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This project was way overdue! We found these two ladders at a yard sale some three years ago. And they've been in storage and, in the way, all that time!
Finally, Steph had enough of moving them around in her garage so she devised a plan on how to use them.
Most ladder shelves use a single ladder but we are incorporating two of them. They are roughly the same height and fortunately the steps line up even though the designs are not identical.
While Steph was doing a light sanding of the fence pickets, I was inside cleaning the ladders. I used a wire brush to clean up the considerable amount of dirt and dust. These were, after all, used ladders that had been stored for a while. They needed a good cleaning! Once cleaned, we painted the ladders with the same paint used on the outside of Steph's house.
Since we live in Florida, we need to be able to take this apart to store when a hurricane approaches. That is why the shelves are held in place with a bolt and nut rather than permanently secured. We drilled a 5/8" hole with a Bosch Daredevil spade bit and then inserted the bolt to connect the shelf to the step.
Steph is taking pictures of the plant tags and storing the information on her online dropbox. She's been known to overwater a plant or two, so now she has the information she needs to take good care of her plants! Also, she is storing the receipt as The Home Depot has a one year plant guarantee on most all of their plants. See their website for additional information.
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