So this week's project is based on a super cute little vintage stepladder I pinned some time ago.
I love the beat up, mish-mash, this must have been broken & repaired look of the inspiration ladder. Perfect for using up little odds and ends of wood that I can't bring myself to toss out. So I began to pick out as many bits and pieces of usable wood as I could from the bin in my shed.
The construction looked pretty simple from the photo of my inspiration piece (don't worry you'll get to see that photo soon!), but of course, I had to improvise since I didn't have enough 1x2 pieces to do the legs and supports.
Here is the base assembly (and my only during shot because, well, I never remember to take during shots).
And I could not have done this project without a level... I decided I wanted two steps and then the top piece, so I measured out the proper spacing so that the steps were evenly distributed which didn't actually work out since I changed my mind about using 1x2s for my step support pieces and used up some left over 1x4s instead. I hate math, so don't ask me for more details - it makes my head hurt!
Then I ran out of wood, so it took me another two weeks before I found time to go to the lumberyard to buy some 1x4s to finish the steps and sidepieces. While I was waiting to pick up the extra wood, I painted what I had put together with some leftover paint. Just because.
And now for the styled photo:
And to compare mine to my inspiration shot:
PS If you want to check out all the other projects I think I can build myself, see my Pinterest "I Can Build/Make This" board HERE
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