Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:


As we’re heading into Winter here in North Carolina (which is actually snowed this past weekend). I wanted to create a simple DIY Blanket Ladder for the house where we can hang up all our cozy blankets to snuggle up on the couch with!  I have wanted to make one of these for a long time now and I’m so glad I finally did.  Since I already had my paint on hand I just needed to head to Lowes and get my wood.

I spent about $15.00 Dollars in wood for this ladder, which was a great deal. Pottery Barn has Blanker ladders and they are EXPENSIVE! So creating one on my own was my best option to get one.

I am part of the DecoArt core blogger team for 2017-2018.  This post and paint is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions, ideas and creative inspo are from me.


Here’s a picture of my front yard this past weekend. Everyone’s said it has been ages since it’s snowed in December.  All my boys had such a good time playing and sledding in the snow!  We’re from Florida so this is still pretty new and exciting to us.

Now onto the project!


Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

Step 1 -

The side pieces were already the exact measurements that I wanted, 6 ft tall. I just needed to pull out my saw and cut the center pieces to 16″.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

Step 2 -

Now this part I really didn’t measure (don’t tell my hubby).  I just eyed it, but I think it turned out well. I used my “trusty” nail gun to put everything together. It was honestly super simple, but if you have any questions please let me know!

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

Step 3 -

I picked out my colors. Americana Decor Satin Enamels – Pure White and Rich Chestnut. But as you read the post you will see I decided at the last minute to change my colors for the ladder to these two.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

I only needed to paint on one coat of my Pure White.  Let dry 30 minutes.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

So here was my original idea, whitewashing it with the gray.  As I did it, I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t exactly the look I was going for, for this idea. I was going more Farmhouse warm and cozy not Beachy.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

Here’s what it looked like with the gray over top.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

So then I decided to use the Rich Chestnut and I’m so glad I did.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

I used a small paint brush and went over the whole ladder.  It really gave it an “aged” feel that I wanted for this idea.  I’m actually glad I painted it white first, because I think the brown looks great with some of the white popping through.  Once the first coat dried I went back over with some more of the brown paint to give some areas a darker look.

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder Tutorial

Finishing Touches

WHAT!!  I can’t believe I made this DIY Blanket Ladder! If you follow my blog then you know I don’t build stuff my less pull out some power tools.  SO I’m impressed with myself on this project! I really think this would be an AWESOME housewarming gift for someone, paired with a comfy blank!

Super simple how to Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder

It really has a cool rustic feel right?? You could even hang it in the bathroom for your towels. I might be making one for each room in the house now!


Easy Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder for Winter

Farmhouse DIY Blanket Ladder

I think once Winter is over this DIY Blanket Ladder will still fit in perfectly with my coastal style.  I can hang a couple starfish off this right??!!   Who knew I could get this awesome look without using any stain just the Americana Decor Satin Enamel paints.

There will be so many awesome decorating idea I can do with this now.  I can’t wait!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays everyone!

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