Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ladder Planter

I finally can retire this old ladder.  I have used it for so long and it is so rickety that I should not use it again.  I thought it would make a perfect plant display with a few amendments. 

I started with a little sanding to knock down the paint and clear finish. 
 I used large paint stir sticks for the supports.  They are easy to cut using a razor blade to score it and snapping off on the edge of the counter. 
 I used my left over white paint and mixed it with water.  1 Part water to 3 parts paint.
 Brushed it on and let it sit for a few minutes and wipe with a damp cloth.  I wanted it to be less transparent so I layered it and then lightly sanded.

 I used cans for the pots of the plants.  I like it inside but I ended up putting it on my porch.

Also see this  at Friday Febuary 10,


  1. I thought I left a comment... maybe it didn't work. I just said that this is a great idea! You did a great job and it looks really cool outside. And nice new blog, it looks good.

  2. I see you're a brand new blogger! Good for you - you'll find it's a great place to express yourself, share ideas, and get some fun feedback. It's a really friendly community too!

    I wanted to thank you for your visit last night - come back soon!

  3. Thanks for replying, I am new and love to hear from other bloggers. I like your site and will visit often.

  4. Love this! What a great project and great idea ...


  5. Thanks for visiting, I love to find new purposes for things I have around. I glad you like it.