One of the websites that I have, recently, added to my favorites is www.ladolfina.blogspot.com. Therese bills herself as a “Hunter and gatherer up and down the California Coast.” I can, soo, identify with her “hunting and gathering” habits! Check her out!
Her March 19 post on “Ladders” in decor brought back memories of one of my own hunting and gathering experiences. I love ladders! They are so functional and can be so architectural in a room. I have seen them (as in Therese’s blog) used as a magazine holder and also as a shoe holder, pot rack in a kitchen, quilt rack and the list goes on and on. I have seen the free-standing ladders with added planks to make beautiful, unique shelving.
This is a picture of one of two ladders I have flanking the sides of an old vintage pharmacy cabinet. I use it for “throws,” that we can grab off the rungs and take to the deck when it gets a bit chilly. Very simple….with a black paint wash on the ladder and my white throws. I am thinking about a monogram on the “throws” to draw your eye to that area a bit more.
My husband and I found these old fruit picking ladders at the county dump! There were so many, I should have picked up more than two! What was I thinking!
On that same excursion, we found this metal footboard.
I wanted the headboard too, but it was so entwined with other metal pieces (and it was about 100 degrees that day), that it just didn’t happen. But that “footboard” treasure has rusted to a very nice patina! I love the way it serves as a trellis for our rose bush and a backdrop for our oversized urn. From trash to “very nice” treasures! Have a great evening everyone.