Vintage Phone Table in Chalky Finish

Vintage Phone Table in Chalky Finish

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 20th 2019

Revamp a vintage phone table with a harlequin print and Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • cosmetic sponge
    • foam roller brush
    • paintbrushes
    • vintage phone table


    1. Sand areas of the table that need it, smoothing out the surface. Wipe down the surface with rubbing alcohol and brush the area down with a dry brush to make sure all dust is removed.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Basecoat the rungs of the table in Lace.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint the rest of the table in Honor. Allow to dry overnight.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Mask off the area around the top and bottom of each rung with painter's tape.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a foam roller and a dry brush, apply Champagne to each rung: Roll the foam roller onto a plate to ensure you will have a thin and even coverage, then roll onto the area. Use a dry brush to smooth out the texture and prevent streaking by gently dragging the brush down from top to bottom, barely applying pressure.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Map out the area for the Distressed Harlequin stencil, leaving a border where necessary. Use a ruler to make sure the stencil is straight and aligned with the edge of the chair, then secure with painter's tape. Mix Honor with a touch of Lace to make a color one shade lighter than the chair. (A subtle contrast is key here.) Apply that mix to the stencil using a cosmetic sponge, dabbing off onto a plate first to make sure you apply a thin and clean coverage.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Continue the stenciling over the entire seat of the chair and the top of the table.
    14. Instruction #7