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Monday, November 8, 2010

Ladder Clothes Bar for the Laundry

 

I don’t have a lot to reveal on my laundry room project. 

Got some things still cooking in there, but still only half baked.

This is one element I was able to finish. 

Remember I showed you the piece of ladder last week? 

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I hung it across the joists using some metal strapping and it is now my clothes bar for hanging up the dry clothes as I take them out of the dryer.

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Sorry I don’t have any  good photos of it in use. 

I DID put it to the test yesterday and was amazed at how handy it was. 

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I hung it so part of the ladder is over the set tub, and the rest is over the washer/dryer. 

Wet clothes can be hung over the sink to drip dry.

Unfortunately I can’t show you any photos of the lower area yet.  It’s a disaster zone due to work in progress!

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Love the rusty metal brackets. 

Don’t worry, I sealed them so they won’t flake on the clothes!

Oops, forgot to add, this ladder was from a stash of curb found ladder pieces I had in my collection, so this little project cost nothing to do.  I  even had the metal strapping already.

Gotta go,

Rose

I’m linking this one up to Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.  Can’t get any thriftier than free, right?

 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

Also linking this to Linda at A La Carte’s Junkin Finds Friday #3

and  Gail’s Catch as Catch Can Friday link up.

She’s hosting a great CSN giveaway for $110 gift card!

Check them out!

26 comments:

  1. Ok, that is really clever, thrifty and just darn cute!

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  2. That's just so cool and gives you so much hanging room. Much better than what we have to do...hang them on the door trim.

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  3. Very clever Idea. I'll bet you're going to love a new large laundry room. Mine is just a 3'x6' closet in the kitchen.

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  4. How ingenious. This is such a clever idea. I've NEVER seen it before.

    I'm so impressed with your original thinking.

    Sarahx

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  5. Love the ladder. You will get so much use from it. Glad you didn't paint it.

    I've always dreamed of having an old farmhouse kitchen with high ceilings where I could have a ladder like that to hang herbs from to dry. Maybe someday......

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  6. wow rose! You get to use another ladder for a very useful purpose! I love it. I know all about disaster zones! (can we say gail's kitchen) someday soon, hopefully by t'giving.
    I am so excited for you to have a wonderful laundry space! Can't wait to see it all come together.
    gail

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  7. Very clever and I love the look of the ladder. You are making me wish I had more room in my laundry area!

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  8. Love that idea... can't wait to see the rest of it.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Hugs, Deb

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  9. Ingenious, you are!!!! LOVE it!!!!

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  10. Excellent idea! Great repurposing. I'm sure the rest of it will be fabulous!

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  11. What a cool idea! It's cute and functional AND thrifty. You hit the trifecta!

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  12. I love old ladders, good thing you don't live near me when there is a ladder around I might snatch it, LOL. The rest of the time it would be great to have a handy, creative person like you living next door on one side and Deb on the other side, maybe Granny would like to live across the street with Gail! Sounds like a great neigborhood to me :0)

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  13. How cool is that! Love how you used something most would just throw away.

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  14. Re-fresh, re-use, re-buy, is our motto great thinking

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  15. Repurpose, repurpose, what a clever idea!! Like the way you can hang wet clothes on it too and have them drip in the tub. Great job and great find.

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  16. What a totally, completely awesome idea!! I may 'borrow' it later, once my own laundry room reno floats to the top of my To Do List. Thanks so MUCH for showing it to us.

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  17. You are so clever to do this! Wonderful! Thanks for joining Junkin Finds...oh yes Free is the best!!

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  18. Great idea! I like it mjuch better than the shower curtain rod I used for the same purpose. I have been looking for an old wood ladder for a different use, but now I will have to find one so I can utilize your idea!

    Thanks!

    ~ Tracy

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  19. Just stopping by from Junkin Party!! Great idea! Much more character!

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  20. I think that's a great idea! Useful and cute too!

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  21. What's that old saying...necessity is the mother of invention?? or something to that effect. Bravo for your creativity! I love old wooden ladders. There is so much can do with them. Magazine holder, quilt display, indian rug display you name it. Thanks for sharing!~Ames

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  22. What a great use for an old ladder, Rose.

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  23. I LOVE THIS IDEA!! YOU ARE SO CLEVER! I HAVE A FEW PLACES THIS WOULD WORK! THANKS

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  24. Clever, clever girl! I have a very cool vintage wood clothes dryer that is circular, but folds away. However when it is open it takes up a lot of space. Love the idea of a ladder!

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  25. I posted on my pic on my blog. I love the wood ladders

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