Many of you may know that my husband and I got married at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen.
The Hotel Jerome was built in the 1880's when Aspen was at the apex of the silver boom. The hotel was the height of luxury for the time. It featured the first electric lights west of the Mississippi River among other luxuries of the time.
Since the hotel has had a long life, it needs constant updating and repair. So, the hotel holds a garage sale every few years to get rid of its unwanted antiques and to make room for new antiques.
I only was around for one of these legendary garage sales and I knew nothing about restoring furniture. All I wanted was the latest and greatest from Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel. My husband picked up an amazing, huge desk. Picture carved spiraling columns, gargoyle heads, etc. Hubs was in love with it. I thought it was a monstrosity. So, I made him sell it.
We also picked up a really pretty end table with a gorgeous marble top. Soon after, I was sick of it and sold it. I'm kicking myself for getting rid of these beauties!
The only things we have left from the hotel are the two chairs flanking the console table:
And this little table. This table has sentimental value because I think it was the first piece of furniture my husband and I bought together.
I stripped and stained the top and painted the bottom with a light aqua paint.
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