Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reformed "Telephone" Stand

I have been wanting to re-do this little telephone stand for quite some time.  We do not have any built in storage in our upstairs bathroom so I have placed a dresser and this little stand in there to help with our storage.  Well this poor thing has been through a lot over the years and was showing definite signs of wear and tear.  I knew I wanted to paint it but my husband is one of those people who believes you never, ever, ever, ever paint over solid oak.  Well, it is not like it is an antique heirloom or I tried to sneak it into the garage.  On my way out he yelled, "That is oak you know".  I don't really know if he said anything after that because I shut the kitchen door.  Rude?  Maybe.  but... he is already over it.

Here it is before I started painting.

Don't you agree that it needs some help?  Anyway, I found some paint in the garage.  I turned the piece over and started with the underneath.  The hardest parts were the legs they are pretty curvy and there are lots of little spots that want to hide from the paint.  But, I was careful and went pretty slow.  I also made sure to move around  a lot to see it from all angles.  This helps to ensure a nice coat.  Here it is after the first coat.

It looks better already.  But you could see a bunch of the wood underneath and the brush marks were really obvious.  It actually took about three coats altogether.

Here it is with all of its coats.

I still would like to add some "antiquing" to it but I must be out of the paint so I probably will get some and add it later or I may just see if it grows on me the way it is.   

I moved it around in the bathroom a little bit.  (It will probably move a couple of more times before I am finished.  LOL)   

I am having a lot of fun organizing and re-doing in my home.   I hope I can inspire others to do the same.  If you want more inspiration be sure to check out Pinterest.  It is my favorite place on the web.

Until next time,


  1. So pretty, Michelle! I live with someone who does not believe in painting oak, as well. You'd never know it, looking at my house, would you?! LOL! We have LOTS of unpainted oak~
    Next time you need to paint something with that many crevices, try spray paint. You'll end up using less paint in the long run and it covers better, with no brush marks. :)

  2. Good idea, Nancy! Thanks for the tip. I am always looking at ways to "easy" up the task.

  3. Love the little table, it's a nice size and would look great in my bathroom.
    Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Your blog is great.

  4. Wow, that looks great!