One of my favorite finds are old “telephone” tables. They are the perfect size for grab & carry, not to mention, since phones are no longer stationary, I find these lovelies nearly every thrift trip! My friend Traci bought some super cute furniture pieces that were finished with vibrant fabric. I thought I’d try this technique out for myself and am pleasantly surprised how easy it is and how it adds extra eye-catching details. Grey – Relic by @decoart and yellow are always a good and popular combo, so I went for it. I found the map fabric and Hobby Lobby and used in on the bottom shelf as well as the drawer front. Inside the drawer, I lined it with a coordinating ribbon; this made the job much simpler because the ribbon was the exact height as the drawer. Finally finishing off with an “X marks the spot” drawer pull 😉 Desk original price = $8, fabric scraps = $4, knob = $2. $14 = custom treasure!
I fell in love with this little 4-drawer box at ARC for $8! It was definitely not mass produced–each drawer has a tongue and groove finish as well as handwritten placements: “draw 1 from top, draw 2 from top,” etc.
I have to give mad props to this little guy’s builder as the finish on the drawer fronts was a wonderful old crackle that made them seem more like aged leather. SADLY, since this was my first piece, this detail is barely visible now. I didn’t know how to work with it so I may have sanded it down… GASP! I could shoot myself now, but live & learn I suppose. Still, this piece turned out to be cute and functional, and is perfect storage for my antique doilies.