Reclaim an old ladder (and mix it with something modern)
Reclaiming old wood is not only artistic but environmentally friendly, too. Why buy a new shelf or decorative piece of furniture when you could repurpose an old one? Reclaimed ladders make great towel racks in bathrooms or spaces to hang blankets and throws in the living room.
When working with reclaimed wood, remember that rustic pieces tend to look best when they’re balanced with a few modern accents or another modern piece of furniture as well.