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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.

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