DIY Farmhouse Blanket Ladder

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Hey there! It’s Friday! Fridays are my day off and I really enjoy having the extra time to get caught up on all the things! I wanted to pop in real quick today and share our latest DIY with you…a farmhouse blanket ladder!

I have been wanting a farmhouse blanket ladder for a while and it’s been on the list of things to build, but we had been busy with other projects. Fall is the perfect time for this because it gives you a great place to store your throws for those cool nights!

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American Farmhouse Style

The hubby recently brought me home the latest issue of American Farmhouse Style (BTW, if you’re all about farmhouse you’ll love this magazine! I’m getting ready to subscribe because I enjoy it so much!) and in it was plans for a farmhouse blanket ladder.


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American Farmhouse Style magazine

The instructions were super easy and when we figured up what we would need for supplies we realized it would also be cheap! DIY for the win!

DIY Farmhouse Blanket Ladder



We made a trip to Lowe’s and purchased the wood and screws. We already had the stain and sandpaper so it cost less than $11 for all of the supplies! The original plan called for 2x3x8 but we couldn’t find that so we purchased 2x2x8s.

The plans also cut the two long boards down to seven feet, but we left ours at eight because we have tall ceilings.

boards for blanket ladder

We used the third board to make the cuts for the rungs. The ladder has a tapered look so the boards are different lengths: 18 inches, 17 inches, 16 inches, 15 inches, and 14 inches. Each end of the piece needs to have 4-degree angles.

Once the cuts were made, I sanded down the boards to make them nice and smooth and then I stained them in Minwax’s Provincial.

rungs for blanket ladder

Once the stain was dry, Eric laid out the pieces. The 18-inch board goes at the bottom, approximately 18 inches up the vertical boards. Then you lay the subsequent pieces approximately 12 inches apart.

I love that there’s more room at the bottom because it allowed me to tuck our basket by the back door under it!

Now you’re ready for the screws! You may need a wood clamp to help hold the pieces in place while you’re attaching them.

screw in side of blanket ladder

Drill the screws into the sides of the vertical boards and directly into each step.

And you’re done! These farmhouse blanket ladder plans were pretty simple which makes this project a win in my book!

We have agreed to host our church small group Christmas party at the beginning of December so we have some painting to do in this room! The ladder will look even prettier next to white trim and a gray door!

farmhouse blanket ladder with basket

I love how it turned out! We will really enjoy having it just in time for fall! Now to fill it with some pretty throws…Amazon here I come!

You could even make it seasonal and switch the throws out accordingly. You could have Christmas throws, heavier throws for winter, lighter throws for spring, or throws that coordinate with your everyday decor! So many options! 

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DIY Blanket Ladder for $11


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  1. This turned out great. I love it. Someone that didn’t know you made this would think you found it or paid alot of money.

    Great job


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