Healdsburg RanchFarmhouse Bedroom, San Francisco
What Houzz contributors are saying:
4. You can add a stylish stepladder for not a lot of green — you can often snag one for as little as $20. If it will be purely decorative, don’t invest in one that’s in perfect working condition.Cleaning tip: If you prefer your vintage wooden ladder to not look so vintage, here’s a simple way to bring it back to life. First, mix Murphy’s Oil Soap with water and wash the ladder with a rag dampened with the mixture. Second, if there is still dirt or paint stuck to the piece, rub it gently with very fine steel wool in the direction of the wood grain. Finally, spray orange oil on a dry cloth and buff to a shine.
Upstairs, a pass-through to the master bedroom has become a small library space. There’s a built-in daybed, which makes a great place for comfortable reading. A vintage library ladder allows the owners access to the books on the uppermost shelves.“This is the only place in the house we have color on the walls,” Davin says. “To me, it almost gives it a British feeling.”Shelf paint: French Gray No. 18, Farrow & Ball; ladder: Antiquario
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This is the plank door that we would like. I think it is solid wood, heavy. We wanted these for all doors, but that proved too expensive. As discussed, we are looking at 7 doors between the main level and upstairs level. Basement doors would be different.