Monday, April 11, 2016

Telephone Table Reveal

Finally! The day has arrived that I promised you so long ago...

I finished the telephone table! So without further ado, here she is:
She's painted with my homemade chalk paint recipe in Benjamin Moore's Shenandoah Taupe, waxed, and the seat covered in a gorgeous chenille fabric.

I love her.
For now she sits in our bedroom. I'm not sure she'll stay there but for now it works.

The phone got a makeover too. Remember how brassy it was?

Now it looks like this:
I spray painted the brassy parts with silver and then painted the yellowish body with ASCP in Old White...yes, chalk paint sticks to plastic. I think it looks way better!





I had plenty of fabric left over, so the little pew got a new cushion cover as well. It went from red and gold (which didn't go with the bedroom colors at all!)

To calm and serene with a simple wrap technique:

I do plan to actually sew a proper seat cover but for now wrapping the cushion works.

So, just a side by side comparison of the telephone table to leave you with because what's a good before and after without those photos?

I love how the telephone table turned out. 

Hope you have a fabulous week!

31 comments:

  1. LOVE it Cecilia! It is absolutely perfect!

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    1. Congratulations ~ your gorgeous makeover is being featured @ tomorrow's Vintage Charm party! Hugs, Cecilia

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  2. Oh my, Cecilia! You telephone table is gorgeous! And I love the colors of both the finish and cover! Perfect! Bravo!

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  3. Oops, I should have read what I typed - Your telephone table is gorgeous!

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  4. Looks great! What a wonderful little table! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. I love it! The color and texture of the paint is just perfect. It was a great idea to touch up the phone also.

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  6. That phone is the exact one I have Cecilia. I don't have it on display because it just doesn't work with our cabin, but I refuse to part with it.

    Love the fabric, and it looks perfect in your room.

    xxx

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  7. Love it! The color is perfect and the fabric is so pretty. The bench looks great as well. The phone does look much better and it looks like it was made ti sit there. Hope you are having a great week!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  8. Cecilia- your telephone table is wonderful. I have always wanted one of those. I am so curious about your chalk paint. I am off to read more.

    I hope you will share this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We would love to have you.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.
    www.whitespraypaintblog.com

    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I found the chalk paint recipe either on a blog or on Pinterest. It's very easy and works great!
      I'll be sure to join the party! Thanks for the invite!
      Hugs,
      Cecilia

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  9. Oh my goodness! I love this, what a darling transformation and I did not know that chalk paint would stick like this. Thank you for the tips, us gals always need to learn new decorating tips!
    Happy Wednesday,
    J.

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  10. I absolutely Adore your telephone table. What a fabulous transformation...so charming!
    Mary Alice

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  11. I remember those telephone tables! What a neat project you made of it. It blends in perfectly in your bedroom. Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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  12. I am so happy to see you here today with us! Perfect project to share too:)
    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    xo
    Jemma

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  13. What a cool piece! I love the colors you chose!

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  14. love how the table turned out thanks or sharing have a great day

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    1. Thank you, Robin. Have a wonderful day as well.

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  15. What a cute table! I love the old phone and how you changed that up too.
    Wendy

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  16. The telephone table turned great. I found one a few years ago. It is so exciting to discover them, they aren't as common any more. The colors you chose are perfect along with the fabric.

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    1. Hi Debra, I'm so happy you dropped by! They are getting harder to find and more expensive too...all the ones I have found have been well over $100. I'm fortunate I got mine for under $40. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

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  17. So very cute!...I so remember having one of these tables in my parents house!

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    1. We never had one...ours hung on the wall and we had a crazy long cord so you could walk around the kitchen and pantry while you talked. But I had friends with them and thought they were so cool. :-)

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  18. I love your telephone table makeover!! It looks great!! I am on the lookout for one for our living room. I think it would be the perfect place to do some blogging work. I would like to invite you to link up to our party, Sweet Inspiration Link Party that starts on Friday and runs until Tuesday. Hope to see you there!!

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    1. Thanks Keri, I will be happy to link up. So happy to have you stop by.

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  19. What a cute table makeover! It's so unique and I love the colour you chose! Thanks so much for linking up at Sweet Inspiration #2! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you Katrin! Hope your weekend is going well!

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  20. Lovely! I have one just like this and wasn't sure what to do with it. Thanks for the great ideas!

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