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

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    From colorful room tours to delicious easy recipes, sister team Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman have us convinced that life's a little bit better when it's homemade. Together, they founded A Beautiful Mess, a women's lifestyle company that has produced two #1 apps, a paper crafts product line, two books, and hundreds of DIY projects and recipes.
    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.



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