Pieces of plywood were added to this ladder, then it was painted Golden Avocado. The potted plants pop against the bright color, making for a major statement. Check out the step-by-step DIY on how to create this look. Source: A Beautiful Mess
There are so many ways to use old ladders - use my boys old bunkbed ladder is already a towel rack for guests - I have seen them repurposed as book racks, pot racks, blanket bars hung onto the back of linen closet doors, shoe racks, etc.
Julie Adama posted Use old ladder to store blankets--cute and functional. I'd love to do this instead of having them all thrown over the back of the couch and chairs! to her -For the home- postboard via the Juxtapost bookmarklet.