Scarf Ladder {this needs to be buried in scarves}

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On a quest to get organized this year…

since I never toss anything and still have everything I’ve ever owned…

I made a scarf ladder.

Plus I used up crooked wood that…I couldn’t toss!

I made a spindle ladder a few weeks ago with the purpose of holding scarves.

But it turned out toooo cute!  Even if I say so myself. 🙂

Click here to see the spindle ladder.  It’s still leaning in the kitchen.  It’s going to be fun to decorate for seasons and holidays.

scrap wood made into scarf ladder

So, I needed a not so cute ladder!

I started off pulling out of the little workshop a couple of 1 by 2 by 8 feet long crooked wood.  Plus round spindles from old chairs and a piece of leftover dowel.  The 1 by 2 were left 8 feet long!  Yep, the ladder is 8 feet tall.  We have high ceilings in our closet.

I checked…after making the ladder…whew!

I made this ladder the same as that cute spindle ladder except I used screws instead of nails in this one.

Scrap ladder made from scrap wood

If you make one use nails!!!

Scarf ladder for organizing scarves. A simple DIY project using scrap pieces and even crooked wood. Country Design Style

Because as the drill is screwing into the round spindles and dowels…they spin too! :/

Scarf ladder buried in scarves. DIY project

This ladder is not as cute…

scarf ladder buried in scarves. Easy DIY project. Country Design Style

But perfect to bury it in scarves.

scarf ladder country design style

As you can see, I’m a scarf gal.  Some of them I’ve had since the late 70’s!  The best thing about scarves…

they fit no matter your weight gain or loss.  🙂

I really don’t toss things!!!!

What items do you have trouble tossing??

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  1. chris aka monkey says:

    omg this is way cute my daughter has way too many scarves this would be perfect, i an getting a pile of wood slowly but surly when spring comes i will be in the carport working away finally xx

  2. What a fun idea! My scarves are on an organizer in the closet but I still find it to be hard to look at them. Your idea is much cuter.

    1. Stacey, thank you! I was surprised that I could arrange them and still see at least a part of each one. I folded them long and skinny, then folded them over the round spindles. Many I’d forgot I had. They’d been stuffed in a dresser drawer for years. Notice I didn’t iron them for their photo op!! Jeanette

  3. Haha- laughing at the fact the first one was too cute to keep in the closet (it is!!)! I have scarves that were my grandmothers! My mother and I travel together and it has become a joke that we buy scarves everywhere we go! I am also a wood scrap hoarder- have to hide them from hubby so he doesn’t put them on the burn pile!

    1. Laura, I love vintage scarves! What a great idea for souvenirs! A few were bought when traveling and I’m always taken back to vacation then I wear them. I’m sure once your hubby sees the incredible DIY projects you make from the scrap wood he’ll stop burning them!!! 😀 Jeanette

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