I’m back today with a really easy solution for blanket storage in your living room space! This metal and wood DIY blanket ladder is modern and sleek. I used leftover conduit from my stair railing rebuild (yes, it has been sitting in the garage for a year and a half) and old pallet 2 x 4’s to construct this project.
First, I used a 3/4″ spade bit to drill holes 10″ apart in the wood 2 x 4’s. After sanding and staining the wood, it was time to assemble! I filled the holes with Loctite PL 375 construction adhesive and fit the 1/2″ steel conduit poles in between the wood, letting them dry overnight. I had previously spray painted the metal poles with Rustoleum’s oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.
Watch this video tutorial to get the whole idea.
I did not make this blanket ladder very tall because I did not have a free wall to lean it against. If you made your’s taller, you would have even more rungs to hang blankets, throws, rugs, or whatever. This project is very versatile: use it for hanging towels in the bathroom or attach wire baskets to the poles with S-hooks and create a vertical organizer!
If you are a long time reader of my blog, you will also notice I repainted the words on my pallet wood sign. I still love that piece; it is a great reminder to be kind every day!
Now that we have a space for our blankets and throws, the living room is more peaceful and stylish! If you have not yet followed my Facebook page, go do so now! I will be showing on Wednesday another way to use ladder storage in your bathroom LIVE with Hometalk at 2 pm CST.
Lastly, do not forget to PIN that perfect image of my metal and wood DIY blanket ladder. Until next time!
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