Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ladder Inspiration.........

I really like decorating for summer, love all the shells, sand, and beachy things that make home feel like a cottage by the sea.  When it came to hanging something over the sofa where my 2 large equestrian prints were, I was at a loss, I didn't have anything big enough so I had to figure something out.  I looked at my white ladder which I use to hang my vintage tablecloths on, (a thrifty find at the flea, $20 ),  I thought it might work if I hung it sideways on the wall.  I didn't even have to hammer in any new nails!  Hung it up and then put my photos of the kids in white frames on the rail, leaned my boat sign on the top rail, perfect!  I love the way it looks, and the best part is I didn't have to buy anything new!  Even though you can't see much of it, my red, linen sofa is also a thrifty deal.  It belonged to one of my BFs.  She bought it for around a $1000. and had it for a couple of years and then decided it didn't work cuz she had 2 (adorable) dogs who just wouldn't stay off it.  So, she sold it to me for $150!  I love the pop of color and it fits right in with my brown, olive green and red color pallet!








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Till next time......
Rebecca

16 comments:

Carol said...

What a great project! Repurposing is so satisfying and when you are able to create the effect you want with things you already have - wow!

Liz said...

Don't you just love it when a project turns out great! :) This is really a cute idea!

~Liz

Heather said...

My favorite projects are ones that I can use what I already have. Your ladder looks great! Love it with the red sofa!

laurie said...

what great look,, thats beautiful look with the sofa,,you come up with the best ideas,,

Ironstone and Pine said...

Great idea....i use an old chippy ladder to hang my quilts on, love it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a great idea...it looks GREAT!!!! Thanks so much for showing it off at my NTT party.

Blessings,
Linda

Vicki said...

What a great ladder!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

I LOVE ladders and this is a fabulous way to display it. It looks so fresh and clean and beachy!

Hope you get a chance to come over this week and enter our "Celebrate Summer" giveaway for a pair of Beach Glass Earrings.

Hugs,
Marie

Kathy said...

This looks truly terrific! Love the contrast with the red couch! Great finds,
Kathy

Tammy @ Type A said...

love what you did with the ladder, looks great! thanks so much for sharing this at my party!

Michella Marie said...

What an awesome idea!! I am always on the look out for wooden ladders!!
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A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea...it looks wonderful!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Ah ha, I love it! From what I can see, I have that very same striped pillow that you have. I want a ladder, too. Maybe can find one at the flea market, can't wait! I think we are going to be later than expected leavin, but will text or call one when on the road.

abeachcottage said...

Its a great idea, looks great! glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

Sherry said...

Rebecca,
This is a great idea! Very cute way to decorate over the sofa. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

very merry vintage style said...

Love how you used the ladder--it looks great! Thanks so much for linking to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week!
Mary