The powder bathroom is definitely coming along. And since we installed all those lovely white planks on the walls, I’ve been really excited about bringing in wood tones for contrast.
I also wanted something that would give me room to display a few things, but still be out of the way since the room is a bit small. A ladder was the perfect solution.
It was easy to make too! Here’s how…
First, I bought the cheap 1″ x 2″ pine boards from Home Depot. They have a rougher finish, which is what I was looking for. I didn’t want the ladder to look brand new. I love the knots and holes in the wood.
Then, we cut it down to size. We made it 6 foot tall and 17″ wide. The steps are 11″ apart.
Anthony used his square to mark the width of each step…
He marked both of the boards so that we could easily lay everything out. He did the same thing for each step.
We clamped it to the table, then starting laying everything out.
Once it was right, and everything was level, he used the nail gun to secure it in place.
Once we had it nailed together…
I started staining it. After I wiped it down, I used Provincial by Minwax. Love that color, as the can probably shows!
Once the stain was dry, I used the same dark wax that I used on our railroad spike wall hook. It brings out an awesome depth in the wood!
It fits perfectly in our powder bathroom!
And it’s perfect to hang things off of…
Like an extra towel…
And I’m really looking forward to changing it up whenever inspiration strikes!
Another powder bathroom project is in the books! Hopefully the next time you see it, I’ll be showing the full reveal, but I’m not promising anything…!
Have a terrific weekend!