How to Create a DIY Kids Storage Ladder

Creating a place for your kid’s art supplies has never been easier! Check out just how easy it is to make this DIY Kids Storage Ladder now!

Creating a place for your kids art supplies has never been easier! Check out just how easy it is to make this DIY Kids Storage Ladder now!


As many of you already know, I have been diligently working on organizing and decorating my new studio as quickly as possible. I hate to admit it, but I get a little cranky when my stuff is out of order.

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Can we say, perfectionist? Does anybody else have this problem?

It’s both a blessing and a curse, isn’t it?

Thankfully I have gotten better over the years, but when it comes to my studio… watch out! This little mama needs consistency in her life, and this place is my sanctuary and my happy place.

However, with that being said I was more than happy to share my space with my Mini Me (aka. the daughter, Miss Ava). She is an incredible artist, and I knew that I would need to set up a spot just for her as well as all of her stuff.

Thus, the DIY kids storage ladder was born!

Turning an Old Ladder into Art Storage

Believe it or not, I actually had different plans for this ladder when I originally purchased it. Shocking, right?

You’ve never heard me say that before! πŸ˜‰

But, I soon realized after moving all of my stuff into the studio it would not be able to be utilized for the project I had in mind.

Creating a place for your kids art supplies has never been easier! Check out just how easy it is to make this DIY Kids Storage Ladder now!

Thankfully I was able to quickly think of this new concept and I just KNEW you guys would want to do the same!

Supplies:

  • Old wooden ladder (I got mine at a flea market
  • Plywood
  • Paint
  • Buckets

Seriously, this is like the cheapest (and coolest) shelving system… ever.

Directions

Here’s how I built and created this unique art-storage solution.

1. ) Buy the Ladder

I spent a whopping $10 on the ladder at a flea market.

2.) Cut the Plywood

I already had the pieces of plywood on hand, and just had to measure them to size to fit on each of the steps.

3.) Paint the Plywood

Then, I painted the wood pink since it is Ava’s favorite color.

4.) Screw them into the steps

Last, I screwed them into the steps to ensure that they would not come out just in case she got any bright ideas. You know what I’m talking about! Kids think of everything. Hopefully I’ll be one up on her with this one πŸ˜‰

Ava’s favorite art supplies

diy kids storage ladder, diy kids bookshelf

Then, the only thing I needed to do was add a few baskets and all her supplies. So simple, so pretty, and oh so easy.

I just love it when a plan comes together!

Linda Zahora-Cathcart The Summery Umbrella

Pssttt….Β Don’t forget to check out myΒ DIYΒ projects page chocked full of DIY and decorating goodness!

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Creating a place for your kids art supplies has never been easier! Check out just how easy it is to make this DIY Kids Storage Ladder now!

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14 Comments

    1. Hi Sarah. I couldn’t agree more. It is sooooo easy! Which is also right up my alley of being able to accomplish in a short period of time. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Trish! Honestly, I think she’s just so thrilled with the paint supplies, and she’s so used to my crazy ideas that she hasn’t really said anything yet. πŸ™‚

  1. Hey, stopping by from The Inspiration Gallery! LOVE this project how to use an old ladder and would like to invite you to link up at my new party! Every Thursday at 7pm EST. Hope to see you there!

  2. This is a great repurpose of a ladder. Unfortunately I have a boy that would dump all of the supplies on the floor and scale that ladder to jump off in 5 minutes flat, ha ha. Maybe in a few years. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

    1. Aww, Audrey! I was actually worried about that myself, but thankfully she was too excited about the paint to worry about climbing it. Cross your fingers it stays this way πŸ˜‰

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