A Piece of the Ladder for My Friend

6:00:00 AM

I've been thinking a lot about that one last, little piece 
of the 8 foot ladder that is out by the trash...
A normal person shouldn't be losing sleep over these projects...
 What could I make with it?
I couldn't let it just sit out there...
I'm sure it could be something...

Idea!
My friend Patty gave me some old 
weathered pieces of a wine barrel... 
They'd be perfect!

I'm working today in the garage because it's pouring outside. 
My garage is less than perfect for lighting and that little pallet is less than ideal for a workbench!
But here goes... 
I started screwing pieces of the barrel wood together...
It just seemed to come together,
Got it now?
I love these toolboxes!
(Donna, you've created a monster!)
I gave it a brushing of antiquing to even out the color...
I painted up the number of Patty's house...
Tied on a stamped ribbon and some twine...
And I've created another fun toolbox...
Only this one is for Patty!
Thanks for the wood Patty!
Susan

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24 comments

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. You are something else. I could never have come up with something to fabulous out of those pieces!!! Awesome!

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  2. Wow that is a great idea to recycle the old ladder into lil caddy

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  3. There you go...so adorable!!!

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  4. What a great transformation!

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  5. You are so good. I would never have imagined that! Love it as always!

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  6. Seriously adorable! Wow. Really....

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  7. Happy to see you used every last piece - and this was the "icing on the cake" - well done!

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  8. I just can't believe you made something so cute with just those random pieces. Amazing!

    Jeanine

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  9. You used every piece of the ladder didn't you! This little tool box is just too cute~

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  10. Love it! Great repurposing, and a really neat look.

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  11. this turned out great.. very resourceful! and i love the rustic look

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  12. I LOVE this creative makeover of salvage pieces that risked being discarded... I am always a Savior of what most people consider Trash, especially beautifully aged Wood or Architectural Salvage... it borders on an obsession and the Family is quite certain I need Old Door/Hardware Intervention. *winks* So I had to smile about your initial comment of a normal person shouldn't be losing sleep over such projects... being normal is so overrated don't you think? *LOL*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  13. Wow! What a great imagination you have. It turned out great.

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  14. That's a superb idea and looks so cute! Thank you for sharing this imagination and your lovely comment!!!

    Big hugs
    Tine

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  15. that was a great idea and reuse of materials! love it!

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  16. wow...what a great idea and an amazing transformation!

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  17. I'm impressed. :) Very cool idea and the outcomes is so unique!

    Donna

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  18. Ohhh I soo love this idea! I want an old ladder soo badly and I foolishly passed one up on the garbage this week.. Yours looks amazing! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html

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  19. This is so great! I have a few homemade goodies to give as gifts and making these toolboxes to hold them all would be perfect! Thanks for the great idea!!!
    Kim
    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/04/vintage-airplane-bedroom-part-2.html

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  20. ...fico encantada com os seus trabalhos, um mais lindo que o outro!!!
    beijos

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  21. Your website is great! Lots of wonderful ideas and I love how you show us step by step how you do it. I'm exactly like you. I lose sleep over items that are lying on the ground next to someone's trash can. I have gone out in the wee hours of the morning in PJs and bunny slippers to grab these items on my street. My wife thinks I'm silly, but hey, I've made her many gifts from these toss outs.

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  22. I forgot to add in my last post that I found several old wood extension ladders that were cut in half. I am still wondering what to make with them.

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Susan

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