Plant Stand Ladder Craft
Display brilliant blooms on this stepladder-cum-potted plant showcase:
By Bernadette Baczynski Posted October 14, 2009 from Ty Pennington at Home.
Turn a ladder into a pretty plant stand to give a gardener just the space he or she needs for displaying bright blooms. Painted and anchored to the wall, the stand can hold sun-loving plants—and a few gardening books, too.
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: Hand drill and bits; wooden stepladder with paint tray, about 5 or 6 feet tall; sandpaper; tack cloth; acrylic paint; paintbrush; ruler; pencil; 2 small “L” brackets with hardware; wall anchors; hammer.
1. Using drill with screwdriver bit, remove back of ladder, leaving paint tray intact.
2. Sand front of ladder. Wipe off dust with tack cloth. Apply two or more coats of paint, letting dry after each coat.
3. Measure and mark placement of brackets on underside of top step of ladder. Drill pilot holes at marks; attach brackets to ladder.
4. Lean ladder against wall; mark bracket placement on wall. Drill pilot holes in wall, hammer in wall anchors and screw in place to attach brackets to wall.
Photo: © Deborah Ory