ANTIQUE TABLE BEFORE AND AFTER MAKEOVER
I am excited to show you my antique table that got a paint makeover in beautiful Poetic Blue.
I have wanted to paint my antique table for a long time and am excited to be a part of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest. This is my first time to be part of such a fun event.
This month’s contest is sponsored by Pure & Original Paints. In exchange for this post, I was given two free quarts of Pure & Original Classico paint. All of the opinions and experiences are my own. This post does contain an affiliate link which means if you click on the link I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
The Theme for this month is Pure Colors, Original Elegance. I have never heard of or used Pure & Original paint before. It is a luxury paint imported from the Netherlands. The paint is made from minerals, chalk, and water.
Here is the Before photo of the antique table I painted. This table has seen a lot of life. It was originally black. I remember my Mom sanding it down to how it looks above. I have a lot of fond memories growing up with this table that is actually a telephone table. The open space area is where telephone books were stored and the top of the little table is where the phone sat.
Mom would twirl herself up in the long phone cord, laughing while talking to her Mom and Dad.
My Dad made many calls from this table announcing the birth of my many siblings…. It’s another girl.
I memorized my friend’s phone number and proudly dialed her number myself feeling grown up.
I got my first call from a boy in school.
Now is time for a new look with a beautiful blue and gray.
I picked out Poetic Blue and Silver Like to transform my antique telephone table and take it from yesterday’s look to today’s to-die-for blues that are so popular like coastal blues and mint green-blues.
This poetic blue just so happens to match our newly painted walls of Palladian Blue perfectly.
I sanded the top of the antique table that had some wear and tear and a circle stain. Then I gave the table three coats and I have to say the coverage is great.
Drying time in-between coats was fast. I was able to take my time and complete the coats in two days.
I did distress the legs a little by using a rag and wiping the paint off in the knob areas, but truthfully I decided I did not care if the table was distressed or not. All I cared about was drenching the antique table in as much of this beautiful blue color as I could like a tall glass of iced tea in the summer. The more beautiful Poetic blue the better is how it went for me and telephone table.
In honor that this is an antique telephone table, I dug out a really old rotary dial phone to show you how nice phones looked and were used, back in the days of corded phones.
The phone company used to have special decorative phones they sold at a hefty price. If you wanted to pretend you were elegant and all that, this phone was the one to have darling.
One of the most fun phones to have back in the 80s was this Mickey Mouse phone. The kids used to beg to have the Mickey Mouse phone in their room. Today I love it for a fun novelty conversation piece.
Psst! It is the lighting in my hallway vs the lighting down stairs that make the blues in the photos look different. The photo below shows the true poetic blue paint color.
I now have a crush on my new table in Poetic Blue.
Today this table can be anything at all that I need it to be. It is just the right size to move around and be handy. Now that it is a beautiful blue I want it out front and center for everyone to see and hey, it can still be a telephone table with plenty of room for cell phones. In fact, this would make a great charging table for my families cell phones.
Make sure to visit the hosts below to see more entries for this contest:
Carrie at thirtyeighthstreet.com Fab Furniture Flippin and
Stacy at anastasiavintage.com
If you’re interested in participating in future contests, please contact [email protected]
My friends also entered this contest and created some incredible work! Be sure to check them out below:
A Beautiful dresser restoration from Michelle James Designs – Restore Your Furniture Back to Fabulous!
Anj of Makin My Apt a Home redid a china hutch so check it out.
Heather at Daily DIY Life did a really nice desk in rose and
Carolann of Sassy Townhouse Living restored a Vanity
If you want to restore a masterpiece of your own, click Pure & Original to order some paint today!
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