Monday, August 1, 2011

Call me! I have a table to answer at!

Hello there! And happy Monday to you, my readers! It is a good day! Today is a stat holiday where I live, but I got to work! Yes, i do mean 'got to'! I am totally fine with working a stat, because that means time and a half for me! Yippee!

I finally got around to re-doing this fantastic table this weekend. I found it at a garage sale two months ago, asked how much for it, and the woman said I could have it for $1! Can you believe it? I was thinking about it recently, and questioning whether I paid more for it, but I am quite certain I only put down a loonie for this cute little thing! Unbelievable find!

I didn't realize when I bought it, but my mom says that in the 60's, these were extremely popular because obviously, there weren't cordless phones, so if you were going to talk to someone on the phone, you'd want to sit, so thus, the ever-popular telephone table! The fabric was a little musty smelling, but otherwise it was in very good shape. Here's the re-do!

I took off the first layer of orange velour, and what do I find? Another lifetime of this chair. In the form of a cowboy/pioneer style print. Mmm, how lovely.

Once I got to the foam, my mom suggested I cut a piece of quilt batting to keep it nice and soft, and did so for me.

Somebody else found it nice and soft too. (This is Gabby, the family dog. She is old and sometimes acts like a lady- hence the tucked-in paws)

Isn't it fresh and pretty? I happen to like it a lot. The plan is for it to go under a window when I move back to the dorm for my second year of college (In one short month! I have so much decorating to prepare!). It's quite a small piece of furniture, so it will fit nicely, as well as host all my plants so they can receive direct sunlight!

I've been told I should paint it, but I kind of like it how it is! Tell me, what do you think? Please, leave a comment and let me know!



  1. very lovely!
    i'd paint it white for an extra fresh look, DEFINITELY!

  2. Cute, Krist! I like it! As is or painted white, but some how paint always makes things look better

  3. hmmm...I'm not sure I'd paint it..I really love that wooden look, but it's totally up to you. Good work on the chair, looks great! and, cute blog :)

  4. I love it!! I think it looks great just how it is. I vote no paint :)

  5. Wow what a cute little furniture refashion! I love the new fabric you used for the chair part. Gabby is soo cute!

  6. Love that find- I had no clue table/chair's existed... but I really want one now! I think I would probably end up painting it, but that's just a personal preference! Don't paint it unless you're totally sold on that, the wood will never look the same again. And it really is adorable the way it is! xx