Telephone Table with Grainsack Stripe

Telephone tables are great little pieces of furniture. While they used to hold clunky big telephones, they still serve a purpose today as a place to keep cell phones and keys handy as you come in the door. This one below was Liz’s grandparents table and she wanted to use it now in her living room.



Liz was inspired by my grainsack Coffee Table redesign and asked me to recreate it with her telephone table. I painted two coats of Annie Sloan Old Ochre being careful not to get into all the nice details. I taped off the stripes by measuring the center of the table and sort of estimating the stripe widths. I painted the stripes Annie Sloan Graphite. Once dry I waxed the entire piece with Annie Sloan Clear Wax and finished with a white wax made from Old White and Clear Wax.


I love how it turned out – so light and bright now. The grainsack stripe and distressing adds a little more detail. A sweet place to drop your cell phones and keys now!





Thank you for trusting me with this cherished table, Liz! I look forward to working with you again!

… Kristin

If you liked this telephone table, you might enjoy this one too!

3 thoughts on “Telephone Table with Grainsack Stripe

  1. I love this Kristin! I just picked up a little nightstand at an estate sale that has a very similar look except with a drawer in front. I might have to copy your idea, I hope you don’t mind.

      • You are too kind! Well, in the end I painted mine green, and to be honest, I kind of regret it. It would have had far more personality if I had painted it like yours! But there will be more little tables in my future I’m sure, and next time I’m going to go with the grain sack stripe!

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