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

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STEP 6: Once the paint has dried, place the cloth against the rung of the ladder and fold over the bottom so that the edge is nice and smooth and also in a straight line. I folded mine over 3 squares of the grid all the way across.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 7: Fold the sides around the ladder creating a 90° corner making sure the bottom is lined up with the rung.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 8: Grab your staple gun and secure the hardware cloth in place on the sides by stapling it into the wood.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 9: You can just staple the front of the hardware cloth into the rung of the ladder, but I had some copper tacks on hand and thought I would use them to add a nice touch. Simply secure them in place with a mallet.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
STEP 10: Fill your shelves with the items of your choice!
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
Look at all that new storage space! I love how rustic this looks in my home. The ladder totally makes this unique from other shelves. I might buy another one from Amazon, because I love it so much.
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
You could use a piece of wood in the front of the shelf, but the hardware cloth really helps hold tiny items in place…
repurposed ladder into shelf, shelving ideas
This thing has a lot going for it! It’s repurposed, it is a storage solution, AND it looks pretty great and can be used as decor too!

Materials I used for this project:

4′ Tall Primitive Barnwood Display Ladder Authentic Weathered Wood   (Amazon)

Stanley-National Hardware 0.875-in x 4-in Flat Brace   (Lowe’s)

Blue Hawk Rolled Wire Galvanized Steel Hardware Cloth (Common: 5-ft x 2-ft; Actual: 5-ft x 2-ft)   (Lowe’s)

Rust-Oleum 1937830 Metallic Spray, Copper, 11-Ounce   (Amazon)

Dritz 44281 Upholstery Decorative Round Head Nails, Copper, 7/16-Inch, 24-Pack  (Amazon)

Arrow Fastener 0.375-in Manual Staple Gun   (Lowe’s)

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