Typing Table Refresh

by Wendy Copley on July 15, 2011

Ever since I got my typewriter, I’ve been looking for a good way to display it. We didn’t have a single spare inch in the office at our old place and though the office in our new house is a little roomier all of our furniture was being used for other purposes. Then, a few weeks ago, Zach bought me this retro typing table as a surprise!

Toledo Typing Table

I loved the shape and the fold-up sides, but the boring beige color was too…er…boring for me. One of my goals for the year was to surround myself with the bright colors I love and  brown just isn’t cutting it for me these days. So on a bright Saturday morning  I ventured out to the hardware store in search of the perfect shade of blue spray paint.

Toledo Typing Table

I ended up getting an awesome color called “spa blue”. I brought the can home, disassembled the table and sprayed the crap out of it.

Toledo Typing Table

You know that saying, “when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail”? I think you could easily change it to, “when you have a can of spray paint, everything suddenly needs painting.” After I finished the table I looked around for other things to paint too. Spray painting is super fun. If you ever have something you want spray painted, I’d be happy to do it for you!

Toledo Typing Table

When the table was done, it looked awesome! Much prettier and cheerier.

Toledo Typing Table

It fits perfectly in the space under the window next to my desk and my typewriter looks terrific on it.

Toledo Typing Table

I even have space to pull up the wings when I’m typing something!

I’m so happy with this project that now I’m thinking I want to paint our kitchen table. Have you refreshed an older piece of furniture lately? What did you do?

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