Do you ever wonder what to do with retro pieces that don’t really serve a purpose in today’s lifestyle?
Take this telephone table, for example…
We are no longer bound to one location when talking on the phone. Most of us use our cordless telephones or even our cell phones around the house.
A piece like this can still be super-functional, especially in a small space.
I picture it in an entryway, doing double-duty as a console table and seating. It offers you a place to set down the mail, your keys and your purse, while also providing seating for putting on your shoes.
If you’re lucky, you’ll find one like this, that is solid wood (as opposed to laminate) and is in near perfect condition. Being able to keep the existing wood, as-is, cuts down on your makeover budget.
All you really need now is some fabric and 20 minutes to recover the seat and give this piece a new lease on life!
To liven it up and add a little drama to the entryway, introduce a bold, graphic fabric. Any of these gorgeous fabrics would do the trick.
And there you have it: An outdated piece now has a new function, a new look, and a new home in today’s lifestyle!
How would you revamp a retro find like this one?