Step 2: Clean your ladder
Clean the ladder with a brush to remove any dust, dirt or spider webs. Make sure you get right into the corners.
Tip: Lay down a drop sheet before you start cleaning and varnishing to avoid making a mess on the floor.
Step 3: Sand away
Sand down the timber with fine-grain sandpaper using your sanding block. Sand with the grain of the wood, not against it and then wipe the ladder clean with a dust cloth.
Step 4: Varnish the ladder
Take your varnish brush and give the ladder coat of clear timber varnish. Let it dry overnight and sand lightly the next day. Then apply at least one more coat and sand again.
Tip: When using varnish, make sure that your workspace is well ventilated so the fumes can escape.
Step 5: Hang towels
Once you're happy with its look, lean the ladder against a wall in your bathroom and hang your towels on it. You can also add some decorative pot plants and even use it to store your toiletries and beauty products!
Project courtesy of Bunnings.