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Climbing The Ladder

So, I've been wanting to make a blanket ladder ever since I saw one in a Pottery Barn magazine. They were selling a 5 foot wood ladder for $249. I could not believe my eyes! How could something so simple cost so much money? Living on a newly married budget, I just could not afford it. That is when I took matters into my own hands. I figured it would be fairly easy, but boy was I wrong. It was easier than easy. If my husband and I can put one together than you can too! Here is how you can do it!

First, here are the things you will need:

  • Two 8 foot strips of wood. I used (2in x 2in)

  • Eight 2 inch wood screws.

  • Stain (Minwax in Dark Walnut is what I used)

  • Some kind of cloth or sponge to stain the wood.

Step 1: Cut one 5 foot piece of wood from each 8 foot piece.

Step 2: Cut four 18 inch pieces of wood from the remaining wood. (We used the very generous and kind men at Home Depot to cut the wood for us)

Step 3: Stain the wood. I used a sponge cloth.

Step 4: Let the wood dry.

Step 5: Lay the wood out on the ground in the shape of a ladder. I started 6 inches from the top and spaced them out 12 inches apart to have room for a blanket to fit on each bar.

Step 6: Screw in each wood screw on each side.

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