Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Gossip Bench Makeover

A friend gave me this awesome gossip bench that needed fixing up.

I love the detail on the back.

I started sanding it and gave it a little repair. I was able to get the top shelf off to help with sanding.

After two coats of primer.

After two coats of blue.

I decided to stain the desk/shelf parts.

I wanted to use this awesome telephone company advertisement graphic from Knick of Time. I turned it into a stencil using my silhouette machine. I thought it would go well with a gossip bench where people talked on their "old timey" phones :) It reminds me of my grandmother, who was a telephone operator in the 1940s, and the stories she told.

I added new foam to the bench.

I reupholstered it with quilting batting and upholstery fabric like a present.


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