Friday, May 24, 2013

Funky Vintage Telephone table

Happy Memorial Week End!  Here in Nebraska it looks like we are in for some thunderstorms this weekend. Of course, it's NE so we have to expect that. Day before yesterday, it was so cold I had to wear a jacket and long sleeved shirt when I went for my walk! Today I have been working in my office cleaning, and filing..ugh~ But tomorrow there will be some painting done by golly! Anybody wanna join me?
This project is,  I believe, a Vintage Telephone Table, anyway, that is what I have dubbed it and I'm stickin' to it....unless.....someone out there knows what this actually is! If you do, please leave a comment, OK?


I painted it with CeCe Caldwell's chalk paint for the base, and acrylic craft paints for the details. First I put on a coat of Pinkerton Violet, (actually my sister did the base coat for me) and then Spring Hill Green. . ....I know,..Violet??? But it was on sale and I thought it was close enough to just an off white, and you know what? It distressed perfectly. I think we will do my sisters benches the same way.

I always like to put funky knobs on my furniture to give a little element of surprise. Do you ever just take your current furniture and change the knobs to make it a little eclectic? You should try it. I have a wood piece in my entryway that I just haven't wanted to paint, and I put different knobs on it....yes, different ones on every drawer.. and it is pretty cool, well , in my book anyway. And since I am the one that has to live with it, that is the one that counts , right? :)

Here is a close up of the heart. I have had a lot of fun doing my funky hearts and people seem to look for them now. Each one turns out different.

OK, Now here is my messy studio area, and if you look in the back, there are my table legs drying on top of bottles! It is so much easier when they just screw off and I can paint them independently of the piece I am working on. They have a screw piece sticking out of the end so I can't set them down on a flat surface at all, but I can sure stand them up on bottles!

Well, looks like my hubby is wanting some attention, so this will be all for now. If you like my funky furniture, make sure  to sign up to follow me. That way you will get an email alert whenever I post something new.  Also, if you have a different idea of what this table was used for, I would love you to leave a comment!
Ta ta for now, have a fabulous weekend.  Remember, never put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket!. Carolyn


  1. love your style!

  2. Wow, Carolyn! You are an amazing artist!! What fabulously creative pieces you come up with!!

    1. Thanks Krista, I consider that a real compliment coming from you! Your site is amazing also!

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