Vintage decor has never looked better than it does with these old ladders! I’ve always been fascinated by old ladders when I see them in antique stores but have been hesitant to buy them because I wasn’t sure what I would do with them. Well, this list just wiped away all that hesitation and now I’m kicking myself for not buying every antique ladder I’ve ever come across!
My favorite of these upcycled projects are the overhead lighting and hanging garden ideas. Low-hanging plants like freesia or ivy make a romantic atmosphere when draped lightly over the ladder rungs. Hang mason jar lights from the ladder to brighten your patio with a soft, vintage glow. These overhead hanging lights and gardens make lovely additions to any backyard and beautiful centerpieces for bride’s tables at rustic themed weddings.
You can also repurpose these ladders into DIY furniture projects. I love the simplicity of laying a few pieces of old barnwood across the rungs of an open ladder to make a homemade bookshelf. Smart, easy and simple…just the way I like all my DIY projects.
Get inspired by taking a look through these genius vintage decor ideas you can make with old ladders. No matter what room or event you’re planning for, there’s a rustic project for everyone in this list!