Sunday, September 8, 2013

You had me at “hello”—a typewriter table

Honestly I don’t know what happened to the month of August…it went by in a whooosshhh!

First it was getting ready for The Barn sale…

Then we squeezed in a family vacation…

Next it was my birthday, and I threw myself a party…

And after that I got to go on a quick trip to Utah by myself…

Next up was Labor Day and the first week of school!

Now it’s the second week of September, and time to get serious about my projects again!

Red Hen Home Typewriter Table 4

This little typewriter table is one I finished for The Barn market.  It started out looking something like this (I forgot to take my own “before” picture):

Vintage Industrial Metal Typewriter Table Drop Sides and Drawer  Reserved

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The finish was a little beat up and boring, so I livened it up a bit with my favorite color…red!

Red Hen Home Typewriter Table 3

I used my Silhouette to create a typewriter stencil and the word “hello” for the drawer…you know I can rarely leave well-enough alone! 

Red Hen Home Typewriter Table 2

While at The Barn Market, I caught one lady trying to peel up the typewriter image with her fingernail!  “No, no!”  I said.  “It’s not vinyl; it’s paint!”  She apologized and moved on.  But later on I thought to myself…even if she did think it was vinyl, why on earth was she trying to peel it off anyway?? 

Thankfully the paint survived the ordeal!

Red Hen Home Typewriter Table 5

I think this would make such a fun, quirky end table or nightstand…don’t you?

Red Hen Home Typewriter Table 6

Thanks to Elizabeth & Co. and Knick of Time for featuring this project!

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17 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness Korrie, that is so darn cute! Love the red and the typewrite and hello are perfect!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

this is awesome! so adorable- i want it! :)

Martha Dehne said...

There were two of these in my dads basement. Yardsaled them. :(. You're right...they would have made perfect night tables . Wish I had your imagination!

knuckstermom said...

Oh my! She must have REALLY liked the typewriters! YIKES!

ANNE said...

Gorgeous! and it looks spectacular in that red!!!

Scribbler said...

Very cute -- and now I am wondering whatever happened to my old one? You can paint anything red and it comes alive, don't you think?

Bliss said...

I have one I don't know what to do with. It's been in the shed long enough I can't remember if it is exactly like yours or not. Either way, I hadn't thought of putting lettering on it, your lightbulb was on.

Gail Wilson said...

love your typewriter table! the color is perfect!

weird how that lady was trying to pull up the vinyl, downright rude!

don't you love routine? ahhhh fall, and back to school....
gail

Rachel said...

I am dying! Who would do such a thing as to damage your property as you are trying to sell it. Wow! Just wow!

I share your weakness for the color red. It's my one weakness. What movie series is that from? :)

Rustown Mom said...

I love that, Korrie. I want to do something similar to a sewing table once I get the courage!

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

Wow! I don't know what I love more; the red table, the stencil or the typewriter! I hope you stop by and link up this project at Friday's Five Features this week! LOVE to see this one on there!

Pollyanna said...

I love it, so fun and whimsical ... and yes, if you figure out the lady messing with your product, let me know ... there are some pretty thoughtless people out there.

chickinstyx said...

How funny, my sister just brought in a red typing table to our space & said we needed a typewriter to go on it. I am just about to clean up one I have to bring in. Wish we had the cute lettering and typewriter on ours.

Angie Chavez said...

That is so dang cute, Korrie! LOVE, love, LOVE it!

I'll be featuring you next week - thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Hetty said...

O yes, love that red Korrie! My goodness, why would someone damage your cute table? Not good...

A Few Pennies said...

That is too adorable; I have an old type/table I may try this; so sweet! Love your blog.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love that shade of red ~ so adorable! Featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight.