2 story library, by champagne.chic via Flickr
A few months ago I recieved the most romantic gift...a library ladder! I'm not joshing. To me it was very romantic! You see I have always wished to have a rolling library ladder on rails and the library to go along with it. So when my guy found that the former law office next door to his office was demo-ing out the library and its accoutrements he chased the ladder down to the salvage yard to aquire it for me... umm us. So now we have a gorgeous ladder along with the beautiful brass rails. Used, but I think they are even more charming because of the patina.
Library ladder via 1st Dibs.com
Our ladder is similar to this one but with brass casters.
Before I became a permanent fixture around here the idea was to take out the ceiling in the living room to expose the beams. There is also a peaked roofline over the front porch. His plan is to open that up as well creating a small loft or reading garret. So the acquisition of the ladder provides the perfect way to access this future little room as well. Of course we will be adding some tall built-in bookshelves to further utilize the ladder.
Library ladder via 1stdibs.com