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« on: May 07, 2006 01:58:12 PM »

I am so happy with this! after finding this gem for £1 ! (  Shocked Shocked) i was ecstatic and had a quick search on hear for ideas and low and behold there was the dotty red rotary phone! so i got to work!

Before: it was a horrid colour the picture does it justice it really wasn't as nice as that looks! and it had smoke stains all over it  Lips sealed



So me and dad started to take apart the phone so that we could  spray all the seperate pieces its pretty simple as long as you remember where everything goes! and yr good with a screwdriver  and wires!

then we got some really cheap spray for £2.99 in postbox red!
after a couple of coats and a lot of tedious time spent putting it back together we got this!!!  :





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=D what do you guys think? nothing to ambitious but i love it =] and hopefully my freind will as its her bday present!!

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006 02:18:30 PM »

That's a great looking phone and so much better in red!

Don't know how it is in the UK but in the US I think you have to have special phone lines to handle pulse (rotary) dialing.  It used to be this way long ago and technology may have changed.  Bah! I'm old... someone will surely correct me if I'm wrong.

Hope you friend enjoys the fabulous phone you made for her.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 02:21:45 PM »

Thanks!!  Grin

Welll i plugged it in and it seems to work on outbound calls but not so much on incoming!! i am sure me and my dad will fix ( mostly my dad i wld probably electricute myself!)

i think i was lucky to get one which had been  converted already!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006 02:23:00 PM »

omg that is so cute!! ahh! love!
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006 12:12:50 PM »

You did a fantastic job painting the phone.  I love the red. 

The white cord doesn't really seem to go with it though.  I wonder if it would look better with a red or black cord. 


Whatever you decide, I'm sure your friend will love it.  It's already quite a snazzy gift. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006 07:36:03 AM »

I adore candlestick phones.  The red color is perfect.  Hope your friend loves it too!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006 02:04:16 AM »

I would be so blown away if I were to open my gift and bam!  There was this super-cool phone.  And in my favorite color!  Good job!
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