This Decorating Idea Is So Smart, We Can't Believe We're Just Discovering It

By Mandi Johnson

One of my first projects for A Beautiful Mess back in 2013 was this leaning ladder, and it remains a very favorite piece in my home, moved about depending on my mood. It's a pretty simple project for the beginner woodworker, and so versatile as a decorative accessory. You can also find old, weathered ladders at antique shops and salvage stores if you're not keen on making one.

If you already have a leaning ladder in your home, or are considering making or purchasing one, here are some ideas that will help you decorate confidently.