DIY Decor Trend: Handmade Storage Ladders

Old ladders are easy, inexpensive finds and the possibilities for DIY storage projects are endless. Bookshelves, towel or quilt racks, plant stands, pot racks — you name it and you can come up with a clever way to turn that old ladder into virtually anything! Check out these 10 DIYs for a little inspiration and help with what to do with that old, wobbly ladder gathering dust in your basement.

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1. If you're in the need of extra kitchen storage, a DIY ladder comes extra room for towels and accessories. From Scandi Home.
2. Also from Scandi Home, a different style of wooden ladder becomes a stacked shelf to store magazines and supplies in the office.
3. Inspiration aside, here's a great hack using an IKEA ladder shelf that becomes a towel rack and extra storage for the bathroom, from Hammers and High Heels.
4. A great tutorial for creating a simple, modern copper accented ladder. This one is used for extra kitchen storage, but would look good in a multitude of spaces. From Monsters Circus.
5. This gorgeous, weathered and rustic ladder turns into leaning basket storage suitable for any room. From Natalme.

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6. This beautiful black and white ladder comes with a tutorial from A Merry Mishap.
7. I love this idea for clever shoe storage, especially for those Carrie Bradshaw types with a gorgeous high heel collection. Spotted on Design Sponge.
8. This ladder gets retrofitted with planks for shelves and a bright pop of color, becoming the perfect place to house your plants. From A Beautiful Mess.
9. This idea could work for those of you with ample room. It would be especially perfect as extra storage for a man cave, basement or studio. Photo from The Independent, via 2Modern.
10. Here's another great great example of a horizontally suspended ladder, but this time around it's storing plants instead of pots. From decor8.

Do you have any other crafty ideas for a DIY ladder project that we didn't include? If so, please share your ideas with us in the comment section!

(Image credits: Scandi Home; Scandi Home; Hammers and High Heels; Monsters Circus; Natalme; A Merry Mishap; Design Sponge; A Beautiful Mess; 2Modern ; decor8)

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