Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wicker Telephone Table & My Husband Is A Decorator

I saw this telephone table on a fb yard sale site.  The sale was starting the next morning at 9:00 and someone had already asked about it (even though the post said, "No questions, just show up").  I figured this person would be an early bird, so I moved on.
The next morning found me still thinking about it.  It was already past 8:30 and it was a half-hour drive to this yard sale. We hopped in the car. I figured if it was meant to be, it would still be there and, if I didn't go, I'd be kicking myself.  

We got there about 9:15 and it was still there....in all of its pink-sparkly glory!
Even the fabric on the cushion was sparkly.  Yikes!

I practically ran over to it (my husband told me to slow down!)
and snapped it up for $30.  It's 2-pieces, so it slid easily into our car.  I was doing the Happy Dance!  Here's a look from another angle:

Those pink sparkles were not my style, so I grabbed a few cans of Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint and got to work.  

Now, here's a little tip for spray painting...get one of these:
It fits right on your spray can and saves you from finger cramps and painting your finger.  It's a lifesaver!

The process of painting wicker can be tricky. Since there are so many nooks and crannies, you have to keep flipping the pieces over and spraying from all angles.

Soon (after a few cans of paint) the pink sparkles were gone, and the beautiful blue emerged.
The final step was to find some fabric and recover the seat cushion. Before I could do that, my husband took the cover off the old bench that was on our side porch, wrapped it around the cushion, and put it in place.
Yes, my husband is a decorator - wink, wink!

I'm not sure that will be the permanent cover, but it works for now.This little bench fits right in on our cozy side porch and it's a perfect spot to sit for a while, or to put on/take off your shoes.

It's September already and it's time to work on those fall projects, but I just couldn't wait to share this with you.

Wishing you a wonderful week and commenting, sharing, & pinning are always appreciated!


Linking to:
Inspire Me Monday
Over the Moon
Merry Monday
Motivational Monday
Show and Share
Inspire Me Tuesday
Brag About It
Party In Your PJs
Creative Spark
Create It Thursday
Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Vintage Charm Party
Craft Frenzy Friday
What To Do Weekends
Friday Favorites
Shabbilicious Friday
Best of the Weekend
Anything Blue Friday

24 comments:

  1. Wow! Ann, you made it beautiful!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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    1. Thank you - amazing what a little paint can do, right?

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    1. Thank you - gotta love spray paint!
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage - be sure to come back again soon!

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  3. great job love how it turned out so cool thanks for sharing

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  4. I have never seen a wicker telephone stand only wood ones, it is really cool. The color you painted it is a perfect choice.

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    1. I've never seen a wicker one either, Debra...I think that's why I had to have it!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, this is an awesome piece. I have never seen a piece of wicker like this. I love the blue color. What a find. My husband says, to always listen to that little voice - go to that yard sale!
    Bev

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    1. Thank you, Bev. I had never seen one either. Your husband is SO right - that little voice talks for a reason!
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  6. I love wicker but have never seen a piece like this. It is gorgeous. Great work by your husband. Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I thought it was pretty unique, too. My husband also sends his thanks!
      Glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  7. That is beautiful!! I always love seeing old things get a new life. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. It always amazes me how a little paint can bring about a total transformation.
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  8. Marvelous! You brought it back from the edge of the landfill to a beautiful piece.

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    1. Thank you, Carole. Paint does work wonders, doesn't it?
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  9. Excellent update! I wouldn't have been able to live with that pink either, yikes! Thaks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you, Megan. The pink was pretty crazy, especially with the sparkles (the photo just doesn't do it justice) LOL
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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    1. Thank you, Jann. Paint can certainly be a game-changer.
      So glad you stopped by!
      Ann

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  11. LOVE it! And thank you for the 'tool tip'! I plan on using spray paint in the near future, and this will be perfect! #smallvictoriessundaylinkup

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    1. Thanks, Kristine - and, you're welcome. There's nothing worse than a cramped finger covered in paint!
      Ann

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  12. Those handy dandy sprayer tops are the best! Love the color you chose and the telephone table is a beauty! Pinned!

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  13. They certainly are! Thanks for pinning, I really appreciate it!
    Have a great week.
    Ann

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