DIY BLANKET LADDER UNDER $10

This month’s Power Tool Challenge is a fun one!  We were challenged to create something for under $10…. so I made a DIY Blanket Ladder for under $10!  I’ve been wanting to make a blanket ladder for ages… so I’m thrilled I finally got a chance.  It’s amazing what a cozy addition a blanket ladder makes to a room.

DIY Blanket Ladder stained graySave

DIY BLANKET LADDER

This ladder actually cost less than $5 for the lumber!!!  Yep… crazy cheap!

DIY BLANKET LADDER SUPPLIES {AFFILIATE LINKS PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, MORE INFO HERE}

  • three 1″ x 3″ x 6′ pine boards
  • miter saw
  • nailer
    • here’s my favorite
  • weathered gray stain

DIY BLANKET LADDER DIRECTIONS:

I wanted my ladder about 5 feet tall, but you could adjust the height and width of your ladder easily.   Here’s the cuts I had:

  • two 65″ (the sides of ladder)
  • four 17.75″ (the ladder rungs)
Less than 5 dollars of lumber to make this DIY Blanket LadderSave

The bottom on the ladder sides I cut a slight angle so it would easily lean against the wall.  (How big your angle will determine the distance from the wall)

Putting together a Blanket Ladder than cost less than five dollars in lumberSave

On the outside of the board I drew a line in the center from top to the bottom so I knew where to put in the nails.  I started the first rung 3″ from the top and then each rung was 16″ down from the one above.  I put 2 nails in on each board on each side.

Staining a DIY Blanket Ladder with Weathered Gray stainSave

Then I stained it with a gorgeous weathered gray… I love this stain and color.  It’s gorgeous and it dries in an hour!

DIY Blanket Ladder for the family roomSave

I’m loving it in our family room!!  Such an easy project and for less than $5 it’s a bargain of a DIY!  If you don’t have a nailer you could easily use wood screws too.

I’ve had a LOT of interest in my area rug.  I happened to find that gorgeous rug at Ross.  I’ve never seen another one since though.  Here’s some similar rugs I’ve found though.  You can click on them to learn more.

       

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