Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ladder Love..

Months ago, I saw this post on a blog called Designer Garden and instantly I knew I had to have it in my living room. If you dont want to go to the blog, its a ladder used as a shelving unit/blanket hanger-thingy. I mentioned it to my husband, and all summer long i've been on a ladder hunt. FINALLY a couple weeks ago I found one when i was out garage saling with my friend Jenna Wells in Van Wert Ohio. Thats a whole other story in itself. That weekend was a garage sale dream. Rt 127? was doing their garage sales, and it the worlds longest yard sale extending all the way from Michigan to Alabama! whaaattt!! well it also just so happens to be by Jennas Hometown- Van Wert, who where also having their town garage sales. Needless to say we had to be there. We spent the entire day walking around looking for deals for our home. I was about to give up on ever finding my ladder, and the last sale we went to... I FOUND IT. =)
I grabbed Jennas arm, and she knew what I seen. ( dramatic, I know but thats pretty much how it went down.) SO this past week or so I've been playing with it to see what I wanted to do, and today...
 I finished it!!! =)
Sorry this picture is not the best- it was taken on my phone. It doesn't do it justice in my opinion, but a lot of you have been asking about it and I couldn't wait to show you! Everything but the blanket (a wedding gift made for us by the amazing Annette Colarusso) was also purchased at the garage sales that day. The books are old vintage books that I fell in love with, one is Old McDonald had a Farm, and the other is Alice in Wonderland!! (the pictures are so cute!)  I had to stain and sand, stain and sand the ladder, but I really love the way it turned out! Tell me what you think!! 

4 comments:

Sommer said...

Oh Janelle! I'm so glad I could inspire you =) I love your ladder!! I am hunting for yet another ladder I plan to hand in our office horizontally and fill with books! I love me some ladder girl ;P
Oh and now you have your very first follower!

jenelle127 said...

AW! thank you!! =) how sweet! The idea of putting books on it like that sounds AWESOME!! you better put it on your blog ;)

jenelle127 said...

I forgot to mention i got the ladder for 3 dollars! AND the guy took it apart for me so i could just have the side of it that i needed. I made sure he knew he made my WEEK! =)

Savannah said...

It's beautiful!!