Here Are The Most Beautiful Ways To Upcycle An Old Ladder

Aluminum and wooden ladders are usually a thing of the past…but here are ways to add new life into them!

The most obvious use is as a towel rack in a rustic-themed bathroom.
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But they also work great in the kitchen, for hanging pots or drying herbs.
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They can even make a wonderfully unique Christmas “Tree.”
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For those of us who hate the idea of chopping down a live tree, but hate those phony things even more, this is so perfect.

A coat of paint and some imagination turns a section of old ladder into a cute shoe organizer.
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If you’re into the distressed look, wood ladders are a great starting point.
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With the right attitude, they can basically be put to use anywhere.
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One of our favorite ideas is this DIY light fixture, sure to be a conversation starter.
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You don’t have to use a huge ladder, or chop one to pieces, either.
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This old stepladder probably isn’t safe to stand on anymore, but makes a great end table.

One of the most creative uses we’ve seen lately has been bookshelves.
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This wraparound number is one of the most ambitious, for sure.

Not everyone has a gorgeous clawfoot in their bathroom, but you might not even notice with a cool bath tray like this one in your own tub.
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They even lend themselves to clever closet organizing.
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This is especially helpful if you live in a spot with few closets and have to keep your clothes out in the open.

They can help organize other parts of your home with style, too.
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Or simply be there just to look good.
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