Sunday, 27 April 2014

Mr Chippy - Retro Telephone Table

Have you seen these cute telephone tables around? I've really enjoyed the refurbishing of this little fella.


Straight out of the '60s - 'Chippy' tables.  Wonderful design pieces made with a teak veneer - and here he is before I started any work.


All very Mad Men.  Perch yourself on the side with your gin, cigarette and stilettos... the telephone directory is in the cubby space (with magnetic snap close).  Pull the leaf at the top and you get a shelf to write telephone numbers on.  Forget backing up the mobile phone - get a landline baby!


Everything's been thought of - there's a groove for a pencil above where you jot down your notes and important numbers onto the hard melamine surface and use an eraser to remove.  I painted the top in Autentico's Nearly Black and sealed with a clear Wax Varnish.


The drop down drawer has been painted in Antique Turquoise - love that colour - look at that lovely seat design - beautiful :-)


I could have recovered the seat, but it's in great shape.   When everything was unscrewed  the seat was taken off and the PVC was given an almighty clean.. I just love those retro colours - cream, black and turquoise with the original teak.  Wow.