Monday, June 8, 2020

Blanket Ladder Updated for Summer

With Aged Galvanized Buckets

Hi friends,

The weather is warming up and it's time for me to put

most of the heavy blankets away for now.



A year or so ago I made a ladder to hang blankets and wreaths.

If you would like to see how I made it you can look here.






For summer I thought I would change it up.

I was inspired by Lora B. Create & Ponder at  https://lorabloomquist.com/

You can see how she decorated her patio ladder!


I found these hanging buckets at the 99cent store.

They can also be purchased at the Dollar Tree.







They were a bit too shiny so I wanted to age them-

There's a few different ways to do this-

I buy this Lysol Toilet Cleaner available at the dollar stores.





Use the cleaner in a plastic bucket or utility sink.


Wear gloves and apply with a wide brush.

Work in a well ventilated area.





Test in an area of your bucket that will not show.

Some people say to wait hours or over night.....

but these cheap buckets only take 5-10 mins.


Rinse thoroughly.






Be very careful!

The cleaner is caustic it will etch and ruin 

your decorative fixtures, drain and faucet.





I hung the buckets on the ladder and filled with potted plants.

Then I filled some spaces with vintage gardening books.



Lemon Thyme





Icterina- Sage



I feel in love with the chartreuse foliage!

Coleus- Electric Lime



Calocephalus- Silver Stone




I love to collect vintage gardening books!


My sister gave me the book,

Highways and Hedges

by Herbert A. Morrah 

Illustrations Paintings by Berenger Benger ,1925

She always finds the most beautiful books.

I have to share some of the illustrations with you!











It is hard for me to get a good picture in my living room because

of the sky lights, but the plants will love it in that room.




The New Garden Book  is one I altered here-




















I am so glad you could stay until the end,

I'm sorry this was such a long post-

Do you like the ladder with plants?

Tell me what you think.


xo Lisa S



31 comments:

  1. This is so cute. I love your blog and the vintage inspiration!

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    1. What a sweet comment to read first thing in the morning!
      I appreciate you so much. It's wonderful to have you visit.
      I hope you have a blessed week!
      xo Lisa S

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  2. You're ladder turned out really cute! I have a similar one in my living room, too, that I like to change up sometimes, too.

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    1. Thank you so much.
      I have not changed it up until now. I think I will more often.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      xo Lisa S

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  3. I am so loving how those buckets look hanging on your ladder! I can't believe you found them at a dollar store ~ great find!

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    1. Allyson.
      I couldn't believe they were a dollar either! My Goodwill would mark them $3 each. I love a good deal.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 13, open June 1 to 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.

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  5. Love the look. The hanging planters actually make the entire look. Great job. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww.

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    1. Clearissa
      Thank you, I am liking the look.
      I appreciate you so much. Thanks for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Fun idea, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  7. This turned out so cute! You can't go wrong with vintage books, plants and metal buckets. Such a pretty vertical display in your space. Love your tip for aging the buckets; will have to give that a try! Thanks for the link; glad you were inspired!

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    1. Lora
      Thank you again for the inspiration!
      I'm really liking the look- and the plants are thriving.
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Love this refreshing idea. Look for your feature on Wednesday's Charming Homes & Garden Link Party.
    Rachel

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    1. Oh wow ! Thank you Rachel.
      I am so thrilled. I look forward to joining again.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. What a cute idea! I loved the tip on making the buckets less shiny! Thank you for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens!

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  10. So cute! I would never have thought of using those flower pots that way but they look so nice.

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  11. What a cute idea for a blanket ladder! I love it so much! I also think that vintage book with those beautiful illustrations is to die for. I might have to try and find one for myself.

    Thanks for sharing with us on the Homestead Blog Hop!
    -Cherelle

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    1. Cherelle
      You're so sweet! Thank you for hosting and visiting.
      I hope you have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. I absolutely love how that turned out! Now I have to get some of those buckets! I'm also going to have a look at how you made the ladder. I just love it. Thanks for sharing at the TFT link party.

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    1. P.S. I've featured them at the TFT link party. Thanks for sharing!

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    2. Pam
      Thank you so much! You are so sweet.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. Lisa,
    Once again you have made such a great display. Love the ladder with those buckets. Great tip for the buckets. Congratulation, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/06/thursday-favorite-things_17.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      What a nice compliment!
      Thank you so much for hosting. I love to have you visit, you always have a kind word. You are a great friend.
      xo Lisa S

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    2. Lisa,
      I am loving this ladder so much, I decided to feature it again on Over The Moon Linky Party. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/06/over-moon-linky-party_21.html
      Hugs,
      Bev

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    3. Bev
      Well that's just the sweetest comment ever! I'm getting a double feature! wahoo- You are the best- Bev. You are my one women fan club.... and I love it.
      Have a blessed week :)
      xo Lisa S

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