Apple Of My Eye
Over the years I have used several different types of ladders as bookshelves and plant stands in my home. Since I moved into my current home all of my ladders have been relegated to a corner of the garage. The rooms in my house are pretty small and ladders (open ones at least) take up a considerable amount of space.
Last spring during a trip to a local farmers market I came across several antique vendors that had some pretty darn charming junk. I always love it when I come across things I have never seen before, or are a little different than the ordinary style or type of that item. This particular day I was introduced to the APPLE LADDER - or orchard ladder - and decided that I "needed" one for myself. I wanted to adapt it to use for a bedside table in my bedroom. I thought it would look really cool next to my bed. So I bought it.
Well, these suckers are bigger than they look! I had to go home and get a larger vehicle to bring it home in. And (insert my sinking heart here) it was way too big to use where I wanted to. I tried it several different places and ended up putting it in the only place where it would fit. I like, but I don't love it, and I'm hoping someday I will have a vision for its purpose in my home that will send it into "I LOVE THIS THING" territory.
|A berry basket. Do you think it's ok to mix my produce items?|
I think I want to paint it white or do a whitewash....any opinions out there???? Usually I'm stubborn about my visions, but in this case I could use a little help...
Make something wonderful today!