Tuesday, June 23, 2009

project telephone bench


I was talking to my mom a couple of days ago - telling her about my recent obsession with refinishing and reupholstering old furniture. She told me that a while ago she had found a vintage telephone bench on someone's tree lawn with the intention of re-doing it, but she had nowhere to put it so she stuck it in the basement.
"If you want it, you can have it," she said. I was at her house five minutes later. This was on Sunday afternoon. Wasn't it a beauty? I saw the potential and got right to work. But before I did, I documented how bad it looked.
It's now Tuesday night and it is finished. After a good sanding, three coats of wood stain and a newly reupholstered seat cushion, we now are proud owners of a charming little piece of furniture.
I found this fabric, and although it doesn't quite match or coordinate with the living room, it seems to work - and i love it. i think i've found my calling in life...refinishing old furniture, it's just so very rewarding.

4 comments:

Walking in the rain said...

that looks awesome Jess! you have an eye for making things beautiful :) you do a great job!

Quiet Oasis said...

Super cool. That's amazing the difference. I LOVE doing this stuff... and with the before and after. I have one of these benches from my gma.... but the fabric is 80s plaid. Maybe I should redo that.

Marisa said...

great job on the refinish. a conversation starter, too!

Jess said...

QO - you should definitely redo the bench - then post pics!

 
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