So this ladder was not technically new. I bought it at a yard sale so it was like new, but not right out of the box.
Just thought I would preface that since ‘yall know how cheap I am and buying something new just to make it look not new isn’t really my thing. Oh, wait. Actually yes it is. Either way, find a ladder used, or buy one new… it’s up to you.
First things first: make sure your ladder is clean of any dust or dirt.
Next, spray paint the color of your choosing. (Turquoise is awesome just so ya know.)
I then lightly sanded mine and rubbed a little bit of dark wood stain all over it.
Next I cut a piece of thin scrap sheet metal to cover the top two steps. I used a heavy-duty glue and laid paint cans all over it to hold it down until it dried.
When it was dry I added a piece of masonite board that fit the entire back side of the steps for extra support, and then painted the inside of the third step with chalkboard paint.
If you look below you will see that everything was adhered in-between the ladder steps and backside support.
After drying it was ready to hang! This was a super fun project for Studio 5, and my teenager is very excited to have it as a message board in her room.
More ladder project tutorials coming up Monday!