I had an empty stretch of wall in my living room/hallway. The fireplace is the room’s focal point and it is to the right of this wall. I needed something unassuming to occupy this space.
I found our old barn ladder in my mother’s shed. The barn loft was always a place I went to play house or sing (the cows did not care how off-key I was), so the ladder evokes very fond memories for me.
I love filling my home with items from my childhood homeplace. Or, even better, from my grandparents home.
The ladder was so easy to paint. It is nicked and deeply scarred which made the distressing genuine. I simply painted it over one time with white latex paint and it was exactly the way I remembered.