This blanket ladder is seriously the EASIEST. DIY. EVER. Unless you buy the wrong size screws and get really mad like I did because you have to go back to Lowe’s for the billionth time this week!!. I told ya, I don’t have a lot of patience.
This is actually my second blanket ladder because I forgot to take pictures for you guys the first time around. I figured I could use another ladder in the living room downstairs so I just picked up 2 more boards. For under $5, why not, right?
If you want to make yourself a blanket ladder (in the dead heat of summer?? Why not?!) you will need (2) 2x2x8 furring strips. I bought mine at Lowe’s for $1.93 each. You will also need 3 inch wood screws, a screwdriver, a miter box (or a miter saw if you’re luckier than me), a tape measure and some painters tape or clamps.
I used my miter box and saw (we’re really good friends of late 😉 to cut each strip down to 5 feet. Then with the leftover pieces cut (2) 18 inch pieces from each. So you will have (2) 5 ft. pieces and (4) 18 inch pieces.
I screwed my first “step” about 4 inches down from the top and then spaced them 12 inches apart. Pre-drill your screw holes to make life easier 😉 The bottom “step” will be kinda far from the ground but that’s a good thing. You’ll be able to hang a blanket on it without it puddling on the floor.
Once it’s built you can do whatever floats your boat to it. I painted my first one black but you could stain it and that would look fantastic. I’ll probably go toward staining this one but I’m not sure just yet. I might go white with it? I think this ladder added just the right amount of softness to the hallway makeover.
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