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Gold Dipped Blanket Ladder

How to give your blanket ladder an easy refresh using spray paint. 

Happy 2019! I hope your new year will be a healthy and happy one. I am ringing in the new year with this gold dipped blanket ladder, that I want to show you today. We are still in Canada, it’s our last day today, and tomorrow we will be heading home. The time we are spending here with family is wonderful, but I am ready to go home. 

Ready, to take down the Holiday decor and start fresh! And even though I gave this blanket ladder a little refresh before Christmas already, it is a great little project to start in the new year, giving your existing decor a new look. 

Gold Dipped Blanket Ladder

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What I have used:

bamboo blanket ladder previously painted with white chalk paint 

gold spray paint

painters tape

drop cloth for surface protection

This blanket ladder has gone through some changes. It was a natural bamboo color when I got it. Then, after a few months, I painted it using white chalk paint and distressing it, to give it that rustic farmhouse look. 

Now I felt like giving it a touch of gold! I use this Montana Colors spray paint all the time and it is seriously the best one I can find here. It dries quickly and sprays evenly. 

As you can see, I spray painted outside, and prepared my surface with drop cloth [ which has quite the color pattern on it already 😉 ]. I covered the middle part of the ladder with painters tape and then just spray painted the bottom on both sides.

Now it has a chippy-rustic look on the top and is chic & glamorous on the bottom, haha! 

A weird combination? Yes, for sure! But I kinda like it like this! 

Well, I hope today’s chippy gold dipped blanket ladder project got you inspired and you’ll maybe even feel like giving a quick makeover to one of your decor pieces as well. I am thinking of dipping some other bottoms in paint!! 😉 

Happy New Year & Thank you for sticking around and visiting, I appreciate it so much! 

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  • Reply
    Julia @ Vintage with Laces
    03/01/2019 at 5:09 am

    For years I didn’t like anything golden but recently I started enjoying some golden touches here and there. Wouldn’t it be boring if our taste never changed? 🙂 Your ladder looks beautiful.
    I wish you a healthy, happy, creative and successful 2019, Katrin. Have a safe trip home!

    • Reply
      08/01/2019 at 6:57 am

      Right?? Me too. I would have never thought of adding anything golden to my decor before! Happy 2019 to you & your family too Julia!!

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    Michelle Leslie
    04/01/2019 at 6:16 am

    Happy New Year Katrin and travel home safely. I love how your gold dipped blanket ladder turned out. It tells such an interesting story, it’s almost as if you’ve allowed all the layers to show through. The beautiful gold outer layer and then the warm, rustic, honest chalk distressed layer

    • Reply
      08/01/2019 at 6:57 am

      Happy 2019 Michelle!! She does have tons of layers now! Thanks friend!

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    08/01/2019 at 5:28 pm

    That dose of gold is absolutely what was needed. It was unexpected and took a pretty vignette to a memorable one. So glad I found you. Beautiful photography btw.

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      14/01/2019 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks so much, I’m so happy you like it and you’re so kind to say that!!

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    11/01/2019 at 10:30 am

    what a cute idea! I love blanket ladders, but I think I’m going to have to wait until I don’t have toddlers around who want to pull them down 🙂 Hope you had a great time with your family in Canada. Happy New Year!

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      14/01/2019 at 7:32 pm

      Haha, yep that’s probably better, little feet might want to climb them, lol… Thanks so much for stopping by Tiffany!!

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