How to repurpose an old ladder…

…into a focal point in your house!

Decorating your house shouldn’t have to be cumbersome or heavy on your wallet. There are many simple ways to easily transform someone’s junk into your own treasure.

Let’s take a ladder for instance, an item which probably lingers around in your garage to help clean the chimney once a year. Well now you can proudly pop up that ladder into your living room, bedroom or bathroom and watch it become a conversation starter. All can be done with few minor touch ups, I promise!

And here’s how you can do it!

Bathroom

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Bedroom

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Kitchen/Dining

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Living Room

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Laundry Room/Other

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DIY Vanity Storage Jars/Brush Holders

How many of you frequently trash those 3-wick candle jars from Bath & Body Works?!

And what if I told you there was a way to transform those jars from this:

candle jar

to this:

vanity storage

Watch blogger The Glam Vice transform candle jars into vanity storage jars in just a few steps. This project is so easy, you can recycle these jars to use for almost any type of storage in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom. You name it!

Always think before you recycle!

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Vintage Living – Amazing Repurposed Storage Ideas

“In my humble opinion, two things a home can always use more of is, extra storage & vintage charm. Being a lover of all things old & worn and a mom of 2 busy boys, I am always looking for clever ways to add storage that will keep me on budget and add warmth to my space at the same time. Repurposing vintage & salvaged items into storage can add style & character, create conversation and bring function to your space without breaking the bank. The best places to look for these items are flea markets, estate & tag sales, thrift stores, local antique shops and yard sales.”

Jennifer O’Brien, BHG.com

Feel free to be charmed by Jen’s modern country-style living as seen on her blog City Farmhouse.

In the meantime, let me share with you some of the ideas featured in her article on BHG.com on how to make use of vintage items to bring character and purpose to your house at the same time make space for extra storage.

Vintage rolling cart & tool box serves as storage & display for family treasures

Vintage rolling cart & tool box serves as storage & display for family treasures, via Jeanne Oliver Designs

Stacked crates for wine storage

Stacked crates for wine storage

Vintage box serving as a beautiful centerpiece on the coffee table

Vintage box serving as a beautiful centerpiece on the coffee table, via My Fabuless Life

Crates create beautiful displays in this kitchen

Crates create beautiful displays in this kitchen

This empire dresser serves as functional kitchen island storage

This empire dresser serves as functional kitchen island storage, via DIYShowOff

Vintage crates create instant storage in a bedroom

Vintage crates create instant storage in a bedroom

A chicken feeder makes for a perfect console table to hold magazines and display a collection of weather vanes

A chicken feeder makes for a perfect console table to hold magazines and display a collection of weather vanes

Chicken coop turned into a stunning coffee table perfect for storing collectibles

Chicken coop turned into a stunning coffee table perfect for storing collectibles