A Ladder Gallery

A few months ago a friend and I visited ReStore for the first time. I of course walked out with quite a few great finds. One of which was a ladder, I’m going to assume a bunk bed ladder.
It sat in my garage for quite some time while I tried to figure out what I was going to do with it. While getting ready for a show I was perusing my “stash”, pulling out potential projects. I decided that this ladder needed a new life stat.
And I guess in this twisted brain of mine, I look at a ladder and see a hanging art gallery!
I grabbed a couple $1 store picture frames to hang from the ladder. I stained the frames with a dark walnut stain and then painted them the same Heirloom White as the ladder.
I took some sandpaper and distressed both the ladder and the picture frames.
Using a few white hooks, I attached the picture frames with some pretty off white lacey ribbon.
There you have it! A pretty easy project and I love the end product!
It would fit perfectly into the corner of a room, a place where a hole needs to be filled. It could even be hung up on the wall, or even turned sideways and the hooks moved. The pictures can easily be changed out and the whole gallery can be moved around easily without a bunch of holes in the wall! What’s not to love?
So what do ya think of my ladder gallery???

Linking up to these great link parties!!!


  1. Beautiful! I love it!

  2. Cute! Love the idea and repurposing!

  3. love that!!!!!!

  4. Love it! What a great idea!

  5. This is such a cute idea. I love ladders


  6. This is such a cute idea! I pinned it on pinterest by the way.
    I’d love for you to stop by and add it to my Organizing link party. (just in case you can’t get to my link b/c I’m not on blogger)

  7. This is such a wonderful idea! Love all the various ways it could be displayed, thank for sharing.

  8. Wow, I really like how that looks! Thanks for sharing!


  9. A very beautiful idea! 🙂

  10. I LOVE this! What a great idea to use a bunky bed ladder! I’ve been wanting to find an old wooden ladder to use to hang blankets on down in my basement. I’ll have to check out the Restore here in Louisville 🙂

  11. Thanks for linking this to my Organizing Mission party! love it

  12. Too cute!

  13. DArling! I love this way to display photos. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blgospot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

  14. What a great idea!! You did a wonderful job. YAY for DIY right?

  15. I’ve put together a round up of creative photo displays on Craft Gossip today and included your post. 🙂 You can see it here

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you’ve been featured, you can grab one here 🙂

  16. Wow – love that!

  17. This is adorable. We grabbed a similar ladder last week at a consignment shop. Now I know what to do with it!

  18. That’s a really great idea, Courtney! It turned out so cute.

  19. Adorable idea!!! I love it – I had to share on my FB page!

  20. I love finding creative ways to hang pictures. Thanks for the idea!

  21. What a creative idea! Love it.

  22. Love this. Now I need to find a ladder.

  23. Aren’t you smart! What a fun transformation. I’m putting it in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  24. How pretty – what a great idea! I’m glad I followed you here from the Sundae Scoop Link Party, I’m also linking.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  25. Such a great idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!



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