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.


Linking to: Remodelaholic Link Party,Wake Up Wednesday 131, FDTR 228,Wow Us Wednesday 284,Talk of the Town 30,


  1. I am so impressed !! It is so beautiful now and it looks so different from what you started with. You are so talented and amazing..

  2. Great job Emily! I really like that you left the shelves natural. It makes a great accent along with the stencil.

  3. Clicked over from Talk of the Town's linky party. I am obsessed with trying to find a gossip bench. So far, no luck. What a great friend you have who gave this to you! You gave it a beautiful makeover, especially with the telephone company graphic. I appreciate all your attention to detail. I'm pinning this one.

    1. Thanks! I'd been wanting to find a gossip bench forever too!