How to Make a Chippy Ladder

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I'm so excited to show you the chippy ladder I made on this snowy weekend...

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This project began with a piece of trellis a friend had given me... It sat in my backyard all summer getting more and more distressed and chippy. 

My husband was ready to throw it out when I grabbed it and saved it from the garbage.

He is notorious for throwing things out!

You can hear all about that story {here}

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This piece was definitely broken but I knew it had a lot of potential.

The first thing I did was to take apart the trellis...

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Now it really looked like trash I'm sure!

When all the slats were removed I was left with these 2 pieces...

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I cut several of the slats to 16" long...

(perfectly chippy)

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On the end of each slat I drilled a hole.

I attached each length of chippy wood to the supports with screws. (see where I'm going with this?)

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When my new ladder was finished I coated the chippy paint with Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat Sealer.

The sealer will keep the chippy paint from chipping anymore... it is adorable but nobody wants to constantly clean up paint chips!

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I am so excited about this ladder... Not only was this trellis saved from the trash, but it turned out to be an awesome decorative piece!

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8 comments

  1. That turned out so great, Susan...wonderfully chippy!

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  2. Well you made that look easy!

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  3. I love this Susan, what someone would throw away, you made useful and lovely!

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  4. Wow! It came out good! What a neat idea. It looks really cool!

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  5. Wow!!! That ladder came out great.

    Blessings...
    Sherr

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  6. What a great repurpose! I love seeing something trash worthy get new life! Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town link party.

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  7. I love how simple the construction is. Pinning for reference. One tutorial I looked at had crazy recessed holes drilled on each side so the rungs slide into the side boards. I don't want to climb the ladder, just have something cute in the corner! That wood you found is a great score!

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  8. Great save! This is exactly what I need! Thanks, Susan, for sharing at Talk of the Town.

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