A Hidden Gem: Hotel Liquidators

Image source: Crate and Barrel

Image source: Crate and Barrel

I recently visited one of the only hotel liquidators in Montreal and was able to take a look at their warehouse. All the furnishings they sell come from high end hotels that have recently renovated and thus, auction off their old furniture and accessories to hotel liquidator companies. Now I am not saying that you should go and pick out your new mattress at one of these places (gross), but there are some GREAT furniture pieces with classic, traditional lines made from solid wood that are begging for a DIY makeover. When you get home, just make sure to thoroughly clean each piece with proper cleaning supplies! A few popular liquidators include the following: 

Montreal: Hotel Liquidation (no real name, but it is located on Cote-Vertu in St-Laurent)

Toronto: Moveline Liquidators

Vancouver: Anizco Furniture

Below are just a few pieces I saw at the Montreal warehouse:

Tons of upholstered accent chairs. I think they were priced around $50 a chair, a perfect price point for a chair with great bones that could be re-upholstered for a clean, fresh look.

A wood console table which is fine as is, or would look great painted with chalk paint and slightly distressed!


A solid wood desk with AMAZING detailed legs! Leave as it, or paint a high gloss black - just remove the glass top and replace the hardware!

A simple, clean lined upholstered velvet chair. Again, another great upholstery project.

There were tons of wooden headboard options!

The one below was $19 for a queen size!

An array of mirrors that would look great painted!

So many wooden side tables! Some were very traditional, while others had extremely interesting looks.

The pair below would be amazing painted in a light colour with some distressing!

More upholstered pieces! Several different benches (even some with nailhead trim).

Those King Louis style chairs were $40!

There was one random bar cart, but it was priced over $1000.....not sure why or where it came from.....

My neighbour recently purchased a headboard and painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Pure White with a coat of clear wax. I love the look!

Still not convinced? Check out the pieces below that have similar classic, clean lines - but at a much higher price point! 

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