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Stenciled, Repurposed Telephone Table

Americana Decor® Stencils

Stenciled, Repurposed Telephone Table
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Stenciled, Repurposed Telephone Table

designed by Margot Potter

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

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Remembrance (ADC23)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Olde World Numbers (12" x 12") (ADS09)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Luminous Gold (Glaze) (DGM02)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • 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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a 2" flat brush, paint a coat of Remembrance on the table. Allow to dry. Repeat.
  4. Using a 2" flat brush, paint a coat of Relic on the front of the drawer and door. Allow to dry. Repeat.
  5. Dry-brush Everlasting across the surface of the table. (Don’t dry-brush door or drawer.) Allow to dry.
    Step 4 Example
  6. 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.
    Step 5 Example
  7. 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.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use fine-grit sandpaper to sand the edges exposing the wood beneath.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Paint a coat of Clear Crème Wax to seal the table. Allow to dry.
  10. Dry-brush a small amount of Deep Brown Crème Wax to create an antiqued finish. Allow to dry.


If you wish to give the surface a more antiqued finish, use a hammer or large chain to distress the surface before you begin adding paint.