How are you? Well, I hope. :-)
I'm so glad you stopped by because I wanted to share another small table I recently refurbished.
This is a vintage, telephone table. You know, we used to have phones that sat on a table or hung on the wall that we dialed numbers on? Oh, Come on! It wasn't that long ago. lol
So back then if we didn't just sit them on an end table we had either a telephone table or a "gossip bench", which was a chair with sort of an arm on the side. Like the one below.
Anyway, I could not find my before picture to share with you. Sorry. My bad. :-(
This table had one open shelf underneath that was closed in on the sides with lattice like pieces. Well, I couldn't save them as they just disintegrated as I was trying to glue them back together, so I cut small pieces of thin wood to fit, and just replaced them.
Here's the finished table.
After replacing those side pieces I made a couple of other small repairs and scrubbed the whole table down as it was
Once it was clean I gave it a coat of Gripper primer just because I wanted some white to show through when I distressed it. After the primer dried I gave it a coat of ASCP in "Louis Blue."
*Here's a tip: when painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or any chalk paint have a cup of water handy and just barely dip your brush in the water and then into the paint. This allows the chalk paint to apply smoother and easier.
Next I chose one of my favorite stamps from my scrapbooking supplies and a Espresso ink pad and stamped the entire top of the table.
I still felt it needed something but I really didn't want a stencil on top of the stamp.
Then I saw the sheet with the outline of one of my stencils (you know its the piece left over after you remove your stencil) and thought why not. So I took some "Pure White" and painted the outline of the stencil.
Wow! I loved it! I liked the way the stamp showed through the white paint and that it just gave it a special touch.
When it was dry I applied a coat off clear, soft wax to the entire table then distressed the top thoroughly and the rest of the table here and there. I let it dry overnight and the next day added another coat of soft wax then buffed until I had a soft sheen
Another wobbly table saved from the trash pile. I think it turned out really cute. What do you think? Be honest now. :-)
Before I go I just wanted to remind you about Transformed Tuesday Link Party. There is still time to link up so head on over and join in on the fun, or just check out all the inspiration.
So glad you stopped by.
Look for my stamped & stenciled table at the following parties:
Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party
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Feathered Nest Friday
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The Pin Junkie Friday Party
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Share It One More Time
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