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Ladder Side Table Planter

Ladder, Side Table, Planter…Well that’s a mouthful! Three in one repurposed ladder!

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Ladder Side Table Planter

How to make a ladder planter with HomeRight

I’ve been on a mission to repurpose furniture from my stash.  I only have three of these short ladders, only three 😉 I don’t remember what I was thinking when I bought them. Please tell me that I’m not alone, do you buy things on impulse?

I came up with a multi-use idea for it. Patio side table, with built in planters. I’m working to create an outdoor oasis on our patio. I give myself bonus points for using things that I already have.

How to repurpose a ladder, make a planter out of it


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I had a few things to paint so I grabbed my HomeRight Finish Max  and my outdoor chalk paint. I actually set my timer to see how long it took to paint this…from start to finish 3 minutes.

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How to repurpose a ladder in to a planter table

While the paint was drying, I grabbed a couple metal containers that I found at HomeGoods.

The only thing I did to them was add drainage holes and pre-drill so I could attached them to the ladder.

How to attach a flower pot to a ladder for planting

I added soil and planted a few of my favorite plants in the pots.

I love the lime green color of the creeping jenny. I think they call them golden, but I call them chartreuse.

Easy DIY Make a ladder planter side table

Do you see those aqua candle holders and that table, I used my Finish Max Pro to paint them! You can see all the details here: Aqua Goodwill Makeover.

The thing I like most about using the paint sprayer is that I can use any color paint that I have on hand.

Here’s my Amazon affiliate link, if you’d like to purchase the HomeRight Finish Max
Ladder Side Table made in less than an hour!

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  1. Great idea! Love the ladder as a planter!

  2. Miving into a new to us house in a couple weeks. This sprayer would come in super handy!!!

  3. The first thing I would paint is a set of wicker patio furniture that my grandmother gave me. I would love to update them from boring white to a bright tropical color.

  4. I have some 80’s-fabulous bleached oak bookcases I would love to update.

  5. The first thing I would paint is some outdoor chairs for my porch. Love how easy to use this product appears to be!

  6. Hi There,

    Thanks so much for a great giveaway! I’m new to your blog but l am loving your style. I love your ladder/planter/table~
    it’s adorable!

  7. Would love to use it to paint cabinet doors

  8. I have a garage full of projects waiting to be painting. I’d LOVE to win this!!

  9. I would first paint my son’s bed and dresser in his room.

  10. We are converting a spare bedroom into a playroom, so this would be used for that.

  11. Brandi Davis Bryant

    I would repaint my Grandpa’s dresser. Thanks

  12. A dining table that is in need of a good paint job!!

  13. I would paint a vintage primitive style china cabinet that I have in the garage waiting to be painted.

  14. Id paint my little ladder I got at a rummage sale for a dollar about 5 yrs ago!!

  15. I absolutely love your Aqua candlesticks and table. Great color choice!

  16. Debbie,

    I love your little ladder, those planters are perfectly perfect! Those paint projects are so easy with the Finish Max, right?


  17. Debbie, I have been on the hunt for a small ladder to sit on the porch of my potting shed. I have several things in the shed that need a fresh coat of paint and the HomeRight Sprayer would make it SOOOOO much easier!!!!

  18. Debbie, I have been on the hunt for a small ladder to sit on the porch of my potting shed. I have several things in the shed that need a fresh coat of paint and the HomeRight Sprayer would make it SOOOOO much easier!!!!

  19. I have some fence lattice that really needs painting. This would be a great help!

  20. Nicole Dziedziv

    What a beautiful outdoor setting! I would love to use this paint sprayer to paint some chairs for the front porch.

  21. Love this idea! It turned out so nice. Have a great week 🙂

  22. I have an old USN 2- drawer card catalog that needs to be painted a nice jazzy color.

  23. This little ladder is adorable! We have a new house with a front patio area that I need to give some attention to. This would add some charm and character! I am building some furniture for our patio out of pallets, and could use this to speed up painting it. Visiting you from the Inspiration Monday link-up.

  24. I really need to finish painting my front fence. I am not sure if this unit could handle the task but it beats using a roller.

  25. Tenley Erickson

    I would paint an old bookshelf I have for our little one’s books! I do love this ladder idea…beautiful! ♥

  26. I would repaint my daughters dresser first and then her old antique headboard I bought at a yard sale. Thank you for the chance!

  27. amazing love the planter the idesa you can get off facebook amazing i have a dresser i want to refurbish into a bence ty for this chance this would make refurbishing this so much easier

  28. Such a a great idea! First I would paint an antique ladder I have and then I have a bureau just begging for a facelift! Thanks so much for this opportunity!!

  29. First thing I’d paint is this tv cabinet I bought for my bedroom. I want it TARDIS blue and then I’m going to hand paint the details onto so it looks just like 10s. Yep, I’m a Whovian lol

  30. Actually, I plan to start looking immediately for a short ladder to paint! This is so cute!

  31. I LOVE your oasis and what an adorable ladder project. Have a super weekend


  32. Great idea. Now to go find a step ladder

  33. Coolest project ever Debbie!!

  34. Love your ideas! I would paint my antique bench from Europe…and then go on to paint so many other things 😉

  35. I have a small step ladder found in my grandfather’s shed that I have used as a side table for years. It could use a new paint job. Your planter ladder is great.

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