Before I moved into my apartment, I inherited an acrylic occasional table that had been used as a display table at a boutique/spa where my sister had been working. By inheriting, I mean that the boutique it had been living in was closing and the table was going to be dumped if no one took it. The table was way too beautiful to just be thrown away and though I had no apartment at the time and no idea what I was going to do with the table, I knew it was too good to pass up.
Basically I had one day to decide I wanted the table and even less time to figure out how I was going to get the massive table home. Though the table was not what you might consider big, it weighed a ton! I was able to convince and hire the two movers to bring it to my sisters apartment where I was living at the time…a four floor walk up. What an experience that was….I honestly did not think the table was going to make it. But after much huffing and puffing and other unmentionables, it did. The table stayed under plastic wraps for over a year until I could give it a proper home.
Lucky for me I have good friends who seem to be just as crazy as I am when it comes to design and projects. These friends always seem to help me out when I most need them. Once again my friend Markus Winter, owner of Lampedo, came to save the day. Markus and I got to work and somehow managed to bring my super heavy occasional table down four flights of stairs and up to its new home in my second floor apartment. Here are some pics of how we did it and what I did with it…I think I made the right decision, don’t you?