Good morning! I have another furniture makeover to reveal. After…
This cute antique telephone chair has great, straight lines. The chair reminds me more of a child’s school chair than a grown up’s telephone chair. So many old telephone tables are larger and more ornate or have an additional shelf built-in for the phone book.
This one was so simple though so I thought I’d go with a juvenile yet flexible color scheme. It seems like this would be a great ledge for a kid to perch on with his coloring book and crayons. Or a tween to, well, text message her friends. Who actually uses a phone these days?
This was my first piece of furniture I re-did using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint so I played around with a lot of techniques and I’m pretty happy with the end result.
Let’s go through the steps, shall we?
I have had this chair for quite a while. I can’t even find a proper before picture. It was originally a blah beat up dark wood so I primed it but was never inspired until Annie came into my life.
I hit a few areas with Duck Egg blue. Then I painted the entire chair in Emperor’s Silk. At that point I clear waxed it and then distressed it to get the other colors to show through in a worn, aged way – Duck Egg, some white, some natural wood. Then I painted the edge of the shelf in Duck Egg. (I love that color!)
Finally I dark waxed the entire piece to give it a great antique look and sanded it to a smooth finish. Actually, the real final step was to reupholster the seat in the modern herringbone fabric and then reattached it.