Posted by Mary Andrews / July 25, 2013
Ladder Blanket Storage
We've got a ladder in our living room and it's holding our extra blankets! Today we're sharing the background behind this little update.
Back in April we picked up one of the coolest ladders we've ever come across. It was tall, very narrow and best of all — made up of a very well worn wood. We were so delighted in this find, because the people holding alley sale we'd scored it from were clearing out the majority of pieces from the garage of a previous window display designer for the old Miller & Rhoads here in Richmond. The Miller & Rhoads department store is a local legend, so imagining where and what the ladder might have been used for has been half the fun.
We basically tossed it in the car, poking out the sunroof, and brought it back home to figure out what to do with down the road. Then the wedding took over our entire lives.
So, now that we're a couple months down that proverbial road, we're testing out the ladder in different places around the house. So far, we've got it leaning against the wall in our family room acting as extra blanket storage:
Id' seen and loved the idea of using a ladder for towel and blanket storage, and used the following images as inspiration:
Side note — the red blanket was recently given to us as a wedding gift by our cousin, Jennifer, who had hand crocheted it for my grandmother to use before she passed. We love that it was handmade and having it in our little collection.
Here's a view of the entire living space to give you an idea of how it all looks as a whole right now:
We're not sure this configuration will be the final spot or function for the ladder, but we're digging it for now.
As usual, we'll keep you posted!