Vintage Telephone Table

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When I found it in front of a house that was being renovated
it looked like this...

Saving a side of the road find with chalky paint

I grabbed it and ran because it was adorable 
though needed a LOT of work!

First it had to be glued with wood glue because it was falling
apart at the joints.  Then I had to remove some bad veneer around the edges and that ghastly seat cover...

Just another day painting furniture in my driveway... 
it is a great way
to meet your neighbors, a real conversation starter.

"What are you doing and why do you have furniture 
all over your driveway?"

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite then coated it
with clear wax for protection.

saving a conversation bench from the trash with a cool makeover

Next I recovered the original seat with grain sack.
The grey-blue stripe was perfect!

saving an antique table with paint and new fabric

Still thinking it needed a little something...

I found this image on the internet here then 
using my favorite transfer paper... Lesley Riley's Tap Paper,
I ironed the image right onto the seat.

telephone image on a grain sack fabric for a new seat cover

This adorable table has a brand new life now!

repainting and recovering the seat on an antique conversation bench

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  1. This is SO cute! What a great graphic you found!

  2. Great look for this tired telephone table. I have a similar table at home and you have given me some wonderful ideas! I love the image you found to add to the cloth on the chair, so cool!

  3. So cute and cool at the same time!

  4. That is the cutest thing ever! LOVE the paint colour and graphics you chose with the fabric... neat piece!

  5. So very cute!! I love that transfer! We have a metal sign like that hanging at the antique store...I want it :)

  6. I have this table. It had belonged to my husband's grandmother. I have used it for 41 years.

  7. you find the best stuff...I never see anything along the road!


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