The other day I mentioned being on a massive purge around here. I have so many odds and ends that are begging to become finished products. I have a Spring Makers Fair show coming up so lets get some projects started!!!
Even though I’ve done a few projects with them, I still have a bunch of spindles from an old crib. So I simply MUST come up with some more ideas. The more I thought about it, I thought these old spindles would make some great DIY Salvage Blanket Ladders.
I began with some 1×2’s from the hardware store. They were super cheap for a 6ft piece, $1! The ends of the spindles needed to be cut down a bit because the ones I had were too long for the ladder.
Then we used a combination of finish nails and wood glue to attach the spindles to the 1×2’s. A little clamp action and I left them to dry.
Once the glue dried I decided to stain the 1×2’s a darker wood to “match” the color of the spindles. It isn’t exact but at least they are both dark. After the stain, I used some Heirloom White spray paint, did a little distressing, and topped it off with some clear matte spray paint.
It’s just absolutely beautiful and functional too!
I love the curvy spindles instead of more straight lines. I always add some curve to projects when I can.
I much prefer this method for blanket storage in the living room than our super fancy way of just throwing them over the back of our couches! Ha! The only thing better than a blanket ladder is a DIY Salvage Blanket Ladder! Amiright???
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Do you happen to have some old spindles laying around and need some more ideas? Check out this beautiful DIY Salvaged Wood Toolbox.