Stenciled, Repurposed Telephone Table

Stenciled, Repurposed Telephone Table

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 30th 2014

Stencil and paint an old telephone table to give it a new purpose with Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • stencil brush
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • waxing brush
    • screwdriver
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • paint tray
    • telephone table


    1. Use a damp paper towel to wipe down the surface of the telephone table. Allow to dry.
    2. Use a screwdriver to remove the door, door handle, drawer, and drawer pull from telephone table.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Using a 2" flat brush, paint a coat of Remembrance on the table. Allow to dry. Repeat.
    5. Using a 2" flat brush, paint a coat of Relic on the front of the drawer and door. Allow to dry. Repeat.
    6. Dry-brush Everlasting across the surface of the table. (Don’t dry-brush door or drawer.) Allow to dry.
    7. Instruction #5
    8. Buff Luminous Gold over the surface of the table with a paper towel or soft cloth. (This gives the table a slightly-metallic finish.) Allow to dry.
    9. Instruction #6
    10. Attach number stencils as shown to the front of the door with painter's tape. Use a stencil brush to apply Yesteryear to the stencils. Remove the stencils. Allow to dry.
    11. Instruction #7
    12. Use fine-grit sandpaper to sand the edges exposing the wood beneath.
    13. Instruction #8
    14. Paint a coat of Clear Crème Wax to seal the table. Allow to dry.
    15. Dry-brush a small amount of Deep Brown Crème Wax to create an antiqued finish. Allow to dry.