Vintage Phone Table Redo

So I found this little table by the side of the road. IDespite my mom’s objections, I picked it up. I thought with a little TLC it could be adorable. As you’ll see from the pictures, it was covered in about 25 different layers and colors of paint. It was wobbly and it was sad.

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The first picture shows it in all of its peely glory. In the second one, I had already painted the legs with a brown base boat and peeled off A LOT of the paint already. What’s left is what I couldn’t get off aka it was too much work.

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Ignore my feet please!

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I glued the joints to make it a bit more sturdy, and because I didn’t have clamps at the time,  I used bungees. Yay for improvising.

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So my laziness cost me in the long run. After the base coat, you could still clearly see the chunky old paint showing through. So I had to go back and peel it off and paint over it again. Don’t cut corners!

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It was my plan to distress it when I was done, so I thought it might be kinda cool to add some gold between the brown and blue to add a little sparkly effect. There wasn’t a science to it, just slapped some on there before the blue coat.

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Once I finished with the final blue layer and the distressing, I wasn’t really satisfied. It needed a little something else. I’ve been in love with this stencil table over at Domestic Imperfection and it gave me an idea…

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Tada! A few coats of polycrylic and it was finished.

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I think it’s perfect! I use it as a little hallway table with candles and a picture. The lighting is terrible though, so getting a good picture is near impossible. That’s what’s great about blogs, you see other people’s great ideas and make them your own!

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6 thoughts on “Vintage Phone Table Redo

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  2. Heya! I know this is somewhat off-topic however I needed to ask.
    Does managing a well-established website like yours take a
    massive amount work? I’m brand new to running a blog but I do write in my journal on a daily basis.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for
    brand new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

    • Hey! Thanks for the comment! I wouldn’t say it’s a massive amount of work at all. I think the most important part is being consistent with the quality and frequency of your posts. So if it’s once a week, twice a month, whatever! If you write in a journal on a daily basis, I think running a blog should be cake. The hardest part is the beginning and getting everything linked (about.me, twitter, instagram, google+, YouTube) but once it’s up and running, it’s easy! Let me know if there’s anything I can help with!

  3. I love the table. I have one almost identical, almost in the same original condition, that I’ve been wondering how to fix ‘er up. You gave me some good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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