NAME OF THE ACTIVITY: Ladder Wardrobe
The ladder wardrobe can be a nice and cheap way to reuse an old stained staircase, a survivor of a move or after a freshening up on the walls of the house. Perfect for preserving do-it-yourself projects during construction and waiting to be photographed.
STAGES: This activity has 4 stages.
- Buy everything you need.
- Organize the work;
- Start assembling and building the peg cabinet;
- Keep everything at your fingertips.
- Put some clothes, shoes, or hanging plants at the ladder wardrobe.
- You will learn how to build and transform an object that you thought was to be thrown into something useful and decorative;
- How to organize a "wardrobe" in a fun and original way;
- Organize your outfits in order to optimize the times in the morning.
After completing the activity, you will achieve the following skills:
- To build a creative and useful object at the same time.
- Improve creative skills.
- Improve organizational skills.
- Acquire abilities that you did not think you possessed.
- Optimize the timing of outifit choice.
After completing the activity, the learners will achieve the following skills:
- Ability to organize a wardrobe from nothing.
- Ability to successfully deconstruct something.
- Recognize and understand what the right tools are and what they can be used for.
- Improve the recycle and ecologic mentality.
- Organize, plan and develop an entire project.
- A wooden ladder – Hong Kong has these kind vintage looking ladders in every hardware store – the older and more battered the better which is why we used the one that was left over.
- A wooden dowel – mine was from a simple broomstick and measured about 1.5m (60 inches)
- Two pine planks measuring 1.5m (60 inches).
- Two round pipe brackets the same size as your pole
- Drill and long screws
1. Start by using your drill to pull apart your ladder by removing the hinges on both sides.
2. Mark the middle of the top of the ladder and loosely attach your pipe brackets (make sure not to drill down completely). Do this on both sides.
3. Stand your ladder up and slide the pole into the brackets and then drill the screws in your brackets down tight so that the pole doesn’t budge.
4. Drill the pine planks onto the steps between the separated ladder pieces. I choose to do one at the front on the lower level and one at the back on the next rung up because I wanted enough room for maxi dresses etc but also a place to store bags and shoes.