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These Beautiful Ladder Upcycles Will Completely Transform Your Home With Almost Zero Effort

by Phil Mutz
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Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love tackling new DIY projects.

I especially enjoy sprucing up my home by upcycling old items that I have laying around in my garage. Whether transforming a vintage suitcase into a coffee table or turning a useless tire into a living room ottoman, I have a lot of fun working on upcycle projects. As a result, I am always on the lookout for new upcycles to take on. So, naturally, when I saw these brilliant and creative ideas for re-purposing ladders, I knew I’d be trying several of them.

I never thought to upcycle an old ladder, but there are seemingly endless possibilities. I can mount it on a wall as a shelf or even hang it from my kitchen ceiling as a pot rack. There are so many good ideas, I can’t decide which is my favorite!

Scroll through below to see these cool and creative ideas, and let us know your favorites in the comments.

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Create a beautiful shelf for your living room.

diy upcycle ladder shelf

Hang a ladder to create a unique book shelf.

diy upcycle ladder book shelf

Make a coat rack for your front hall.

diy upcycle ladder coat rack

Create plenty of shelf space.

diy upcycle ladder shelf

Hang kitchen pots from the wall.

diy upcycle ladder shelf

Or hang them from the ceiling.

diy upcycle ladder pot rack

Try hanging lanterns on your front porch.

diy upcycle ladder hanging lanterns

Make a cool, new shoe rack.

diy upcycle ladder shoe rack

Use a leaning ladder as a bathroom towel rack.

diy upcycle ladder towel rack

Create a beautiful garden.

diy upcycle ladder garden

Make a hanging herb garden with an old ladder.

diy upcycle ladder hanging herb garden

Place birdhouses on a ladder in your backyard.

diy upcycle ladder bird houses

Hang laundry baskets from a hook attached to a ladder.

diy upcycle ladder laundry rack

Use a ladder as a cool clothes rack.

diy upcycle ladder clothes rack

Hang curtains at the head of your bed.

diy upcycle ladder bed

Decorate the dining room table area.

diy upcycle ladder rack

Make your own ladder photo holder.

diy upcycle ladder photo holder

Create storage space above your head.

diy upcycle ladder shelf

Even make a ladder Christmas tree to celebrate the holidays.

diy upcycle ladder Christmas tree

Which of these projects do you want for your own home? Let us know in the comments.

Please SHARE if you love creative new uses for old ladders!