So, my sister and I totally scored an old vintage rotary phone at the DI.
It was $5, and had a European plug...so I don't even know if it worked...
But it was SUPER dirty and grimy!
So before getting a picture, we started taking it apart!
You get the gist of what it looked like right?
I soaked each piece in vinegar and scrubbed them clean.
The receiver part for the ear was filled with ear wax...sick!
Major, major cleaning.
Then sprayed the gold pieces silver and the ivory pieces RED...
I was hesitant on the red, but everyone loves a red phone!
Kara re-assembled the rotary mechanism! Yay!
With only a couple screws leftover...
Every child's delight! (okay, my delight too!)
I still want to get a phone cord and run it through
the receiver and the base, but until then...it's cordless!
Every time I pick the phone up,
I start speaking in a British accent...
I can't help it!
Love an old rotary phone!
My dad still has 2 in his basement.
Fully functional, plugged in and operating phones.
His are yellow wall mount style.
I prided myself on being able to speed dial super fast!