There were probably a hundred things my husband would rather have spent his Saturday afternoon working on, but he moved my quilt ladder to the top of his list and I absolutely love it!
I saw this one on Thimble Blossoms and fell in love. I showed it to him and we came up with the dimensions that we thought would work.
He was able to cut the wood and put it together in about an hour and then we sanded and stained it. He angled the back so that it laid flush against the wall and I added felt pads so that the stain didn’t rub off on the paint.
Here are the dimensions we used:
2 (6′ length) 2x4s, cut on a slight angle to lay flush on the wall.
4 (18″ length) 1x4s for the ladder rungs.
Stain: Minwax Jacobean
The top rung is 3″ from the top and each rung below is spaced 11.5″ down.
The rungs are screwed in on a slight angle (tipping forward) so that the quilts have dimension instead of laying flat.
After screwing and assembling the ladder I applied a coat of Jacobean Minwax stain (my favorite shade, I’ve used this for other projects too) and let it dry for 8 hours. Then I applied a clear coat of spray lacquer and let it dry for 2 hours.
I’m not sure how much this would have cost to purchase, but we made it for under $15. We had to buy a can of stain, otherwise, this would have been a $10 project!
I found another use for our quilt ladder last year for Christmas as well! Double functioning, awesome! You can find out more details on this here.