MY DIY | Gold Bolt Blanket Ladder 



It’s getting chilly here in Wisconsin, so I like to keep blankets all over the house so I can always have one in arm’s length. I’ve seen a few of blanket ladders online, but wanted to make mine a little different with exposed gold bolts and green painted reclaimed wood. The only hiccup, they don’t have either one of those at the hardware store. The solution: Spray paint! The nuts and bolts got a golden makeover with Krylon® ColorMaster™ Metallic in Gold and I found this pretty Green – Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer in Satin Italian Olive – to paint the reclaimed wood. During construction I ended up with a happy mistake – I cut the tall pieces too short, and instead of starting over I reattached the cut off pieces with hinges, then used that part to lay flat against the wall, and screw in hooks to hang plants and stabilize the ladder, Yay!


What do you all think? Supplies and steps after the break. 


What you need:
3 – 1x4x8ft Reclaimed Wood
1 can – Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer in Satin Italian Olive
1 can – Krylon ColorMaster Metallic in Gold  (Both of spay paints can be found at Ace Hardware)
Screwdriver with 5/8th Spade
2 per rung – 1/2 in. x 13 tpi x 2 in. Stainless Steel Carriage Bolt and Nuts
2 – 4in hinges

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What to do:
Spray paint the bolts and nuts with Krylon ColorMaster Metallic in Gold (I sprayed 2 coats on each)
Spraypaint the reclaimed wood boards with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer in Satin Italian Olive (I sprayed 1 coat on the wood so it would look green, but still let some if the grain of the barn would show)
Follow the application and safety directions on the can, and let dry
Saw one of the 8ft boards into 5 – 30in pieces
Evenly space the rungs on the other two 8 ft pieces (or cut the 8 foot pieces to desired height then space the rungs)
**I made a happy mistake and cut the ladder too short, then reattached the excess pieces with hinges that part laid flat against the wall, and screwed in hooks to hang plants and stabilize the ladder
When the rungs are in place, use your screw driver with a spade to drill through the rung and ladder
Add bolt to keep the two pieces together.
Repeat on both sides of each rung.


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  1. Michelle says:

    That ladder is super stylish, I love the idea!

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks so much Michelle!

  2. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style says:

    Such a cute DIY! X

  3. Courtney says:

    That ladder looks awesome!!

  4. Eva says:

    Love your ladders! I really need to make one, I always need to hang things and I love putting a plant on there. Really uses the vertical space! How well does the paint adhere to the metal pieces? Does it scratch off?

    1. Jenni says:

      So far great! Although the bolts are not getting rubbed up against all that much. But the spray paint is meant for metal, so should be pretty good!

  5. Michelle says:

    This is just the cutest!

    Michelle ||

  6. Isla Noir says:

    I love this DIY! and it actually seems like something I can do! 🙂

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