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Step Ladder Upcycle | Side Table

Would you believe that we combined a step ladder and cutting board to complete this step ladder upcycle? Yep! Nothing is safe around here!!

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Ideas are constantly flying around in my mind! Take this step ladder for instance. I mean, who would have every thought to use it as a side table? My mind is a bit strange sometimes!

step ladder upcycle

We had a thrift store cutting board laying around in the workshop so I decided to put it to use.

One side of the cutting board had a groove around the edge that was used to catch juices from meats when slicing. I didn’t want that side to show so we flipped it upside down.

The underside of the cutting board got a good sanding. Afterwards, I gave it a coat of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. I usually use the Flat finish but in this case I used Satin. It gave it a bit of a sheen.

two become one

Next, we used a couple of wood screws and attached it from underneath. We were careful to check the available depth that the cutting board and top of the step ladder created and then chose screws short enough that they would not come through to the top.

I say ‘we’ but what I am really saying is ‘he.’ Hubby does this type of work – securing tops to our pieces. 😉

custom mixed paint

I painted the ladder in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen, Snow White and Driftwood. I used equal parts of Linen and Snow White and mixed it well. Then I added just enough of the Driftwood to add a touch of gray. This makes a gorgeous Greige color that goes well in a variety of color schemes.

A bit of knife distressing added an aged look to this upcycle.

Isn’t is the cutest?? It would make an adorable bedside table in a child’s room. I also think it would be adorable on a front porch between two patio chairs.

easy upcycle!

Small step ladders and cutting boards can be found at yard sales and thrift stores for next to nothing. This is one of the easiest up-cycles we have done!

I would love to know if you do a project like this! Tag me on Instagram so I can see your finished step ladder upcycle!

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