach the chain. Last, hang it on the ceiling and add some S-hooks to hang your pots and pans. You can also organize some baskets on the top.
2. Crystal Ladder Light Project Idea
Similar to the previous one, this ladder project is also hung on the ceiling. But, instead of storage, this Ladder offers illumination to the kitchen.
This idea is started by merely attaching the lamp’s string on the ceiling then hung the Ladder with chains. To follow it up, twist the string individually to the Ladder; then, plug in the Edison bulbs. This kind of ladder light is already impressive; nevertheless, if you want to make it more glamorous, you can use a few crystal chains.
Lastly, Number 1. Kitchen Shelves Storage Idea
This number is the last ladder project this time that will give you places to organize plenty of kitchen equipment. To make it, you may follow these easy steps.
First, you’ll need a ladder, two longboards, and shelves, then begin with cutting the Ladder in half. Next, screw each shelf right in the middle of the rung and attach the long boards diagonally across the ladders to hold the shelves.
Either repurposing an old ladder or making it from scratch, these projects take just a little effort to transform a ladder into a different thing. You might have decided which idea to execute, so happy trying.