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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