Tonight’s project is something I picked up months ago at a local barn sale that my husband and I frequent. It’s a small green accent table that was used as a little message center…back when telephone books needed a place to live besides your recycling bin. Well, at least that’s where mine lives! I have a little obsession with telephone tables. I bought one in 1999 at a roadside yard sale for my very first apartment. It was the kind that had the bench attached, though. It was symbolic, in a way, as it was my first purchase towards independent living…flying the coop. It was very useful for a while, but I ended up letting it go after I moved into my first house and began my “grown-up” decorating. After I placed it on the curb outside my home, I hoped someone would snatch it up. Well, later that day, I saw it on the side of a neighbor’s garage. I hope it found a good loving home!
The green on the table was not exactly eye-catching, so I wanted to turn up the color dial a little….well, a lot. So I decided to give it a nice coating of CeCe Caldwell’s Emerald Isle green chalk paint. Wow! Holy cow, is that bold. I like it. I’ll add some glaze or wax to add some dimension to the piece, but for now, I wanted to show you the first stages. I drilled a nice one-inch hole in the back so that I can market it for use as a charging station and message center. No one uses phone books anymore, do they? So the little shelf is perfect for all those new-fangled devices us young whipper-snappers are using these days! I’ll be sure to update you on the progress complete with before and after photos and techniques.
As always, stay cozy!