Easy $15 DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder

Make this farmhouse style DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder for about $10…and in less than an hour!

Wooden blanket ladders are full of farmhouse charm, but they can be utilized in other decorating styles as well, make them really versatile.  I love them as decor, and store blankets–they’re adorable and functional.

We have a lot of windows in our family room. They go all the way around the room, except where the fireplace goes, leaving me very little wall space. I adore all the windows and light, but it does limit me when it comes to decor.  However…there was one thing I knew I wanted, and that I knew would be perfect in the corner of the room, between the windows.

DIY Wood Blanket Ladder
Easy $15 DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder
DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com

Beat the price…make your own wooden blanket ladder!

If you’ve searched around to buy a wooden blanket ladder, they can be really pricey. I’ve seen plenty I really liked, and even loved, but I just could not bring myself to pay that much for them.  So…I made my own!  It’s an hour (or less) project, and you can make one for around $15. It actually cost me less than that, because we already had the screws–but it’s around $9 in wood. You really can’t beat that! It makes me want one in every single room of my house.

I like a chunkier look, so I used 2×4 posts, instead of thinner wood. I’ve also seen some ladders with slanted rungs, but I prefer them straight.

DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com

DIY Wooden Blanket Ladder Tutorial

Supplies: 

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P.S.  The wreath is from Hobby Lobby, and the blanket is from Target!

Directions:

First you need to decide how tall and how wide you want your ladder to be.  That’s another great thing about making your own…you can build it the perfect size for your space!  Once you’ve decided those two things, you’re ready to cut the wood to size.  My ladder is 6 feet tall, 18 inches wide, and about 12 inches between the rungs.

Once your wood is cut, lay out the ladder on your work surface, and get your drill and screws ready.  Measure your ladder, and mark where your rungs need to go.  Use clamps to keep your rungs in place as you drill in the screws.

Use a drill and 3 inch deck screws (2 per rung, per side) to attach the rungs to the sides. Repeat for each rung.

Add a slight angle (20%) at the top of each piece of wood, so it will rest easily against the wall.  I added felt pads as well, so they wouldn’t scuff my wall.

Stain or paint as desired.  (This is the one I used.)

DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com
DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com
DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com
You can see where we added the screws in this picture–straight into the side! I stained over them, and they blend in really well.

I absolutely love how it turned out, and the fact that it’s so inexpensive just means I can make more!  If you’re looking for a way to add some farmhouse charm to your home, this darling Wooden Blanket Ladder is perfect!

DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com
DIY Wood Blanket Ladder | oldsaltfarm.com

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