Cheap DIY Blanket Ladder

August 13, 2014

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Is anyone as excited about cooler weather as I am? I can’t wait for fall and all that comes with it!Ā  We always have blankets laying around at our house. They’re a must on those chilly evenings. Here is a great way to store them when you’re not using them. This ladder was extremely cheap to make and takes up little space. You can make yours as tall or short as you want. This project cost under $10 to make. Here’s what you need:

2-2×4 cut to 4′ at highest point. (My legs are angled at the bottom for better seating.I cut both boards with a 20 degree angle. You can angle the tops as well is you choose.)

3-2×4 cut to 14″ long

1 1/2″ Pocket hole screws

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After making my cuts, I made all my pocket holes. I used my Kreg Jig for this. I made sure to set my jig at the 1 1/2″ setting.

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I make two holes on each end of the ladder steps.

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Once all your holes are made, you can begin to attach them to one of the 2×4’s. I spaced mine about 13″ apart. Screw your steps into place, making sure that the corners do not hang off at all.

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Once they are all in place, you can attach the other side board. I stood my ladder up for this part. I made sure the ladder was level and then marked where the steps should be screwed in.

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Now comes the fun part, painting to staining! I decided to paint mine with some left over chalk paint that I had from painting the bench in my kitchen. Here is my recipe for homemade chalk paint.

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I applied two coats of paint and it was finished!

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This project was very easy and cheap to make. Anyone could throw this together in an afternoon. Not only is it cute, but it’s practical!

-Amanda

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