Vintage Toy Phone Booth

I added home decor and a play station for less than $4!
Before
I found the CUTEST toy phone at the thrift store for $3.95!
 I simply sanded it down and gave it a wipe down with some walnut stain.
Painted the phone parts black.....
Then I decided to make a sign....for learning and decor purposes
First I took an old board and dry brushed it with some leftover red paint.
Then I printed out the word TELEPHONE and cut out a stencil using freezer paper. Next I used some spray adhesive to stick my stencil to the board and painted it with some antique white.
Peel off stencil and give it a quick sand...
My new sign was ready before the paint was dry on the phone.
Oh the difference a little paint can make!
Thank you to whoever made this precious toy and thanks to whoever donated it so our family can enjoy it for a little while
*Ring*Ring*
(yes this was a great find....BUT I will be re-creating it and writing a tutorial soon)
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42 comments:

Kim said...

Michell!
SOOO cutie! I need one, now if only my thrift store will cooperate! Ha ha
Great Job

Kim @ Too Much Time
www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

Cottage Touch said...

Inspiring project..Thank you.

Catherinas Creative Corner said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am SO going to make one of these for my little boy! :-) thanks for sharing! Luvin your blog:-)
Cat

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cute find & project! Thanks for linking up.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

So, so, SO cute!
(The phone too.)
;)

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

That is a GREAT find and a fun makeover! LOVE it! Thanks for linking it up to Making the World Cuter! :)
hugs-Tiff

Alison said...

This is so cute!!!

Angela from what would angela do? said...

This is adorable! I absolutely love vintage things :)

feelincrafty said...

too cute! I also just saw an idea for a fun phone wall. This would be agreat add to that idea.

Handmade Crafts Done While RVing Blog said...

You must have the coolest house ever with all of your genius ideas... I am so glad your willing to share!!

Evielynne

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

This is adorable!! I doubt I could fine one of those at thrift, but they don't look too terribly hard to build either. Adding to wish/do-list.

Jennifer Juniper said...

How fun it is to play pretend :)

The White House said...

Great job!

I'm your newest follower ... :0)

Shirl x

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

(In case you don't end up back to check comments)- we're in Rawlins. We're hoping to move by fall, though. We're headed back "home" (home for the menz in my life, me, not so much, LOL). "Home" is GA.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that is such a cute idea! thanks for linking up to our Wicked Awesome Wed link party.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

My mom has a a real antique phone, and it looks a lot like yours!! You did a great job making it look real. :) Such a cute project. Visiting from the Stories of A 2 Z. :)

Judy said...

That came out so adorable. Super creative idea. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

Jayna Rae said...

I love it!!! That is super awesome, and it was such a wonderful price.

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Tammy said...

What a great find! Love it! Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime.

MariaS said...

Great idea! You are very talented!
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Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

My kids would LOVE this!! Of course you could re-create this. What a fantastic idea and a great find!!

Anna said...

This is SUCH a cute idea! I have a link party on Mondays, this would be perfect to link up. Here's the link: http://www.askannamoseley.com/search/label/Weekend%20Warrior%20Link%20Party

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Sassy Sites! said...

So cute!! Why haven't I known about you??? Where have I been?? Under a rock, I guess!! Cute blog! I'm a new follower!

xoxo!!
Marni @ Sassy Sites!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is BEYOND cool! I love it and we just think you are super clever coming up with all of these fabulous ideas! :-)
Vanessa
P.S. Thanks for linking this up to Inspiration Friday too!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Michell! That boy is so cute :) But of course, the toy phone booth looks awesome. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That's really cute ... my little guys would love something like that in our playroom.

Krafty Max Originals said...

HOW CUTE!!! What a great job!

Hop'pin by from 'Handmade Love Thursdays'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

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Holly said...

This is too darn cute. What a fun idea! It is adorable! Sharing on FB!

Jenn Erickson said...

Michell, so, so adorable! I love the way you gave it a proper antique finish. It looks like the real deal! What a wonderful nostalgic toy to foster great imaginative play!

The sign is fab too!

Visiting from Holly's Tickled Pink party.

Best,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

Christie said...

Cute find!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Aw this is so cute! And what a great price!! Great redo :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Jenn said...

How cute is that??? I love it!

Marriah said...

OMG how fantastic! I just love it. I am going to ask my dad if he will make one of those for my kids.

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

What a fun find!! I love it. And it looks great with the paint/stain that you added. I must say, I loved the picture with your paint-covered hand in it. I feel like my hands looks like that all the time, and I cringe a little every time I have to take a picture with my scratched, paint-covered, stain-covered, manicure-less hands in them. I supposed that's just the life of a DIYer. :)

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

Hey there I am your newest follower! Hope you stop by to see me. Your blog is way too cute!!

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~Nikki

Jen said...

This is super awesome!! Thanks for linking up! :)
Cheers!
Jen

Felicia said...

What a great find, and refinish!

Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-5th-edition.html

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Ridiculously cute!

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

Adorable! My parents have a cabin and this would be the perfect grandkid toy! I'll be featuring (again) as a Friday Fav tomorrow at naptimecrafters.blogspot.com:)

Jacqueline said...

I love this! My boys would love to have something like this and love the train mural your working on, thank you so much for sharing your creations at my Simply Creations Link Party!

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Heather H. said...

I love this idea... I am going to sweet talk my husband into making this!!!! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog...
Tootles,
Heather

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