For the love of Pinterest, please stop putting old ladders in your bathrooms, people.
The rise of HGTV and quaint-as-fuck-looking homes is a welcome change to what life was like before Chip and Joanna Gaines came into our lives. Who knew a few craftily distressed pieces of furniture and some industrial touches could make a normal apartment or home feel like it was just a few feet away from some grazing cattle? We all secretly want to live in Waco, but we'll settle with some mason jars.
But we've gone too far, people. Among the ridiculous, rustic, and chic decor, rusty old lanterns turned into succulent planters, and shelves made out of industrial piping, there is one trend that must be stopped: reclaiming old ladders and putting them into bathrooms.
Storage with a bohemian flair! Gouge my eyes out with reclaimed nails.
What bathroom trend are you currently obsessed with? Interior design maven Becki Owens uses a ladder for storage with a bohemian flair! pic.twitter.com/QgtvsoUgxj
— LuxeDecor (@LuxeDecorFurn) April 13, 2017
This is not unique. Also, that candle is a fire hazard.
— Kinedo by Saniflo (@KinedobySaniflo) April 10, 2017
This is a great way to hang your towels, if you want pee mist all over them, Sears.
— SearsOutlet (@SearsOutlet) February 13, 2017
The worst part about this whole trend is the big retailers. Some years ago a home blogger or designer threw a ladder into a bathroom, threw some towels on it, and it caught on. Now, we've got the Pottery Barn selling "ladder shelves" for $249 PLUS shipping.
Image: Pottery Barn
I can deal with oversized clocks. I can handle sliding barn doors that are impractical and a total pain to use. I can even relate to you secretly longing to sell your stuff and move out of your 350 square foot Brooklyn apartment for a 325 square foot tiny home.
But I can no longer sit around and watch you people put ladders inside your bathrooms. Especially if you bought it for more than $20.