At Sally Ann’s the other day, this poor little telephone table caught my eye. It’s shiny cherry finish and bad upholstery screamed makeover.
I like a challenge. First thing I did was glue the wobbly parts with Gorilla Glue and let it sit for a couple of hours.
Next I removed the horrendous faux tapestry seat cover that looked like it came straight from Aunt Myrtle’s attic.
I recovered it in a pretty, cheerful stripe that you’ll see in just a minute.
Then I removed the un-matching hide-odeous knob.
Once it was down to the bare bones, I primed it with two coats of Rustoleum 2x primer.
When formulating my plan for this sad sack, I thought white just to brighten it up. But then I looked outside where everything is blanketed in white. I’m tired of white. I wanted something cheery and sunny and happy.
I knew that I wouldn’t need much paint at all so my first thought was a Martha Stewart sample pot. Then I remembered seeing this luscious shade of yellow last time I was at HD. It’s called Cornbread.
I made the mistake of choosing my fabric before my paint. But wouldn’t you know, it is an exact match.
The whole enchilada?
Whatta ya think?
I think I love it. And I think I wanna paint every piece of furniture this happy shade of yellow now.
Wouldn’t this be fab in a small entry to sit and take your shoes off and put your keys in the little drawer? Pretty & Practical!
FYI, the beautiful butterfly knob came from the Michaels dollar bins. They come in several colors. Run. Don’t Walk! 😉
One more look at the before & after:
Since I don’t have a place for this in my house, it is for sale. If you are one of my local readers and are interested, just shoot me an e-mail.