I bought a couple of old ladders through the online yard sale sites. Ten bucks a pop. I wanted to use them to make display shelves for the vendor fairs I'll be taking part in.
(First one coming up May 6th, yay! )
So today, being the drop-dead gorgeous day that it was, I took my beat-up ladders out to the driveway, and I gave 'em a good old-fashioned white wash. Just watered-down white paint. I wanted a nice chippy weathered look, and I had some milk paint, so I used that. It wasn't enough to do both, so I used chalk paint for the other one.
Then I pawed through my stash of barn boards and found enough to use for shelves. I measured, pulled nails, and cut down till I had what I needed.
And it's perfect! Exactly what I was after.
I can't wait to put them to use!