How-To: Bright Ladder Shelving Unit

Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine .
By: Jessica Dodell-Feder
Ladders as Shelves

Ladders as Shelves

Ladders can become cute and colorful shelving units courtesy of this easy DIY tutorial from the experts at HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: Thomas Liggett

Thomas Liggett

Materials Needed:

  • two ladders of same height
  • plywood cut to varying lengths
  • paint (for ladders and shelves)

Step 1

Paint two identical-height ladders and let dry. Place them next to each other with their steps facing out.

Step 2

Measure for the shelves. You will need boards that span between the ladders and rest about six inches beyond each step. Have a home improvement store cut the boards to size. (They will be shorter at the top of the ladder, longer at the bottom.) Paint, then let dry.

Step 3

Set the boards on the steps.

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