This blanket ladder must have been one of the cheapest finds ever! I bought it about 2 years ago in a store here in Spain and I paid 12 Euros for it. Unfortunately, I don´t have a photo of how it looked when I brought it home, but it was just a very cheap bamboo style ladder, light weight and not really special looking at all. I painted it white, not paying much attention to the finish, I just wanted to get rid of the bamboo look. Although, I kinda like bamboo a lot, but it didn´t really look great on the ladder.
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But then, one day, I decided to go and change the finish and look of this fun ladder just a bit. I really like hanging blankets on it and also little fairy lights in the winter time. It´s a fun decor piece and adds some interest to our living/dining area. So this is how I easily and quickly gave this cheap blanket ladder some farmhouse charm!
How To Add Farmhouse Charm To A Cheap Blanket Ladder
This is the before look….sorry for the horrible photo. As you can see it had two different kind of whites just smashed on it to kinda blend in with all the whites. Not pretty at all…
I started by sanding it, and the paint basically chipped off itself, which I liked and it helped a lot to get that layered chippy farmhouse look.
Next, using this white chalky finish paint, I dry brushed over the entire ladder. After that, I added some of this gray and this black chalky finish paint in the same dry brush technique, just on some spots though, not the entire ladder.
And then back to sanding and distressing here and there…
And this is how it looks right now. Lot´s of chippy charm and different shades and coats of paint.
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