Ladder, Lavender & Lanterns

Look at all my junk on the side of my house…

I found an old metal ladder.
I took the back part off that was broken by using a sledge hammer.
I spray painted it white and then sanded it to give it a little wear.
I had an empty wall near the fireplace that could use something long and skinny.
It works as a nice backdrop for the small chair and end table.
The lavender in the basket coordinates with the lavender topiaries.
The lanterns were purchased about 8 years ago at Kirkland Home.
I still use them all the time.
A simple display…
A match box hangs from an iron hook. It holds greenery in the warmer months.
Ladder ~ Lavender ~ Lanterns
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May 10, 2012 11:07 pm

VERY lovely!!

Susan @
May 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Beautiful….! as usual! I love that you used a metal ladder instead of wood…looks wonderful in your beautiful room Holly!Susan

May 10, 2012 11:40 pm

Beautiful Holly!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
May 11, 2012 12:07 am

Ladder, lavender, lantern, lovely. Your home is so pretty, Holly.

May 11, 2012 12:28 am

Love that!!! Again, you're just so darn clever. I would never have thought to create something like that. Wish I could think outside of the box as well as you. That is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! Where did you buy your lavendar? Is it real?

Sharing Shadymont
May 11, 2012 1:01 am

Oh my goodness, did you ever make that ladder into a beauty! It looks great in your room. Lovely ladder, lavender, and lanterns!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
May 11, 2012 1:18 am

Beautiful! You always have the best ideas!

All Things Chic 2
May 11, 2012 1:25 am

Everything looks beautiful…Blessings Lori

Shabby chic Sandy
May 11, 2012 1:26 am

Love the ladder!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
May 11, 2012 1:28 am

Holly I LOVE IT!! Your whole mantel looks beautiful!

chateau chic
May 11, 2012 1:29 am

What a charming idea for your ladder. Love it!Mary Alice

Linda@Coastal Charm
May 11, 2012 4:44 am

Holly, This is a very charming look…I just LOVE it!!!Blessings,Linda

Kelly Codd Greatrex
May 11, 2012 9:07 am

Wowee! That is simply, stunningly gorgeous! I'm in awe!

May 11, 2012 11:14 am

Love it! You are so clever.Carolyn{my simple messterpiece}

May 11, 2012 12:09 pm

beautyfull has always 😉

May 11, 2012 12:57 pm

Gorgeous! I really love the tin on your fireplace as well!!xox

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
May 11, 2012 1:47 pm

very nice,, I thought it was a wood ladder at first.

melissa @
May 11, 2012 4:06 pm

Totally love the old ladder!!! I am working in my backyard today and would LOVE to find one of those for my deck!

Junky Vagabond
May 11, 2012 10:44 pm

Another beautifully styled room! All your rooms look like they came straight out of a magazine.

May 11, 2012 10:55 pm

Loving the way that turned out! What a great idea to add some dimension to that corner. I adore your style!

Musings From A French Cottage
May 11, 2012 11:36 pm

So beautiful! I love the way the basket looks hanging from the ladder. I adore those lanterns too.Blessings to you,Kathleen

May 11, 2012 11:54 pm

What a great idea to take off the other side. I have a huge cherry picking ladder in the shed waiting for me to do something with it. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

May 12, 2012 3:58 am

I would never have thought that an old metal ladder could turn out so well. I'm sure I would have just passed it up. Looks great.

May 12, 2012 6:00 am

Very pretty. You did a great job. Visiting for the first time from Inspiration Friday.

May 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Holly, So pretty! I just love your living room. The ladder looks so cool!! ~ Jamie

A Cottage Muse
May 12, 2012 12:12 pm

Lovely is right…great idea!

The Bold Abode
May 13, 2012 12:41 am

So lovely…my friend. Soooooo lovely.

May 13, 2012 4:01 am

I can't believe that was an old metal ladder. Seriously. Everything you touch turns to amazing.~Bliss~

May 17, 2012 1:55 pm

Those lanterns are SO cute up there! i really love all of the trim work in your home. Gorgeous mantelscape, you're so talented.hugs♥Linsey

May 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Very simple and sweet looking mantle. LOVE the BLACK

Art and Sand
May 20, 2012 5:25 am

I am in love with your ladder and the little basket filled with lavender. I have wanted a ladder for a long time, but never had a place to put it. I just did some moving of furniture and have a space. The hunt begins!

Susan @
May 20, 2012 11:12 am

How come every time I click on a photo at a link party that I want to know more about… I end up at your blog?Hmmmm Beautiful pictures!Susan

May 22, 2012 11:31 pm

Holly what a great idea! Now I want to break our old wobbly ladder!;) Thanx for coming to party at THT! Hope all is well!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
May 23, 2012 10:26 pm

If you think the side of your house looks bad, you should see the inside of my barns. lol But how can we NOT collect, when we just know there will be the perfect use for our junk…someday. Your lovely ladder is a good case in point. ;)Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Holly. It's always so much fun to see your pretty projects.Blessings,Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage