On Fridays I would normally share an Etsy Round up with you but due to yesterdays madness and inability to get this post out, I have something far more exciting… You can see previous Etsy Round ups here and here. For today though its time for some scarf reviving storage solutions.
For those of you who follow me on twitter you would have seen that on Monday I bought a really shabby timber ladder off gumtree for R100.00 (+- $0.10). The plan for this was to alleviate a problem I’m sure most girls have… STORAGE! Where to put your excessive but obviously necessary amount of shoes, belts and scarves. My dear friend, Nikki who is the author of a beautiful family & lifestyle blog called Nikki and Nicholas, has previously posted a beautiful rendition of exactly what I’m about to attempt. See her Ladder here.
My current scarf and belt store. (It’s such a mission finding whats at the back)
This Ladder was originally a bunk bed ladder. I was looking for something small that wouldn’t be over powering in my bedroom and lets face it I wouldn’t be able to reach the top had it been any taller. But in hind site, this one was a little too small as I couldn’t fit all my scarves and belts on it. So chose wisely according to your needs.
Once you have your ladder prepare it by giving it a light sand (It’s recommended that you do this part outside). Once sanded wipe it down with a damp cloth to get rid of any dust particles. I did this DIY in two evenings after work, hence painting inside. If you decide to paint inside make sure your space is well ventilated.
The ladder, sanded, wiped down and ready to paint.
The paint selection is entirely up to you. I stuck to what I had left over from another DIY I’m yet to share, its an off white by Plascon. I would suggest two coats of paint and primer, although I didn’t use primer this time round and it turned out just fine.
The Ladder after one coat of paint. I left the top tread bare to allow me to turn it around while wet.
The Ladder in position and doing its thang.
I love the way it turned out despite the fact that I still have scarves and belts shoved at the bottom of my cupboard. Think i’ll need two ladders… *Blush*.
Below are three easy ways to store your belts on a storage ladder.
1. Loop: Simply loop the belt around the tread, do this lightly allowing the belt to hold its natural curve.
2. Wrap: Tightly wrap you belt around the tread closing it off as you would when around your waist, using the buckle to secure it.
3. Drape: Drape the belt over the tread, I felt this worked better for bigger belts.
Three easy ways to store your belts on a storage ladder.
Images: All by Melissa Louise