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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Phone stand - Painted!

I am SO happy with the way this turned out! Last week I found this spiffy red phone (it works!) at an antique shop. I love the phone, but the stand...not so much, LOL!!

Here's the BEFORE:

Eeeew - look how ugly it is!

I taped off the screen in the front, gave it a light sanding, and then sprayed the whole thing with 2 coats of Rustoleum Satin Black.

And the AFTER:

I sanded the edges for a slightly worn look.

Behind the screen, I stapled a piece of red flower fabric from an old set of sheets. I keep phone books and travel guides on the shelves there so it looks a bit cluttered, and the fabric works perfectly to cover it up!

I {heart} the way it looks with my red phone!

I'm linking this up at

Funky Junk Interior's Saturday Night Special,

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

and Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

and It's a Very Cherry World... lots more great ideas on these blogs!!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a wonderful day!


Jane said...

That doesn't even look like the same stand! Wonderful job. I like it painted black and the red fabric adds a nice punch of color and of course goes great with that awesome phone. Can't believe it still works. I have a couple of vintage phones (from the 40's and 50's) but they're just for display.
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The Little Red Shop said...


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Julie M.

Cerise said...

Love it! The black stand really makes the phone pop! You did a really fantastic job! said...

awww, that is sooo cute! What an improvement!
Love the red touch! looks great.
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Petite Little Bee said...

Wow what a difference. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Melissa said...

Oh, this is fabulous! That phone is a beauty, and now it just shines against the black. The screen in front is so fun, and I love the clever use of the sheet.

Anonymous said...

Nice job
Robin from Kelso, WA

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW! How cute is that! What a great job you did and how fantastic it looks with your red phone! Job well done!

daylily777 said...

Fantastic Makeover !

Sandy said...

What a wonderful job you did! It looks brand new and too cute for words! That's it, I am finding a red phone for my craft room! LOVE IT!

SueLovesCherries said...

I love it! It looks just right with the phone! The fabric idea is great, and the tin is cute, too!