Whether you need extra hanging space, or after a stylish addition to your recently renovated bathroom, a ladder repurposed as a towel rack is a great, family-friendly option. Here's what to do:
Clean and sand
Give your old ladder a good brush to remove any dust or dirt. Take a piece of fine-grain sandpaper and sand with the grain of the wood, not against it, and then wipe the ladder clean with a dust cloth.
Using a varnish brush, coat the ladder in a layer of clear timber varnish. Let it dry overnight and then lightly sand the next day. Repeat the process.