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DIY Industrial Throw Blanket Ladder

Hi and welcome back! I am working my way through the living room one small project at a time. I have been loving this trend lately of using plumbing pipes for decor.  We have this huge wall that needed some love.  I posted a while back about how we filled half of it and now I’m working my way around. I decided a blanket ladder would work perfectly in this space. 

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I like to have blankets ready to use when watching movies, etc.,  but my coffee and end table don’t allow for blanket storage. So I started thinking of ways to store the blankets to have them ready.  I saw THIS blanket ladder on Seeking Lavender Lane and loved the idea of hanging the blankets.

No wrinkles and you can use one without messing up the whole stack, etc.  So, I thought I’d combine her idea with the industrial theme and viola!  It was actually super easy.  I went to Lowes and picked out the pipe I needed by laying it out and planning it there on the floor.

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Here is a breakdown what I bought for this one, but you could use any size pipe you want!  I used 1/2 inch pipe.

Materials Needed

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4 floor flange pieces

4 elbows

6 tee’s

4 pipes – 18 inches

4 pipes at 12 inches

4 nipple fittings  at 3.5 inches

4 nipple fittings at 2 inches

Rustoleum Spray Paint – Oil Rubbed Bronze

Rustoleum Satin Clear Enamel

Dry Wall Anchors

Just a hint, the staff at Lowes will cut and thread pipe for you, so it is way cheaper to buy a big long pipe and have them cut it for you than to buy the small pieces.

Next, I came home and assembled.  It took some work, and my hands looked like this…

DIY Industrial Throw Blanket Ladder - Uncookiecutter.com

Once it was all put together, I sanded it and sprayed it with 3 coats of Oil Rubbed Bronze and 3 coats of enamel.  I didn’t want that stuff on my pretty blankets!

DIY Industrial Throw Blanket Ladder - Uncookiecutter.com

Then I installed it using dry-wall anchors and carefully painted all the screws black.  I had to do some touch ups on the wall, I hung it by myself and it was actually kind of heavy and awkward, so I probably should have had some help.  Anyway, it turned out great and we love it!  I’ll have more of the room updates soon!

DIY Industrial Throw Blanket Ladder - Uncookiecutter.com

Check out the other projects in this room.

Gallery Wall #1

Industrial Coffee Table

Stacked Crate End Table

Tree Stump End Table

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. April, it looks fantastic. I really like it against your new wall color. The living room is coming together so nicely. Can’t wait to see it all!!

  2. I love your combination of the two styles! It works perfectly with the surround decor in your home. I’ve always wanted build my own ladder, and now I have two styles to choose from! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Another amazing project! Your ideas are seriously awesome. I know you haven’t been at blogging long, and I think you are doing an incredible job! Once your projects start circulating on Pinterest, I think your blog will explode!!

    1. Thank you so much, that is encouragement that I need!! I so appreciate your support and thanks for stopping by. I’m excited to work together soon!

  4. What a great idea! We have blankets sitting around in stacks. Your way is so much better–it lets the blankets be part of the decor as well!

    1. It was a kill two birds sort of thing! The wall is massive and I had no stuff to fill it with, so blankets to the rescue. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Yanique! I wish I had have your knowledge about the kids stuff! Maybe I’ll get there if I keep reading KiddieMatters :). Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wow April this is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing my ladder here as well. I would never have thought to use the pipes…it looks fantastic! Oh and thanks for linking up at Pretty Pintastic Party : )

  6. This is such a clever idea! I love the industrial look and attached to the wall! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! You are my featured pic of the week! I am sharing your post Monday on my blog & social media! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  7. It turned out great! Good to know that the Lowe’s folks will do the threading! I really like this project. I have that blanket problem too. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  8. April I love this blanket pipe hanger. I am not sure my kids would let the blankets stay pretty hanging there too long but it would definitely look great. I am curious how much a project like this would cost. Are those pipes expensive? Thanks so much for sharing your awesome blanket pipe hanger at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you are having a fun weekend. Take care, Tara

    1. Thanks Tara! I think that the kids may not have even noticed it yet, haha. I’m sure when it gets colder it’ll be crazy looking ;). It cost about $75 which is more than I was happy with, but if I do anything else with pipe, I’ll have them cut and thread it and that’ll be much cheaper. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. I love the way you combined two popular trends – industrial pipe projects and repurposed ladders – to come up with such a unique project of your own! I am featuring your industrial blanket ladder at The Creative Circle link party this morning!

  10. Very cool project! Thanks for linking up to the Blogger Brags pinterest party. I have pinned your post to the Blogger Brags pinterest board.

  11. Awesome! I really love the look of the metal ladder for hanging your blankets. I’ll have to try this, thanks for sharing!

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