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Telephone table makeover challenge

Gorgeous makeover via every little thing…inspired

I have a thing for telephone tables or gossip tables or whatever you want to call them – I love them all. There’s something about the multi-functionality of it that appeals to me. It’s a table AND a chair!  From chic mid-century to unassuming country, a telephone table is the perfect blank canvas for a DIY makeover. You can find them relatively cheap and with just a bit of sanding, some paint and an imagination, you’ve got yourself a custom piece of furniture that will make any foyer proud! I’m particularly fond of what Michelle from every little thing…inspired (Lower Mainland, BC represent!) did with the table she scored for $50 off of that-classified-site-that-shall-not-be-named-but-rhymes-with-schmijiji.

the before via every little thing…inspired

She slapped on a coat of paint, updated the hardware and covered the upholstery with a few yards of mohair she found on sale. Cheap and easy! My kind of makeover.

And so I think I’m going to take on this project and find me the perfect little table to transform. While I’m at it, I’d like to issue a DIY challenge to any of you with the courage and work space to join me! Send me a link to your project in the comments or email me at and we’ll feature your makeovers on our blog and Facebook page. The best one will be featured in our national newsletter. Famous! You can often pick these tables up from a garage sale or a thrift shop for a song. We also have quite a few listed on our Used sites across the country. See below. Happy fixer-upper-ing!


from left to right: recently reupholstered and reasonably priced via UsedVictoria ($90), vintage solid wood via UsedWinnipeg ($195), super-fancy, antique & mahogany via UsedVictoria ($450), Roxton country charmer via UsedVictoria ($60), embroidered & ready for a redo via UsedRegina ($40), Michelle’s before & after


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