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« on: January 27, 2006 12:33:18 PM »

I live in a college dorm, and as of yet my room seems pretty bland (besides posters and photos and the like). The one thing I'd love to change would be my ladder to my loft bed.  The beds were built by the University, so the ladder isn't "mine" except that I get to climb up it for seven months.  This also means that I can't do anything permanent to it.  Here's a picture of my ladder, as well as my roommate.

I was tossing around ideas involving decoupage or fabric coverings, but I couldn't think of how to a) attach it so it wouldn't be slip-sliding around (my ladder is already difficult to climb down), and b) would be easy to remove in May.

Does anyone have any good ideas of something they've done, or something you just think would be cool?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006 06:20:48 PM »

Staple gun!

You could 'upholster' the steps ... or even the rail for that matter.  Wrap the steps around with batting staple the batting the backside of the steps.  Then wrap the batting with fabric and staple that to the backside of the steps. 

The staples remove fairly easy with a screwdriver and/or needlenose pliers.  And if you put them in the back of the steps, they won't even be noticed!  Nobody will ever know that you did anything to the ladder.  Wink

« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006 11:07:43 PM »

ooooooooooh, thanks for the idea. i'm definitely going to look into that!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006 04:11:31 PM »

You could even reupholster that kick-a$$ ottoman sitting next to the ladder to match!!!  Then they will look like they belong together!

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