This was the final result of one of the projects I made back in March during the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin at Lemons Lavander & Laundry. I didn’t have time to post it since then. Yep, a busy life you say! So here’s how I made this ladder to hide the ugly heater! My bathroom has a heater that I can turn on or off. I mean it doesn’t go on unless I turn it on. Practical, but ugly. And my previous towel rack was just not doing the trick.
I started by doing a little sketch of what I was looking for. Graph paper was the best thing to get a proportional drawing of what I wanted to do.
Then I measured where I wanted the dowel to be. At that time, I didn’t realize I was going to stain in black!!! So, note to yourself, stain and then measure!!
I stained the 1″ x 3″ in a black water based wood stain from Saman and used a color that was similar to all the other wood in my bathroom for the dowels.
Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble. I (meaning my nice husband!) fixed the dowels with the sides only using nails and hammer. I know it would have been a lot faster and more effective to use a nail gun, but it was in the shed and the shed door was buried behind a lot of snow and ice!!!
So in the end, I have a nice ladder for the towels in my bathroom and you cannot see the ugly heater anymore!
If you’d like to catch up on all the projects I did during the last $100 Room Challenge, just follow these links :