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I'm a 16 year old girl from the South who loves to shop, take pictures for Instagram, and put outfits together. I hope you enjoy my blog!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ladder Bookcase

I can never pass up a good deal, 
especially if it's a $10 antique ladder!
I knew the ladder obviously was in need of 
a new coat of paint, but I hadn't 
gotten around to painting it until today. 
We had perfect weather, 
I had a new camera I wanted to try out,
and my mom had just painted my room 
while I was recovering from my surgery 
for the past two weeks. I couldn't resist starting
 to decorate my newly redone room.

This is what the ladder looked like before. 
Since my walls in my room are now white 
I knew that I wanted to make the ladder pop and add color. 
My mom and I found some "oops paint" at Walmart that I fell in love 
and it was only $5 for the gallon, 
so I thought it would be perfect for my ladder.
I decided to make it into a chalk paint, 
so that it would adhere to the ladder better 
and I could distress the ladder to add character.
I gathered my supplies and followed the recipe
 from my past blog post on how to make your own DIY Chalk Paint
Once I had fully coated the ladder,
I distressed my ladder with sand paper.
I sealed the chalk paint with Annie Sloan's Clear Wax.
I wanted to have a cute way to display everything in my room,
so I decided to use my ladder as a bookcase.
It now houses some of my favorite antiques,
and looks great next to my newly white walls.

Thank y'all for reading,

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  1. I love it! So pretty and fun. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


    1. Thank you so much! That would be so great!