I made this blanket ladder with extra furring strips I had. Quarantine has definitely been getting to me, but these DIY side projects are keeping me somewhat sane. Here is a walk through of my process!
You can see the stupid little blue print I did. Other than that little sketch I really didn't have much of a plan. I cut the furring strips with my miter saw. These furrings trips had been used and abused so I had to do some shuffling to find some decent pieces. I cut two 5' boards and four 18". I left 18" from the bottom and 12" in between each run and laid each out.
I used wood glue and a nail gun to secure them. (I am defff investing in some clamps for next time) When I stood it up it was actually surprisingly sturdy. Then I filled the nail holes with wood filler and sanded the baby.
Deciding which stain I wanted to go with was the hard part. I really couldn't figure out what I was going for but ultimately decided to go with Golden Oak over Weathered Oak. I use Varathane stain.
I knew I wanted to do some dipped color sooo I spent a shit load of time on pinterest while I waited for the stain to dry. I had seen a lot of dipped ladders but I didn't want to be basic- so I thought what if I went with a diagonal dip instead. (no one had done this yet, I'm taking full credit for this ingeniousness)
I carefully taped out the angle I wanted the dip to be at with painters tape and started painting. (Outside with nothing but shorts and a sports bra on, my neighbors think i'm crazy) I use Rustoleum white chalk paint because it doesn't require priming. Boom, done. Sooo simple I think I'm gonna make more! Time for a beer.