I don’t know about you, but when Spring rolls around I’m all about heading off to the glorious aisles of Bunnings on the weekend and dabbling in a bit of DIY decorating.
What can I say, I’m not the type to pass up a sausage sizzle…
But I am the type who spent an obscene amount of money in their more innocent years on home interiors that, realistically, could’ve been done much more cheaply. (It was a dark time, let us never speak of it again). Which is why I’m now such a fan of getting right in there and doing it myself.
There’s also nothing more impressive than telling your mates that you MADE that Rope Ottoman that they’re currently sitting on.
With your own two hands.
Adult status? Totally achieved.
Now, this isn’t your regular DIY job – we’re talking about DIY decorating. Yes, we may be on a whole new level of beautifying, but don’t worry – you’ve probably already got most of the bits and pieces you need lying around at home, saving you even more moolah.
You’re not going to argue with that now, are you? I didn’t think so…
1. Decorative Ladder.
Hands up if you do a big Spring clean every year? Okay. Now keep your hands up if within approximately 20 minutes all of your worldly possessions have miraculously managed to sprawl themselves throughout your house again? I thought so.
Introducing the Decorative Ladder, the perfect storage solution. It makes all of your little odds and ends look super stylish. Bunnings even offer a service where you can have the timber pre-cut to size. All you have to do is cut the bottom of the two main pieces on an angle so that the ladder leans against the wall correctly. Life saved.
Check out this video (don’t fear, instructions continue after the video) and you can pick up all the materials here:
Step 1: Grab your timber from Bunnings and have it cut to desired lengths using Bunnings pre-cut service, of course. We went with 1m for the height of the two side rails and 50cm for the length of the three shelves. But you can go with any you like, really.
Step 2: Using the two longest pieces of timber, leave 10cm at one end (which will be the top shelf of the completed ladder) and space your remaining two shelf markings 30cm apart.
Step 3: Using a square ruler, extend these markings across the pine on an angle of 20 degrees to guide where the shelves will sit. To avoid a rookie error, mark these on the angle (this will ensure the shelves sit level when the completed ladder is leant against the wall). Within the markings, note two dots evenly spaced apart for pre drilling your screw holes.