So here we are at long last. Its part 5 of the top 5 things to do with a ladder/step ladders is of course DIY. Not including wallpaper which we covered in our post “ The Top 5 Things People Do With Ladders And Step Ladders(PART1)” This is DIY as in fixing things, painting things and generally trying to improve the look of something. The sheer amount of aluminium step ladders we sold last year made this the number 1 thing to do with a set of step ladders. So without further ado we will now look at the top 5 best home DIY paint jobs that people have done to the outside of their homes. And no contractors. These people have all done it themselves with a bit of DIY knowhow and a whole lot of paint. So are you ready?
Ladders & Step Ladders ready? Then let’s go…
Number 5 –Mad cat women or design win: First off the are going over to Rogers Park, Chicago to see an amazing leopard spots style home. The owner is not a mad Cat women but is in fact a very proud African who while doesn’t want to be named does seem to enjoy the attention that the house brings. And at number 5 best painted houses it’s a great start.
Number 4 – Taste the Rainbow of 32 Flavors (and Then Some): Spanning the entire color spectrum from red, orange and yellow through green, blue and violet, this incredible exterior paint job in Maine, USA blends in seamlessly from top to bottom – each horizontal slat is covered with one of 30+ colors that combine to create the overall effect. The actual application is not that difficult and requires only basic rollers since each piece is isolated from the others – clever and simple. But its owners Jane and Bill Hope actually did it to annoy the neighbours! While this squabbling neighbours event is not the best thing in life it did bring us this amazing paint job that made all of us here at Ladders Online smile from ear to ear.
Number 3 – It’s not art is a message: Political message or simple allusion, these walls painted by Blu in Buenos Aires confirm the artist’s talent. The last one painted by the artist shows a flood of coins on the city, despite of the nature. We see on the second wall blindfolded characters wearing the colors of the Argentine flag with in the background a black figure wearing a tie and the presidential sash and who seems to dominate and lead the crowd. The third one seems to be a planet with characters turning around. The fourth wall shows humans ready to be cooked as meat pieces. But the one that is pictures is the message of all the big businesses sucking the world dry.
Number 2 – Drives us up the wall: now while you may well need quite a tall loft for this one it’s one of the best ideas we have seen. With no external building whatsoever this loft is just one big rock climbing cave! We have no idea what strength/supports/ weight limits you would need to impose in order for this loft conversion to become a reality, we just liked the idea. And for that very reason it goes straight into our number 2 spot. We have not named or posted a link to the firm that does this because it seems they closed down. We have no idea why or what reason but we won’t name them just incase it’s bad. Here is a very simple tip everyone should be following…Look up the name of your firm on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus & Google Main search. Has anyone said anything bad about them?!?
Number 1 – It’s real I tell you ya: And so we have finally arrived. It’s been quite a journey finding out all the stats on what people do with the different kinds of ladders. But we thought it was quite obvious that painting/DIY would have been number 1. Anyway…
It’s time to look at some painted walls that at first glance, will look as if some natural disaster has shaken away the walls of these buildings to reveal architecture hidden for thousands of years. And at second and third glance, it looks like that too. But these spectacular images are not the unexpected result of an earthquake, they are 3D Murals Painting made by John Pugh. Pugh is a master of architectural trompe l’oeil. By fully integrating his art into the architecture, the viewer is perplexed as to where reality begins. Once captivated, the viewer enters into another dimension of time and place. considering everything is hand painted onto a 2D surface the depth of the image is incredible. And he does all this while on step ladders and ladders. Simply incredible and well worth googling his name to find out more about where you can find these images and more about the very talented artist himself. Or maybe just look at it here-> artofjohnpugh.com
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