In a very rare move, we (well, Xian) actually did something way ahead of time, a year actually. He had a vision and he saw it through.
Our new ladder started out like this:
And thanks to a lovely coat of gold spray paint, now looks like this:
The finishing touch and what makes this ladder excellent is this:
How cool is that? The ultimate goal is to have the ladder covered in doubloons and medallions. I know they will fall off over time and will have to be replaced but I love the way it looks.