She nails an old ladder to the back of her door & this bathroom idea is genius!

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I had this old ladder sitting around and thought I would repurpose it somehow. Now ladders can be used for loads of things, but I thought I would make a back-of-the-door storage unit this time around. This shelf is quick and easy and makes for a great catch all! Adding a bit of hardware cloth to the ladder makes this shelf a quick and easy project, too!

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Time: 1.5 Hours Cost: $10-50 Difficulty: Easy
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
SUPPLIES:
-Old Ladder. I had one on hand, but you can buy this perfect replica on Amazon.
-Hardware Cloth
-2 0.875″ x 4″ L-Brackets / Braces
-Staple Gun & Staples
-Copper Spray Paint (Optional)
-Copper Tacks (Optional)
-8 1/2″ Screws
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 1: Paint your brackets (if you wish) before getting started. Then screw them into the bottom of the top rung of the ladder.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 2: Place your shelf where you want to hang it, making sure it is level and drill pilot holes into the door or wall you are wishing to hang it on. Then screw through the brackets and into the pilot holes securing it in place.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 3: Take a step back and make sure that the shelf is centered and level.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 4: Take your hardware cloth and hold it over one of the spaces on the ladder. Cut the cloth so that is the height you are looking for plus 3/4″ or so to fold over on the bottom. Cut the width so that there is an extra 3/4″ on either side of the ladder. Basically you are cutting the cloth so that it has extra on the sides and the bottom for a future step.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 5: If you wish, you can paint the cloth to match the brackets at this time.
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