DIY Blanket Ladder: 

I love seen these ladders online.  I wanted to bring a big bold colourful twist on them. These can be used to store blankets, towels or magazines, don’t take up too much room and can be easy to move. They are great in a bathroom or guest bedroom. These are really inexpensive to make. 

Please note this ladder is for decorative purposes only. 

I headed down to my local Hardware Mc Carra’s in Newcastle. To find your local Hardware CLICK HERE

DIY Ladder


  • 1 length of 3×1
  • 1 length of 1×1
  • Wood Glue
  • Nails
  • Saw and mitre box
  • Measuring tape
  • Primer and paint
  • Paint Roller (two fussy blokes) and brush.

Method: How to make a blanket ladder. 

  • Cut your two pieces of equal length for your desired height of your ladder. I cut mine 4 foot long. I like to use a mitre box to get a straight cut. Sand off the edges to make sure they are smooth.
  • Cut the amount of rods you need for your decorative ladder. I cut mine 40cm again with the mitre box. Sand the edges to make sure they are smooth.
  • Mark the position of where each rod will go on both sides of the edges so that you will know where to position the nail.
  • With a little dab of wood glue, put it the end of the rod at the side where you are going to nail first.
  • With a hammer, hammer in the nail in the centre of the rod and repeat for the rest of the rods.
  • Repeat on the other side, and you have our ladder complete.
  • Prime the ladder with a brush and a roller. Give it two coats. You can do this before or after you put your ladder together
  • Paint the ladder. I gave mine two coats, Make sure its fully dry in between coats. You might need a third top up in certain areas.

Then the fun styling part. I have this is my guest bedroom. You can pop on extra blankets, towels etc.

DISCLAMIER: The wood in this project was gifted to be my Expert hardware. The other materials I purchased from my local expert hardware.

Finished Ladder

diy ladder

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