I’m finally ready to start sharing my bedroom DIYs with you! This room has been a work in progress for such a long time. The day we took up the carpet (and discovered an uneven floor underneath) feels like years ago already, even though we haven’t even lived in this house for a year yet! I get so impatient when I want something to happen, which is why I tend to stubbornly do a lot of these jobs myself (anyone remember the whole flooring saga?). At least this way I’m being proactive, even if it does end up taking so much longer!
At this moment in time I do still have some small details to finish in here. But hopefully I’ll be ready to show you the final before and after soon! I’m still waiting on this baby (5 days overdue now), so I have a little bit of time (maybe?) left to get these last details finished and take photos before we get overwhelmed with washing and nappies and all sorts of other baby paraphernalia.
-12mm Round Wooden Dowel (cut into 4 x 60cm lengths) I recommend using this saw
-Wood Strip 2cm x 3cm (Cut to 2 x 180cm lengths)
-12mm Wood Drill Bit
1. Decide the top and bottom ends of your wood strip. Measure and mark off equal lengths of 35cm creating four points along the strip.
2. Drill holes using the 12mm drill bit at these points. TIP: Place the wood strip on top of a scrap piece of wood to stop it splintering. Sand down the holes and push the dowel through them until you have 2cm poking out at each end.
3. Tape off each dowel around 3/4 of the way along and paint the one side. After a couple of coats have dried peel off the tape and sand off any paint that has bled underneath.
You can sand any rough edges or paint drips and your ladder is ready! Make sure that before you paint the dowels are in the correct position, as this is more difficult to adjust after painting. Now you have a space for those extra blankets come spring, magazines, hanging plants and my favourite, fairy lights to keep the darker nights more cosy and less depressing!