Last Saturday my mom and I went to buy tomato plants and I couldn't help but admire all the beautiful flowers. There were so many to choose from, but French Marigolds were the ones that made it to the register with me! I knew these vibrant colors would illuminate our living room space. Also these flowers remind me of my childhood. So special. (Just so we are clear, I am not French. I am European though.) Today, I want to share where my beautiful flowers are hanging out.
My mister found this old ladder on Craigslist for just a few dollars. I was so happy. I've been on a hunt for one for a long time. He picked it up for me and I got to work right away.
After about an hour of using air-powered sander, and let me just tell you how thankful I am that it was a POWERED sander! If it wasn't, the ladder would've probably went out the window! I don't have a lot of patience, and once I have an idea for something, I want to make it right away! Using a sander without power would have probably taken a few months to sand this ladder! It was in a rough condition and needed some love! While I was sanding the ladder, I asked the husband to cut out extra boards to add to the ladder. I wanted the steps to be wider!
Just like that! Perfect!
He used a nail gun to add the boards to the ladder.
I used special walnut stain and the ladder shelf is now ready to use! (After about 24 hours of drying!)
Tell me, would you use a ladder as a shelf? What about vintage tin cans as planters? I was so lucky to find them at our local Goodwill after dreaming of some for a while. Score! I am loving this rustic addition in our living room along with our DIY crate table. My husband and I love making furniture together for our home, and currently there is something else in the works and I can't wait until it's complete! Thank you for letting me share my happy space with you! Every time I walk through the front door and see this ladder it makes my heart leap with joy! Happy Tuesday! M.