Reuse- Ladder into a Laundry Rack Idea

Reuse- Ladder into a Laundry Rack Idea by Bec

Hey there!  I’m Bec from Little Lucy Lu, and Cassity has kindly offered to let me guest post on her fabulous blog today.  I’m pretty new to the world of (real) blogging, so this is a huge honor, and I’m so thrilled to be here!

I started Little Lucy Lu shortly after my daughter was born as a way of tracking milestones and important events in her life, but over the last few months, I have kicked it into high gear and have become blog-obsessed!  My blog is a mash up of my life — being a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher,  my vintage-inspired style and craft projects, my shopping addiction, living in the country, a recipe here and there, and most importantly – my Little Lucy Lu!  I’d be so happy to have you stop in for a visit sometime!

A few weeks ago, I took an old wooden ladder and made it into a laundry rack …


… you see, I have this problem called I’m REALLY tall.  I don’t put most of my clothes in the dryer, for fear I’ll be walking around in pedal-pushers and crop-tops!
I have this other problem called I don’t have the biggest laundry room.  And I definitely don’t have room for one of those nice, big laundry racks.
But I did have an old wooden ladder … and a plan.

I had my husband saw the ladder in half (it was about 10 feet long to start with).

 And then, I painted it my latest-paint-color-obsession … turquoise blue.

I sanded and scuffed up the edges ….
… and screwed hooks into four places.  

 Then I took a box of shower hooks …

 … and spray painted them cherry red!

My handy, helpful husband used a stud finder, drilled holes, and screwed hooks into the laundry room ceiling….

 … and hung the ladder using chain I had spray painted the color of our walls.

And here is the finished product!
I’ve been using my ladder laundry rack for a few weeks now, and it has quickly become one of my favorite things in the house!  
Taking something old and forgotten and turning it into something functional and cute … and for less than $10 = WINNER! 🙂
If you like this project, please leave Cassity some comment lovin’ … and then follow me over to Little Lucy Lu!    
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Love this, just trying to decide whether to put it in my girls bathroom and use exclusively for cloth diaper cover and such, or to put in my laundry room. Technically I have a drying rack in there already so I don’t need it there, but seems kind of exorbitant to do all the work for the kids bathroom when all that would hang on it would really be diaper covers here and there, maybe towels occasionally…