Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Life for a Cutie

Saw this old little telephone table hidden away behind other furniture at Savers the other day. It did not have a price on anymore, and when I asked one of the staff, they said $5.99!!!!
Of course I said:"Sold!". Hold gets better. I  had a coupon for 30% off, so in the end this little beauty set me back a whopping $4.00! 

My plan was to paint her a funky color in order to bring her into this century with a bang. After I was halfway putting on the white primer, though, I realized that she was meant to look more elegant than funky..
I liked the two- tone look of white and natural wood on her, so I sanded and stained the top,and sprayed the rest with Heirloom White. I accentuated the grooves by applying black tinted glaze and wiping it off again, so that just the glaze in the grooves remained.
I also distressed it just a little bit on the edges, by sanding lightly,and sprayed the hardware and metal on the doors with Oil Rubbed Bronze just to make them pop again.

Here She Is!

I really, really, love this little table. She is for sale this week-end at my friend , Stacy's Shoppe Boutique , but I almost wish she would come home with me again...


Don't you just love her? I would love to know if you have done a telephone table before, or of any other unbelievable deals you have gotten lately ...

I am linking this up to Finding Fabulous 's Frugalicious Fridays

                                   Coastal Charm 's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

                                   Coloradolady's Vintage Thingy Thursday

DIY Show Party   The DIY Show Off


Debbiedoos' Before and After Party



  1. Looks great! I am currently spraying and distressing an entry table and those darned grooves nearly got the best of me:)

  2. I bought a telephone table a few weeks ago at a thrift store. I am going to paint it (maybe) but I need to decide what color I'm re-doing my living room first. I sanded it down and got a lot of grime and funky varnish off and I sorta like it just sanded and smooth. We'll see. Your re-do job looks really nice.

  3. Oh it came out adorable! Amazing what a little paint and elbow grease can do, isn't it? Happy VTT!

  4. What a fantastic deal. I love that table, it is so unique too. You did a great job of making it your own style.....Love it!

  5. That came out so cute. I'm sure she'll sell quickly!

  6. What a great "save" I remember my aunt having tables like that way-way back in the day lol

  7. Your table doesn't even look like the same table-it is a cutie!

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