Blush Pink Vintage Linen Ladder Upcycle


Happy Monday, Friends! This spring I've been taking inventory in my home, mostly considering what's working and what's not. I want my rooms to be beautiful and functional, which is why after recently painting my bedroom, I was inspired to rearrange and edit to create a floral inspired office nook. Soon I'll be sharing the rest of my bedroom refresh, but first I wanted to share one of my updated projects for the room... 


vintage linen ladder upcycle


Originally I repurposed this yard sale bunk bed ladder as a drying rack and later displayed it as festive Christmas decor. In my current rethinking mode, I decided to upcycle it, yet again. 


vintage linen ladder upcycle


This past Friday I shared some lovely vintage hankies and linens I scored thrifting. Since I often come across them during my thrifting adventures, I have gathered a beautiful collection and while I often display them around my home, I wanted a way to showcase them in my fresh "new" bedroom. So... I gave the ladder a coat of blush pink paint that I had on hand and shopped my home for the perfect linens to display. {See how to make vintage hankie hoops, here!


vintage linen ladder upcycle


If you already have a blanket ladder, this is a fun way to update it for the warmer months. I know some of you are still waiting on those warmer months! I arranged this sweet bluebird cross stitch on the first rung. It's one of my favorites, because it was a thoughtful gift from Jo, at Anne's Attic Design. Sweetheart that she is, she sent it to me after I admired it in one of her posts, not too long after we met through blogging. Aren't the friendships formed through blogging one of the best perks? 


vintage linen ladder upcycle


I took a little time to try different combinations from my thrifted collection of hankies, embroidered pillowcases, and runners until I was pleased with the finished results. If you're just beginning a collection, thrift stores, estate sales and yard sales are a great place to look first. Also, I've added to my inventory and have vintage linens and hankies available in my Etsy shop. This would be a fun way to display vintage aprons, too! 


vintage linen ladder upcycle


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vintage linen ladder upcycle

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12 comments:

  1. Awe, so very pretty! I love those precious makeovers you have done with the ladder. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Love how your ladder turned out so pretty in pink. It is perfect for displaying your vintage linens. I found a chunky 3 rung ladder piece at the thrift store and I've been trying to think of a repurpose for it. I don't think it will work for small linens but maybe something larger. Funny thing is that it is already painted pink.

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  3. What a pretty way to display your treasure!

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  4. Love those bluebirds. I always wonder who did the needlework when I see these:) Your ladder is a great idea for display.

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  5. This is so charming, Cecilia! I love bluebirds! The linens are all so pretty displayed on your ladder!

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  6. Very pretty!! Love the linens and what a great way to display them!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. What a great idea to showcase your linen collection. And I LOVE pink!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  8. Oh how lovely! It's such a pretty display.

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  9. Very pretty! I am regretting selling the ladder I had for linens in my booth!!

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  10. Very pretty. My Polish grandmother and I both loved embroidered bluebirds and I have a cedramic one from her. I love how you display pretty linens; they deserve to do more than languish in a drawer!

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  11. I love ladders! Ive made myself a few and use them for in differnt ways.
    Hubby says I have enough when I mention building another lol.
    Nice reading about the bluebird hankie and how you got it from a blogger friend.

    Your christmas ladder is simular to how I use most of mine,seasonal decor, but the hankies is very shabby chic romantic, and I may have to try to work one in somewhere.

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  12. This is so pretty, you have great style and imagination to think of it #happynow@_karendenbis199@gmail

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