Striking Wall Decor Using Old Wood Siding And A Ladder

I hated the big blank space over my stairway. I have the most perfect spot to relax and sip my coffee each morning upstairs on my landing. Out the window my view is a gorgeous windmill, a stone root cellar, and old barns. I can see down the stairs into our beautiful foyer. But that empty wall over the stairs… It was a big wall staring blankly at me each morning! I needed some wall candy!
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
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The only thing that seemed to go there was an old ladder. But I have quite a few ladders in my home already as decor… so I would need to do something different to make a “new” statement, not “same ole”.
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Rewind to our summer sunroom project where we ripped all sorts of layers of this and that off of walls and floors. I fell in love with those long pieces of chippy old wood siding. Everything got pitched outside in a big pile….
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which I then went through and scavenged what I could. I managed to save quite a few long pieces of the original old wood siding. After pounding out the old nails and scrubbing 100+ years of dirt off, it had the perfect chippy patina! I cut one of the long pieces into an arrow shape and then stenciled my quote “Choose You This Day” using black paint onto the sign. Then I drilled two holes in the top so that I could hang the sign from my ladder with thick jute rope.
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Next was convincing Hubby he had to hang this for me.
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Good thing he is tall and lanky – he could just barely reach without needing any extra assistance!
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Take a closer look at my photo display going up the stairway here: http://www.kammyskorner.com/2015/06/framed-photos-on-reclaimed-wood-for.html
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If you’re curious as to my little “library on the landing” at the top of the stairs where I sit and drink my coffee each morning, get the details and pictures here: http://www.kammyskorner.com/2016/02/free-chairs-for-library-on-landing.html
I love my rustic with a quote that keeps me one track!
See more of our old historic home here: www.kammyskorner.com

To see more: http://www.kammyskorner.com/2015/10/rustic-ladder-with-upcycled-arrow-sign.html