It started out brown and blah but after a coat of Annie Sloan's duck egg blue lightly brushed on (then sanded down) and a coat of the dark wax, I had my perfect little ladder.
I was inspired to add the basket from Homeroad's version of her ladder organizer and will be using it for some light storage in my master bedroom. But, I wanted to be extra fancy for you guys today, so we had a fun little photo shoot....
Annie Sloan provides the perfect weathered finish!
The bicycle basket was also found at the same antique shop and was used for storing pillows for a little while. I like this use much better.
The blue Bell jar was a gift from my good friend Amy. Every time we go antiquing, I always tell her how much I wanted one but didn't want to pay for one! Luckily, my birthday last month gave her an excuse to give me some! Yeah!
The quilt behind the ladder is hand-made from my husbands Grandma. She makes prize-winning quilts and was kind enough to give us one. All the grandkids were able to choose one from her collection, actually. It is such a precious gift that I doubt we will ever use it!