I am not a very crafty person… when I pin things on Pinterest, it’s usually food. However, a couple of weekends ago I took on my very first Pinterest project. I’m proud to say that it was actually successful (on a side note, have you ever read any of these Pinterest fails? Hilarious that they actually have an entire website devoted to them!)
Here’s what inspired mine:
It’s stunning, but that sucker sets you back $250! I did some searching on Pinterest and found a blog where a girl had made her own. I’m a smart cookie, so I figured how hard could it be?
I headed over to my local Lowe’s and picked up the supplies – basically two big boards, some dowels, a bunch of screws & nails, hinges, chain, and some long thin pieces of wood (seriously, the other girl’s blog details it step by step – with pictures. I did change-up the measurements for my laundry room). I went home and got to work. Mike had to show me how to use the skill saw, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. I used a drill to make the holes for the dowels, and before I knew it I was painting! I painted the backboard and ladder separately and then assembled them.
The whole thing basically took two days (most of Saturday doing the carpentry and then some paint touch ups on Sunday) and I’m pretty pleased with the outcome! Mike and Raymond hung them for me (instead of picture hooks they bolted them into the studs so I don’t have to worry about the weight). I might do some more touch up (maybe paint over the bolts?) but I’m really happy with it!