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I know most of you have seen this hallway which we converted to a mini library not too long ago. Well, dh and I weren't satisfied with a mini library. We wanted a full one.
We found this bookshelves in an antique store downtown. We both fell in love with, of all things, the ladder, LOL! We thought it was really cool! The shelves are made out of solid oak and finished in mahogany. It solid wood and very heavy. I felt so bad for the 2 guys who delivered and set it up.
When we saw it, we kept thinking about where we can put it. I know it will fit in either my mom's bedroom wall (if I moved her bed again) or in our guest room for my grandkids. But then, a spark came through my head and I thought maybe it will fit in this wall. The one minding the store said someone was interested in the same furniture and went home to measure but they did not leave a deposit. We immediately measured it, went home to measure the wall and were so happy because it fit there perfectly with an inch clearance from the molding on top. Perfect! So we hurriedly drove back to the store and bought it and here it is now!
Isn't the ladder neat? When not in use, I store it at the end of the bookshelf.
I just want to show you this bronze figure that we bought in the same store where we got the bookshelves. I fell in love with it when I saw it and I thought I would give it as a present to my step daughter when she has 5 kids (right now, she has only 3 but still wants to keep going). But as soon as we took it home, I realized John and I have 5 grandkids combined, 2 girls and 3 boys. So this is perfect for us and it is staying with us now, lol! Four of the bronze kids' outfits are painted in blue. The base is marble so this item is very heavy.