Upcycled step ladder with flower pots

If you trusty old step ladder has become damaged and unstable, don't continue to use it - stay safe and get yourself a sturdy new step ladder instead. We have a wide range of step ladders on offer here at Ladders UK Direct; click here to browse our range and buy online. (We offer free delivery on all orders!)

Still, just because you've replaced your old step ladder doesn't mean you have to throw it out. Instead, why not 'upcycle' it and use it to decorate your home or garden?

A rickety old aluminium ladder may not seem like the chicest piece of home decor, but trust us on this one - there are all sorts of different ways to turn a step ladder into something lovely. Here are four simple ideas to get you started...

1. Bookcase

If you're a bit of a bookworm, a step ladder can be repurposed as a makeshift bookcase for all your favourites. The only question is how you'll organise them: alphabetically? By colour? Or perhaps you'll invent your very own shelving system based on what the books mean to you!

2. Flowers and plants

According to no less an authority than the RHS, houseplants can boost "wellbeing and productivity" - so why not arrange some pots on that step ladder you no longer need? Colourful flowers, leafy green plants, eye-catching succulents...there are all sorts of different species to choose from, so get those green fingers flexing!

3. Storage shelves

Need somewhere to display all those interesting trinkets and knick-knacks you've acquired over the years? Or perhaps you've just got too much stuff and need a neat place to put it all? Either way, that unwanted step ladder may be just the solution you're looking for.

4. Garden decor

If you're already satisfied with your interiors, perhaps your old step ladder can add a bit of visual appeal to your garden instead. Again, step ladders are great for potted plants, but why stop there? We're sure you can think of dozens of unique ways to decorate that ladder and beautify your outdoor space!

These are just a few examples of what you can do with an old step ladder. We strongly recommend browsing Pinterest or Google Images for more upcycling inspiration - just search for 'upcycled step ladder' and you'll be rewarded with all sorts of nifty home and garden ideas!

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