I’ve toyed with the idea of building a blanket ladder for years and this is the story of how my husband made it happen for me in the matter of one day.
In the living room of our apartment, we have a big, ugly wall furnace, but we made do with it. Until Avery started getting mobile. Then it became a danger. You see, this old wall unit gets really, really hot to the touch. We couldn’t deal with the risk that Avery might just learn the hard way not to touch it so we decided just not to use it. We ended up buying a couple of space heaters that don’t get hot too the touch; perfect for curious toddlers. Then we were left with a big, ugly, useless wall furnace.
At Christmastime, we hid it behind our Christmas tree and all was well. It was a big bummer when we finally had to put away our Christmas decor and look at that furnace again. My amazing husband suggested we make the blanket ladder I’ve often longed for. A quick search on Pinterest and I found a tutorial we liked. We modified the measurements to be big enough to hide the furnace, added some pads to the bottom to make sure it didn’t slide on our floor, and used a polyurethane sealant after the stain. Other than that, we pretty much stuck to the directions shared on Hey, There Home.
The blanket ladder turned out so great, I couldn’t be more pleased. It does a great job of camouflaging that old furnace; you can barely see it peeking out. Thanks for the great idea and a job well done, husband!
Now I just need to get some new blankets!