Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stamped & Stenciled Telephone Table

 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


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I think you did a wonderful job of saving that little tables life...I love it! Hugs, Penny said...

What a great save! Super cute! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Unknown said...

I love your little aqua table Peggy!!

xo, Tanya

pipigirl said...

i really love it. very unique!!!!

Sayuri said...

Both are GORGEOUS!!!!
I love the blue blue table,so cute :)

Nayana said...

I love both the transformations and blue table is so cute..I love the stamp effect on top....

Unknown said...

I think you had wonderful ideas for this table. Great job!

Art and Sand said...

Today is my first visit, but I will be back because I love to get ideas for painting with ASCP.

My husband would like to take my paint brushes away before I paint him or the dog. He's okay with me painting the cats.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Peggy!! Both pieces are just so pretty!! You are so talented!!

Are you still Thinking Thin?? LOL!!

I have lost 12 pounds now...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments!!


Self Sagacity said...

Gorgeous! I love that blue.
New GFC follower. Thanks for stopping by!

srpprcrftr said...

Your little table is so versatile. Looks so cute in blue and the stamping stenciling you did gives it personality. You could also use that little table as a night stand, little shelf under top is good place to keep some kleenex and a book. I'm loving it. Happy Weekend.

With A Blast said...

This is lovely, Peggy ! Never thought of stamping on furniture :-) Great idea and one I would like to try soon!

With A Blast/

One More Time Events said...

This is such a great idea and it looks so nice. Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events.
Have a great week

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Great job on this little telephone table. Love the color and the stamping on top. Wondering what you buff your wax with? I have a hard time getting much of a sheen. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Unknown said...

What a great restoration of that little table! Beautiful work! Thank You so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week! Happy Friday!

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