When a ladder can’t be used for it’s primary purpose anymore (a.k.a. safely letting you complete painful chores like cleaning the gutters), you might feel inclined to take it right to dump. But before you go right to demolition, take a look at these 14 clever ways you can use your old ladder elsewhere around your home and yard! These tricks are especially perfect if you’re going for a rustic or country feel for your home; ladders act as the perfect cheap and effortless piece of rustic décor to pull together that vintage vibe.


  1. DIY Closet

    Ladder-Closet 2Maya Made
  2. Kitchen Rack

    Ladder-Rack 2Woman's Day
  3. Laundry Area

    Laundy EditedLittle Lucy Lu
  4. Rustic Basket Storage

    Baskets EditedI Heart Shabby Chic
  5. Wine Rack

    WineRack EditedPaper Blog
  6. Bookshelf

    Ladder BookshelfThe Salt Box
  7. Ladder Garden

    Ladder GardenGardeners
  8. Lantern Decor

    Ladder LanternsPottery Barn
  9. Bath Tray

    Ladder BathWillow Decor
  10. Coat Rack

    Ladder Coat RackWooHome
  11. Birdhouse Display

    Ladder Birdhouse DisplayFunky Junk Interiors
  12. Christmas Tree

    Ladder TreeWooHome
  13. Shoe Rack

    Ladders FI EditedDishfunctional Design

    14. Ladder Trellis

    Ladder-Trellis 2Houzz

Will you reuse your old ladders to accomplish any of these DIYs? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.