Last week, the gym across the parking lot from my office started moving all this furniture out of their building. I’m not sure why a gym would have this kind of furniture, but I don’t ask questions like that. I ask questions like, “Hey, what are you guys doing with that furniture?”
In all fairness, I didn’t even get the question out. I made it about halfway across the parking lot when one of the gym employees asked me if I wanted some furniture.
“I can just have it?”
“And you’re going to carry it all across the parking lot and into the storage area within my office?”
Best gym ever.
So here’s what I got. For free. Free.
This amazing china hutch! The large piece on the left sits on top of the one on the right. It has glass doors (with the adorable touch of chicken wire), a light in the top, and pegs for glass shelves (the actual shelves were missing). The bottom has doors with shelves on each side and drawers in the middle.
I just love the trim and design of the top.
I also got a dining table and six chairs. The table expands, but they couldn’t find the leaf – but I can make that no problem.
The cabinet and drawers in the background went to other women in the office. Although, I would have LOVED to have that cabinet. I would have been able to turn that into an awesome bar.
So obviously, this is going to need some reupholstering and refinishing. This, uh, yellow/gold/green/purple combination just isn’t my thing. So what to do, what to do…
How about some before and after inspiration (courtesy of Design*Sponge)
Holly Dahl‘s cabinet:
Leslie Lewis Sigler’s chair:
Christine Hancock’s dresser:
Barb’s china hutch:
and Olga’s nightstand:
I’m thinking white with black details/trim, with a white and light aqua pattern background within the china hutch. Then painting the table white with black trim and the chairs all black with white and aqua seats. I’m going to figure out how to get some blackboard paint on there too.
I’ll let you know when it’s done (3 years from now) .