Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Modge Podge Project Vintage Phone Art - Hello, is it me you're looking for?

I spend a lot of time each day on the phone.  In fact, talking is a big part of my job...which is a good match for my personality.  Maybe that's why telephones have always held a special place in my heart.

I've been collecting vintage phones for a while now.  Until recently, I could only find touch tone old style phones.  Like this one, bought for $2 at a tag sale:

So, I was thrilled when I found 2 rotary dial models, one in bone and one in black.  I love that the rotary dials still turn.  Ironically, I remember begging my parents to replace our old black phone with a fancy touch tone version, and now I love owning these babies.  Nobody can walk by it without dialing a number or two.

The older black phone I'm going to leave as is:


After seeing this pin 4 months ago from Modge Podge Rocks blog on Pinterest, I knew I had to find a phone to alter.  This bone version was perfect, and only cost $6.   The blog post actually showed a $45 Anthropologie paper phone, but suggested this project.  As soon as I found the phone, I grabbed my Modge Podge and went to work!

I love the final result.  I decided to leave the dial and the cord in their original shape.  Modge podge on a twisted cord?  Ain't nobody got time for that!

Here's a funny poster that came to mind when I thought of searching for these phones:

1 comment:

Niki said...

Mod Podge forever!
Your phone looks great.
You're right; even I wouldn't bother 'podging the cord.