This DIY Ladder Shelf Was Made for Forgotten Corners
You know that empty nook you have no idea what to do with? Well, we have a DIY to fix that. This adorable ladder shelf doesn't cut any corners: It functions as a decor accent, storage, and color statement all in one. Plus, it can be decked out with the items you love that are lookin' for a home (think candles, succulents, and those clutch travel trinkets). Bottom line: It's pretty *and* functional — need we say more? Keep scrolling through to see how to get it done.
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(Photos via Brittany Griffin / Brit + Co, Styling via Kayla Haykin / Brit + Co)
You'll need: wooden ladder - 3 pieces of plywood wood* - drill - wood screw (1 inch by 1/4 inch) - spray paint - acrylic paint - paint brush - measuring tape
*plywood dimensions: top step - 13 inches by 16 3/4 inches, middle step - 14 1/2 inches by 24 3/4 inches, bottom step - 16 inches by 32 3/4 inches
Instructions: Measure the length and width of each ladder step. We made each shelf about three inches longer than the length of the step.
(Pro tip: Many hardware stores make custom cuts! Give them your exact dimensions to save on time.)
Prime your ladder. Add color and allow to dry. Repeat for your plywood pieces.
Add a pop of color by painting the edges of each plywood shelf.
Place the first plywood shelf on the top step. Push a wood screw into each corner of the step.
Use a drill to secure the wood screws in each corner of your shelf. Repeat until all shelves have been added.
Style it out with your favorite items.
Voilà! No sad corners here.
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