Friday, September 6, 2013

Climbing the Ladder of Clutter.

Crazy it's been since January that I've last posted. Time flies when things are always busy! I've been working this summer at the downtown farmer's market in Cedar Rapids, and also at Newbo Market, and enjoy every minute of it! I've met some great new faces, artists and customers alike and constantly find myself being inspired by the people around me. I miss the market goers at the Freight House Market as it's my first summer not in Davenport, but I've been climbing the ladder trying to get my business closer to home, and this summer has been a joy!

I've been doing some revamping around the house, and decided I needed to solve my scarf collection problem. Anyone who knows me know that I never have just ONE of ANYTHING. If I like something I usually start to collect it and that's how I ended up with 30 summer scarves just hanging around the house.

I was in a boutique in North Carolina a few months back and saw a ladder used to display shirts, it was so cute I decided I needed to do it myself! I found this old ladder in an antique store in downtown Marion for $7.00. I initially planned to use it to re-chain my basketball hoop, but after getting it home and realizing it didn't support the weight of a human and it only reached half way to my became decorative.

I even color coordinated each rung of the ladder...we'll see how long they last looking so pretty but for now I'm in love. The best part was the ladder fit snuggly in the nook behind my front door and is tucked away. It adds a pop of color to the wall and balances my crazy painting on the opposite end of the room!

One of these days I plan to make a bookshelf out of it - until then I'm pretty happy with this repurposing project. For $7.00 and a few minutes of my time, I have one less thing to pick up out of my clutter of collections.