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Vintage Phone Table in Chalky Finish

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Vintage Phone Table in Chalky Finish
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Vintage Phone Table in Chalky Finish

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

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

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Honor (ADC41)
  • Lace (ADC02)

Americana Decor® Matte Metallics™

  • Champagne (ADMMT08)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Distressed Harlequin (12" x 12") (ADS03)

Other supplies

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


  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.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Basecoat the rungs of the table in Lace.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the rest of the table in Honor. Allow to dry overnight.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mask off the area around the top and bottom of each rung with painter's tape.
    Step 3 Example
  5. 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.
    Step 4 Example
  6. 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.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Continue the stenciling over the entire seat of the chair and the top of the table.
    Step 6 Example