Short of bedroom storage? Turn a tired old ladder into a stylish clothes rack and paint it in soft Resene pinks to give it an up-to-the-minute feel.
What You’ll Need
- An old ladder or two small ladders
- Timber for the shelf – we used three pieces of scrap timber plank, each about 1.2m in length
* 32mm dowel, at least 1.3m long
- 2 x 32mm pipe clips
- Resene dropcloth
- Resene sandpaper
- Resene MacGyver all-purpose paintbrush
- Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat
- Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel in your chosen colours (we used Resene Half Sauvignon and Resene Cosmos)
- Drill, screws and screwdriver
1 Protect the floor with a Resene dropcloth.
2 Use a saw to cut the wooden ladder in half; skip this step if you have two ladder
3 Use a saw to cut wood planks to 1.2m (or longer if desired).
4 Use a saw to cut the dowel to 1.3m (or longer if desired).
5 Sand all pieces and pipe clips.
6 Prime all pieces with Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat.
7 Paint all pieces in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel in your chosen Resene colours. (G-I)
8 Drill pilot holes, then use the screwdriver to screw the shelves to the lower ladder rungs
9 Position one pipe clip in the centre of the top rung on each ladder, drill pilot holes and screw into place.
10 Slide poles through the pipe clips, ensuring the pipe clips fit the dowel snugly.
STYLIST’S NOTES l To maximise hanging space add a second rail at a lower level. For safety, we recommend attaching the rack to the wall.
For more project ideas and inspiration visit your local Resene ColorShop,