The Furniture Gods

Two weeks ago I went back home to PA to celebrate one of my mom's and my favorite holidays- Community Yard Sale Day! {Yayyyy}

I got some great finds- several milk glass vases and bowls, a pair of antique crocheted pillow cases, a mail sorter, some picture frames, and this:

We took a break from our morning of yard sale-ing to grab pit beef sandwiches at the local fire hall for lunch. While at my parents for lunch I was admiring their telephone table which they had had for years. I think it came from my grandmother's house.
 And I must have said the magic words- "I want to find a table like that!"

Because the Furniture Gods answered my prayers!

At our last yard sale of the day, I spied this beauty. It was covered with mauve velvet fabric and had a loose leg but I saw its inner beauty. So with a little bargaining {and some serious manipulating to get it into the car} this little beauty came home with me!

I broke out my beloved chalk paint and got a much needed lesson on recovered chair seats from my Camp Mom and here's my charming little telephone table now!

I painted it with Old White first and then Paris Gray so all the fabulous little details would pop once I distressed it. 

How adorable did it turn out??


  1. Oh la la! I love it!!!
    I would love if you came by my party to link this up - would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  2. This was a great piece to redo. I love the color and the way the red just pops! Wish I could find one of these with that much character in the design to redo myself!

  3. Beautiful redo.....I love the fabric you chose.

  4. I love those gossip benches and your piece is quite lovely!! Great job and great choice of fabric!

  5. I adore the bench! What a find - I would have been thrilled! Thanks for linking your pretty redo up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change