I'm painting a telephone, Cute!
I saw this idea in a craft magazine, and it's adorable. You take a cheapo phone, $9.96 at Wal Mart, just a plain little off white princess type touchtone phone. Spray it with 2-3 coats of matte finish, on the top of the receiver, and the outside of the base. Then paint your base coats and then the detail. The one they showed was a Xmas scene, red, white and green. I decided to do a primitive snowman on mine. Midnight blue background on the base and top part of the receiver, and part of his big head on the bottom, light ivory, and a long skinny carrot nose with a red cardinal perched on it, and a gold star on the sky, which I flicked with lt. ivory for snowflakes. The flicking really added a lot. After I do his simple face, a couple coats of brush on varnish, and voila! This will be done today, and I started it yesterday, so it's really a quick project.
Wouldn't these make great gifts for people? A seasonal telephone, how different! I know I want one for me!