Now that I have a country home, I feel that I can utilize ladders as part of my decor. I've always loved the look, but it didn't fit with the style of our previous home.
I went "picking" in my dad's corn crib and found two short, dusty ladders left over from my sister's wedding. They were already cut and the perfect size for what I needed. If you're looking to recreate what I did, it would be just as easy to find a long wooden ladder and cut it into 3-4 foot portions. That was my Plan B if picking didn't work out!
I'm showing you how I used a ladder to act as storage in our bathroom. I attached the ladder to the wall above the toilet with four L brackets, one on the inside of each corner. If you don't like the silver brackets showing (or standing out as much as they appear to in my photo), you could easily spray paint the brackets beforehand. I didn't mind, because I figured what I put up would help distract from them, so I left mine "raw." Let's call it a country/industrial look!
I finished the ladder off with two small baskets I found at the store "At Home" for $4 each and attached them through the back with zip ties. The burlap covers the ties, so they are not visible. Doing this saved me money by not requiring me to buy the S hooks I had planned to use. I then threw a hand towel over the second to last rung and I was done! It looks great and is functional - which is important in our tiny house - every space counts.
I mentioned that I also found a second short ladder during my picking adventure. I use the second ladder in our living room to hold blankets. See below!