This project is seriously so easy I can’t believe I am just now doing it! There are only three steps to this cute little project and anyone can do this.
The first step is to paint your round board and your wooden ball knobs with any paint you prefer. I used a white acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby but seriously any paint will work for this.
Next once everything was dry I took a sanding block and distressed my piece of wood. The amount of distressing will depend on your taste. I like to make mine noticeably distressed as I prefer the more aged farmhouse look.
The last step is to simply glue on your feet(knobs) to the bottom of your riser. I used 4 knobs for mine and it works perfectly. You could also use E6000 to adhere your feet to your riser but I didn’t have any on hand so just used hot glue instead and that worked just fine.
I am so excited to decorate my new riser for the different holidays! What do you all think? Super cute, affordable, and soo easy to do! Just the way I like it!
*Apple Barrel Paint-I mixed Kelley Green and White
For those of you who love to decorate your porch for the holidays…you can never have too much porch decor can you? I absolutely LOVE how this porch sign turned out!
The board I used for this project came from Menards. It was a 10 ft. board that we cut in half to get two 5ft. boards. Once my board was cut to my desired length I then painted it. I mixed “Kelley Green” and “White” Apple Barrel paint together to get a sage green color.
While my board was drying I began tracing my letters and using mod podge to adhere my scrapbook paper and wrapping paper to my letters. The scrapbook paper I used came from Hobby Lobby and the teal plaid is Pioneer Woman wrapping paper that I got at Wal-mart. Both worked great for this project.
Once I had my paper mod podged on the letters I also went over the top of the paper again to seal the letters.
Once my board and letters were dry I used E6000 to adhere the letters to my board. If you plan to use this sign inside you could also use hot glue for this step. You will want to be sure and let your E6000 set up for the recommended time to ensure your letters stay put.
I used my staple gun to wrap some jute twine around the top and bottom of my sign and added a cute home made bow to the top and voila! Stinkin’ cute, right? So excited to add this to my porch! If you wanted to spruce it up even more it would be super cute to add some lights around it.
If you plan to put your sign outside you will want to spray it with a clear coat to seal it from the weather!
This project is seriously so easy! Now, I used scrap wood on my ladder just because I have a ton of it laying around! If you do not have scrap wood you can just use regular 2×4 boards. My pieces of wood were already cut to these lengths so instead of complicating it I just kept them the lengths they were. So obviously if you would like your ladder to be taller than 40 inches you would would just adjust your lengths accordingly! For the steps of the ladder my pieces were 13 inches wide but like I said just do whatever works for you depending on the size of the ladder you want!
Once you have all of your pieces the lengths you want them simply lay out your pieces and screw it together! I left 10 inch gaps between the steps on my ladder.
Once I had my boards screwed together I went over it with my sander. This step may be optional depending on the boards you use. Since I used scrap wood my boards definitely needed some sanding!
Now it’s time to add your paint or stain. I went back and forth on what I wanted to do with mine but decided to use white chalk paint since that’s what I had on hand.
Once my paint dried I went back over it all with my sanding block to add some distressing. If you don’t have a sanding block you could also use a piece of sand paper or an orbital sander. You will want to use a coarser grit on this.
I just love decorating with these ladders! They are so versatile and you can dress it up differently for each season!
I did a live video on this door hanger but thought it turned out too cute not to put on the blog so here it is. I love how this turned out and you could certainly put your own twist on it to make it your style.
I chose to add a bow to my hanger because if you know me, you know I put bows on darn near everything…HaHa! I love the farmhouse look that the wood beads added to it. What do you all think?