A little Phone Call from a Little Table

Furniture and Cabinetry Redouxs, Furniture Makeovers

I had this table for many years now.  The pathetic thing is, I couldn’t for the life of me find a before picture of it!  I don’t even remember where I picked it up.  I always had plans for it to sit below my stairs, as a little “telephone” table…..
I had planned on fixing it up and putting it in my space for the next sale at Paris Flea Market.   I had my space all stocked and lovely.  Got an email Monday night from another vendor that she had fallen in love with a little black bench and Mirror/coat rack I had, and she bought it!  I needed some more stuff for the space STAT!
I painted the base with three coats of  a mustard yellow Chalk Paint.  The top I painted with and Antique White.  Then I used both a Gold Leaf Pen, to highlight the edges of the top, and dry brushed on some Martha Stewart Craft Paint in “Gold”.  (it really is very good stuff).  I used “Word Art” from Microsoft Word to make the word “telephone”, then used an overhead projector to trace it on.
Top of telephone table Redouxinteriors

To give it an “Old” look, I used my “tobacco brown” glaze, and then waxed the whole darn thing.

I am so happy, I am ringing with joy!  It is literally “off the hook”.  (o.k., I will hang up the puns now…..)
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  1. Courtney

    Great job, it looks so lovely!!

  2. Kim

    I love it! I have always loved telephone tables, they remind me of my grandmother’s lovely old farmhouse. What a great way to update it, without losing its original charm.

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Love, love, love the yellow! And the curvy legs are darn cute too!

  4. Therena

    What a cute table, I love the color!!!

  5. Judy

    I have two of these tables that my Grandmother used as end tables for her sofa. I’ve had them for over forty years and they are in their original finish. I use then for night stands. Have thought about refinishing them, but can’t bring myself to redo them. You did a nice job. Thanks for your post.

    • GTC

      Thank you so much Judy. Sometimes Grandma’s furniture just needs a little update. Easier if the wood is not in perfect condition too!


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