Give plants (or books!) a fun new place to hangout with this clever idea: retrofitting a ladder for wooden shelves! It's an inexpensive and unique DIY project that can work in a variety of spaces.
Customize the color to fit your decor or go wild with a bold pattern -- however you paint it is up to you! Before you start adding some personal flair, though, check out how to add wooden shelves (and make them sturdy) over on A Beautiful Mess!