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  1. Seriously in love with how good this turned out! i’m always so nervous about painting furniture that I love. This gives me hope!

  2. Hi Betsy, I enjoyed reading your memories and I have many of the same kind of precious memories too. As a matter of fact, this table was originally black and my Mom sanded it down some many years later. Now it is mine and it really took a lot of courage, like you say, to paint it, but I am happy I did to fit in into my own home decor now. Have a nice weekend.

  3. Betsy Dean says:

    What caught my interest was not only the lovely blue paint but the table it self. I have my Grandmother’s telephone table and chair. My grandmother was born in 1899 & I loved her dearly. Her table is very similar in design and is painted black. I am 65 and it has always been black. There was an old black phone on top that looks very similar to the one in your first picture. The space below not only held the phone book but many other items like various pens or pencils, pads of paper or notebooks. It seemed to always be crammed with “stuff”. My Grandmother’s table was in the hallway that ran through the center of her very big farm house. The chair did not go under the table like a desk chair would but rather was placed beside the table and many an hour were spent sitting there yapping on the phone.
    Your article & photos brought back many memories of my childhood at my Grandmother’s house.
    Thank you very, very much. Maybe now I will get up the courage to actually paint her old table and chair, yours came out beautifully!!!

  4. I’m excited about how good it looks! I have a dresser, file cabinet, and desk that I want to repaint, but haven’t wanted to make a mistake and ruin the bones. How long ago did you do this? I would love to know how the pain holds up over time.

  5. The final blue color is wonderful for sure. I like the old phones in many of the photos too!

  6. I love your Mickey Mouse phone which reminds me of the childhood time. I love the blue poetic blue because it makes the table brighter and more elegant. The smooth of the painting surface is so great. Your antique table is amazing.

  7. Gorgeous. It looks attractive, shimmering, splendid, fresh and beautiful. Oh I am very very very like it. I also want to own it. It is amazing when I read this useful information. Love you so much.

  8. Robert Smith says:

    Just like new. I love the color. So sweet! I wish I have one of it in my home.

  9. Now you have me sad that we disconnected our landline due to the cost, but I so agree about the special ring of a “real phone.”

  10. Thank you thank you. This poetic blue has me wanting to paint everything this color now. Thanks for the nice comment.

  11. Thank you x10 Cynthia for the nice compliment and encouragement.

  12. Thanks Julie, now I want to paint everything this color and get lost in a dream of blue.

  13. Your table turned out great, Sue. What a pretty shade of paint!

  14. Thank you Anj – I had a great experience doing this table and digging up memories to stage the phones so thank you for noticing.

  15. Oh Sue you did such a great job on this table. The staging with all the different phones is wonderful. Really love how this table got its new look.

  16. What a special piece of furniture. It’s a sweet table with a sweet story. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

  17. Thank you Carol for the nice compliment, especially since you are the Queen of repainting furniture.

  18. I absolutely love the lines of this cute table and oh what a lovely color you chose.

    I have an old table in storage and I’m thinking it might need to do a makeover.

  19. Brenda Young says:

    Don’t you just love the Poetic Blue Sue? I used it in my project as well. Your little phone table is just darling, and I still use an old rotary phone on my desk. There is just something so nostalgic about that old timey ring that I adore.

  20. Thank you x100 Carolann, I am loving the encouragement from everyone and am tickled people like the little story I included about my little antique telephone table.

  21. I just love what you did with this table, Sue! The color is so beautiful and that mickey phone is just the best! It was really nice hearing the backstory too. I love furniture that was handed down from loved ones. It really gives the piece a loving memory that is passed down from loved one to loved one. Great job Sue!

  22. Thanks Tammy so much for stopping in to see my little table and I am happy you liked the story I shared too.

  23. Thank you Heather, thank you very much. It was my first project and I loved the paint quality and colors I picked. Did you have this kind of Mickey Mouse phone too, just wondering.

  24. Thanks Michelle so much. It is a really nice blue tone and fun that you remember twirling into a phone cord too.

  25. Tammy Ellington says:

    Great story! I enjoyed reading it while checking out the transformation. Glad to see the little table will be kept and loved for awhile longer.

  26. Love the way this table came out. The color is stunning and you’re right it matches the walls perfectly. I had a mickey phone when I was young. Boy I loved that thing. I am super impressed that you still have all of those beauties! If furniture could talk, I’m sure the table would have many tales to tell. Great project Sue!

  27. Sue this turned out so nice. I am in love with that color and the history of the table in your family. I remember twirling myself into the cord or a phone. Nice job.

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