Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mr. Telephone Man!

We have been looking for the perfect accent piece to go on the little circle top table that I refinished a few months ago.  You may remember that my wife wanted to keep it and wouldn't let me increase my bottom line profits by selling it for a song!  We had a few ideas for how we wanted to decorate it, but my wife kept saying that she wanted an old antique phone.  We started looking and have not had much luck.  You can find phones alright, but the prices on those things are outrageous!

I asked my friend Jeff to be on the lookout for an old phone as he bought estates to sell in his shop. I stopped for a visit the other day, as well as to drop off another table for him to sell for me, and he said he found something that might interest me.  Take a look at this...

Isn't it so cute with all of its little butterflies??  This is actually a real phone, even though it does not look like much.  Well those of you who know me know that that will soon change.

I got out the trusty sander and got rid of the old paint and butterfly stickers.  We are now ready for a new paint job!

I started with the switch.  It got a nice coat of gold paint.  It will look nice against the gloss black that I have chosen for the body of the phone.

The ear piece got the first coat of black paint

protecting the gold
First coat applied
The finished product
It was fun bringing the old phone back to life.  It now sits in our living room on the circle top table.  I have to keep myself from picking it up, clicking the receiver and asking for Sarah to connect me with the Sheriff up in Mt. Pilot. (Andy Griffith reference for those uneducated souls out there). :)

Have a great day!


TexWisGirl said...

really cute. you did a great job dressing it back up into finery.

The Gang said...


Gorges Smythe said...

Very nice. How do you text on it? ;-)

Nickie said...

Wow, it looks totally different! Amazing job!

CHERI said...

Love both the phone & the table. Let me know if you ever come across another old phone!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

WOW! That turned out great!