I love old ladders, but who knew they would add so much visual impact to my wall?
Once upon a time the wall looked like this. It was… okay, but a little plain.
Then I wondered what it would look like if I were to hang my vintage ladder on the wall.
It looked better, but still wasn’t quite there. I added a painting of Mr. CH’s family homestead.
I love this painting, but it still wasn’t right. The frame was distracting me. So I pulled out my brush, used some Annie Sloan Paris Gray paint. After it dried, I sanded it down in places, then added a coat of wax.
I like the combination of the white, gray, and green.
I pronounced it PERFECT… as least for me… at least for today. 🙂
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Yes… perfect! Luv the frame , looks like old barn wood. Cute little green ladder.
Happy Wednesday Anita.
That room gives me the feeling of being in a lovely cabin by the lake! So cozy and homey! It is neat how the ladder adds to the ambiance! 🙂
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Angela Ryder says
Very nice! I always like the unexpected!! Have a great day!~~Angela
Christine Graves says
That looks great, Now that you’ve had the creativity to do that…I’m looking around the house for a vintage ladder! lol
What kind of eggs are those? I love speckled eggs…
Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam says
Cute! I love old ladders too – I have a large one leaning against the wall in my living room right now!
This looks so cute and I like what you did with the frame. Love the pillows too!
BTW, when is the new house update?
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Love the whole vignette and the frame is perfect.
Shabby soul says
I love ladders, especially if old and rough! I’m going to use them often in my new home.
Love the impact it has on your wall, so much caracter =)
I adore ladders. I had three little ones and two large ones. I just sold two of my little white ones. However I just spotted a cute shabby pink one I think I must have. I love your look!
Looks great! It fills the space nicely.
Pat Cantwell says
At least for me, too, dear friend!!!
I adore how the print of the farmhouse changed with the texture of the frame!!!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
You put this whole vignette together for a big impact. What a great idea to use a ladder as wall art! So creative, Anita! Your homestead picture is such a treasure! I love to come and visit!
Now this is a wall accessory my husband could understand. Maybe.
Jenny Lynn says
I like the ladder used as wall art. It looks perfect.
Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME says
I like it! It seems to fit with the house in the frame!
Love your Vignette Anita! And yes I too love ladders <3 I am on the hunt for an orchard ladder!
It IS perfect, Anita. The perfect combination of colors and objects. Nice job- xo Diana
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
Anita, this is a perfect vignette! I love the frame! The ladder is a perfect conversation piece to this too! Looks great!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
I love the ladder, Anita! My dad has a similar one that I want to use as a plant stand in the sunroom. He doesn’t “get” why I would want it in the house. LOL.
Karen Albert says
Anita, you made this wall and it’s accessories so perfect. Starting with that great ladder! I am like you; if something is a little “off”;like the frame I have to make a change!
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Sandi~A Cottage Muse says
Love this, so unique!
I’ve used ladders to hang vintage quilts, as a small side table, and to reach things up high, but never thought of using one as a piece of art. Very clever, Anita!
THE FARMHOUSE PORCH says
Much better! love the frame transformation!