Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Telephone Bench Makeover

I found this telephone bench at a yard sale .

I loved the lines and the scale of it.

I decided it needed to be made over in my favorite off-white.

I distressed it "just enough" and added a couple coats of Minwax Paste Wax Finish (the greatest product).

I changed out the knob to a nice brushed nickel one I had in my stash (isn't is amazing how just a little change like this can make a huge difference?).

I covered a seat cushion with burlap and added a bee graphic.

I think this little bench fits great into "today's home". I am going to put it in the shop with this Pottery Barn phone that I'm not using any longer.

Wouldn't this be a fabulous place to sit with your laptop?

Don't you love when you can check off a project and move on to the next one?

Great feeling.

Hope this great little bench finds a wonderful new home soon.


  1. This looks SO great, Cori!
    I'm going to be painting some furniture very soon, and I love the shade you used, would you mind sharing the color?

    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  2. I'd also love it linked to Fabric Fun Thursday! You did use burlap for the seat :). Great job, Cori. You can't "beat" white distressed paint.

  3. Hi, stopping by from Kim's Fabric Fun party. Your bench turned out so well. Such a great transformation and second life for that piece. Take care!


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