You know that I would never pass up an old, beat up, done-it’s-time wooden ladder. I have had this one for several years. It was the best $25 I have ever spent…..I adore it.  It was leaning against the wall in my new office area since we moved in….as if it was just waiting for a new purpose….”please, use me again!” Well little ladder…your wish has been granted….and I love you even more now….


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Obviously you will need a fabulous old wood ladder. You may be lucky enough to score one at a flea market or garage sale. I found mine a few years back at a local consignment store. You may be able to make one too…easy enough construction really…just some scrap wood…


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Simple “L” brackets will secure it to the wall…use some drywall bolts if you don’t have studs available behind the wall.

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I used simple white hooks to hang all my accessories….so flippin handy! I screwed in total of 14 hooks…plenty of storage for all my pencils, markers, scissors, rulers…etc. I used containers that resemble mason jars to hold the markers and pencils. This container is actually a lighting cover (find it in the lighting section with the glass replacement pieces.) You could use a mason jar….but these have a nice lip on them for the wire to stay put….


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I used some 20 gauge wire to secure the containers to the hooks….

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A few decorative items make it look a bit dressier….hang up whatever you would like to look at everyday:)


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I used hooks in my previous office too….along with some dowel rods….see that post here



Do you have any old ladders laying around? Go getter girls! :)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Years ago I rescued an old step ladder from a dump. The back was removed, I wired it to my dining room wall as if it were open and the steps could be used. I bought just the right size wicker baskets at garage sales and wired them to the steps. Then I
    set potted plants in each basket with jar lids or butter tubs under the clay pots for the water drips. I was a decorating guru 40 years ago and did not even know it!

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